The Giraffe brand academy will equip you with the tools to build a powerful and authentic personal brand to take your life and business to the next level.

Your personal brand is one of the most valuable assets you can control. No matter what you’re trying to achieve in life, an integrated personal brand is an essential building block in your success

Personal brands help establish credibility, increase your online influence, grow your career, generate sales, and expand your professional network.

In today’s hyper-connected digital era we help you unlock your untapped potential by helping your personal brand reach new heights. The Internet has become a powerful platform that allows us to build brands much quicker and stronger than we could before.

In the Giraffe Brand Academy you’ll learn how to stand out; stand tall; translate the essence of you into a magnetic, authentic and powerful personal brand that rises above all the others. This allows you to connect with your ideal tribe in a way that is authentic, enhances feedback and interaction and delivers the return on investment you are looking for.

We help you talk to people so that they start talking to you.

Liezel van der westhuizen training and workshops
Your Host: Liezel van der Westhuizen

Liezel van der Westhuizen is an award-winning international Corporate Speaker, Master of Ceremonies, and renowned Radio & Television Presenter whose formidable career spans nearly a decade. Holding an Honours and Masters degree in Business Communications Management, she has been mentoring Entrepreneurs, Educators, Corporate Leaders, and Writers on the art of building successful brands for over 10 years.

Following her career as a Public Relations Manager at Virgin Records and Publicist at Total Exposure, Liezel has worked alongside some the most respected international and local musicians such as Watershed, Danny K and Mandoza. This has helped her developed a keen eye on the art of curating innovative brands. As a sought-after Personal Branding Expert, she has partnered with corporates such as Playstation, Ster Kinekor and has offered 1-on-1 client coaching as well.

Her hard-work and tenacity has won her multiple awards and earned various nominations throughout her dynamic career. In 2016, Liezel was awarded the SADC Regional Winner as Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business & Government. She was also listed in the Mail & Guardian 200 Young Influential South Africans. Furthermore she has achieved multiple firsts, including being only the second female in the world to host MNET’s renowned talent competition, IDOLS.

Amongst multiple other groundbreaking achievements that Liezel has obtained, it is her radiant personality and uncompromising determination to impact lives that truly draws audiences in.