#90 Michael Jordaan (Part 1) – Banking, Career Development & Business

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Dr. Michael Jordaan, MCom, Ph.D., is the Founder of MonteGray Capital. Dr. Jordaan serves as Partner at AngelHub Ventures. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at First National Bank, Plc until December 31, 2013.

He had a decade of experience working at the First National Bank, Plc. At FNB, he oversaw the move away from traditional banking toward rewarding ecosystem-centric solutions for customers. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of JSE Limited since January 1, 2014. Dr. Jordaan is the recipient of the CNBC Africa Business Leader of the Year for Southern Africa award.

According to Ventures Africa.com, Micheal is Africa’s most innovative banker.

Follow Michael on twitter: @michaeljordaan
Website: http://www.montegray.com/

This is part one of two.

#82 Wannipha Jen Buakaew – How to find your place into Crypto

 

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Wannipha Jen Buakaew is an ICO and investment analyst. She is also on The New Money Systems Board- Lifeboat foundation alongside high profile individuals such as Vitalik Buterin and Charlie Lee.

She is a leading personality, public speaker and voice of progress to the cryptocurrency community and emerging markets- Known as Crypto Jen, one of the most highly regarded female crypto/blockchain influencers in the world.

Jen’s passion is about leveraging Crypto and Blockchain driven solutions to make a global impact and empower individuals to live life to the fullest.

Links:
– Book: Money and The Law of Attraction by Esther Hicks
– Lifeboat Foundation: click here
– Smartcash: https://smartcash.cc/

#77 ROXANNE KALIE – BE POSITIVELY FIERCE

 

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“Talent is not enough. You gotta put in the work” – Roxanne Kalie

Professional Model, Actress, Mom and DJ Roxanne Kalie(@roxcizzle) comes on the podcast and discussed all sorts of topics. From how she got started at the age of 13 and stayed relevant to this day.

This is a wide ranged interview where we discuss her unusual career, challenges, motherhood, transitions and insights about the industry, male/female dynamics and more.

#61 BRIAN HAZARD – EXPLORING COLOR THEORY, CREATIVITY, DEEP WORK, LONGEVITY

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Color Theory is the musical alter ego of American singer-keyboardist-songwriter Brian Hazard. Hazard has released nine studio albums, nine EPs, three remix collections, and one set of demos to date. His latest album Adjustments was released on May 27, 2016.

I have been trying to get hold of Brian and it was worth the wait. This conversation was absolutely amazing to me, I hope you enjoy it too.

In this episode, we covered:
– The current state of music
– Longevity
– His early years
– The creative process
– Deep work
– Social media and much more.

Check out his website: http://colortheory.com/

 

#58 SIDE HUSTLE TECHNIQUES

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With a circus of things happening altogether in my life. I thought, I should share the inside story.

I just moved into a new house, sold my car to invest in cryptocurrencies(Bitcoin,ether etc), working on my StartUp idea and putting together a team for my business.

I hope you find something useful from my recent experience and you’re welcome to advise me wherever you see fit.

Another episode similar to this: LIFESTYLE DESIGN & PRODUCTIVITY HACKS

#55 BARATANG MIYA – TEACHING GIRLS TO CODE

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Baratang Miya is the CEO of GirlHYPE Coders that empowers girls to pursue careers in STEM and had been chosen by the US State Dept’s in 2015 TechWomen program as an Emerging Leader. She was placed at Adobe for mentorship during her TechWomen 2015 award.

She also serve on the Silicon Cape Exco as head of Transformation. She was the 1st runner up for MTN Women In ICT Community Builder Award 2016.

She partnered with organisations like UN Women, Mozilla, TechWomen, SiliconCape and Technovation to develop women’s digital literacy and participating on the web.

She is also a judge for the Inspiring50 brought to SA by #cocreateSA.

In this podcast, we discussed:
– Girlhype
– How she got started
– Myths & stereotypes
– Her travels.

Links:
Website – http://girlhype.co.za/
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/baratang-miya-1270a99/
Her Inspiring 50 profile – http://www.inspiringfifty.com/zajudges/

#54 Marcel Oudejans – INSIDE THE WORLD OF MAGIC

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I have always been fascinated by Magic. It really drive me nuts. Whenever I see Marcel Oidejans, David Blaine or any other magician doing their thing, I feel very small. That’s why I had to meet Marcel for a chat.

Marcel Oudejans has over 20 years of experience working in the meetings, events, and conference industry, as a specialist corporate entertainer and speaker. He is one of only a handful of presenters in the world who is able to provide a bespoke, custom-designed presentation for conferences, gala dinners and corporate events.

Marcel is also the founder of the Cape Town Comedy Club.

Links:
Where you can learn magic – Coolfidence
Marcel performing magic

David Blaine’s frog trick with Drake and Dave Chappelle video we mentioned:

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#53 CONQUERING YOUR FEARS – MELISSA HAYNES

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Briefly, Melissa went to South Africa and lived in a national park.

Have you ever really wanted to do something but every time you even thought about doing it you just got stuck? Most people will give up on their dreams before they even try. It’s not because we’re lazy or incapable. It’s because we’ve got ghosts in our way. Some are haunted by the ghost of public humiliation, rejection, failure or even success. All are terrifying, but the only thing more terrifying than ghosts is not trying.

Melissa Haynes is an author, shark and animal advocate, adventurer and ghostbuster – www.melissajhaynes.com

Books recommended: The War of Art by Steven Pressfiled

Check out Melissa’s book here.

Melissa’s Tedx talk:

#52 Susan Bennett – Meet the woman behind the voice of SIRI

 

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With a strong personality and a sense of humor, Siri and the voice behind her, give the story of voice acting and how Susan Bennett became the original voice of Siri. Susan and her voice talent were suddenly a persona on devices worldwide, thrusting her into accidental fame. Susan tells of how Siri was created and how she dealt with the fear of living up to the expectations of Siri.

In this podcast, Susan takes us back to where her career started as a voice over artist. Besides being the original voice of Siri, she has been a trusted voice for Coca-Cola, Discovery channel, Delta Airlines, USA Today, Cartoon Network and other. We also discuss how the voice industry has changed and how she adapted to it.

Click here to visit Susan’s website

Click here to watch Susan’s Tedx talk

 

A similar podcast episode you might wanna listen: Exploring tea with Lady Bonin

 

#51 – Riana Lynn – FOOD TECH & DIVERSITY

 

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Riana Lynn is a leader in food technology and innovation and a STEM mentor. Her work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Essence, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc and more.

Riana is the founder and CEO of Food Trace, a technology company that deals with food supply chain. She also worked with Google, The White House as well as consulting for a number of companies in the United States.

Some of the topics we covered:

  • Her story
  • How she got started
  • Work experience
  • How she founded food trace
  • How she taught herself how to code
  • Diversity in STEM

You can follow her on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rianalynn/

 

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