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Brand to build

Brand to build

By Thembe Khumalo
We help entrepreneurial leaders figure out who their customers are, where to find them, and how to turn them into raving fans that generate lots of profit!
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Branding gets personal

Brand to build

Branding gets personal

Brand to build

No 14. Feeling stuck or frazzled? Me tooooooo!
Join me on a self-coaching journey in this episode as I go through 8 of my favourite ways to find clarity and calm when I am feeling overwhelmed.  I think you'll find it useful:-)
October 20, 2020
No. 12 Who are you and why do you matter?
Who do you want to be?  Where do you want to go?  How do you want to live? These are critical career questions for every leader.  They help you live a life of purpose and align your daily activity to what's most important in your life. Brand positioning is the most important process in building a brand because it helps us figure out where a brand sits in the sea of competition and what territory it seeks to own and dominate.  Listen to Thembe in this episode where she provides some tips about what you can do to start the process of positioning your brand. 
October 12, 2020
Do you know your power?
If you have ever doubted your power or had any kind of discomfort about standing in your power, you need to listen to this. You will find out what I learnt from Pattie Sellers at Time Inc, and what my mother said to me in the middle of a break-up! 
October 6, 2020
No. 11 African start-ups, systems and scaling
Noreen Makosewe is a London based strategy expert who supports small businesses that are ready to scale. Her path to this sweet spot was more like zig-zagging a jungle gym than climbing a corporate ladder, but that journey helped her get real clarity on what matters most, and what her specific important work is the world should be.   Join us as we hear about her journey and her thoughts on the start-up scene in Africa. 
September 28, 2020
No 10. Women in Leadership in Africa - the ICT Space
What does it take to build a successful brand as an African woman leader? Is there room for women to lead in the ICT sector in Africa? What can women learn from those who have succeeded before them? What does the future look like for the next generation of young women who want to lead? All this and more as we talk to Sonwabise Mzinyathi, Chair of the Board of Directors for the South Africa Women in ICT Forum. Sonwabise is passionate about the potential for technology to help governments and industry bridge the global inequality gap. She is the (Acting) Chair of the Board of Directors for the South African Women in ICT Forum, a Forum that services to create opportunities for women in South Africa’s ICT sector and ICT-enabled industries. She is also the founder of Source Creations, an impact investing company focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) innovation in the technology space. Sonwabise serves as a Councillor on the B-BBEE ICT Sector Council. She has a post-grad in International Relations and is pursuing her MBA with the African Leadership University School of Business. Sonwabise’s career has led her to leadership roles with global tech companies; namely: networking and software company Cisco Systems where she was also a Board Director, fintech data analytics company Refinitiv, and media and data company Thomson Reuters. She has also been a Diplomat of South Africa based at the South African High Commission in New Delhi, India. Currently, she looks after Global Policy and Government Affairs for Southern and East Africa at Global Citizen, which curated Mandela 100 in 2018, in April 2020 curated the One World-Together At Home global broadcast which raised $127 million towards the COVID-19 response, and in June 2020 curated the Global Goal- Unite For Our Future campaign which received support from AU Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa and raised $25 million in COVID19 response initiatives from the ECOWAS region. She is a speaker and a columnist on the topics of economic benefits for diversity and inclusion with a focus on women in tech, ESG investing, sustainable go-to-market strategies that embed UN SDG considerations and ESG investing. Mentoring young people is something she is deeply passionate about and pursues it in her spare time. LinkedIn: Sonwabise Sebata  Twitter: @Sonwabise
September 21, 2020
No 9. Pump up your Productivity with The Goal-getter Girl!
If there’s one thing I learnt in this conversation, it’s that Tafadzwa Bete Sasa doesn’t let you get away with ticking boxes! If you set a goal, you better believe she’s going to require you to achieve it. Join us for this really helpful conversation full of practical strategies to help you be more productive. Tafadzwa Bete Sasa is a high-performance coach, training facilitator and consultant. She designs and facilitates tools and systems to help individuals and teams clarify goals and align day-to-day activities towards the results they really want.  Away from her laptop, she loves hugs and hot chocolate, yellow flowers and spending Sundays on self-care and her favourite humans. 
September 14, 2020
Can your personal brand survive African politics?
Edward Shila has taken what he’s learnt from a career in advertising and communications as well as his entrepreneurial skills into the political arena in Tanzania. His clear vision for leadership on the continent might just inspire you to do the same!
September 8, 2020
No 7. You Can Find Your Purpose
Are you tired of hearing about how you need to find your purpose? Or not sure what people even mean when they talk about purpose? Then you will love this conversation in which Barbara Mutedzi, a conscious leadership coach opens up about purpose and how your leadership journey can benefit from you knowing yours.    Barbara Mutedzi is a Conscious Leadership Coach trained in neuroscience-based coaching and with a background in health and community psychology; socio-cultural and medical anthropology. As a human catalyst, her purpose is to help you harness and control the power you already have within you, to live your life purpose. Where you may not be sure or need help clarifying your purpose, Barbara helps you on the path to figuring it out. Specific to businesses and leaders, Barbara focuses on sharpening their leadership skills, by honing in on their business acumen, emotional intelligence and agility; all with the purpose of increasing performance, impact and profit.  You can find Barbara on or follow her here:
August 31, 2020
No 6 - What it takes to win in the FMCG industry in Africa!
Our guest Tess Aromesule is a consumer packaged goods expert doing business in Lagos, Nigeria. She coaches and trains SMEs in the FMCG sector on everything from negotiating with retailers to branding.
August 24, 2020
Let’s talk pricing!
How do small business owners find the right balance between maximizing revenue and making their goods accessible to the people who need them? In this episode Thembe discusses 4 critical things you need to look at in order to get your pricing right. PLUS some bonus pricing tips
August 18, 2020
Secrets of successful public speakers with Miss Noma
What’s the number one skill you need to be able to sell your business or product? Public speaking! If you have strong presentation skills you will find it much easier to persuade people to work with you. Listen to Noma, a speaking coach and customer service consultant.
July 24, 2020
5 Good reasons to rebrand
We try to discourage rebranding on a whim, but sometimes the situation does call for a new look and feel! Learn more about when it’s OK to change your visual brand identity.
July 8, 2020
Branding gets personal
How did we come to start talking about personal branding and what does it really mean? Tune in to learn more.
June 30, 2020
8 Powerful Personal Branding Habits
Which habits can you adopt to make sure your personal brand stands out above the noise. In this episode we break down what personal branding is and how you can start to build a good one with great habits.
June 23, 2020