1st Black African woman 2 summit Everest & ski 2 South Pole | Transformational Coach | Executive Coach | International Speaker| Philanthropist – Saray is an award winning Mountaineer, a Guinness World Record holder who provides world-class Transformational Coaching to entrepreneurs, executives, business professionals and sales teams all over the world. As an experienced business executive, she has a solid track record in some of South Africa’s leading financial institutions as an eCommerce and Loyalty Specialist. This channel will bring you experiences and life journeys from across the globe, along with events, live shows and much more. Heart to Heart conversations – Real life struggle, success and true stories. Saray introduces his audience to well-known celebrities, authors, famous athletes, mountaineers, TV reality show stars, movie stars, musicians, Olympic athletes, psychologists, psychiatrists, distinguished educators, and many more. Come join us, and grow with us.

Saray Khumalo – 1st black African woman to summit Everest, International speaker, Executive & Transformational coach

Saray is the first black African woman to ski to the South Pole and summit Mt Everest 66 years after the mountain was first summited in 1953. Saray is an award-winning mountaineer and a business executive with over 18 years’ experience in industry leading blue-chip companies which drive innovation and change both locally and internationally. Through mountaineering , she has raised over R1.5 million towards literacy and education in Africa. As a Mandela Libraries ambassador and a social entrepreneur Saray continues to push boundaries both professionally and in mountaineering.

The Resilience in us with Marlette De Jager

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 playbook of endurance with Sibusiso Vilane

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 Scouts South Africa. In March 2003, Vilane set off for 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

For the Age of Ideas with Lianne Williams

This week on the Because It’s There- Podcast, 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.

The episode is proudly sponsored by Vumatel.

Born to Run with Anyika Onuora

This Week on the Because It’s There- Podcast, Saray Khumalo will interview Anyika Onuora.

Anyika is a former sprint track and field athlete who competed in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 400 metres, and also the 4×100 metres relay and 4×400 metres relay.

In the 4 x 400 metres relay, Anyika won a World Championship bronze medal in 2015, while in 2016 an individual bronze in the 400 metres, and relay gold in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the European Championships were followed by an Olympic bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay.

This episode is proudly sponsored by Vumatel.


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.