As a Global Speaker, Zanele Njapha has captivated global audiences with her sensational keynotes and thought-provoking unlearning facilitations.
She challenges long-standing company dogmas while developing her audiences with her unique, humorous stories and insightful views around the future of work and creating cultures of continuous self-disruption.
Zanele’s core values include teaching, life-long learning and an entrepreneurial spirit, these are the key messages she drives in every involvement and engagement.
From an academic standpoint, Zanele completed her undergraduate studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and engaged in two study abroad opportunities in Canada and the United States of America.
Zanele began her career as a primary school educator, teaching three of South Africa’s official languages and Natural Sciences & Technology to bright young minds. This was when she came to the realisation that the future skills so highly discussed and sought-after by organisations, were skills that were easily exhibited in children in the forms of inquisitiveness, frankness, resilience etc. This indicated that a large chunk of the work to be done by society was less about learning, but more around unlearning limiting frameworks and relearning the capacity to think and act creatively.
Using such key education and creativity-related insights, Zanele now works with TomorrowToday Global and has since assisted clients such as ENS Africa, Standard Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, The Discovery Group and The Spar Group to approach an uncertain future with confidence.
In 2019, she was recognised by Avance Media as the 45th Most Influential Young South African on the final list of 100 young South Africans.
In the same year, Zanele became the winner of the Professional Speakers Association’s Speaker Factor Competition, making her the very first speaker to attain this award in Southern Africa.
In 2020, she made the Junior Chamber International (SA)’s list of 21 Top Outstanding Young Persons.
She now serves fellow speakers, coaches, consultants and trainers as the KwaZulu-Natal Chapter President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa.
- Re-Imagine: UnLearn & ReLearn
- Navigating Transitions
- Cracking the Unlearning Code
- Tomorrow’s World Today
ZANELE’S PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL VALUE IN 4 KEY WAYS:
- Create an environment to stimulate idea generation
- Give Integrated learning that brings about diverse perspectives
- Provide perspective on complex and diverse issues through engaging storytelling
- Presents Relevant insights based on research around building developmental cultures for future-fit organisations
Thought-provoking and humorous real-life examples on the value of learning, unlearning and relearning
Part of the value our team can add to your upcoming event is the customisation we provide ensuring our content is truly personalised for your audience.
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“Thank YOU SOOOOO much and thank you for giving up your time and treasures to be with us. YOU were everything we wanted to end the conference off and MORE.” – Roxanne Moodley (Event Manager – Institute of Risk Management South Africa)
“Wow! What a phenomenal talent Zanele has of making people feel welcome. She takes complex, intimidating subject matter and makes it accessible to everyone. We had the pleasure of having Zanele present at our AGM and then later a facilitated unlearning workshop with our team. Thank you for your perspective and sharing time with us.” – Lauren McGill(Programme Director – Kamvalethu)
“Zanele, you were brilliant, so well received” – Taruna Bramdaw (Events & Committee Assistant – SAICA)
“Thank you for a great afternoon which made us all think deeper into what we require to do in the future.” – Graeme Eliiot (Head of Sales – VWFS)