At 24, I discovered the Japanese philosophy of kaizen – the principle and practice of continuous improvement – and my life was never the same. An unquenchable hunger for knowledge of ancient wisdom was ignited. I haven’t stopped searching and applying the lessons since. A deep-seated desire to share this with as many people as I could was sparked…
I breathe, live and embody development with a particular focus in personal and socio-economic development, specialising in youth and women. I work with individuals, organisations; and different types and sizes of groups in Africa.
I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a mentor. I am a friend. My constant quest lies in finding balance in all these roles whilst being true to ME and allowing myself the space to pursue my life’s goals unapologetically.
I am an Independent Non-Executive Director, Consultant, Yoga Professional, Facilitator and Trainer; and Coach for your personal and professional life, and small business or side hustle.
I started my first business at 27. They say that ignorance is bliss and this totally rings true for me at this time in my life. However, I probably wouldn’t have done it any other way. I took the leap head first and never looked back. I was confident that I would be able to handle anything that would be placed on my path given what I knew and experienced in my previous work environments.
No words can describe the entrepreneur’s journey. Honestly. It has been one of the most heart-wrenching and soul-gratifying experiences of my life. One that has had me search deep to connect with an energy not of this physical world to access the will to continue living this life. That being said, it’s been incredibly rewarding and I would not rewrite a single minute of my experiences differently.
I’ve failed innumerable times and can count the handful of successes of my business ventures. I can safely say I have gained a lot more from the failures than the successes; and am sometimes reminded of the horrors that I’ve encountered with projects and partnerships gone terribly wrong. The truth is if you fail to keep it moving, you will forever fall victim to blaming other people and circumstances for your lack of progress. Bottomline - entrepreneurship is not for sissies. And if you’re not growing, neither will your business.
On a Lighter Note
Music is my life. Deep house to be specific. I’m eternally blown away by the talented South African producers and musicians competently competing in the global arena - a multi-billion dollar industry - flying our flag high. They are extremely under-rated in my opinion.
Fitness is one of my other obsessions. My body is my Temple. I’m perpetually challenging myself to discover and surpass my ultimate mental and physical limits. I love to sweat - the exhilaration I feel in stretching my capacity is indefinable. I am my most important project.
Time is irreplaceable. It’s the one resource we can never get back. Ever. So I intentionally dedicate my time to people, work and activities that will propel me forward towards my heart’s wildest desires. I have no time to waste on anything that does not build or progress me. Period.