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Brand to build

54 EpisodesProduced by Thembe KhumaloWebsite

Every week we talk to African leaders about how they are successfully building their business or personal brands for better income and impact on the continent. We discover what makes them tick, uncover what hurdles they have overcome, and celebrate their growth and learning.

54 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

#54. SICELO DUBE - The STEM Lady

October 27th, 2021

39:04

Sicelo Dube is The STEM Lady. She gets this name from her passionate contribution to the field of STEM in education, entrepreneurship and …

#53 BEV SEBASTIAN - Untamed

October 20th, 2021

39:48

Beverley is a British born South African who was raised in several countries including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and the UK.  She has held …

#52 ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Invest in yourself

October 13th, 2021

21:11

Consider the time you spend with family and friends - cocktail parties, family lunches, networking events, birthday celebrations… you make time for all these. Apart from time, you also invest money and effort - think …

#51 TRISH CARMEN - How image creates credibility and confidence

October 6th, 2021

35:35

Trish Carmen is a consultant and coach in image, personal branding, grooming & etiquette. She helps individuals, executives, scholars, …

#50 EMMANUELLA IMO - Communication for non-profits

September 22nd, 2021

40:05

Emmanuella is an excellent Non-profit communicator and result-oriented strategist with proven expertise in non-profit communications, brand …

#49 TSITSI MUTENDI - African Family Firms and Securing the Future

September 13th, 2021

51:07

Tsitsi is Founder and Lead Consultant at Nhaka Legacy Planning. She is also Co-Founder at African Family Firms (A nonprofit Africa Family Business …

#48 The Creatives - BETTY SIBESO

September 6th, 2021

21:30

Betty Sibeso is the creator of Namibia’s leading digital magazine, Monochrome Magazine,
and the founder of creative agency, Beso Media.  She is a graphic designer by profession and a passionate creative entrepreneur.

IG …

#47 The Creatives - NTOMBI MALAZA

July 21st, 2021

32:12

Ntombi is an experienced designer, brand marketer, cultural insights lead and content creator. Driven by the love for creative brand strategy and …

#46 The Creatives - MARK VAN DEN BERGH

July 5th, 2021

29:41

My name is Mark Xolile van den Bergh. I have extensive experience across a variety of businesses in South Africa, and abroad. Part of my experience …

#45 The Creatives - Atang Arnold

June 28th, 2021

21:26

Atang L.S Arnold is the founding manager of “The Space Botswana” a newly established Art Gallery / Creative Hub based in Maun, Botswana. She holds a …

#44 The Creatives - SHINGIRAYI SABETA

June 1st, 2021

48:39

Shingirayi Sabeta is a Brand Strategist and Creative Director who helps businesses grow and be more innovative by helping them understand and connect with their customers. In short, he designs businesses.  Before …

#43 Kuda Musasiwa - A serial entrepreneur leveraging technology

May 26th, 2021

1:24:15

Kuda Musasiwa is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur, musician, communications practitioner and music producer. He is known largely for airing his fearless and outspoken views on social media, and also known for founding …

#42. REFLECTION IS A LEADERSHIP SKILL

May 12th, 2021

21:00

Being a reflective leader means that you are interested in, and committed to, examining your own reactions, thoughts, and feelings about the work you do, the people you work with, and the processes you use to get work …

#41 ELINA KAMBA - Neuromarketing

April 27th, 2021

42:48

A business growth and digital marketing strategist, ex-LinkedIn employee and a coffee lover, Elina loves helping people set up, grow and scale their …

#40. CHIDI AFULEZI - NO ONE IS PLOTTING YOUR GREATNESS!

April 20th, 2021

38:47

Chidi Afulezi is a product management and media guy with a broad set of experiences in the corporate and entrepreneurial arenas. His product chops …

#39. AMMA ABOAGYE - Intrapreneurship and cultural innovation

April 13th, 2021

44:02

Amma Aboagye is the Founding Curator of The Afropole and Host of the Podcast Inside Out by Amma G. Amma is a fervent believer in the power of people …

#38 LESSONS FROM WOMEN WHO DARE

April 6th, 2021

20:42

Today I am rounding up some of the many lessons I learned from each of the incredible women we featured on the WOMEN WHO DARE SERIES in celebration of International women's month. 

Jackie Mgido, Modesta Mahiga-Mbughuni, …

#37. WOMEN WHO DARE - FADZAYI MAHERE

March 30th, 2021

1:08:38

If I had to describe Advocate Fadzayi Mahere in three words, they would be:  Clarity, Courage and Commitment. 

A constitutional lawyer who has been …

#36 WOMEN WHO DARE - BARBARA KAMBA NYATHI

March 22nd, 2021

57:43

Barbara Kamba-Nyathi is The Emotional Alchemist: Psychotherapist, lifestyle and wellness coach, and bestselling author. She is the founder and CEO of …

#35 WOMEN WHO DARE - PASTOR FUNMI JOHNSON

March 16th, 2021

56:42

What I learnt from this conversation with Pastor Funmi Johnson was how important it is for a mother to have a vision for her children, how critical it is for a man to marry a woman who is wiser than him, and how …

#34. WOMEN WHO DARE - BRENDAH NYAKUDYA

March 9th, 2021

57:19

Brendah has been marching to the beat of her own drum since she left home in her early twenties - making her mark in media and digital communication. She is a talented and adaptable communicator and writer who loves …

#33. WOMEN WHO DARE - NJAMBI KOIKAI

March 2nd, 2021

33:01

Njambi Koikai is a radio & TV host, artist, DJ, actress, event host, endowarrior, and celebrated reggae emcee based in Nairobi, Kenya. Born and bred in Kawangware, she grew up around great musical influences that …

#32. WOMEN WHO DARE - ADETOLA AKINOLA

February 23rd, 2021

46:06

An entrepreneur who leads with passion and boundless energy, Adetola is as action-oriented as she is thorough. When nothing is moving, she makes it …

#31. WOMEN WHO DARE - THEMBE KHUMALO

February 17th, 2021

31:15

Did you know that children who are allowed to climb grow up to be more confident as adults?  The secret to confidence is not really in the climbing - …

#30. WOMEN WHO DARE - YAWA HANSEN-QUAO

February 10th, 2021

52:24

There is something to be said for a leader who has the call to lead running in her veins and imbued in her spirit. Yawa Hansen-Quao is one such woman. Learning from an early age never to let anyone steal her voice or …

#29 WOMEN WHO DARE - SARAY KHUMALO

February 1st, 2021

43:28

Saray Khumalo doesn't just push barriers, break taboos and smash ceilings, she also climbs mountains - literally! She became the first black African woman to reach the summit of Mt Everest on her 4th attempt, which …

#28 WOMEN WHO DARE - MODESTA MAHIGA-MBUGHUNI

January 26th, 2021

55:36

Fierce, phenomenal, and utterly fabulous, Modesta Mahiga-Mbughuni is a woman on fire. A lawyer, author, leadership coach and so much more, she was …

#27 WOMEN WHO DARE - JACKIE MGIDO

January 19th, 2021

1:10:10

Jacqueline Mgido is a renowned celebrity makeup artist, stylist, entrepreneur, and CEO of ​Jackie Mgido Cosmetics​, an international makeup company with locations in Zimbabwe, Los Angeles, Uganda, and Kenya. Jackie’s …

#26 The Power of African Women

January 12th, 2021

45:18

How much do you know about African women?  About their history, their potential and their power....?  This conversation will inform, entertain and inspire you. Now here is a man who understands African women: Mutsa …

#25. Bold and brilliant beginnings at Brandbuilder

January 5th, 2021

33:35

We have a very important announcement, and a conversation about the future we want for you, our clients as well as for Africa.  Join Thembe Khumalo and Selina Zigomo on our first episode of 2021.

24. Powerful questions for a year to remember!

December 29th, 2020

19:31

As we come to the end of an extraordinary year, how can you make sure you hold on to everything that was good about 2020?  How will you avoid …

No 23. People Need People

December 21st, 2020

16:50

I am riding solo this week, sharing a part of my personal story that convinced me about the importance of being part of a community and reminding you …

No 22. Falling in love with a wounded land

December 14th, 2020

36:47

When other little girls were dreaming of becoming princesses, Debra Magwada already had her eye on a bigger prize - the earth! She learnt from watching her grandfather and the community around him that you have to …

No 21. Telling it like it is

December 8th, 2020

33:38

If you want to do something big, something scary, something amazing, the best person to talk to is someone who has done it before you.  Find out what you can learn, what preparation you need to make and which mistakes …

No 20. How do you want to live?

November 30th, 2020

1:00:58

Carl Joshua Ncube isn't just a comedian.  He is an astute businessman who has carefully curated his brand over many years to deliver the life he …

No 19. Can you optimize yourself?

November 25th, 2020

33:53

Jito Kayumba is a partner in a private equity firm in Lusaka Zambia. But he is more than that. He is a teacher and a student of life - constantly pushing the boundaries of his potential, driving towards excellence and …

No 18. Ideas that Solve Problems

November 16th, 2020

47:20

If you love thinking about thinking, and talking about solutions; if you love pondering about purpose and investigating innovation, then you will …

No 17. It's not about the money in the honey

November 10th, 2020

48:37

It's really about the critical role that bees play in the global ecosystem. Terence Chambati is an advertising executive turned conservation …

No. 16 Lessons from an Executive Coach

November 3rd, 2020

48:43

This week Akua Nyame Mensah talks to us about building self-awareness, simplifying engagement and setting and achieving appropriate expectation. But that's not all - she also shares some her of exciting career moves, …

No 15. Unleashing your inner Empress!

October 27th, 2020

47:24

Empress Pat is a force of female energy that you do not want to mess with.  Deeply immersed in the media and communication space, she is passionate about recognising and elevating the humanity of all people and …

No 14. Feeling stuck or frazzled? Me tooooooo!

October 20th, 2020

22:02

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 …

No. 13 Who are you and why do you matter?

October 12th, 2020

15:20

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 …

No 12. Do you know your power?

October 6th, 2020

18:19

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 …

No. 11 African start-ups, systems and scaling

September 28th, 2020

49:51

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 …

No 10. Women in Leadership in Africa - the ICT Space

September 21st, 2020

28:47

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 …

No 9. Pump up your Productivity with The Goal-getter Girl!

September 14th, 2020

43:27

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 …

No 8. Can your personal brand survive African politics?

September 8th, 2020

23:20

Edward Shila has taken what he’s learnt from a career in advertising and communications as well as his entrepreneurial skills into the political …

No 7. You Can Find Your Purpose

August 31st, 2020

31:56

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 …

No 6 - What it takes to win in the FMCG industry in Africa!

August 24th, 2020

28:52

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 …

No 5. Let’s talk pricing!

August 18th, 2020

14:31

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 …

No 4. Secrets of successful public speakers with Miss Noma

July 24th, 2020

32:18

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, …

No 3. Five Good reasons to rebrand

July 8th, 2020

8:52

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.

No 2. Branding gets personal

June 30th, 2020

11:37

How did we come to start talking about personal branding and what does it really mean? Tune in to learn more.

No 1. 8 Powerful Personal Branding Habits

June 23rd, 2020

12:21

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.

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