Speaker #1

Dr Mark Vella is one of South Africa’s foremost wellness innovators and thought leaders. His competence lies in the social innovation enterprise, education, strategic leadership, and wellness sectors. He is currently the Director of The School of Lifestyle Medicine, which offers wellness programs to the corporate, professional and personal development markets. In 1992 Mark started MASSAGE ON THE BEACH, which grew to 4 sites with 14 staff and in 2005, he developed the not-for-profit Hand-up Hands-on Apprenticeship Program, which offered free personal and business skills education. Mark is the author of several wellness programs and qualifications, including the world’s first internet and call centre protocol database in Natural Medicine. He was a 2011 finalist in the Sanlam Entrepreneur of the Year Competition and made the final rounds of The Big Break Social Entrepreneurs Competition two years in a row. Today Mark is going to reveal Franklin’s Secret by combining history, quantum physics, business science and wellness principles to show how using a simple tool to guide your actions, will help you lead the life, and get the results you want. It will also give you a yardstick to measure your actions and results against.

Speaker #2

In Chris Loker’s past life, he was a bank/investment exec. Now he consults to financial services companies on business strategy, and is the founder of a Sustainable Finance company that aims to change the flow of money to businesses and projects committed to social/environmental development. He also has interests in entrepreneurial ventures including wellness and entertainment. In 1990 he led a South African delegation to an international student conference in Japan on sustainable development. Today, Chris is asking: “how do we change the flow?” He’ll highlight how money, especially savings, is needed to finance solutions to the real problems we face, like clean drinking water, electricity, healthcare and education.

NB: Pop-up Class in “The Change Room” (yellow curtain) @ The Leslie Social Sciences Building/Mezzanine Level.

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