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Author: Tasneem Abrahams

Episode 08 Erik Kruger

Erik Kruger is a Personal Development & Leadership Coach. Currently completing his Masters degree in Business and Executive coaching through Wits Business School. He has been featured in GQ, CliffCentral, Good Men Project, Thought Catalog, Entrepreneur Magazine, TouchHD, KykNet, and more. As a coach, he spends time with entrepreneurs, leaders and teams in organizations to help them think about the challenges they are facing and how to overcome them. His strength lies in his ability to help others elevate their thinking & to develop a more strategic approach to business and life.

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Episode 07 Hawa Charfaray

What drives a young successful woman to leave a stable, comfortable work environment at a reputable financial institution to start her own business? Hawa Charfrey, CEO of Training Excellence, is an international business women with 23 years of business experience in both South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Yet she never set out to be an entrepreneur. In this episode, Hawa shares her personal story of joy, loss, struggle, winning and losing in business, but also of finding her purpose.

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Episode 06 – Yolandi Michaels

Yolandi Michaels is the Founder and Director of experiential activation agency, Living Masks. She is a single mom of 2 beautiful daughters. Yolandi started her journey studying the creative and performing arts. Yet she always knew she didn’t want to follow the traditional path. When she was 6 years old, she boldly told her mother that she never wanted to work for a boss! She initially did work for a boss, in a variety of industries including public relations and advertising, and it was here where her skills in the application of creative arts in marketing were honed. Since registering her business in 2012, Living Masks Experiential has continued to grow and excel, with Yolandi being recognized in August of 2017 as 1 of the top 40 women in her industry. I chat to Yolandi about her journey and the challenges of starting up in the events industry.

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