“The Branding & Marketing YOU workshop caused a paradigm shift in my view and approach to branding, I now consider branding in all aspects of my life, from my social profile, personal expression, physical appearance to the conversations I keep and ultimately the way I present myself.”
“Impactful. Insightful. Mind stretching. Invaluable. You will never look at yourself in the same light again and neither will your business associates.”
“If you do business and want an advantage – this is compulsory. The material is high impact and usable.”
“Branding & Marketing YOU’s course content is clear. The workshop is well facilitated. Most of all it is relevant to all types of people, both introverts and extroverts. I walked away feeling equipped with tools that I can practically use to grow my personal brand.”
“Brilliant! Forces you to reflect on who you are and how you package and portray yourself.”
“Not only is Donna an excellent facilitator in the personal branding and marketing field, but she carries a passion and drive for excellence which is unmistakable. Donna builds hope in people for a better future as she makes more complex concepts easy to understand and apply. It is truly great to learn from her experience and knowledge!”
“Donna really knows her business and is a very dynamic and interesting facilitator. Any professional in any organisation would do well to attend the course.”
“Branding & Marketing YOU’s intervention with our Enterprise Strategy team ignited an intense awareness of the importance of personal and team brands, and a strong appetite to manage these brands in a much more intentional manner, but always grounded in authenticity. The long-term impact has been primarily observed as positive changes in our teams’ behavior and habits that impact our team and personal brands, and also very favorable feedback of stakeholder perceptions internal and external to the company.”
“Donna is an amazing facilitator and has vast knowledge on the subject of personal branding and marketing. She gives practical examples that make it easy for one to see how you can make the material relevant to your life.”
“Branding & Marketing YOU provides one with an opportunity to implement everyday practical actions and interventions that will help elevate your brand and keep it top of mind. I credit my career growth to Donna for continuing to focus my energy in achieving my goals in life.”
“Donna has the capacity to change oneʼs thinking; to help you to see new avenues to further your career, and to move you from a space of ʻstucknessʼ to one of possibility and results.”
“A highly valuable, thought-provoking journey with an inspiring, exciting outcome.”
“I would certainly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to move from a good leader to a great leader, from an average person to an impactful person, from a directionless person to a person of purpose.”
“Brilliantly presented, thought provoking and very insightful. Donna is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker.”
“This workshop blew my mind! I have so much new stuff and great ideas to implement I hardly know where to start! The day is packed with practical personal branding tips for anyone intent on getting ahead in their chosen space. What’s more – they can be easily applied from the moment you leave. I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough.”
“Thank you for yet another wonderful presentation.You have contributed in an amazing way and surely added value which we all are very grateful for. This will however not be the last that we will see of you. Thank you again!”
“It was a fantastic two days and definitely worth my time. Before this workshop I had some idea as to what my brand is, but when working through the different steps to define it better I managed to get a much better understanding of what I stand for and how it impacts on those around me. Donna has been absolutely fabulous and I am advocating this workshop as much as I can with my colleagues. The “after-sales-service” (for lack of a better word) is also unique in that it provides even further assistance and guidance with regard to the e-book reviewing my brand promise, brand pitch, LinkedIn summary etc. In my opinion THIS is exactly what sets your workshop apart from any other that I have attended previously. In most cases one walks away, forget what was said and fail to embed the learnings in our everyday lives, but with this workshop the focus remains and it will stay with me forever. Best of luck for the future, the team is doing an exceptional job.”
“Donna’s presentation brings a practical clarity to the murky concept of personal branding. Her energy and dynamism are infectious!”
“I have been working with a Learning and Leadership coach to carve out my personal and career goals and growth. After some conversations, he recommended the Personal Branding Workshop to me. I attended the course with a bit of apprehension brought on by the unknown factor. However, I had even higher levels of curiosity when I started to think about what this could mean and do for me. The course did not disappoint. In fact, it far exceeded my expectations. This is owing to the course content as well as the manner in which Donna interacted with the group. Many times, people are able to teach theory and strategy well but fail to provide practical steps of how to apply this in real life. Donna filled that gap for me by providing tools that firstly, make sense and secondly, are practical and in helping me achieve my goals. I have already started using these tools and I am already getting better at one of my biggest challenges – networking with purpose.”
“Donna is an excellent facilitator. The topic was explained in an easy, fun way. Thank you for a wonderful workshop.”
“Donna was excellent and very professional, I left totally inspired and braver than when I arrived.”
“This is the best personal development training I have attended in my career. Mind blowing!”
“Donna is an excellent facilitator who encourages active and lively participation. She is truly passionate about her subject matter, is well qualified to talk about personal branding and marketing and has practical experience to back up what she says. She clearly loves what she does.”
“Lekker, lekker, lekker – so great to see the team create a safe space for each other and to share openly. Brilliant to see fireworks go off for each of them regarding how they can build their own brands within a team.”
“I approached Donna to coach me after a year or more of trying to do my branding myself. I was doing many different things, because I enjoyed the variety, but it made it very difficult for people to understand what I did. I knew this was a problem but I just couldn’t get more specific. Donna set me an exercise to do and then we met for a session. We spoke, she asked me a few key questions, and I had it – a specific focus area and market that resonated with me and allowed me to incorporate most of what I had been doing anyway, just in a much more focused manner. The relief this has brought is amazing. As speaking offers, requests for my time, learning opportunities, articles to read… come my way I find myself immediately filtering them according to my new focus and not feeling guilty that I can’t do all of them or read everything. I now have a clear action plan for developing the structure I need and many highly practical marketing ideas from Donna.
Since I made the decision as to where to focus, appropriate doors have been opening for collaboration, learning and work opportunities. I am excited and clear on where I am going.”
“I am immensely grateful for Donna and the time she so generously awarded me. Her coaching has guided me in just 4 sessions to a completely different mindset when it comes to my professional life. I have a firmer understanding of the role I want to play professionally as well as a greater confidence in the abilities I have and those I want to hone.
I have also found that she has assisted me to find clarity when it comes to what I want to achieve as a leader in my organisation or in any other organisation. I have gained immense insight into my leadership abilities and my own character.”
“Thank you for an excellent presentation and bringing home an important message about personal branding – You have created awareness & enthusiasm in our people for something that will benefit them personally – but also our company. A real win-win! Your energy, expertise & enthusiasm is contagious!”
“Donna was absolutely fantastic!! We loved every moment of her and she is so fabulous. Her content was tailored to our audience, she took the time to come listen in on the event to make sure her talk complimented the day, she really showed such commitment to our event and was just such a pleasure to work with.”
“I am forever grateful for all you have done for me during our coaching sessions. I have learnt so much on a personal, academic, and professional level. My leadership skills have been fine tuned for greatness and my career aspirations have been given a new lease of life.”
“I’ve recently started working with Donna and I’m completely energised by her passion, warmth, knowledge and energy. Donna has nudged me to do things that are already having an impact on my life and my business and I’m incredibly excited to be on this journey with her.”
“Having Donna as my personal branding coach has transformed my life. Not only is Donna an expert in this field, but her passion is grounded in a way that enables me to realise my unique brand. Donna works with me in a space that challenges my paradigms, frees me from inhibiting beliefs and moved me into a space of moving into my purpose. Donna walks a journey with me that has enabled me to start to live my life by design and not default. She has always shown great respect for who I am and my personal story and has the ability to make a person feel seen and heard. Her comprehensive model makes the unattainable, very do-able. In this space, there is no one else I would rather work with. There is a warning though: Donna inspires me to greatness and once you engage with her on this journey, there is just no going back to the mediocre.”
“Looking at where I was when the coaching started, I’ve seen a massive shift in myself and seen a big change in my team and how we work together. The meetings are far more collaborative and productive. Thank you Donna for empowering me with skills that can be applied forever and that will assist me to adapt to every facet of leading. I have moved from being a manager to being a leader.”
“Working with Donna has been great. She is extremely professional and her talk is very impactful on very different audiences (from Women in IT to Chief Information Officers). All of them walk away with lots to consider around making their mark in business with the right brand that carries what they stand for and how they want to be remembered by.”
“I have a brutally honest team, and I must say that they were all delighted with the session, the feedback was extremely positive – in fact it was 100% positive – and this is a first! It was practical advise, excellently delivered that will be of major benefit to me as well as my entire team. Donna was extremely professional and the material was practical, clear and concise. I would confidently recommend Donna’s Branding & Marketing YOU intervention to others.”
“It was amazing to have Donna integrate into our Sales Training session. Up until Donna spent a day with us on Team Branding, we had been down a long road with the Sales Teams in terms of how to work together more cohesively, respectfully and effectively. Donna received feedback from our Clients and Channel partners, but had very little interaction with us before then. It was amazing therefore that she was able to engage with us at the level she did, basically “she got us” and was able to successfully gain trust and deep input and participation from the team. It was remarkable to see how everyone participated. Donna managed to lead us together where we all collaborated to achieve our shared vision and goals, in order to reach our objectives.”
“Once again you turned me from a sceptic as to the value of external facilitators to being fascinated at your ability/technique to draw out sound and valuable content that will not only assist in developing a pointed and relevant marketing strategy for the team but also provided some real insights into the current strategy gaps and some solutions for our business.”
“My team’s workplace health index (internal employee satisfaction) was 92%. You definitely played a role in driving such an awesome result. Thank you!”
“We have been associated with Donna for several years. She has initially engaged the Eduloan Executive Committee to explore individual and team branding. The value of this process compelled us to extend the programme to our entire senior management team.
We found this learning intervention provocative and challenging with practical application to improving our individual and cumulative team brand, and can attest that we have seen a significant positive deflection in the consistency and quality of our messaging in our chosen market.
As we prepared for our 2014 strategic planning session we realized that there was a tenuous and non-deliberate alignment with our ultimate company purpose, brand messaging and organizational value. With her exceptional facilitation over the period of a couple of days we arrived at a one- page document that provided more meaning, clarity and personal ownership. Our management team unambiguously understands how we support value co-creation through our key strategic outcomes.
The simplicity, not discounting the complexity of our current context, that this one document embodies has indicated our key areas of performance and has renewed our efforts to be market focused to start producing the types of customer experiences that would make our service legendary.
Donna is personable and builds relationships with an ease that has endeared her to Eduloan. The relationship is not transactional; she really cares and invests disproportionately in making sure that we challenge ourselves to produce some of our best thoughtware to date!
Her willingness to make use of her networks for our benefit makes our evaluation of the value that we have derived from our partnership a major contribution to our potential growth.
She has an intuition that borders on guru calibre in connecting the right individuals and organizational capabilities so that we can accelerate our organizational performance.”
“Branding & Marketing YOU for Women offers practical advice and has an enlightening perspective on the corporate space. If women want to change how we’re perceived, we need to change how we think which will change our approach. I really enjoyed how it shows women how to showcase their personalities and strengths within the context of the current corporate space. I loved hearing the perspective of other successful women and how they’ve navigated the corporate world.”
“Branding & Marketing YOU’s Women Development program provides insightful lessons on how women can best combine their own instincts, skills and work ethics, with those that are displayed by men in the workplace, to their advantage, for the benefit of the business. The “lessons” look at tactical ways to enhance a women’s ability to perform competitively in business, provides an understanding of certain characteristics that men display which creates possible myths that ‘men are more powerful’ and reminds women to use and be aware of their natural strengths, and highlighting other skills that they can learn to adopt to get ahead. Play to Win sums up that it is always about being true to yourself, being honest, factual, and not trying to be someone else; ultimately focusing on the end result that is mutually beneficial to yourself and the business at hand.”
“I mostly appreciated how you immersed yourself in the Multichoice culture to fully understand the challenges that women face and what they needed to do to advance their leadership in a male dominated industry. You helped me build the women development strategy for the group, did exceptional work in profiling our women in leadership and your coaching of our executives was exceptional value. This was a memorable learning experience for the women leaders and today your presentations and the value derived remains the most talked about in terms of value and relevance.”