Meet the Mentors

The Social Impact Founders Club brings together experts leading in their respective fields and who have exceptional experience supporting entrepreneurs, individuals and teams, to share their insights to help you start and grow a social enterprise that reflects your passion and purpose.

Ntsiki Mkhize

Mentorship | Living on Purpose

Chief Social Entrepreneur
MentHer, Founder

Ntsiki is a certified Five Lens Practitioner with a Masters in Social Innovation.

An international speaker and facilitator, some of her topics include resilience, mentorship, social entrepreneurship and social marketing.

Ntsiki gave her first TedTalk at TEDx Cumbernauld Women, Scotland in 2019 and was featured as the youngest speaker at the International Speakers Summit 2019 and the Epic Entrepreneur Conference 2020. She is the self-published author of My Hall of Mentors – lessons learned along a journey of success.

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Modiegi Mulaudzi

Marketing | Branding

Lefa Communications
MD & Founder

Modiegi is an experienced professional within the Digital Communication and Media space. She founded Lefa Communications; a Digital marketing and corporate communications agency.

Modiegi is currently completing her Masters of Science in Digital Marketing Communication with the University of Salford. She also holds a B.Com in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg, among other things.

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Raelene Clarke

Creating an Exit Strategy

Founder - Indica

A mother of 4 daughters, she recently  founded lndica- a girls’ active wear brand,  using charcoal bamboo and meaningful  prints to remind girls of the key values of  confidence, bravery and sisterly love.

Raelene co-founded Springage, a youth-led  innovation consultancy which was acquired  by Deloitte in 2016.

She is South African, livingin Hong Kong.

She holds a B.Com degree in Industrial and  OrganizationalPsychology.She is former  Miss South Africa Teen (2004) and a World  Economic Forum Global Shaper, having  attended Davos 3 times.

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Precious Mvulane

Managing Finances

GAD Consulting Services Inc.

Precious is an award winning business woman, author and content developer.

Her expertise lie in finance, compliance and governance. Precious has 20 years’ experience in multiple finance roles and has been involved with governance structures for the past 14 years.

She is the owner of GAD Consulting Services Inc. a Training, Publishing and Development organization that aims to educate, empower and enable leaders to achieve organisation objectives.

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Louise Steyl

Business Strategy

U Rise
Founder and Owner

Louise is a Gallup Global Strengths Coach passionate about helping women find ultimate career fulfilment. In addition to individual coaching, she consults to organisations on building strengths-based teams, and also facilitate corporate learning programs.

Louise has a strong academic record in Political Science, and continued her studies in mainly leadership, personal development and corporate sales programs. She’s had a successful corporate career in leadership roles focusing on new business growth, corporate sales and client management.

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Dr Micaela Mazzei

Alternative Business Models

Senior Lecturer
Glasgow Caledonian University

Micaela is Programme Leader for the MSc  Social Innovation at GCU and leads the  module on Social Innovation and Alternative  Economic Forms.

Her  interest  in  social  innovation  and the  social  economy  is:  understanding  the contextual determinants of social innovation  and social enterprise development and  performance; understanding  the dynamics of local (and regional) economies; and the  involvement of voluntary and community organisations in delivery of public services.

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Vanessa Bluen

Business & Personal Leadership

The Consultant Powerhouse
MD & Founder

Vanessa has integrated what she loves doing with her business focus – working with individuals in organisations at all levels to realise their potential, challenge their work and personal paradigms, build critical skills and play to their strengths. She supports youth development organisations in building leadership,  entrepreneurial capability and business confidence.

The Consultant Powerhouse supports JSE listed companies, corporates and SMEs with customised learning and development and coaching initiatives across the full range of economic sectors, building high performing, resilient and competitive organisations.

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Mathapelo Montsho

Managing Your Business

Why Cook
Co-Founder & Co-Owner

An advocate for SMMEs, especially women in business. Mathapelo through her entrepreneurship journey has managed to find ways to be innovative in business, finding different ways of adding value to clients, and winning new clients who have grown with Why Cook over the years. Why Cook is a 100% female black owned, level 1 BEE catering company.

In addition to her role at Why Cook, Mathapelo is a mentor at Focused Network, she holds an MBA from Regent Business School, and is currently doing her Doctorate of Management in Technology and Innovation with Da Vinci institute.

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Dr. Santie von Below

Creating a Meaningful Strategy

Fundtech Consulting CC, Founder | Author | Management and Leadership Lecturer and Consultant

Owner of Fundtech Consulting CC, which serves SMME’s in their start-up and growth phases, as well as larger organizations that are in need of strategic market alignment and leadership development.

A part-time lecturer at the Nelson Mandela University, George Campus, RSA. She lectures business management subjects to students in the fields of marketing management, management, tourism, sports management, game ranch management as well as forestry management.

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Kat Luckock

Selling to Corporate

The Social Entrepreneur Coach

Kat has a background of growing a successful social enterprise herself inspiring the next generation around business for good, through her unique education programme. She grew this successfully by mastering her own aligned method of selling to corporates, so she didn’t have to be dependent on grant funding or sponsorship.

Kat now helps social entrepreneurs achieve their vision for social and environmental change. She specialises in helping you attract more clients and customers through confident, aligned sales, mindset and visibility strategy.

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Adelaide Sheik

Understanding Social Impact

Social Entrepreneur & Lecturer, JBS

Adelaide is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of the Dr Kenneth Kaunda Resource Centre and serves on the board for BigFish Film School. She holds a MBA and is currently completing her PHD in Organisational Effectiveness in Social Enterprises.

Adelaide has been exposed to the corporate and non-profit sector in managerial positions for over 21 years. She recently joined the Business Management team lecturing Entrepreneurship and is involved in the academic coordination for the continuous education programmes.

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Wendy Chalmers-Mill


MD & Principal Trainer, Positive-Performance

Wendy began her career in the medical profession working in Occupational Health addressing the associated costs of not addressing wellbeing at work. She holds qualifications in Corporate Coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming. For the last 20 years she has specialised in corporate management particularly in this field of resilience, wellbeing and human communication.

Wendy has a published book, articles and papers. She’s lectured widely throughout the UK and has regularly been interviewed on television and radio.