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I’d love to speak at your next event. My story is powerful and compelling, and my message will stay with your audience long after they leave the room. Here are the keynotes I offer; each can be customised to fit your audience:

Failing Forward

Failure is a common human experience. What separates those who succeed from those who don’t is how they respond in the face of failure. An inspirational talk about how to turn failure into the stepping stones for success.

Beat Burnout Before it Beats You

Burnout is becoming an epidemic in the world of work. What is burnout? How do you recognise it? How do you deal with it? An insightful talk to help organisations to look after the well-being of their people.

Wounds to Wisdom

We’ve all been touched by life in some way, some more harshly than others. An inspirational talk to inspire audiences to overcome adversity and to realise their full potential.

 Here’s what people say about me:

“I cannot tell you how much we appreciated your visit to the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State and your stunning presentation at the two graduation ceremonies. You are a powerful role model to our students as an accomplished medical professional, businesswoman and mother.” Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State

“Our Grade 12’s were inspired by your story, but equally by you as a human being. You are a role model for our youth, in particular our young girls. You ooze positivity, hope and empathy – three messages that we have worked hard at sharing with our young students this year.” David du Toit, Headmaster, Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng

“Thank you for presenting at the SAMSA event. The turnout was unbelievable and the feedback was great!” Farah Jawitz, South African Medical Students Association

“One of my favourite talks from TEDxJohannesburg 2014. Thank you.” Kelo Kubu, TEDxJohannesburg Convener

“Charming, confident, understated, articulate, eloquent, intelligent.” Peter Foster, Director, Foster Wealth Management

“What a masterful, colourful & descriptive storyteller you are. Being a doctor was definitely not your only calling.” Ingrid Martens, award-winning journalist & filmmaker

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