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Passionate about helping people reach their full potential, Liezel travels around the country delivering motivational talks and keynote addresses on various topics.

A few of her most popular talks include:

Beating the Bully
Focusing on bullying in the workplace, Liezel shares tips on how to spot the office tyrant from a mile away and avoid being the target of their meanness. In essence she helps victims find their voice again to get the recognition they deserve.

“The Office Bully is a genius: it’s all smoke and mirrors… from a great fake relationship with the boss, knowing the minimal amount to be done to get away with it and thriving on your pain. But inside the bully lives a very insecure person taking it out on you.”

Empowering Women
Guided by the phrase ‘empower our women, empower our nation’, this talk unpacks the importance of claiming your right to be a powerful feminine force. Having conquered many physical and mental feats to get where she is now, Liezel understands the underlying challenges facing women today and strives to help others overcome them.
“Glass ceilings imposed by the traditional workplace are not the only thing that holds women back. It is often self-imposed. An inferiority complex, family commitments and a fear of failure are leaders in this self-inflicting stagnation.”

Finding your inner strength
How many times have you just let a secret dream go, just because it seemed unreachable? And when you actually took the brave step to tell someone what you’d like to do, they agreed that it was completely crazy. Well, it’s time you took a different approach! In this talk, Liezel draws on her personal experiences to help others avoid both naysayers and niggling self-doubt in the fearless pursuit of those impossible seeming goals.
“Set your goals and work at it, each and every day. Don’t stop until it’s done.”

Would you like Liezel to speak at your event? Get in touch!



We only had positive feedback from client.

Mish Hicks (Event Organisation)

I would just like to thank you so so much for MC’ing our Mercedes event yesterday. You were FANTASTIC, and I have been receiving rave comments from early morning.

Beverley Horrell, Rola Motor Marketing Manager

Liezel was terrific as always.

Riaan Kleinsmith, Makro

Always great working with Liezel, thank you for your empowering talk.

Mish Hicks (Event Organisation)

Please can you personally pass on my personal gratitude to Liezel, who was the consummate professional and by far one of the best MC’s I have worked with ever. Liezel certainly took the event to another level!!!!

Sean , The Rainbow Team

Working with you was one of my favourite things of the job.

Caron Isaacs, Associated Media

Please extend my thanks to Liezel. She was incredible and having a speaker of her calibre at our Awards added to the entire experience.

Robyn Hey, BWA

The event was a great success and Liezel was brilliant, as always!

Candice Burgess, Greater Than

Liezel did an amazing job.

Jade Campbell, Top Events

Liezel was such a pleasure to work with, professional, articulate, inspiring. She really was great

Bianca Church, Century City Property Owners’ Association

Liezel was awesome! She just knows our brand so well. We were exceptionally happy with the gig on Friday, and will be very keen to make use of Liezel’s services again in future, when the need arises. She handled everything superbly.

Fatima Borez, Cape Town Tourism

On behalf of the Fearless 14 and the BWA I would really like to thank you for your incredible presentation last night, your energy is infectious . You have set the tone for the FAST TRACK2SUCCESS program and the candidates are super excited and so eager to make it work for them. Your presentation was warm , engaging and filled with the little gems that stick in your mind. You made setting your goals and living your dream something that is so worth the highs and lows along each journey.
Thank you from all of us! You are an exceptional BWA ambassador.

Cheryl Steyn , Businesswomen’s Association CT

Bronwyn, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about my experience of working with Liezel as a guest speaker. As you know, we deal with many speakers for our events. The fact of the matter is that each speaker is different and has different requirements. In my 3 years as chair of the BWA, I have never worked with a speaker who has been as professional as Liezel. In preparation for her key note address for RBAA, Liezel asked for and complied perfectly with a brief on what we wanted her to talk on. Liezel also asked for the names of the people who would be at her table and researched each of those people so that she knew their names and a little bit about their business. Given that she sat at a table with our sponsors this went a long way towards impressing the sponsors and making everyone at the table feel welcome. She also went the extra mile and attended the pre-drinks and photo session (even though this was not required of her) and put all the finalists and sponsors at ease. After all of this, she gave a talk which, as you know, was on point and really well presented.

I cannot recommend Liezel highly enough as a speaker and I wanted to give you this feedback because I know she is one of your speakers and I am sure that feedback like this is valuable.
Robin Hey, BWA

Dear Liezel, we’d like to express our sincerest gratitude to you for joining the OKFD on our island adventure as the master of ceremonies. Your energetic and entertaining contribution to the success of our 2016 Conference in Bali is greatly valued and appreciated.

Best Regards OKFD Management

Was really awesome working with you, you did such a great job.

Kim Pearce The Insurance Institute of the Cape of Good Hope

Thank you best emcee ever.

Sean Hough -Pentravel