Meet the PACSA 2022 Speakers

Grant Driver

Grant Driver

Grant Driver is a specialist facilitator, speaker, MC, coach and educator. He is an inductee of the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame and a 2021 inductee into the Educators Hall of Fame. Recently, Grant received recognition from the MEA Business Awards as the Most Influential Leadership Coach in Southern Africa.

Prior to starting his own business, Captivate International in 1998, he lectured extensively for international educational institutions on management, leadership and social sciences. Grant’s programmes are adopted by top global companies to drive leadership, employee and customer engagement.  

Tholo Motaung

Tholo Motaung

Tholo Motaung has established himself as a skilled trainer, facilitator, assessor, and moderator. He is a high-performance enthusiast driving good corporate governance, human capital, and organisational development through learning and development initiatives. Tholo’s passion and focus is on assisting individuals and organisations to be exceptional through creating, achieving, and maintaining a high-performance culture.

Tholo is serving as a Board Member at The Association for Office Professionals of South Africa and a full member at Institute of Directors South Africa.

Deshun Deysel Bester

Deshun Deysel Bester

Pioneer, High Altitude Mountaineer, Business Coach, and Entrepreneur – Deshun is one of South Africa’s leading female mountaineers. In her 15 year career, she has been on 14 major expeditions to five continents and has attempted to summit Mt. Everest twice.

Deshun has a valuable perspective on what high performance means to individuals and teams. As a certified InnerGame® Coach, she brings practical application to the requirements of High Performance in Organisations.

Elmarie Vos

Elmarie Vos

Elmarie is a motivational speaker, author, facilitator, corporate culture transformation consultant and mBIT coach with over 30 years’ experience in the world of business.

Elmarie has facilitated and presented hundreds of experiential corporate culture change and employee engagement workshops. Her main focus of instruction is the importance of personal and organisational connectedness – the key ingredient for future brands to not only survive but thrive.

Marilise Du Plessis

Marilise Du Plessis

With many years’ experience as an executive professional in corporate business, Marlise believes that a stylish, well-groomed image provides the foundation for confidence. 

As Corporate Ambassador & Senior Image Consultant with leading international image consultancy ‘Chata Romano’ (personally trained by Chata), Marlise provides Image, Style & Wardrobe consultancy to individuals and companies, through personal and group consultations, makeovers and workshops – empowering them to achieve success.

Pamela Khumalo

Pamela Khumalo

Pamela Khumalo is an experienced administrative professional with over 20 years in the field. She is currently the Senior Executive Administrator in the CEO’s Office at Airports Company South Africa. A former winner of the Office Professional of the Year Award, Pamela has worked for CEOs at Cell C, Toyota and Telkom.

Known for her resilience and ability to build productive and collaborative working relationships with executives, managers, staff, clients, and vendors, responding to changing and multiple priorities, she has also participated in various training and workshops. A strong believer in sharing and up-lifting others in the profession, Pamela has mentored several upcoming office professionals.

Helen Nicholson

Helen Nicholson

Helen Nicholson is a specialist in the area of Mindfulness and has been called the “Networking Queen” by many of her clients. Owner of The Networking Company, she has pioneered this work for the past 15 years, and has trained over 12 000 people in what TIME Magazine calls “the biggest performance game changer”.

Helen understands performance demands, and has personally experienced both the productivity and resilience benefits of mindfulness. She has written two business best-selling books and was interviewed by GIBS as one of South Africa’s top female entrepreneurs.

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