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Meet Makheni

Makheni the Transformational Speaker

Want to equip your teams and team leaders with practical implementable skills?

Want to create a really inclusive organisation and go beyond multiculturalism and observable differences?

Want to really transform your organisation and/or team and go beyond the fashionable management hypes and really be future ready?

Want to know how understanding Cognitive Diversity helps teams to perform optimally and how it helps them to serve your customers better? 


Makheni is the best man for the job! Click to here to download her  profile.

Makheni the Organizational transformation and Diversity Specialist

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Makheni has been helping organisations and teams to become diversity competent by maximising the benefits of diversity and minimising the impact of the pitfalls of diversity since she started Real Solutions Training in 1999. She has the most novel approach to diversity which does not just focus on observable differences but on the real drivers of behaviour and what enhances team synergy. She is a Cognitive Diversity specialist and includes this in her diversity training and keynote addresses.

She has extensive experience in helping organisations and teams with real organisational transformation which goes beyond the fashionable management hypes.


She also has real life experience in both middle and senior management. Her leadership and team leadership interventions offer practical implementable tools. Makheni says, "Organisational effectiveness depends on effective team leadership because that's where the rubber hits the tar!' 

Makheni the Online and Face2Face Coach 

Makheni the future readiness coach offers these services face-to-face and online:

  - Coaching for entrepreneurs and owners of SMMEs

  - Leadership coaching

  - Career coaching for adults and learners

  - Personal effectiveness coaching


She is a Neethling Brain Instruments® Master Practitioner and uses these profiling instruments exclusively in coaching. She also co-owns Breinvoorkeuren NBI®, the Dutch agency of NBI®, with Koen Zonneveld. They license and support Practitioners. The Practitioners are independent experts who apply the method in different applications including coaching, recruitment & selection, training etc.


For more on NBI® please click here or see www.breinvoorkeuren.nl and click on English

Makheni the Storyteller

Makheni, the award-winning Storyteller, offers the following:

Corporate storytelling

   - Using real life examples in keynote addresses

   - Using storytelling techniques in management, diversity and teamwork workshops

   - Customized storytelling performances for product launches, year end functions etc.


Storytelling performances in SA languages, English and Dutch

  - Theatre performances

  - On-site performances

  - Children's edutainment 

  - Collaboration with Walter van Wingerden - Afrika meets Europa Theatermakers

  - Collaboration with Patrick Tromp of MudansA and Drum Cafe Benelux


For more, please see www.makhenithestoryteller.com

Makheni the Program Director

Makheni has hosted international conferences and local (SA) events in the past 19 years. She brings more than her public profile to the task. Her credentials are definitely not based on the fact that she featured a lot in SA media including TV. She adds value to every event because she can think on her feet and her sense of fun and energy are truly infectious.


She has hosted conferences such as The Hydropower Sustainability Conference, The Saneri Launch and the Women and Sustainability Conference to name a few. Her versatility makes it possible for her to host conferences and serious events like the Boss of the year awards as well as fun events such as The Sowetan Women's club.


She hosted successful roadshows for clients such as Unilever and Real magazine offering a Speaker-Program director combo. For comments on Makheni please click here.