I am a Ford Scholar who holds a PhD in English from Rhodes University. I am a researcher, writer, and seasoned trainer. I understand how to collect, analyse, and present data in meaningful and accessible ways. Perhaps more importantly, though, I am able to effectively equip others to do the same – by training them to use language efficiently and accurately.
I have filled many roles in the education sphere – including that of university lecturer and educational and academic publisher – but wanted the multiple knowledge streams I had accumulated to foster new and exciting projects. In particular, I wished to combine my interests in education, technology, and public speaking.
Notable Communications was the natural conclusion. I founded the company in the UAE in April 2020 with a view to support constructive, meaningful, and operative communication in the boardroom, classroom, training room, and beyond.
I am a committed social entrepreneur who has raised awareness about the importance of
partnerships between technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges and industry. I was invited to expand upon my ideas at an entrepreneurial pitching competition hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in 2016.
I subsequently qualified as a finalist in two more competitions: One hosted by the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship, and the other by the British Council. In 2017, I was invited to speak about my ideas at the 8th Pan African TVET and FET Colleges Conference.
I regularly publish articles about general communication and business communication, and have been featured in publications and news sites such as Medium, The Ascent, The Startup, The Writing Cooperative, Women24, All4Women, and, more recently, Premier Magazine.
My particular interest is youth entrepreneurship and I look forward to developing and furthering initiatives to support this in South Africa.