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Network cancelled for Wednesday 11.8.2021

Apologies for the inconvenience, the business breakfast is cancelled for Wednesday due to unscheduled maintenance.

 

Compliance with Melanie Coetzee at Avontuur Business Club

What is COMPLIANCE?

Why would I want to do something so mundane considering the previous corporate successes which I had reached in my professional career?
There is nothing better than finding your niche in life. Most people struggle for years, often a lifetime, to find their happy place in work. There are many reasons for this:

  • We all grow up institutionalised;
  • We grow up fearful of failure;
  • We grow up supressing our own authenticity.

During school, I took both art and academic subjects. I have always been a little bit different and artistic so when I had to choose my career path, I faced the choice and chose law. How do I reconcile the artistic side of my brain with my academics? That is the secret to my happiness and I will be sharing the joys of living authentically AND finding your success path.


A bit about me:
Between being born in Burgersdorp, growing up on a farm in Barkly-East and ending up in the largest corporate property law firm in SA pretty much sums up my meander. I obtained both my BPROC and LLB degrees at UPE in 1999 where after I worked at a law firm in London for a few years. Upon returning to SA, I took up a position at Buchanan Boyes attorneys and worked there as an attorney, conveyancer and notary until 2020, 10 years of which as a partner.

Until breast cancer halted me in my tracks in 2018. As with all cancer survivors, I questioned my WHY and whether I was really being fulfilled in the fast lane. In addition, I realised that I badly neglected to continue my self development and just being present in the moment during the years in corporate and based my “success” in life on the amount of money that I had in the bank. I also compromised massively on other areas in my life in my quest to be successful.

In 2020, I made the massive leap and left the corporate law firm to start my own small compliance business. What a leap to say the least!
Looking back, I now realise that I never really felt fulfilled or took in most of what was going on inside and in my environment. Since I left corporate, I have realised my own professional boundaries. I am in control of my time and my income and enjoy every moment of generating connections and doing business with people who appreciate my skills and knowledge.

Date: 14.7.2021

Time: 08h30

Cost: R200

RSVP: 0218554296 or email us at openhand@polka.co.za

Bring a new guest, one who has never been and only pay for one!

‘Train Naked’ with Pierre du Plessis, our last Business Club meeting for 2020

To train naked is to show up just as you are, without pretence, masks or bs. It is to live and work intentionally, to design and train for the life and career you desire. The ancient Greeks trained in the nude and competed naked in the Olympics, they literally had skin in the game. The word for gymnasium in Greek, gumnasia, literally means to train naked. These gyms were not only for physical training, they also had dedicated spaces for intellectual exercise, philosophy, teaching and conversation.
We train to compete and succeed. We practice over and over in order to nail a presentation. We must then also be training just as hard to become better human beings, to live meaningful lives, to do work that matters, and to thrive in chaos.
This keynote and book are calls to train naked, to have skin in the game and start training for the ultimate marathon, life.
It speaks of identity, purpose, ethics and along with a selection of life changing practices, they aim to inspire each one to take charge, get skin the game and train. www.thisispierreduplessis.com
Date: 11.11.2020
Time: 08h30
Investment: R190
Bring a new guest, one who has never been before and only pay for one seat!
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296

IN A CHAOTIC WORLD
PIERRE HELPS

businesses do work that matters and people build meaningful lives.
He is currently the CWO (Chief Writing Officer) of his passion project, HumanWrites, an organisation that gets storybooks to kids who need them.
He is an educator at DUKE CE University and has spoken at BMW, KFC, Adcock Ingram, FNB, Nedbank, and has been featured on TEDx stages numerous times.
He has worked in fashion, advertising, trend analyses and branding.
Pierre leads a contemplative community of faith in the heart of Cape Town, is a published author and has received the Desmond Tutu Gerrit Brand literature prize.
He believes he is the love child of Gertrude Stein and Jason Bourne. He lives in Cape Town with his wife, two kids, and his iPhone.

Understanding the cost of advertising, Business breakfast topic with Chrisitelle Lochner.

Understanding the cost of advertising:

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with advertising, because we have no clue which avenues are the best to choose from.

Between printed media, pay-per-click, direct marketing and vehicle or shop signage, it can be confusing to figure out which would be most valuable.

The aim of this talk is to help you to understand how to break down the cost of each of these types of advertising into a cost per impression, and help you to understand which are most likely to generate sales for your business now and over time

Bio:

Lochtec Innovations is a bespoke digital marketing agency, located in Somerset West.
We specialize in website design and development, Social Media Management, and Google AdWords management. We are passionate about entrepreneurship, and we want to see businesses succeed, so that South Africa can have a thriving economy once again.

Lochtec Innovations is owned and managed by husband and wife team, Shawn and Christelle Lochner, who have more than 18 years of combined experience in the advertising industry.

Christelle specialises in Google AdWords management and crafting effective social media strategies for clients.

Date: WEDNESDAY 11.09.2019

Time: 08h30 -10h30

Investment: R180

R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296

BRING A NEW MALE GUEST AND ONLY PAY FOR ONE SEAT! 

 

 

 

 

Business Breakfast with Jean Muir, this August at Avontuur.

Join us for our next Business Breakfast with Jean Muir who will be covering all things financial…
She will spend time giving you pointers in financial planning and how it ties into your business financials.
Specifically:
– Budgeting
– Paying me (the entrepreneur, you)
– How to safeguard my assets
– What’s this thing called risk cover
– Why we build relationships with financial advisors
 
 
Please bring a pen and paper, make sure you know how much you are currently earning. (If it varies, take the average of the last 6 months.)
Why come to meet Jean? She says ;
 
When I started as a young financial advisor, I had dreams to cure poverty and to assist everyone with their financial future. However, I was hard struck when I realised poverty is only part of our problems. Our health is a bigger issue.
 
I quickly learned that life throws us with curveballs we don’t expect. Most of us don’t believe it will happen to us and then we try and put our life together piece by piece.
 
My life mission is to assist my clients, family and friends by asking them the questions most of us don’t want to comprehend or think about.
 
I assist you with holistic financial tips, starting with how does a budget work, how we pay off debt and how we know our biggest asset is secured should we get the bad news.
 
If you would like tips on how your reality can be changed, how you can think about your business and personal finance this morning is for you.
 
I am looking forward to hosting you.’
Please note there is only a limited number of seats, as it is a seated networking event which includes breakfast. So, book your seat and invite someone with, who you know would like to take hold of their financial planning.
Date: 14.8.2019
Time: 08h30
Investment: R180
Reserve your  seat on  0218554296

Last minute presentations, we give you the skills at Avontuur Business Club

Aletta Rochat is passionate about helping you speak like a professional. So many people are talented and hardworking. They miss out on opportunities because they lack confidence to speak up in meetings, or to present in front of others. As a result, their voice is not heard and often their superb ideas never see the light of day. In addition, we never seem to have enough time to prepare for our presentations. We know we could do better, but don’t know how.

Aletta is a Certified World Class Speaking Coach as well as a Distinguished Toastmaster. She has spoken and trained in 21 countries. She delivers keynotes, dynamic training and coaching. She is a master story-teller who captivates her audiences.

Last Minute Presentation Secrets is the template you need to speak confidently, even if you have NO time to prepare. You will leave this event empowered, knowing exactly how to speak and connect with your audience. This is what you need to move from anxiety to confidence!

Date: WEDNESDAY 10.07.2019
Time: 08h30 -10h30
Investment: R180
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296
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** Bring a NEW MALE GUEST**
(someone who has not been to the Avontuur Business breakfast before)

 and only pay for one seat. ** 

 

What’s on at Avontuur Restaurtant in June?

What’s on at Avontuur Restaurant?

Starting off with our Business Breakfast on the 12.6.2019 with CEO of Skills Cafè, Robyn Jackson. Her topic ‘ Entrepreneurship 101’ is a must for everyone.

On Thursday 13.6.2019 we are getting creative and setting some intentions with Sonja McKaiser from ‘the creative space with Sonja’ Learn to create your own vibrant vision board, then if you have ever wanted to create a paid ad on social media but didn’t know how, let Tamsin Kolbe from Social happiness guide you through the process on the 19.6.2019.

Book at openhand@polka.co.za or call us on 0218554296.

Goal Setting with Sonja McKaiser Business Club May 2019

I’m Sonja McKaiser, a coffee-fuelled soulpreneur, and owner of
The Creative Space with Sonja.

I help my clients write their own narrative, through interactive workshops (and one-on-one coaching sessions) that are designed to unlock creativity, define goals, and unleash expression. Using tools such as vision boarding and expressive writing, my clients learn to take charge of their own stories, changing their lives in the process. When I’m not working, I enjoy taking my dogs for walks on the beach and visiting new markets in and around Cape Town.

Goal setting

  • Getting clear on what you want – soul goals ;
  • Your limiting beliefs, and how are they are stopping you from achieving your goals ;
  • How to set and achieve your soul goals


Sonja McKaiser

Date: TUESDAY  07.05.2019
Time: 08h30 -10h30
Investment: R180
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296

Avontuur Business Club Presents-
Top International Keynote Speaker – Peter Paradigm

Helderberg locals are set for a positively inspiring experience with Somerset West resident PETER G PARADIGM at AVONTUUR WINE ESTATE’s Business Club Breakfast on the morning of the 10th of April 2019 at 08:30.
Peter G. is a locally based key note speaker and a world class conscious and subconscious mind strategist with a proven track record as an experienced paradigm shift engineer.

In short, Peter G. teaches techniques learned from his own successes as an entrepreneur, large business owner, accomplished international sportsman and dedicated family-man to empower you to realize superabundant human potential and achieve your own personal success in all areas of your life – including finances, relationships, career & health – in ways that his students have called quick, easy and even fun!
In Peter G’s own words, he aims to “help you to discover exactly how to use the power of your mind to propel yourself to the personal success and powerful existence you truly desire and deserve” and he does so around the globe in the form of exciting, high-energized workshops, powerful corporate presentations and exhilarating, life-changing events – and now, presenting on his home-turf for a series of free seminars, Peter G. is beginning his local tour by sharing his thoughts on the powerful and interesting effect that positive thought has on our lives.
Peter G. invites those of you who are ready to find out what makes your own universe tick to stop by at this event and discover the start of the journey you need to take to move yourself, your sales team, your customer relations team, your business or even your family onto the next level.

You can learn more about Peter G. and the various private, corporate and seminar courses he has on offer at www.pgparadigm.com , or visit his popular Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/pgparadigm/ for daily motivation and interesting info on the power of the subconscious mind. You can also connect with PG on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/iampgparadigm/ or contact his team on 064 866 1035 or at info@pgparadigm.com
Tickets for the Avontuur Business Club Breakfast to be held on the 10th of April 2019 at 08:30 can be reserved via email with Zunia at Avontuur Wine Estate at openhand@polka.co.za
For more info on events visit the Avontuur Business Club’s Facebook event listing at https://www.facebook.com/pg/AvontuurRestaurant/events/

Date: 10.4.2019
Time: 08h30 – 10h30
Investment: R180
RSVP: 021 855 4296

Who are the Millennial’s and what can we learn from them? Avontuur Business Club theme for March.

TOPIC: The Magic of Millennial’s~

Who are the Millennial’s and what can we learn from them?

Millennial’s are a mixed bag with plenty of differing opinions on what defines them.

What cannot be disputed however, is that the workplace has changed because of them – millennial’s are climbing career ladders quicker bringing with them 21st century ideas and causing us to rethink authority and accountability.

What’s more important is that they don’t just want a job, they want to make an impact on the world too. They are the promoters of fair trade, sustainable production methods, beauty without cruelty, online trading, wanting to make a difference by supporting smaller businesses, people they know and trust. They are questioning business practices and holding the older generations accountable.

Join us to discover who this person really is and how we can relate to them in our businesses and as our clients.

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER:
Debbie Jackson: Founder of About your Life Style & Balance Cape Town.
She is known for her practical, street-savvy style; her fusion of real-life stories and her fun, easy style and conversational techniques enable her to connect with her audience at an intimate, intense and individual level.

She is a passionate traveler and shares memorable experiences by directing her own travel groups which are women only and always advocate mindful travel including walking and eating with locals in order to deepen the experience.

Date: WEDNESDAY 13.03.2019

Time: 08h30 -10h30
Investment: R180
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296