Salome Fenyane was in London last week for the launch of the Khulisa Global Mentorship Movement hosted at the South African High Commission.We thought it would be a good time to include her profile as a Global South African, recognized public speaker, inspirational storyteller, author and mentor…
Salome Fenyane is from a family that encountered disadvantages, challenges and failures in life. She also encountered her own share of challenges but all that made her passionate to inspire, empower and enable even more people to better handle life, despite the encountered obstacles.
With no tertiary qualification - but hope for a better tomorrow, her persistence and resilience led her to a couple of opportunities. She started her professional career in the retail sector in 1998, she also did menial office work.
In 2002 Salome joined the British High Commission in Pretoria as a receptionist. With a support of her first mentor; Ann Grant (High Commissioner at the time), Salome continued being persistent and acquired some qualifications until she got promoted to Senior Programme Manager role. Her 11 years with the British High Commission exposed her to various personal development opportunities, and she voluntarily led on mentorship and diversity initiatives within the British High Commission. She personally benefited from having a mentor in her life; her self-esteem, self-regard, self-respect, self-integrity and self-assessment improved enormously.
Now, having obtained the Master of Commerce degree in Project Management; Salome is a Published Author, Inspirational Speaker, Facilitator, Coach and Mentor. In 2012 she published her first book “My Jesus My Role Model” thus empowering herself and fellow believers. Her second book “The Persistent Black Girl” was published in 2014 and it continues inspiring and giving hope to the hopeless.
It is her heart’s desire to get even more people mentored, hence she joined Khulisa as The National Mentorship Champion and Head of The Mentorship Unit; calling for the collaboration of all sectors (Private and Public Partnership) for the successful development of new skills and behaviours within NGOs/NPOs, SMMEs, High Schools and Individuals.
Salome loves people and believes that every individual has the potential to be his/her best despite the encountered challenges, disadvantages and failures in life, but only if he/she can successfully embrace new skills, behaviours and thought patterns
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