Personal branding to future-proof your employees and give your company a competitive edge

Founded in 2007, Branding & Marketing YOU is the only South African business specialising in personal brand building to future-proof your employees and give your company a competitive edge. We are a proudly Level 3 B-BBEE company.

Bring Your Brand to Life Today.

Why Partner with Us?

We offer development workshops and interventions that enable leaders and talent to brand and market themselves – equipping them to future-proof themselves to thrive in an age where brand and reputation is everything.

Our development programmes have been implemented in blue-chip companies across South Africa including: Absa, Standard Bank, Nedbank, Deloitte, Microsoft, Hogan Lovells, Roche, JP Morgan, Novartis, Multichoice, Nedbank, BDO, Oticon, ABInBev, Discovery, Business Schools and more.

Branding & Marketing YOU is a fully women owned, operated and led business, spurred by the passion of our founder, Donna Rachelson.

Brands that Trust Us to Build the Personal Brands of
Their Most Valuable Assets – Their People

blue chip companies
About Donna Rachelson

Driven Entrepreneur I Women Empowerment Evangelist I Branding & Marketing Enthusiast I Investor I Author & Speaker

Donna, an author of four books, has been invited to speak and lecture on many local and international stages over the last 30 years on the issues of entrepreneurship, women empowerment, fast-tracking corporate go-getters, and legacy leadership.

Underpinning this body of work, and what drives her, is her vision to propel Africa into greatness. She has made it her mission to empower future African leading lights to show up in a way that’ll make Africa a powerhouse on the global stage.

To this end, Donna has helped 5000+ individuals’ package and market their personal brands; completed 100+ branding & marketing interventions for business owners; coached more than 50 corporate teams to build their team brands; impacted over 1000 women in corporates across Africa and supported many entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

Donna is The Author of Four Books.

Branding & Marketing YOU –
provides practical ‘hands-on’ guidance through case studies and is the first South African based personal branding and marketing book.

Branding & Marketing YOU through Teams –
mobilises organisational teams to effectively position themselves as adding value and enhancing their visibility and credibility.

Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs –
provides quick-fire, practical advice and real-life examples and success stories to help entrepreneurs build and market their personal brands.

Play to Win: What women can learn from men in business –
gives women practical ways of ‘leveling the playing field’ and getting ahead in male-dominated environments.


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