Business. Leadership

Based: Johannesburg

The Engineered Mind to WIN!

“Most people die daily in a queue waiting for a good life. Sadly, what they don’t know is that you don’t wait for a good life, you create it.”

Veli Ndaba was born in Soweto, Emdeni Township. He studied National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Science in Management Science at the University of South Africa. He further obtained a diploma in project management and train-the-trainer certificate while embarking on a career in the corporate world.

In 2011, he started his own business, specialising in corporate training, life and business coaching. He joined the international communication and leadership organisation, Toastmasters International.

In the three years since joining, he became president of his local club and now gives motivational talks around the country. Losing parents at a very young age taught him that life is too short to be spent complaining and blaming everything instead of appreciating the taking advantage of the available opportunities.

He has dedicated his life to inspire and empower people to discover to unleash their greatness.

Which speaking categories do you position yourself in?

“Motivational and/ Business, Leadership, Change and Personal Development”.

What are your three take-away messages for your audiences?

“Greatness resides in all of us.

Self-awareness is the key to greatness.

You need a mentor in life”. 

What main issues do you address in your keynotes?

“Many people don’t buy into a vision of the company which they work for – they are only there for the paycheck. I help my audiences to see their personal visions and to realize that the workplace is a platform for greatness and to change their interpretations of their stories.”

Who are your ideal clients?

“Blue chip organizations”

What is your magic formula for success?

“Discovering what you are meant to do through your strength and passion and in that way, you become authentic and the best.”

What would you be if you were not a professional speaker?

“An entrepreneur.”

Why have you succeeded in a field where so many others have failed?

“I’ll attribute it to my passion, strength and my insight on the topics I speak on.”

What sets you apart from other speakers?

“I’m not a speaker who disappears. I maintain a strong presence afterwards.”

What book is currently on your night stand?

“The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.”

What was the largest audience you’ve spoken to?

“1000 people”