Video: My talk at #ChangeMakers 2016

Greetings strangers, I apologise for the deafening sound of crickets in my eight-month absence from the blog. For my first post back, I am taking the easy way out by (just) showing you a video of my talk at this year’s Lead SA Change Makers Conference, held on Saturday 20 August. The conference being about leadership and inspiring social change, my talk attempted to link the concept of leadership with the need for us to change the conversation about depression from one of stigma and shame to one of understanding and compassion. Watch the video and let me know what you think:

The keynote address at the conference was given by Advocate and then-Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, while some of the other speakers were UCT Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Internationalisation Mamokgethi Phakeng, Unilever Corporate Affairs Director Sibonile Dube, former CEO of the Steve Biko Foundation Nkosinathi Biko, 2015 Lead SA Hero of the Year Marlon Parker, and Heal The Hood’s Emile Jansen, who won this year’s Lead SA Hero of the Year Award. Needless to say, they all were phenomenal and I came away moved, inspired and blessed to have been there. You can read a summary of the day’s talks on the Lead SA website or watch the videos of their talks for yourself on the Lead SA channel on YouTube.

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