Johdi! I’m so excited to have you here today, thank you for joining us.
1. So, first of all, tell us about your journey! What led you to this point?
If you’ve ever read the book The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho, this will resonate because, just as in that story about a little boy who has to travel the globe in search of the meaning of his life, only to find that it’s right back where he started out, and was right in front of him all the time, my journey is similar: Everything movement-related came easily to me, and from being young, I was singled out for my sporting achievements.
When I was wondering what kind of career would suit me, my mum suggested that I go to the University of Cape Town to study Human Movement. I was in Zimbabwe at the time, and going to the country right next door to study something seemingly so basic wasn’t appealing to the globe-trotter in me, so I chose instead to go the UK where I studied Media, French and European Studies with a view to becoming who- knows- what, but it felt daring and exotic at the time! I graduated and proceeded to have 7 different jobs between 2002 and 2011.