how it started

In July 2008, pregnant with my third child, I decided to register my own business. My why was to prove to my ex-luxury-brand-employer that they lost a good employee and I wanted to be more than ‘just’ a mom. What unfolded was a whole different story …

performing started young

It started with ballet at 5 years old, then moved to modern dance, jazz and hip hop. Then came drama for stage and TV. And I excelled at it because I loved it. It’s my essence being a performer, I love how I connect with the audience on a heart-soul-mind level. And I haven’t stopped performing, only now I integrate it with business and brand building, hence the ‘edutainer’ promoted.

graduated from marketing and advertising in south africa

I absolutely loved studying, and loved the world of marketing and advertising. Creativity is my highest value, and it’s where I tap into when energy is low, and there is just something exhilarating for me when jumping between strategy and creativity, it gives me the thrill to be able to take something intangible and imaginative and turn it into something tangible and actionable.

moved onto industrial & organisational psychology, NLP, Neuroscience, Metaphysics and Spiritual world

After having my Management position within a luxury brand split between 6x different people, and then consequently leaving the company because of boredom and bad leadership, I pursued the world of psychology to understand how our minds work and how personalities are formed. This led me to discover new worlds, and new perspectives, which I integrated into the world of marketing, business, and brand building. I have gathered a multitude of information, knowledge and expertise from around the world on how businesses and brands are built, but also how to grow and scale them individually, without cookie-cutter-templates. I’m very honoured to be able to share my knowledge with students at the University of Applied Sciences in Kufstein and Salzburg as a Lecturer, but also as a Trainer with the Austrian Startups Youth Entrepreneurship Week and Moonshot Pirates.  

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Brandsashka is my heart-work

I love working with my clients and my team. I love working with students and scholars. I love being a podcaster and speaker and hosting global events. I love being alive in this time and fulfilling my mission and vision. 

Meet the team

Yvette Terblanche
Creative director

I’m addicted to Coke Zero, or anything with carbs actually. I only recently jumped on the Harry Potter bandwagon, very late I know! I’m currently devouring the third book. I secretly believe in Astrology, and according to a Numerologist I met in Cambodia I will retire quite early in life, which is nice. I love drawing, although I don’t do it nearly enough. I love all things beautiful especially decorative rugs and pillows which are currently sprawled all around my house, I am in constant fear of drowning in pillows while sleeping! I suffer from horrible allergies, but never take medication. My struggle is real.

Joel Delane
Web Design & Developer

Hi, I’m Joel a husband and father of 2. I am an avid supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, so most weekend’s you’ll catch me down at the club chanting my lungs out with my son. I’m a front end engineer by trade and also manage software development teams too. I love watching a project develop from its infancy and picture a project like Lego blocks (another passion of mine). To relax I love binging a good box set on the sofa with a coffee….or two, or three 😉

tanitia van der walt
copywriter

Currently residing in the UAE, Tanitia has leveraged her years working in the hospitality industry and honed her love for the written word into a career in marketing. When she’s not writing for work, she spends her time invested in tragic romance, caffeine, and studies as she completes her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing.

David Ebenezer Oluwatosin
community manager

David, from Nigeria and happens to be the ‘Ebenezer’ which means the last baby of his mother. He believes that “knowledge is power. Everyone should improve themselves and/or business, no matter what stage in life they’re in. Whether it’s to develop a better mindset or to increase profits. Moving forward is key”.

He enjoys surfing the web for research and reading books related to his areas of interest – which are Marketing, Digital, and Social Media Technology to find the Antidotes to people’s needs. Because of this, he has gained vast knowledge in digital skills, tools, techniques, and strategies which he loves to share and implement to help businesses move from that point they are to that point which they so much desired.

Warren Jacobs
Web Design & Development

Genius with all things web, 2D, 3D design and a great dad and husband! Clearly loves ice-cream!

shiggi pakter
audio podcast technician

Shiggi a Dutch-Kenyan living in London UK, has over 17 years of experience as a sound engineer and an insatiable curiosity for new audio technology. She now helps authors, speakers, coaches and consultants increase their presence online by creating and maximising their online audio real estate. This is done primarily by the editing and production of AudioBooks, Podcasts and “Sound 4 Social” media packages. Beyond her obsession with audio, she spends a lot of time with her hairless Sphynx cat – Icarus and can either be found rock climbing or training for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions.

Karen Maokomatanda
Project manager

I decided to pivot my career in 2019 after working in the Hospitality industry for three years. I started freelancing as an Executive Assistant as a side hustle in 2016. I resigned just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, talk about preparation meeting opportunity. When I am not employed full time, I freelance under my company, Assistance Hub.

This helps me work in multicultural and diverse environments, being part of all types of teams, large and small, across a broad range of profiles (junior, senior, Executive, C-suite). This diverse experience, background, and global perspective gives me an edge to adapt and succeed in any environment.

In my last role, I got exposed to work on the African Continent around Startups, the enabling ecosystem, investing, and all the work that still needs to be done to support our emerging entrepreneurs on the continent, and I am on a quest to know more….. I was born and raised on the African Continent, and I am passionate about its growth and development. There are a lot of problems that plague our continent. Some are personal to me. I have lost people I love due to a lack of access to quality health. I know families in abject poverty who don’t have access to necessities like education, food, clean water, finance, and decent health care. I am passionate about partnering with Founders using TECH to bridge these gaps.

I am good at EXECUTION, and I want to give more than I take in the world, and that is what I have committed my life to currently.