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What you don’t know about success, our topic for November 2017 with Chris Van Rooyen.

Probably one of the most documented topics of the modern era is
“How to be successful”.
One cannot pass a bookstore or browse the Internet without crossing the path of some expert waxing away about how to be a success in life, health, business, career, faith, etc. The list is seemingly endless and we are pounded with thousands of hypotheses viewed from multiple perspectives.
Despite this plethora of information we still find the vast majority of people falling significantly short of the success they so ardently set out to achieve. Why?
Where I cannot profess to have all the answers to ‘success’, I have over the years observed three glaring non-negotiable truths that will take you to the pinnacle of any dream you may pursue. But, you may not like these truths. Why? Because they do not offer a quick fix or a smooth ride. But they do offer an absolute guarantee.

Chris van Rooyen
Coach/Facilitator/Speaker/Thinker

I began my career in the Advertising/Marketing Industries. This career channel led me to being Creative Director, Marketing Strategist, specialist in consumer behaviour, Director and Owner of numerous companies from Online Resource Management to Marketing Consulting and Coaching. I am currently the owner of The Business Gym, a Business Training/Coaching initiative.
I am blessed with the Creative Curse. That simply means I cannot look at anything as a static state, but always see things in terms of their possibilities. I see the change potential in just about everything. As Creative Director for numerous International Advertising Agencies my background has led me down a path of thinking differently and thereby identifying how, through simple but dedicated changes, people and situations can be improved dramatically. This aptitude I apply to my work, to the people I deal with and help, to my family life and to my personal life.
I have always had a fascination for the miracles and anomalies that surround human behaviour. We, the human race, are profoundly influenced by our perceptions of life, and in many cases it can affect our very being, resulting in a contented life balance or extreme emotional imbalance. Our response to all things is influenced enormously by our life attitude and it always amazes me how much we can control it to our benefit, or how it can control us to our detriment.

Date: WEDNESDAY 8.11.2017
Time: 08h30
Investment: R150
R.S.V.P: 021855 4296
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Surviving failure, the theme of our next Business Club speaker, with guest speaker Robyn Hay.

Robyn Hey, Past Chairperson of the Cape Town Chapter of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa  will be our guest speaker at Avontuur on the 11.10.2017.
Her theme ‘Overcoming failure’ is one that she has lived through personally in her own career.
She has come through this life changing experience, having learned some valuable insights that she would like to share with you .

Date: 11.10.2017
Time: 08h30- 10.h30
Cost: R150
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296

Robyn has more than 12 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, focusing on insolvency-related work. Her expertise in this area was first forged at the prominent law firm, ENS, where she specialised in insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery. Now as the director of Robyn Hey Attorneys, Robyn offers clients expertise in this field but with the added benefits of personal service, quick turn around times and cost effectiveness.
Through understanding the strategic, financial and legal implications of distressed businesses, Robyn enjoys advising clients on how to avoid the fallout from a liquidation and provides risk assessments to all types of businesses. She has recognised that business owners need specialist advice in structuring both their personal and business affairs to ensure that their assets are protected and that wealth is built up tax efficiently. Where necessary, Robyn will draw from the expertise of other professionals, outside of law, to ensure that clients receive multifaceted advice.
Future-proofing her clients’ businesses is both a passion and a priority. Clients are drawn to Robyn’s approachability, her no-nonsense approach and above all, her unwavering commitment to their individual businesses.

Date: Wedneday 11.10.2017
Time: 08h30
Investment: R150
R.S.V.P: 021855 4296
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7 Years in a coma. Dr Kobus Du Toit’s story of waking up and uncovering the significance of his story.

WAKING UP”
7 Years in a coma. Dr Kobus Du Toit’s story of waking up and uncovering the significance of his story. ‘
Have you ever booked yourself into a hospital to undergo a life quality improvement procedure with the expectation of a good outcome, only to recover from your ordeal 7 years later?

At the age of 45, I was married for 23 years, the father of 4 children of respectively 9, 11, 12 and 14 and the sole breadwinner of my family of 6. I’d reached the top of the ladder in my career as CEO within a corporate banking group when I entered the hospital on 16 October 2000 with exactly the same expectation of a good outcome, just as you would do.

However, for me things took a turn for the worst and what was supposed to be a life quality improvement procedure turned into a complete disaster which resulted in a dramatic drop in life quality and an intense combat for recovery while I was left without bladder and colon control, a non-functioning prostrate as well as a partly paralyzed right leg and foot.

During the 7 years, I was literally stripped from everything I previously had and nurtured – health, career, income, reserves, assets, marriage, family as well as my human dignity (the aspect that got damaged most), only to learn six valuable lessons.

Equally so, does all of us have a story to tell, although a story only reveals an objective experience – the WHAT (contents) of an experience. Unfortunately, most people are stuck in their objective experience and sadly fail to see the significance of their trauma or discomfort – the WHY behind the what. And this is exactly what my talk is about – to share my experience with audiences to help people to uncover and to understand the significance of their story.

Date: Wednesday 13.9.2017
Time: 08h30
Investment: R150
R.S.V.P: 021855 4296
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Breakfast Club with Andrea Hendrick – Tuesday, 8 August

Our guest speaker for Women’s Month, Andrea Hendrick’s story is one of acceptance,transformation and success.
She  has an amazing story of rehabilitation that people need to hear and read about. We hear so much negativity about our prison systems, and she refuses to believe it.
She is an example of how prison can mend and shape your future, utilising the fantastic Restorative Justice system, which is made available to all those inmates.

Date: TUESDAY 08.08.2016
Time: 08h30
Investment: R150
R.S.V.P: 021855 4296
BRING A MALE GUEST AND ONLY PAY FOR ONE SEAT!

 

‘The pursuit of happiness’ with Debbie Jackson this July 2017

The pursuit of Happiness.

How important is attitude in the pursuit of success?
Why is happiness so elusive to most?
The answers to this and other fascinating facts on reprogramming our ‘little voices’

Date: 12.7.2017

Time: 8h30 -10h30

Investment: R150

RSVP: 021 855 4296


Debbie Jackson
New You Leadership Coach
ENQ Facilitator

Pink Trees 4 Pauline Brand Ambassador
‘You are what you Believe’

Remember if you bring a male guest with you to the next business breakfast (12.7.2017) you only pay for one seat! 021 855 4296

Pilot your success with our guest speaker, Marthie Hauptfleisch at Avontuur Business Club

What is success? 

Pele said: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
On 14 June Marthie Hauptfleisch is going to present a workshop called “Pilot Your Success”.

The workshop will include an easy-to-use business plan and brainstorming about what YOU want to do, and what talents and blessings you want to share with your friends, family and the world.

The business plan will focus on aspects such as leadership styles, friends and family, personal growth, career, health and money, etc.

Start in 2017 with the right focus – become part of the circle of motivated people who want to make the world a better place. Become inspired and empowered to passionately pursue your purpose! Like Zig Ziglar had said: “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”

You can contact Marthie at 083 767 2701 or mh@cabaretshow.co.za

Early Bird Special returns to Avontuur Restaurant!!

 Exciting news!

Our “Early Bird’ Dinner special is back for 2017!

Join us for an early dinner between 17h00 and 18h30.

Every Wednesday and Friday.

Choose from a two course dinner for R180 Or a three course dinner for R220.

Not for group bookings or events. T’s and C’s apply.

Book on 021 855 4296

From Suspect to Success, our topic for May Breakfast Club at Avontuur with Lance Brown.

 Lance Brown is a living testament to his “Creating Opportunities” philosophy and presentations.
Growing up in Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats, Lance dared to reach for the stars. From the small seed of a basic job as a delivery driver and filing clerk in his twenties, he discovered an aptitude for taxation and a road to a brighter world.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management through University of South Africa and is now a tax consultant for one of the world’s leading consulting firms. Lance is an author of a book titled: “The ‘Driver’ of Change” which is aimed at inspiring employees to find opportunities within their organizations.

In his talk he will explain how you can create opportunities, instead of waiting for them to happen.

Date: 10.5.2017
Time: 08h30 -10h30
Investment:: R150
R.S.V.P: 0218554296

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Exciting news about our Restaurant!

We are excited to share our news with you!

Owner/chefs of the Avontuur Estate Restaurant Melanie Paltoglou and Zunia Boucher-Myers have been nominated by Margaret Hirsch in the Women in Business Achiever Cape Regional Competition!!

Here is a little bit of info on these two ladies; 

Both Melanie and Zunia are originally from Johannesburg.

Melanie is a qualified midwife and owned a bustling restaurant in Observatory for seven years. She has been responsible for the opening Straightway Head Hotel and Willowbrook Lodge, managed the Burgundy in Hermanus, was executive chef at Erinvale golf club and sous chef at Erinvale hotel, and  is hands on with front of house, cheffing and training and mentoring of the staff at Avontuur.

Zunia is a fine artist and photographer with a passion for people and desserts! She has worked as the pastry chef at the Peninsula Bay hotel as well as the pastry chef at Erinvale golf course and hotel, managed the Rose Terrace at Vergelegen and worked as a chef in the film industry catering for 300 people a day in Namibia.
Her passion for people and information sees her sourcing the best speakers for the Business Breakfast Club which runs monthly and has been running for twelve years. Her love for photography is self evident in the images that are on social media and their website.

Our chefs journey began in 1999 when they met and became friends and soon after started working together. Melanie as the executive chef at Erinvale golf club and later Zunia as the pastry chef.

Not long after, the late Tony Taberer approached Melanie to come and look at Avontuur to see if it was possible to create a restaurant on the estate.

And as they say in the movies, the rest is history.

With a 20K loan from Melanie’s Mother the two started out with a skeleton staff and a great deal of grit and determination.

With dedicated staff, some of whom have been with them from day one and a loyal patronage they will celebrate fifteen years of partnership in  November, with many happy memories, some tears and many friends forged along the way!

We hope you will join them at the Margaret Hirsch Gala dinner to celebrate. 🙂

 
Zunia Boucher-Myers and Melanie Paltoglou, finalists in the Margaret Hirsch Women in Business Achiever Cape Regional Competition.
 
The Margaret Hirsch Women in Business Gala Dinner acknowledges and honours the top women entrepreneurs, taking place at Century City Conference Centre on 7 April 2017. For bookings please contact Taryn – tarynt@hirschs.co.za

Restaurant Hours in Autumn

Autumn has arrived with it’s golden sunsets and shorter days. Our hours have adjusted accordingly.

Breakfast and lunch seven days a week and dinner on a

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until further notice.

Call us to book your table by the fire side or on the terrace 021 855 4296