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Dr Thando Sibanda is a Professional Speaker, author and Master Coach. A trained expert in personal and professional development; he offers keynotes, strategic Interventions and workshops to corporate audiences. Dr Thando’s value add to organisations is to develop their most prized resource – People.


Dr Thando is a leadership and corporate development expert who through customized Inspirational keynotes and in-depth interventions, helps teams and organizations get unstuck, progress from any point where they are towards their desired goals. With speaking and training experience from working with organizations in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya, the United Kingdom and the USA, Thando is a ‘must have’ who is passionate about people development.


As Africa’s Premier Mind set expert, Dr Thando is certified through the Lets live Coaching Institute and is affiliated with the GLOBAL Federation for Spiritual Mentors and Coaching Professionals (GFSMCP), Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) as well as the Federation for Neuro Linguistic Programming Coaching
Professionals (NLPCP). He is also a qualified leadership Coach certified by the John Maxwell Company, Africa. Thando holds a PHD in Leadership and Management and currently heads up Ideal Traits PTY LTD, an international people development company.


Creating a Winning Mindset

In this intervention, Thando moves a mediocre performer into championship exploits and thinking through inspiring the very core of our existence, the subconscious mind. A tweak in the belief system and internal processing metas will turn a failure mind-set into a winning one. The value system gets a facelift and we reach out to the winner’s podium – where we all belong. An organisation with employees who are fully present, fully engaged and fully functional will prosper. This intervention is a must have for individuals and organisations eager to let go of limiting beliefs and thrive on the fast edged 21st century with a winning mindset.

The four Members of a winning Team

“One is too Small a number to win championships”. In this deeply inspirational and reactive intervention, Thando deconstructs the secret behind winning teams and takes the audience through the four members of a winning team. This teaching helps everyone nd themselves in the team setup and eliminates silo mindsets and implosive competition within the same team.

The Future is now! (Harnessing the Force of Change)

Back in 2000, Reed Hastings the founder of Netix (Online streaming" and On-demand video business) approached former Blockbuster CEO John Antioco and asked for $50 million to give away the company he founded — Netix. Antioco, thinking that it was a "very small and limited niche business," ended the negotiations and didn't buy Netix. Today Netix has a market value of over $32 Billion and Blockbusters is no more. Change is the biggest constant

The Smell of the place – Creating an enabling culture in your organisation

“Think of Calcutta in summer” – Professor Sumantra Ghoshal tells of his hometown where his parents live in India and he visits them every July. “Imagine the heat, the humidity, the noise, the dirt. It sucks up all your energy, drains your brain and exhausts your imagination. Now compare that with the forest of Fontainebleau”, near where he used to work in France. “The fresh smell of the trees, the crispness in the air, the bright owners and the tender grass underfoot. The heart lifts up and the energy and creativity bubble. Where would you rather be”? You can smell it when you go through the doors of any business – whether it has the atmosphere of Calcutta in summer or Fontainebleau in spring. The culture of the organisation determines the smell of the place. It’s important to note that culture will eat strategy for breakfast. Culture must be denied, inculcated and driven from the top. A lot of organisations have volumes of strategy but lack the right culture to align their business. In this transformation keynote/Intervention, Thando helps your executives and teams mould and model the right culture that will turn the smell of your organisation from Calcutta in Summer into Fontainebleau in Spring. in our lives both professional and personal. Individuals and organisations that thrive in today’s competitive world have mastered the three point challenge of change. Discover how to manage change and keep your organisation/team ahead of the change curve. Harness the force of change. This intervention is beneficial for organisations planning to or going through change.

Disruption – Principles of staying ahead of the Pack

When Skype came into the picture, it totally disrupted the long distance calling industry. When the email came, the post office lost its mojo. When the Apple IPhone was introduced, Blackberry and Nokia became casualties. What happens when companies that have enjoyed the limelight for a century like Kodak, plateau and ignore innovation? – Disruption. Disruption is when the entry of one innovative player into the market radically changes and redefines the scenario favourably for them and significantly disastrous for others. In this frank and riveting keynote, Dr Thando takes the audience into the realities of staying ahead of the game through principles of disruption.

The Podium Finish – Winning is intentional

The world celebrates a Podium finish…we all love the Gold, Silver& Bronze. No one is appreciated just for showing up…through conquest; one must take their place on the Winner’s Podium! Life has its podium moments. These are ephemeral seasons of Appreciation, Acclaim and Celebration in recognition of outstanding human endeavour. While many appreciate the moment and its glory, the other side is an endorsement of the process and the journey, together with its challenges and feats. A podium moment is not a culmination of itself…It’s a result of focused action which leads to expected, exponential results.
This inspirational keynote is ideal for sales teams and work environments that are
deadline and goal driven.

The Power of your Print - Living life on purpose

Everyone is born with a purpose print – This is the complete ideal picture of your fulfilling existence. While amazing, it does not happen automatically or by chance. The individual must intentionally decipher and engage their purpose print. There are 4 keys or prints that unlock the greater life of purpose. In the Power of your print, Dr Thando deconstructs the 4 major prints of your life that connect one to purposeful living. The Four prints are:  Your Blue Print (Purpose) Finger Print (Identity) Thumb Print (Brand proposition) and Footprint (Influence) The keynote helps individual unlock the different prints and unleash unlimited potential in both a personal and business context.

Thando Sibanda


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