Toastmasters member since: 2001 with proof but TI only reflects me as a member since 2010
Education: Matric
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service:
  • Walvis Bay: VP Education Jan 2021 - Jun 22, Treasurer 2020/21, VP Membership Feb 2021
Toastmasters honours and recognition:
  • District 74: Toastmaster of the Year 2021/22
  • Pathways Ambassador 2017
  • Legacy DTM, Busy with 4th DTM
Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a District leader:
I retired from being MD of an Educational organisation after 31 years of service and for the last few years I was responsible for its growth in Namibia.
Now I am an executive coach and train much on strategy and growth and run a Christian TV Station.
What experience do you have in strategic planning?
MUCH - I have done so for corporate and non-profit organisations
What experience do you have in the area of finance?
Since 2009 I have been working on Pastel inputting finalising to the point of submitting financials ready for the auditors.
I can read and understand financial statements.
What experience do you have in developing procedures?
As qualified trainer, I had to develop and train procedures for corporate and non-profit organisations.
What lessons did you learn from previous leadership positions?
How to inspire and empower people to realise their dreams or goals. NO, I am not an expert at it but have learned valuable lessons and merely share the feedback I have receive from people.
Why do you want to serve as a District leader?
I have been extremely blessed by the Toastmasters programme and would like to show my appreciation by serving my community. I do realise that the bonus is this will again even add more value to my TM learning experience.
In your opinion, what are the District mission’s major objectives and how would you work to achieve them?
Member centered growth in quality, education and numbers.
I have had a meeting with the current CGD and will be working closely with her to ensure continuation of what she has started and is busy perfecting and have shared my strategies and we will look at refining implementation of those.
Additional information about yourself
With COVID I have found many people became fearful and depressed. I look forward to impacting people to dream, live, laugh and grow their potential. I also see that as part of my God given purpose and am passionate to fulfil it.