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John Seymour is a seasoned mentor of Endeavor Entrepreneurs. He has mentored an assortment of entrepreneurs from various business backgrounds during his time with Endeavor South Africa. Six years later, and John is still enthusiastic about his role as a mentor to some of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs this country has to offer.

Why being emotionally capable is so important as a leader

I recently facilitated a Leadership Development Programme for business owners and was surprised to hear one of the delegates (a woman, herself) comment on how glad she was that most people in her team are men, as men are less emotional than women when it comes to business. A stereotypical comment, this is a view that women have been striving to overthrow for decades, in their efforts to be treated as equals in the workplace.

While the education space is typically made up of females, corporate education spans into industries that are usually male dominated. Mining, finance, engineering – all are verticals dominated by men. As a woman, I’ve discovered that the perception I have of myself directs how I am treated. People, generally, respond to confidence.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 09:07

Bon Voyage, Cara!

Cara Eachus recently joined the Endeavor Cape Town team in 2015 where she worked alongside Deanne Friis-Smith. She received a BBA in Business Management and English through Unisa and a post-graduate qualification in Education. Before joining the team, Cara worked as a teacher, ran her own successful education-related businesses. An entrepreneur in her own right, Cara was the perfect fit for Endeavor.

Monday, 17 July 2017 08:34

Mentor Spotlight: Margaret O’Connor

Margaret O’Connor, Endeavor Mentor, takes her place in the spotlight this month. With 25 years’ worth of experience in the international marketing and business development, this expert has worked in Africa, Asia, the US and the UK focusing on catalysing ECD innovation and commercialising fintech. Margaret has been an Endeavor South Africa Mentor for three years. Get to know her…

Nhlakanipho Ngobese has been with Endeavor South Africa for two years and has serviced entrepreneurs with dedication and passion. Nhlakanipho is an essential part of the Endeavor SA team, and graduated from the Milpark Business School with a Bachelor in Business Administration in 2013.

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