Words of wisdom from a much-loved legend – and a tender tribute from a mentee

Marc Wainer’s passing left a huge hole in the universe – he was a business leader and a benefactor, a family man and the founder of a property empire, a man of wisdom, warmth and wit, and a generous philanthropist who, through The Mentorship Challenge, made it his life’s work to give back – and … Continue reading Words of wisdom from a much-loved legend – and a tender tribute from a mentee

The mind of a mentee: insights from SA’s future leaders

The Mentorship Challenge connects people across geographical, cultural and industrial boundaries. And this is all thanks to the time, talent and wisdom of our mentors, and the passion, ingenuity and drive of our mentees. [add 100 words] And there are few as focused as 22-year-old photographer and entrepreneur Akido Malabela. He grew up in the … Continue reading The mind of a mentee: insights from SA’s future leaders

Be a ‘mind enthusiast!’…

Karabo Tladi grew up in Mafikeng with an older sister who adored him and a strict single mom who made sure her man-child stayed on the straight and narrow. He found his freedom – and a lifelong fascination with the human mind – at university, where he studied industrial psychology. He’s currently an assistant director … Continue reading Be a ‘mind enthusiast!’…

Be your best self with someone who wants to see you succeed!

Tshepo Sedumo is that rare combination of new school cool and old school charm, of street-smart nous coupled with a stylish sense of nostalgia. After finding that finance wasn’t his first love, he quit his studies and turned to his twin passions – tech and music – using self-taught skills to bring his bespoke boombox … Continue reading Be your best self with someone who wants to see you succeed!

Mentoring is like flying a kite: the secret is to know when to let go

Life coach Lee Foulis is a firm believer in the power of mentorship. Whether coaching government councillors or Cuban doctors, she’ll help them find their life purpose and learn how to build long-lasting relationships. It’s all about finding balance – and a big dose of self-belief. When she isn’t empowering others, you’ll find her trail-running … Continue reading Mentoring is like flying a kite: the secret is to know when to let go

The mind of a mentor: Insights from SA’s leading innovators

Golden tips from the man behind the Golden Arches The Mentorship Challenge connects people across multiple boundaries. And this is all thanks to the time, talent and wisdom of the mentors featured on the show and online. We wanted to unpack their insights more fully because, ultimately, it’s all about the meetings, milestones – and … Continue reading The mind of a mentor: Insights from SA’s leading innovators

It’s easy to sell, but selling is not sustainable… So, sell like a mentor!

Dean Irwin joined The Mentorship Challenge because he could simply not help himself – he’s that passionate about the value of mentoring partnerships in building businesses.  As Director at Edgetec Systems (Pty) Ltd, he sees this value informing some surprising spaces – like sales! A true mentor himself – the best sort: gently self-deprecating and … Continue reading It’s easy to sell, but selling is not sustainable… So, sell like a mentor!

The mind of a mentor: Insights from SA’s leading innovators

The Mentorship Challenge connects people across multiple boundaries. And this is all thanks to the time, talent and wisdom of the mentors featured on the show and online. We wanted to unpack their insights more fully because, ultimately, it’s all about the meetings, milestones – and mistakes! – that led them to be the leaders … Continue reading The mind of a mentor: Insights from SA’s leading innovators

Princess Dhladhla’s story. A story as rich as full-roast coffee.

Mentee Nkosazana Dhladhla from Rustenberg was rudderless and really in need of a mentor to help bring her coffee shop dream to life. Ian Fuhr provided the guidance, and gave her tips on how to be a servant leader. This is how it all began: Three years ago, I resigned from my job as an … Continue reading Princess Dhladhla’s story. A story as rich as full-roast coffee.

Mentoring – It’s the ‘IN THING’!

PRP Solutions CFO Hiten Keshave approaches everything he does at the speed of light, with 200% passion, verve and drive. His mantra? ‘I impact people’s lives and businesses positively, for future sustainability.’ He joined The Mentorship Challenge because he believes in the value of shared knowledge and exchange. And he’s shared some foundational insights right … Continue reading Mentoring – It’s the ‘IN THING’!