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Two CEOs, an award-winning Ad-man & a world renowned social entrepreneur join us for this special, power-packed presentation to help you and your team find your “why” at work.

(If you haven’t seen the wonderful Simon Sinek talk “Start with Why” watch it here)

The best organisations to work with (and work for) are those who’ve managed to identify the “why” that connects them to a broader meaning and purpose.

Join us to learn from a diverse panel of leaders and creative thinkers about the difference finding your “why” at work makes – and how you can help your team to do the same.


CHAIR Debby Edelstein is co-founder of QualityLife Company, a leading training company which hosts events for leaders who are bold enough to deviate from the ‘Business as Usual’ agenda. She is founder of the Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, The Inspired Teachers Conference and the WiredWomen Conference and has pioneered conversations around meaning and work for the last 15 years. Her latest passion is the Love your Work Project.


Yusuf Randeera-Rees matriculated at Crawford before going abroad to study at Harvard where he graduated with Honors in Economics. In America he started two non-profits and was then awarded a South Africa-at-Large Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, where he completed two masters degrees in Financial Economics and African Studies. At Oxford he developed the initial business plan for what would become the Awethu Project and in 2009 returned to SA to turn the idea into reality. In 2011 Yusuf was selected as one of the world’s best emerging social entrepreneurs by Echoing Green.


Teryl Schroenn has focused on building a company that is both profitable and relevant in the South African market since her appointment as CEO of Accsys (Pty) Ltd. Selected as the Corporate winner of the BWA’s Gauteng Regional Business Woman of the Year in 2006, Teryl is committed to mentorship and is actively involved in three external mentorship programs. Accsys has won a number of awards under her leadership, including the 2007 Top Technology 100 Award for Excellence in the Management of People.


Xolisa Dyeshana is an Executive Creative Director and partner at Joe Public, one of South Africa’s leading independent advertising agencies. He is also the Chairperson of The Loerie Awards, South Africa’s premier advertising awards show. His passion lies in the world of creativity and it’s evident in the accolades he has received, both locally and internationally. He is also personally committed to helping previously disadvantaged young people gain access to the advertising industry.


Mardia Van der Walt-Korsten has been the Senior Vice President Middle East & Africa for T-Systems International and Chairman of the Board: T-Systems South Africa since April 2012. Her awards include South African Businesswoman of the Year 2008 and ICT Personality of the Year 2008. A clinical psychologist by training, Mardia has a keen understanding of what makes people tick. She believes effective leaders are people who are whole, integrated and happy and that self-actualised human beings deliver the best to themselves and the workplace.

BOOK NOW: Call Lizzy Mafalo on (011) 880-9749 or click here.

DATE:   Valentine’s Day (Friday 14 February 2014)
VENUE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg (a 2 min walk from the Gautrain Rosebank station)
TIME:    07h00 – 07h15 Registration
07h15 – 08h00 Breakfast
08h00 – 09h30 Find your “Why”
COST:   R590 excl vat (talk to us about group bookings)

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