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DR. SHEFALI 

Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times best-sellers, including her two landmark books The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family.Dr. Shefali is also a sought-after speaker and has been featured on numerous media platforms, including Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Sunday, TEDx, Kellogg Business School and the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education. Through her talks, workshops, and retreats, she has inspired countless parents to embrace a more conscious and mindful approach to parenting, leading to more fulfilling relationships and personal growth for both parents and children.
 

Her work revolves around empowering parents to become more self-aware, present, and connected with their children. She advocates for a paradigm shift in parenting that moves away from traditional authoritarian or permissive styles and towards a more conscious and mindful approach that fosters authentic connections, emotional intelligence, and personal growth for both parents and children.

Her work has had a profound impact on the field of parenting and personal development, influencing parents, educators, and professionals worldwide. She continues to be a prominent voice in the conscious parenting movement, advocating for a deeper understanding of ourselves and our children as a path to greater connection, joy, and personal transformation.

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Olwethu Leshabane

TV Host | Writer | Speaker | Media Entrepreneur Olwethu Leshabane is an award-winning media entrepreneur, mom of 3 and doula. Olwethu is a speaker, MC/Facilitator, TV presenter, blogger, podcaster and social media content creator and strategic creative producer. Olwethu is also an early childhood development, and maternal health and women advancement advocate and the founder of Art of Superwoman (AoS). At its core, AoS is a content development and distribution multimedia platform which sets out to educate, inspire, entertain and influence its audience (predominantly women and mothers) to make sound and wholesome parenting, career, wellness, financial, and lifestyle choices.

Karabo Mokoena

Writer | Conscious Parent | Mental Health Advocate Karabo Mokoena is a dedicated wife and mother of two, deeply passionate about conscious parenting, mental health advocacy, and thriving in motherhood. As both a gifted writer and skilled conversationalist, she ignites thought-provoking discussions that challenge conventional parenting and existence, urging us to break free from limiting cycles. Karabo's work emphasises the vital connection between mental health and effective parenting, recognising that nurturing our own well-being is essential for being the best parents to our children. She delves into the impact of trauma on our relationships with ourselves and our loved ones, especially our children, offering insights and stories that guide us toward more conscious approaches to managing "childish" behavior. Karabo Mokoena's story is a testament to transformation, resilience, and unwavering love.

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Emma Sadleir

Attorney | Leading Expert on Social Media Law | Author

 

Emma Sadleir is South Africa’s leading expert on social media law. The company she founded in 2014, the Digital Law Company, specialises in educating and advising corporates, employees, schools, parents, teachers, and universities on the legal, disciplinary, and reputational risks of social media.

 

Emma’s areas of expertise include managing the legal consequences of using social media including defamation, privacy, hate speech and intellectual property; cyberbullying and harassment; sexting and pornography offences; the disciplinary consequences of using social media; personal and brand reputation management on social media; health and social media and online safety.

 

Much of Emma’s work involves creating social media strategies and policies for corporates and schools, drafting social media agency agreements and providing training and workshops on social media law.

 

Emma and her team have collectively addressed hundreds of blue-chip corporate clients and over 500,000 learners across Africa, the United Kingdom and Europe through educational talks and presentations. She also teaches media law to journalists and lawyers and lectures personal reputation management on various MBA programmes.

 

Emma is the co-author of two bestselling books – “Don't Film Yourself Having Sex... And Other Legal Advice For The Age of Social Media” and “Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones: A Teenager’s Online Survival Guide”. Emma is also the co-author of the social media section of the legal textbook, “Communications Law”.

DR JENNY ROSE

Clinical Phycologist | Toddler Behaviour Specialist Dr Jenny Rose is a clinical psychologist specialising in work with children and adolescents. Jenny obtained her PhD in attachment based parenting and is currently working at a private psychiatric hospital. Jenny works with a range of psychological disorders and works with the system as a whole. Much of Jenny’s work is parent focused. Jenny speaks regularly at schools around the country, offering guidance and input to parents. She is on a mission to help raise strong, secure and resilient children.

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Mandy Herold

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor | Strengths Coach | Edu Tainer

 

Mandy has been thriving in educational spaces for 25 years and was the Head of the Junior Prep at The Ridge School for 12 years. She is an International Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor and sits on the Board at a Parkview Pre-Primary School. She is a Gallup Global Strengths Coach and an Accredited Foundation Executive Coach. Mandy is a dynamic presenter and thought leader, specialising in Connection, Empathy and Self-Regulation. She is a mom, wife, teacher, coach and child whisperer!

Buhle Mabanga

Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher | Founder of Nomvula Well-Being | Author

 

Buhle is an accredited yoga and mindfulness teacher and founder of Nomvula Well-Being Movement. She began practicing mindfulness, yoga and meditation four years ago with teachers Nandiva from ISHTA Yoga and Mark Joseph from Mindful Revolution. In addition to her mindfulness and yoga work, Buhle is an artist, a children's book author, a spoken word writer and a fashion designer.

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Dr Clementine Chawane

Psychiatrist | Mental Health Advocate 

Dr Clementine Chawane is a Psychiatrist in Private Practice at the West Rand, Johannesburg. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She is a fellow of Psychiatrists with a South African College of Medicine.

 

She is also a mental health advocate who is passionate about educating the public about mental health and mental wellbeing with the hope of preventing mental illness or its complications through early intervention programmes.

Dr Chawane works within a network of healthcare professionals that help both the young and old navigate mental wellbeing and it’s challenges and she believes in a patient-centred approach based on clinical, scientific and social data.

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