Cobus Visser

Cobus Visser

Based:  Johannesburg. 

Motivational Speaker. 

With over a decade in executive and personal coaching, motivational speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches experiences – Cobus Visser has shown how one can change your life around and meet greater heights with the correct methods, training and guidance. He is an author, motivational speaker, international trainer, life coach and the only Master Fire Walk instructor in South Africa, dedicated to helping all individuals, be it business leaders, entrepreneurs or people with disabilities.

Cobus was diagnosed with Hemophilia as a child – he endured pain every day of his life since a young age but never has he had his condition define him as a person. In 2013 Cobus found himself in hospital, unable to move and in excruciating pain. But instead of giving up and succumbing to his situation, Cobus decided there and then to not have his body imprison him for the rest of his life, instead was determined to move his arms again one day, even crawl, and maybe climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro one day. He did all that in 2018!

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Rosie Motene

Rosie Motene

Based: Johannesburg

An extraordinary story of cultural confusion and the long way home to a black girl’s emotional
roots. David Robbins.

The Rosie Motene story is about a young girl born to the Bafokeng nation during the apartheid era
in South Africa. At the time, Rosie’s mother worked for a white Jewish family in Johannesburg who
offered to raise the child as one of their own.

This generous gesture by the family created many
opportunities for Rosie but also a trail of sacrifices for her parents. As she grew, Rosie struggled to
and her true identity. She had access to the best of everything but as a black girl she floundered
without her own culture or language. This book describes Rosie’s journey through her fog of
alienation to the belated dawning of her self-discovery as an African.

ROSIE MOTENE graduated from Wits University with a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts and
started her on-screen career as a TV presenter. She then landed a principal role in Africa’s most
proli c soap opera, Generations. Rosie has starred in a number of lms and TV series including the
internationally acclaimed Hotel Rwanda and the lifestyle show Studio 53.

She manages her own
business, the Waka Talent Agency, and has also been active for over a decade in generating
awareness of women and children abuse across the African continent. She has also found time to
write the story of her life.

 

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Gilan Gork

Gilan Gork

Based: Johannesburg

You’ve probably never thought of engaging with a mentalist before, but whether your goal is to train and improve your staff’s skill set, or to challenge their thinking in a more entertaining session, Gilan will help your people to become more influential.

Why is influence the most important skill? Our effectiveness in any area of life or business is directly proportional to our ability to influence others.

Known as the Master of Influence, Gilan is a corporate speaker and entertainer hired by companies globally for his professional shows and expert keynote talks.

Although he demonstrates an uncanny ability to read people’s thoughts, he has never claimed to possess any psychic or supernatural powers. Rather, he has the ability to use skills of influence, persuasion and reading people. Many of these skills can be learnt to increase your effectiveness and achieve your goals faster.

 

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Felix Mpofu

Felix Mpofu

Based: Johannesburg

From an early age Felix was exposed to the performing arts and has been on stage acting and singing. Over the years and due to various theatrical roles that he played his command of English has become exceptional along with an ability to speak five other languages.  Felix was an avid Interact member and Toastmaster at High School, and writing articles for Eisteddfods competitions.

His passion for writing and speaking advanced further during his early employment days to the extent that he started a very popular monthly newsletter at work and eventually became a popular Master of Ceremonies at various glitzy events and also private functions.

He later became a popular radio disc jockey and along with playing very tasteful music on air, he further developed his skills in researching and presenting shows which were relevant and informative to the listeners.

His talent led to him creating his unique and captivating presentation style to the extent that he has hosted shows that featured some very prominent artists from Ringo Mandlingozi to PJ Powers.

Felix is an Accountant by profession and has worked in various industries from the private to public sector at executive management level and is therefore a very experienced leader and knowledgeable with regards to corporate goals and strategies and the role that people play in the whole equation.

His passion for seeing people becoming a success led him to become very obsessed with extensively studying personal and corporate success secrets and also team dynamics and the reasons why teams succeed or dysfunction.

As such he understands what drives employee engagement, team work and other drivers that cause organizations and individuals to succeed or fail and he is the right person to help your organization to become reinvigorated and motivated.

In his various roles, Felix has had the opportunity to make presentations on numerous occasions to different groupings ranging from students to business leaders and has facilitated team building gatherings with a great deal of focus on addressing root causes of team fundamentals.

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Siphiwe Moyo

Siphiwe Moyo

Based: Johannesburg

Siphiwe Moyo is an International Professional Speaker based in South Africa.He applies behavioural science principles and practices in organisations to increase individual and organisational effectiveness.

Siphiwe has held various senior management positions in Corporate South Africa before becoming a full-time speaker & facilitator.
He is an Adjunct Faculty member at GIBS, Henley and Wits business schools teaching Organisational Behaviour (how human beings function within organisational settings) and Organisational Change.

He is also a Certified International Retail Banker (CIRB). He is the Chairman of the Board at the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) and the Past Chapter President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA).

 

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Vasti Manser

Vasti Manser

Based: Cape Town

Most people would feel a bit uncomfortable in a court room but for Vasti, it was familiar territory. After a seemingly innocent request to her boyfriend, well known and pioneering explorer, Riaan Manser, to take her to New York, she never imagined that she would exchange her legal surroundings to something very very unfamiliar  – the mighty Atlantic Ocean. 

Vasti was born and raised in Randfontein, a small mining town in Johannesburg. She left the comforts of home for the “comforts” of boarding school when she attended Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool in Pretoria, where she matriculated.

 With dreams of becoming an advocate, she went to study law at Stellenbosch.

She completed her articles at a law firm in Strand, Cape Town and stayed on as a litigation attorney. For the next 8 years she specialised in criminal and civil litigation, which included cases ranging from murder to defamation.

In 2013 she started her own law firm. She practised under her own name in Somerset West until life took an unexpected turn. The “turn” being an incredible, almost unbelievable world first, 10 700 km ocean rowing adventure with her boyfriend of the past 14 years.

The journey humorously, but aptly called “Take Me To New York”.

Alone and unaided the duo set off from Agadir, Morocco, enduring a 105-day crossing of the Atlantic in a 7-meter rowing boat, landing in Miami, USA on 7 May 2014.

Setting off from Miami, they reached New York Harbour a trying and dangerous month later. The couple ended their 4-and-a-half-month journey at sea on the Hudson river passing by the iconic Statue of Liberty. A fitting finish line venue for an epic and inspiring adventure.

Vasti proudly added the accolades of first human beings to row from mainland Africa to mainland North America as well as first woman from the African continent to row any ocean on the planet. If what she had accomplished was not enough she headed back to South Africa, straight into her pupillage to make her dream of becoming an advocate come true. As of July 2015, she can deservedly add the title of advocate Geldenhuys to her ever-growing status.

Vasti will intrigue the audience with a unique woman’s perspective of the world of adventure; a world usually reserved for rugged and very brave men. Her talk will open the audience’s mind to the new possibilities in their lives. It is not a motivational story, but rather one of inspiration. Being inspired lasts longer than being motivated. Real stories of having gone out and actually DONE; this is what inspires.

Vasti was willing to leave a world she understands, and knows intimately, for a world she never ever dreamed she would find herself in. Would you?

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