Great things are conceived in silent thoughts, yet only brought to life after they are spoken into existence.

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“It was much needed”

Just want to thank you for organizing such an amazing event for Thungela women. The speakers were incredible. I enjoyed particularly the talk Dr. Sizakele gave. My takeaway from her talk was that I should stay true to myself and that if I can make an impact just as I am.
It was much needed

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Hlengiwe Kunene
Thungela Resources – Corporate Affairs Administrator

“The goodness must be baked in”

Dr. Sizakele M. What a joy it was to have you join us at our MTN Brand Stewardship Forum 2022! Firstly, we feel like we know your mom💛Thank you for being so open, engaging and insightful. You gave us so many gems, but you had me when you said, “the goodness must be baked in.” Thank you for challenging us 🌹

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Bernice Samuels
MTN - MTN Group Executive: Marketing

Seamless MC skills

Thank you again for your time and seamless MC skills today. We were truly honoured to have you host the event today

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
GIBS Event Planner

Insightful and practical lessons on strategy

Our MarketingFridays session with Sizakele was filled with insightful and practical lessons on strategy. She was able to share honestly and authentically about a framework to strategy that provided guests to our webinar with something to take back to their work in strategically building brands.

Nyiko Chauke - Founder

Sizakele Marutlulle connected with the audience

Sizakele Marutlulle connected with the audience and there we even requests for her presentation.
The Q & A that’s was great to add real value to entrepreneurs on their burning issues

Victoria Rabali
Integrated Marketing Manager at ABSA

Shared many valuable insights on adopting a humancentric creativist mindset

Sizakele recently spoke to a group of professional independent financial advisers at an Allan Gray event. She is an energetic speaker and shared many valuable insights on adopting a humancentric creativist mindset. The financial planning industry is evolving and one of the insights shared was that we should all be engaging beyond the transactional, by placing humans at the centre of the complete value chain.

A powerful message.

Kevin Feather
Kevin Feather
Manager Distribution Development at Allan Gray

A very engaging speaker and set the tone for the rest of the event

I was quite impressed with the Dr’s talk for a few reasons:
• the messaging was succinct, to the point and delivered well
• the message was also relevant to the audience and was very impactful/” punchy”
• she is a very engaging speaker and set the tone for the rest of the event

Eleanor Raman
Thungela Resources – Business Performance Specialist

She inspired students with decades worth of marketing experience

Sizakele contributed strategic flair with a distinctive clarity to our Pendoring student webinar series. She inspired students with decades worth of marketing experience, distilled into a few accessible pointers. She emphasised the significance of curiosity and originality in capturing the multiplicity of our South Africanness in communication.

Eben Keun
General Manager for Pendoring

A consummate professional

Working with Sizakele and her team was an absolute pleasure. A consummate professional, Sizakele holds a crowd with her stage presence and engaging content. Would love to have her on stage again at a future Yoco event.

Matt Brownell
Yoco - Head of Brand Marketing

Her style and approach is so effective at connecting with the audience

“Sizakele was a pleasure to work with as one of the expert speakers presenting at our conference. She quickly understood the brief, target audience and outcomes we were hoping to achieve and shaped her presentation to deliver against this. Sizakele is one of a kind, her style and approach is so effective at connecting with the audience her presentation will be difficult to forget. It is rare to find a speaker that connects what they say with how it is delivered which has a powerful impact for those listening.”

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Jack McMahon
Director, Strategy and Partnerships, Group Sustainability at Standard Chartered Bank

“It has also helped us to reframe our entire approach to the local market.”

“Nando’s senior leadership team recently engaged Maratlulle and Company to assist us in crafting our future business strategy.

Their approach of constructive challenge, based on a deep understanding of strategy aligned to their broad experience of the South African business environment, was not only of enormous value in the moment, it has also helped us to reframe our entire approach to the local market.

Geoff Whyte

Absolutely exceptional

Sizakele was absolutely exceptional as a keynote speaker at the yher Africa 2018 Pitch Day. Much of what our accelerator aspires to do was echoed so beautifully in her storytelling; this not only affirmed the work that we do, but also affirmed the Fentrepreneurs as they navigate their own journeys. We hope to be able to do more work with her in the future so that more of our entrepreneurs are gifted with her magic!

Katleho Tsoku
yher Africa - yher Africa Manager

Inspiring. Motivating. An absolute must in shaping an organisation’s culture

I am still getting positive feedback about the session and what it meant to women. It was phenomenal! The brief was exceeded by understanding what the objective of the session was, but keeping it real and true to you.

Silke Bucker
Brand Director: Castle Lite Africa at AB InBev

We felt affirmed

The three of us enjoyed the session. For the most part, we felt affirmed. By bringing in an outsider to yes give some valuable and necessary critique, it was affirming to hear that some of our ideas should be explored.

Katleho Tsoku
Amazi Nail and Beauty Bar - Chief Business Officer

Understanding the power that I had within me and the impact that I had on those around me.

On the 27th of October 2021, we had the greatest of pleasures as the Gauteng Women of Insurance together with Discover Insure, to host an event whereby our keynote speaker was Sizakele Marutlulle.

The year of course, has been a tough one, and as we head into the last stretch energies are running low and this event and the energy that was brought by Sizakele was most Welcomed.

Prior to the event, I had spent some time working through various segments on YouTube and her website, and the more I watched and learned the more in awe I was. Sizakele’s talks are not just about business but about you as an individual, the power you hold and the many things that you can do with it.

Other stand-out lessons for me from her, was that in a world of Tell it as it is, is there a better way to make your point? There is just so much truth in that concept. The impact that we have with our words should be considered, and whilst we needn’t hold back our thoughts, we should ask ourselves, will you create a positive outcome.

I left the event as did the rest of the delegates, understanding the power that I had within me and the impact that I had on those around me. Life is not all about the targets and deadlines. More so it is about what you do on the way to get there. The journey and the imprint that you leave on those around you.

I have shared Sizakele’s talks with so many since the event, and be it family, mentees or CEOs. The experience was similar for them all. They all felt awakened again. When we are awakened, we are aware of who we are and how we affect those around us, and that however small the act, if chosen wisely we can empower ourselves and others.

Thank you Sizakele for finding your life’s purpose and sharing it with all of us.

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Milesha Chetty
GWII Committee Member

Calm demeanor and a phenomenal presence

Dr Sizakele has a calm demeanor and a phenomenal presence. I am inspired that at her young age, she carries so much wisdom. Her highlighting the importance of staying true to yourself inspired my thinking

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Hlengiwe Mashinini
Thungela Resources – Communications Administrator

A quiet force of change

Sizakele is so good at what she does. We have collaborated twice and are trying for a third. She is clear, practical and genuine with her thoughts. She tailors her message to suit the audience and is simultaneously entertaining and practical. A quiet force of change.

Ross Drakes
Ross Drakes
Creative Director at Nicework & Organiser of CreativeMornings Johannesburg

Sizakele was an absolute pleasure to work with

Sizakele was an absolute pleasure to work with. She brought both a calming presence and an excellent energy to our physical activity webinar. Not only did she seamlessly manage the flow between multiple speakers, she also added her own relevant insights and had fantastic rapport with the speakers, which ensured that it was a professional event.

Dr Mosima Mabunda
Head of Vitality Wellness at Discovery Limited

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