19 episodes

PURPOSE-LIVED at TSIBA has always underpinned an approach to education as a catalyst for the best of what humans can be. When we dream and live to purpose we create a better world.The TSIBA Purpose-Lived conversation series explores diverse perspectives on this theme from remarkable humans. Each conversation is a discovery of a personal journey, providing a collection of profound perspectives from those who have been kind enough to share.

PURPOSE-LIVED, conversations with Gia Whitehead, TSIBA Co-Founder and Chair TSIBA Business School

    • Education

PURPOSE-LIVED at TSIBA has always underpinned an approach to education as a catalyst for the best of what humans can be. When we dream and live to purpose we create a better world.The TSIBA Purpose-Lived conversation series explores diverse perspectives on this theme from remarkable humans. Each conversation is a discovery of a personal journey, providing a collection of profound perspectives from those who have been kind enough to share.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Caron Olivier in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Caron Olivier in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    Caron speaks on puzzles to purpose, and the pieces filling the picture - poetry, passion and compassion, resilience, family, community and forgiveness,  time to discover our personal space, and consciously choosing hope. 

    Caron Olivier is the Head of Administrator at Nu-Hope Funeral Fund. 

    Caron is a youth ambassador at heart, and before joining Nu-Hope Funeral Fund, served for many years working and volunteering in the youth spaces such as a Lecturer at TSIBA, a facilitator at Chrysalis Academy, and a job search counselor at Salesian Life Choices and a Life Coach at Academy of Life Coaching.

     Caron holds a Degree in Business Administration from TSIBA Business School, is an accredited Facilitator with SETA, a Life Coach practitioner with SABP and recently obtained her Access Consciousness BARS Practitioner Certificate. 

    As a purpose-driven leader, Caron is deeply empathetic and driven by her passion which is serving the community, working mostly in educational spaces to inspire youth to continue to dream and aspire to bigger goals. 

    Her vision is to raise authentic awareness of herself and others.   

    • 25 min
    PURPOSE-LIVED, Rob Hersov in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Rob Hersov in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    The ‘Spirit Chief', Rob Hersov speaks his mind on speaking truth to power, finding the courage to do so, the okayness of fragility, real friends and loved ones, and finding purpose in saving South Africa. 

    Robert Hersov is an entrepreneur extraordinaire and private investor, currently based in Cape Town (after 30+ years in the US, Europe and mainly the United Kingdom). 

    Rob currently serves as Chairman and Founder of Invest Africa, African Capital Investments, Alternative Capital, the S-Group, Lion Cage, is a non-Executive Director of AltVest and the Cape Town Stock Exchange as well as a senior advisor to the founder of VistaJet.

     Rob is also the co-founder of two blockchain-based companies – Momint and Starlined. Rob read for a Bachelor of Business Science at the University of Cape Town and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

    Rob  is married to Dr. Kate “the Kiwi”, has four children, enjoys golf, has done podcast interviews with international leaders, politicians and celebrities, and is a regular public speaker. 

    Rob is not politically correct. 

    • 28 min
    PURPOSE-LIVED, Marlene le Roux in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Marlene le Roux in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    Marlene pays tribute to the people on whose shoulders she stands, her mother, grandmother, teachers of all kinds, and the community of Wellington in the Western Cape, and shares perspectives on healing and survival, discomfort to purpose and the value of kindness and opening doors. 

    Marlene le Roux is the current Chief Executive Officer of Artscape in Cape Town. 

    Her passion is to use Arts and Culture to empower and enable disadvantaged groups and to make a material difference in other human beings' lives. 

    After completing a Bachelor of Music, a Bachelor of Education as well as a Higher Diploma in Education at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Marlene continued to complete her Masters of Philosophy in Disability Studies from the University of Cape Town, and an Honorary Doctorate in Education from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  

    As a human with enormous energy and drive Marlene has also completed a Diploma in Senior Management obtained at the University of
    Stellenbosch and won multiple awards including the Fair Saturday Award, awarded in Bilbao, Spain as an advocate for humanrights and the Commonwealth’s Point of Light Award, In recognition of exceptional service and promoting disability rights, awarded by Her Majesty, the Queen of England. 

    • 27 min
    PURPOSE-LIVED, Francois Pienaar in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Francois Pienaar in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    Francois on rugby, wheeling and dealing, giants, MADness,  taking people’s breath away and dreaming (BIG) to purpose. 

    Francois Pienaar, born and educated in Gauteng (previously the Transvaal) in South Africa is world-renowned for his depth of leadership expertise and many impressive accomplishments. 

    Best known for leading South Africa to victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup; a highly revered and successful businessman; renowned and respected television commentator and a passionate philanthropist, are some of the phrases synonymous with this South African icon.

    Francois holds law degrees from the University of Johannesburg as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire.

    • 30 min
    PURPOSE-LIVED, Asavela Gwele in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Asavela Gwele in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    Asavela, a lover at heart, singer, dancer and people person shares her story about humility, self-learning and belief, perseverance and how to save and strive to build an optimistic future for young leaders. 

    Asavela has Bachelor of Business Administration from TSIBA Business School and a B Comm Honours (Economic Analysis of Financial Markets) from the University of Cape Town. 

    Asavela combines ambition and drive with deep sensitivity and humility. 

    What she lacks in age and experience she more than makes up for with enthusiasm, focus and discipline. 

    • 19 min
    PURPOSE-LIVED, Trueman Goba in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Trueman Goba in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    Trueman Goba is the chairman of Hatch Africa (Pty) Ltd, part of Hatch Ltd, the global group of multidisciplinary professionals in the fields of consulting engineering and construction management. Trueman was born in Durban, lived in townships at Chesterville, Clermont and Inanda where he attended schools before completing high school at Pholela near Bulwer, in Kwazulu Natal midlands. He obtained a survey technician’s diploma in Seshego, Pietersburg and became the first black person to complete studies in civil engineering in 1979 at the then University of Natal in Durban.  Subsequently he completed a Master of Engineering degree at Cornell University, worked for consulting engineers Whitman Requardt and Associates in Baltimore, MD in USA and founded his company in 1993 after his return to SA. He led GOBA Pty Ltd from 2002, the latter becoming part of the Hatch group through a merger with Hatch Africa in 2013. 
     
     Trueman became President of the SA Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE) in 2002, then President of the Engineering Council (ECSA) from 2007 to 2009 and later was elected President of the  SA Academy of Engineering (SAAE) in 2016, until 2019. He has received several awards, has served on various boards as Director and was a was appointed by the President as member of the National Planning Commission between 2010 and  2015. Trueman is a Fellow of SAICE and received a Gold Medal. Also he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Engineering from the South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA). He received Honorary Doctorates in Engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and from Stellenbosch University in Western Cape, and the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa.   Most recently he became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

    • 18 min

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