Over the years, clients have commented on the impact of the service that Makheni delivers. Only a few of them are captured here and they include Speaking, facilitating and storytelling but not coaching because of confidentiality.
Comments on Makheni the Diversity and Leadership Specialist
"Makheni ran a diversity management program for an Engineering Consulting company that I was with. The company had its roots in apartheid South Africa and was struggling to break free from old prejudices. As a black female South African running a series of workshops for a group consisting of a largely white male audience, Makheni was magnificent in her ability to win over the hearts and minds of her delegates in a loving and professional manner. She really helped us to break the taboos of the past and achieve reconciliation within our environment"
Bernard Koch – then Director at Bigen Africa
'Thank you for your workshop Diversity Competency and Teamwork. Your work is most appreciated! I think you are an amazing speaker who inspires people to look further than the outer layer. During the workshop you did not only speak English, but you also spoke Dutch. You speak the universal language of mankind with your positive expressions!'
Romano Schreuder - Reed Business Congress delegate – Utrecht
'On the first day of module one I wondered what I could learn from a black woman. Now at the end of the last module I want to humbly say, “Thank you Makheni, I have never learnt so much!”
Leadership Academy delegate - Anglo American Platinum
'I have been on many leadership workshops but this is something else. Thanks for opening my eyes Makheni.'
Itu Mokhonoana - Leadership Academy delegate - Anglo American Platinum
'Thank you for the wonderful work you do for Duke. We are proud to have you as part of our faculty."
Monica Hill - Director, Global Resources Network Duke Corporate Education, UK.
I do not know anyone else who can communicate so well at all levels - from executives to secretaries. It is a privilege for our university to partner with Makheni.
Prof Chris van der Watt - North-West university
Comments on Makheni the Speaker
‘Makheni seems somehow to be able to immerse herself directly into the audience. She becomes one of them, and in so doing, she does much more than merely deliver her message — she reveals it, illuminates it — showing her audience that her truths were there all along; they simply hadn’t seen them as clearly. Makheni’s talks are coherent, memorable and moving — and at the same time light and entertaining. Bravo!'
Tim Hurson. Toronto Canada
‘I wish all the speakers could be as reliable as you are. It is so easy to do business with you.’ Marika Hockly – Guest Speaker (a speaker bureau)
‘Thanks for a great talk - I have heard many talks and this is by far the best’
Dr. Velthausz – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa (Scientist from The Netherlands)
‘Makheni has passion, imagination and integrity and she is down to earth – what a rare combination!’
Tony Cross – Founder of Puzzle Piece.
Comments on Makheni the Program Director / MC
‘There are ordinary MCs, good MCs and then there is Makheni. What a stage personality and an amazing speaker. The fact that she has integrity makes it a pleasure to work with Makheni.
Adriaan Woudstra - Director - AMaconference
'There is only one reason Makheni became the permanent MC for the Sowetan Women's Club for all these years - she is the best in the industry.' Phindile Xaba - then women's Editor of Sowetan, an English national newspaper
'You provided more than a speaker/MC combo - you were the whole function. Pelma - then with Unilever
'Thank you for being more than an MC. Your inspirational message helped me to change my life. I am grateful for the opportunity that the club created for us to hear such a powerful woman.
Martha Mabena - audience member who attended some sessions of the roadshow
Comments on Makheni the Storyteller
Please see www.makhenithestoryteller.com