The Giraffe Brand

A TALL TALE

…but it’s true!

The Giraffe that’s been through it all, so you don’t have to!

A TALL TALE

…but it’s true!

The Giraffe that’s been through it all, so you don’t have to!

Hi,

My name is Liezel. I haven’t always had my life figured out.

Despite having years of experience in front of the camera as well as coaching clients around the world with great success, I wasn’t always so high in self-confidence and driven to succeed. The creation of The Giraffe Brand Academy took years of developing a clear vision while negotiating stepping stones that would help me – and now you, to reach successful heights.

Early in my career I tried to raise my profile without working on the strength of my Personal Brand. Then I encountered my first stumbling block!

Caring about the opinions of others.

In 2010, designer Craig Jacobs called me ‘a giraffe’ in his Sunday Times society column. On this specific occasion, I was wearing a pair of killer heels, which needless to say, added a few extra centimetres to my already excessive height. However, I responded with enough awareness to let the comment affect me in a positive light.
It led me to embrace the name, while fortifying my self-confidence and enhancing my identity and brand. Now I use the moniker to my advantage, namely with The Giraffe Brand Academy.

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Hi,

My name is Liezel. I haven’t always had my life figured out.

Despite having years of experience in front of the camera as well as coaching clients around the world with great success, I wasn’t always so high in self-confidence and driven to succeed. The creation of The Giraffe Brand Academy took years of developing a clear vision while negotiating stepping stones that would help me – and now you, to reach successful heights.

Early in my career I tried to raise my profile without working on the strength of my Personal Brand. Then I encountered my first stumbling block!

Caring about the opinions of others.

In 2010, designer Craig Jacobs called me ‘a giraffe’ in his Sunday Times society column. On this specific occasion, I was wearing a pair of killer heels, which needless to say, added a few extra centimetres to my already excessive height. However, I responded with enough awareness to let the comment affect me in a positive light.
It led me to embrace the name, while fortifying my self-confidence and enhancing my identity and brand. Now I use the moniker to my advantage, namely with The Giraffe Brand Academy.

This isn’t an “About Me” page exactly
…because right now, I am
ready to be About You!
This isn’t an “About Me”
page exactly
…because right now, I am
ready to be About You!
What happens if you
take the route with
The Giraffe Brand Academy?

Your coach will also be right there with you, helping you redefine and build your personal brand, while fine-tuning the means to make your business sustainably successful.

Tools and Tactics to master and promote yourself and your business, are just a few features that your Personal Branding Coach & Global Speaker, Liezel van der Westhuizen, can offer you with The Giraffe Brand Academy.
Your coach will also be right there with you, helping you redefine and build your personal brand, while fine-tuning the means to make your business sustainably successful.

What this Giraffe Brand Academy has for you:

What happens if you
take the route with
The Giraffe Brand Academy?

Your coach will also be right there with you, helping you redefine and build your personal brand, while fine-tuning the means to make your business sustainably successful.

Tools and Tactics to master and promote yourself and your business, are just a few features that your Personal Branding Coach & Global Speaker, Liezel van der Westhuizen, can offer you with The Giraffe Brand Academy.
Your coach will also be right there with you, helping you redefine and build your personal brand, while fine-tuning the means to make your business sustainably successful.

What this Giraffe Brand Academy has for you:

What happens if you
take the route with
The Giraffe Brand Academy?

Your coach will also be right there with you, helping you redefine and build your personal brand, while fine-tuning the means to make your business sustainably successful.

Tools and Tactics to master and promote yourself and your business, are just a few features that your Personal Branding Coach & Global Speaker, Liezel van der Westhuizen, can offer you with The Giraffe Brand Academy.
Your coach will also be right there with you, helping you redefine and build your personal brand, while fine-tuning the means to make your business sustainably successful.

What this Giraffe Brand Academy has for you:

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I learned to Tower and my Personal Brand grew to new heights.

YOU deserve to shine through, and The Giraffe Brand Academy will coach you towards that success!

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I learned to Tower and my Personal Brand grew to new heights.

YOU deserve to shine through, and The Giraffe Brand Academy will coach you towards that success!

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I learned to Tower
and my Personal Brand grew to new heights.

YOU deserve to shine through, and The Giraffe Brand Academy will coach you towards that success!

Top Liezel Wins,

  • Global Speaking engagements in the UK, Italy, China, Bali, and Seychelles.
  • Coached more than 10 000 people on Personal Branding.
  • Featuring in Magazines like Glamour, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan – always inspiring readers to invest in themselves!
  • I maintain a client list which includes blue chip companies, sporting brands, and tourism boards.
  • I have hosted and co-hosted both Television and Radio shows, as well as presented shows with global audiences, like: Idols.
  • I did Reputation Management as Public Relations Manager at Virgin Records, with clients like: Lenny Kravitz, Sarah Brightman, Atomic Kitten, and Backstreet Boys.
  • I continue to successfully coach, speak, and facilitate people around the world, virtually, even during the worlds era-defining Covid-19 pandemic.
  • I am a SADC Regional Winner for Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for Media.
  • I have featured as Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year.
The Giraffe Brand Academy has been featured in the following
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liezel top wins
Top
Liezel Wins,
  • Global Speaking engagements in the UK, Italy, China, Bali, and Seychelles.
  • Coached more than 10 000 people on Personal Branding.
  • Featuring in Magazines like Glamour, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan – always inspiring readers to invest in themselves!
  • I maintain a client list which includes blue chip companies, sporting brands, and tourism boards.
  • I have hosted and co-hosted both Television and Radio shows, as well as presented shows with global audiences, like: Idols.
  • I did Reputation Management as Public Relations Manager at Virgin Records, with clients like: Lenny Kravitz, Sarah Brightman, Atomic Kitten, and Backstreet Boys.
  • I continue to successfully coach, speak, and facilitate people around the world, virtually, even during the worlds era-defining Covid-19 pandemic.
  • I am a SADC Regional Winner for Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for Media.
  • I have featured as Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year.
The Giraffe Brand Academy has been featured in the following
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The Fun Facts & Credentials

liezel the giraffe

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The Fun Facts & Credentials

liezel the giraffe
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She is a well-loved Media Personality & Fitness Enthusiast…

1. In South African radio and television media space, Liezel is a well-loved personality. She has also established herself as a macro influencer, with over 155 000 social media followers across various platforms (including LINKEDIN, TWITTER, FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM).

2. Liezel has also completed a number of extremely challenging sporting events including Ironman Triathlons, the Dusi Canoe Marathon and the Midmar Mile.

3. Liezel became the first African sighted female to cycle with a blind athlete across the Himalayas on a tandem bicycle.

4. Liezel is fondly known to friends, fans, and a certain journalist and designer, Craig Jacobs who gave Liezel the label, ‘The Giraffe’.

5. Liezel holds a Masters Degree in Business Communications Management as well as an Honours Degree and a BCom Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Pretoria.

2021 Website assets (image backgrund removal)
She is a well-loved Media Personality & Fitness Enthusiast…

1. In South African radio and television media space, Liezel is a well-loved personality. She has also established herself as a macro influencer, with over 155 000 social media followers across various platforms (including LINKEDIN, TWITTER, FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM).

2. Liezel has also completed a number of extremely challenging sporting events including Ironman Triathlons, the Dusi Canoe Marathon and the Midmar Mile.

3. Liezel became the first African sighted female to cycle with a blind athlete across the Himalayas on a tandem bicycle.

4. Liezel is fondly known to friends, fans, and a certain journalist and designer, Craig Jacobs who gave Liezel the label, ‘The Giraffe’.

5. Liezel holds a Masters Degree in Business Communications Management as well as an Honours Degree and a BCom Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Pretoria.

  • Liezel has worked as the Public Relations Manager for Virgin Records prior to kicking off her television and radio presenter career. Some of the clients she worked with include: Lenny Kravitz, Sarah Brightman, Atomic Kitten, and Backstreet Boys.
  • She is passionate about education. Liezel has three degrees – in Human Resources Management (Bcom), B.Com Honors and a Masters degree in Business Communications.
Sbe is an Award-winning, and also has Professional Management experience
professional reputation management
  • Liezel is a Silver and Bronze award-winning member of the Toastmaster’s Society.
  • Apart from hosting events, Liezel is often asked to do motivational talks and deliver keynote addresses. A few of her most popular topics include: ‘Beating the Bully’, ‘Empowering Women’, ‘Finding your inner strength’ and ‘Personal Brand Personified’.
Sbe is an Award-winning, and also has Professional Management experience
professional reputation management
  • Liezel is a Silver and Bronze award-winning member of the Toastmaster’s Society.
  • Apart from hosting events, Liezel is often asked to do motivational talks and deliver keynote addresses. A few of her most popular topics include: ‘Beating the Bully’, ‘Empowering Women’, ‘Finding your inner strength’ and ‘Personal Brand Personified’.
  • Liezel has worked as the Public Relations Manager for Virgin Records prior to kicking off her television and radio presenter career. Some of the clients she worked with include: Lenny Kravitz, Sarah Brightman, Atomic Kitten, and Backstreet Boys.
  • She is passionate about education. Liezel has three degrees – in Human Resources Management (Bcom), B.Com Honors and a Masters degree in Business Communications.
Sbe is an Award-winning, and also has Professional Management experience
professional reputation management
  • Liezel is a Silver and Bronze award-winning member of the Toastmaster’s Society.
  • Apart from hosting events, Liezel is often asked to do motivational talks and deliver keynote addresses. A few of her most popular topics include: ‘Beating the Bully’, ‘Empowering Women’, ‘Finding your inner strength’ and ‘Personal Brand Personified’.
  • Liezel has worked as the Public Relations Manager for Virgin Records prior to kicking off her television and radio presenter career. Some of the clients she worked with include: Lenny Kravitz, Sarah Brightman, Atomic Kitten, and Backstreet Boys.
  • She is passionate about education. Liezel has three degrees – in Human Resources Management (Bcom), B.Com Honors and a Masters degree in Business Communications.
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