A PODCAST ABOUT CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN OF LIFE
Episode 3 : Managing the feedback loop with Dr. Lulu Gwagwa
Human beings have always relied on communication as a survival tool. On this episode of Because It’s There, Saray Khumalo unpacks the role of communication – as an act of call and response – by looking at the idea of Managing the feedback loop. Khumalo has a companion in Dr. Lulu Gwagwa to achieve this. Dr. Lulu Gwagwa is an accomplished business leader, development planner and philanthropist among many other hats she wears. As an academic she’s a graduate of the University of Natal’s Planning School where she completed her Masters in Town and Regional Planning. From there Dr Gwagwa went to the London School of Economics and Political Science where she graduated cum laude with an M.Sc, and holds a PhD from University College London. More recently, Dr Gwagwa completed her Masters in Philosophy for St Augustine College South Africa.
Episode 4 : On Innovation with Jolande and Alexia Duvenage
The world is awash with innovation at every turn, but what is innovation at the end of the day if not a search for meaning ? On this episode, Saray Khumalo has a conversation with
mother and daughter, Jolande and Alexia Duvenage about their journeys in unlocking innovation within themselves. Jolande is Chief Imagineer and CEO for First National Bank’s fintech business area called NAV, whilst Alexia Duvenage is headgirl at Dainfer High School, a musician as well as an eco-warrior.
Episode 5 – The extraordinary Reggie Batts
Episode 6 : Taking Up Space with former New Zealand PM Helen Clark
This week on the Because It’s here podcast, Helen Clark joins us to engage the very same topic of Taking Up Space.
Helen Clark is a former New Zealand Prime Minister and a former United Nations Development Programme Administrator. She currently chairs the Boards of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. Helen is also a Co-Chair of The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response mandated by the World Health Assembly to review the internationally coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 7 : The Resilience in us with Marlette De Jager
This week on the Because It’s There- Podcast, Saray Khumalo will interview Marlette De Jager. They will discuss the topic The Resilience within us. Marlette De Jager also knows as “Molly” is a professional speaker, with a passion for inspiring people about living with resilience and fearlessly achieving goals. She has dedicated the past decade to climbing the 7 summits- the highest mountain on each continent. Molly and her team survived earthquakes and avalanches at the Everest base camp while climbing the World’s Highest Mountain. Listen to this meaningful conversation. The episode is proudly sponsored by Vumatel
Episode 8 : The Playbook of Endurance with Sibusiso Vilane
This week on Because It’s There, Saray Khumalo will interview Sibusiso Vilane. They will discuss the topic, the playbook of endurance.
Sibusiso Vilane is a South African adventurer and motivational speaker and author of the book To the Top from Nowhere. An adventurer, marathon runner and mountaineer, and expedition leader, he has also served as the Chief Scout of South Africa.
In March 2003, Vilane set off the Himalayas again in his quest to be the first Black African to summit earth’s highest mountain, Everest. He submitted successfully on 26 May 2003 from the South Side. Vilane has completed all Seven Summits. In late 2007 Vilane and fellow mountaineer, Alex Harris, embarked on an unsupported and unassisted trek to reach the South Pole which, when they completed the expedition on 17 January 2008, made Vilane and Harris the first South Africans to walk to the South Pole and Vilane the black person to do so
Listen to this meaningful conversation. The episode is proudly sponsored by Vumatel.
Episode 9: Teamwork makes the dream work with Diana Kangwa
This week on the Because It’s There- Podcast, Saray Khumalo will interview Diana Kangwa. They will discuss the topic of teamwork makes the dream work.
Diana will share various experiences from her life being a business executive and her adventures as COO / Chief Gamer at Zambia National Commercial Bank.
The episode is proudly sponsored by Vumatel.
Episode 10: The Age of Ideas with Lianne Williams
This week on Because It’s There, Saray Khumalo will interview Lianne Williams. They will discuss the topic- For the Age of Ideas.
Lianne is the Head of Marketing at Vumatel. She also has 16 years of overall experience in the financial services industry with significant experience in Loyalty and Rewards.
Listen to this meaningful conversation. The episode is proudly sponsored by Vumatel
Episode 11: Born to Run with Anyika Onuora
Episode 12: When life is an adventure with Lee Den Hond
This week on the Because It’s There Podcast, Saray Khumalo will be chatting to Lee Den Hond about her journey, insights, and what happens when you say, YES!
Lee is one of two South African Everest summiteers who opened her doors to Saray and gave her the guidance that She needed. She certainly is one of those amazing women that stand on the summit holding the ladders for us all to join in the fun!
Check out the complete episode and learn the true definition of resilience.
The episode is proudly sponsored by Vumatel.