Martin’s life story is engaging and spellbinding, overcoming extreme adversity to evolve into a highly engaging motivational speaker who focusses predominantly on business and employee strategy and growth. As an inspirational speaker and entrepreneur Martin has changed the lives of many people from around the world with his story of success and how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges.
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Tumi believes that “the only constant these days is disruption” and therefore communications have an even more important role to play in navigating the exponential changes experienced. This is especially so in a time of democratised media as communications can literally affect leadership brand, workforce management and our response crisis.
How leaders act and respond these days is not just a matter of technical correctness but also of emotional intelligence! EQ + IQ delivered in the form of well-considered and organised communications. In a time of great disruption, excellent, clear, empathetic communications is key.
John Sanei (Sah-nay) is a Knowledge Mercenary who travels the globe to uncover the lessons needed to uplift communities and help humanity thrive. His unlimited fascination with the future has seen him
become Africa’s first faculty member at Singularity University in San Francisco, a lecturer at Duke Corporate Education in Johannesburg, and a Partner Associate at the Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies in Denmark. Author of best-sellers What’s Your Moonshot?, Magnetiize and FOREsight, John is also the Co-founder and Chief Exponential Officer at Future Self Academy, an author-led, online platform that connectors the curious to leading thinkers. Despite this success, John still freely shares his passion and excitement through his signature videos – find him online and start upgrading your perspective.
Prof Maria Frahm-Arp obtained her PhD in the Sociology of Religion from Warwick University (UK) at the end of 2006. She is the author of several book chapters and journal articles on Pentecostal Charismatic Churches in South Africa and the author of ‘Professional Women in Pentecostal Charismatic Churches in South Africa’ (Brill 2010) and ‘Into the Deep: Finding God in the Midst of Suffering’ (2015). She is the winner of the UJ Humanities Teaching and Learning Award (2014) and the Vice Chancellors Distinguished Teaching and Learning Award (2016). In 2017 she worked as the Vice Dean in the Faculty of Humanities and since March 2018 she has been working as the Executive Director of the Library and Information Centre at UJ.
Kerushan is a serial entrepreneur with several investments in SA and abroad. He has an extensive career spanning the technology and investment banking sectors, including about 10 years in various leadership roles at Microsoft. More recently, Kerushan was Area Head at Microsoft, based in Dubai, responsible for the Public Sector business across the Middle East and Africa. After leaving the Middle East, Kerushan helped set up a company in the US in partnership with a Forbes list billionaire, before returning to SA in 2017
Erik Kruger is a speaker, author, and thinking partner to executives. He has a Masters degree in Business and Executive Coaching and regularly presents on the topics of high-performance and leadership. He is also the founder of Modern Breed – an international learning and development aimed at developing & supporting modern leaders and teams for complex times.
Michael Solomon Teke, best known as Mike Teke, is one of South Africa’s most elegant and experienced mining executives. He has a lot of experience that has enabled him to work at international organizations such as the BHP Billiton and Impala Platinum. Also, at a certain stage of his career, he served as the president of the Chamber of Mines(now, Minerals Council of South Africa) and chairman of Richard Bay Coal Terminal. He is currently the chairperson of the Masimong Group Holdings , and he also serves as a council member at the University of Johannesburg.
FUNNY. FRESH. DYNAMIC and “STRAIGHT-TO-THE-POINT”. Femi Adebanji’s reputation as an authority in the fields of success, leadership and personal development, has led to him becoming a sought-after business motivational speaker and trainer.(Talk: Leadership and Strategy)
Kgomotso is a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg in the Faculty of Law. She has worked as a legal researcher for former Justice Kate O’Regan, current Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and the late former Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She is a fellow of both Brightest Young Minds and the Aspen Institute’s African Leadership Initiative. She is also the 2014 recipient of the Inyathelo Youth in Philanthropy Award in addition to being named one of Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young People to Watch in 2015. Kgomotso holds a diploma in Social Entrepreneurship from the Gordon Institute of Business Science and practiced law at Cheadle Thompson Haysom Inc in Johannesburg for 4 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Law, a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Masters in Law degree (Intellectual Property and Media Laws) all from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a member of the Charities Aid South Africa Board of Directors and is the chair of its Governance Committee and is a qualified commissioner of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and is reading towards her PhD in Labour Law at the University of the Western Cape.