HOST: CHRISTOFF OOSTHUYSEN
Christoff Oosthuysen is the Founding CEO of the Entrepreneurial Planning Institute. He’s been involved in small business development for over 20 years, first as publisher (BigNews for the Business Owner and Small Business Connect) and later as Entrepreneurial Coach at Flow Finders International. Before, he was director of an adult literacy programme in Cape Town.
Christoff is active in supporting social entrepreneurs, through programmes of the Social Enterprise Academy and other business development and financing institutions.
His approach is described in his book “Results! How To Succeed In A Fast-Changing World With A 1-Page Business Plan” and he is accredited as a Certified Business Advisor by IBASA, the South African professional body for small business advice.
As entrepreneur himself, Christoff was a founding partner of the leading small business publication in South Africa which he grew as MD to the point of selling the business to a large corporation. He then went back to university to study coaching.
HOST: RACHAEL MILLSON
Rachael Millson is heading Social Enterprise Academy Africa. She is a learning and development specialist who is passionate about social justice and environmental sustainability. She believes that social enterprise provides a powerful vehicle for long-lasting, systemic change.
She is a learning and development specialist who is passionate about social justice and environmental sustainability. She believes that social enterprise provides a powerful vehicle for long-lasting, systemic change.
Through her work in learning programmes she provides a space for social entrepreneurs, individuals and organisations working for social change, to dialogue and learn from each other, so that the sector, and the individuals within it, can grow stronger and more resilient.
She has a long track record in training, learning and development, the last 10 years of which have been working specifically in the not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors. As such, she supported thousands of individuals and hundreds of organisations to better be able to achieve the social impact they are working towards.
The Social Enterprise Academy programmes are uniquely designed to enable transformational learning for those who take part. With experience in the UK, Europe, Southern and East Africa, she supports social enterprise development globally.
Talking Social Enterprise Panel
During each episode of Talking Social Enterprise a few of the Talking Social Enterprise Panel members are joined by a guest social entrepreneur. The panel consists of the following social entrepreneurs:
– Carrie Leaver of Social Agents
– Charles Nyakurwa of Deaf Hands at Work
– Emile Fourie of Y Waste
– Joshua Cox of Fix Forward
– Karen Moss of Steps
– Malcolm Boyd of Third Sector Insights
– Nonhlanhla Joye of Umgibe
– Salma Seedat of Greater Good SA
– Sizwe Nzima of iYiza Express
– Tracey Chambers of The Clothing Bank