We help leaders create high-influence brands that give and get respect. These brands perform beyond the mundane point of impact. Their purpose reverberates across categories, cultures and geographies. They behave and create in ways that grow people and companies. Ultimately, these brands advance humankind.

We do this by asking difficult questions and looking in places others would rather not. We place creativity and collaboration at the core of our problem-solving.

Why? Because the insights we uncover by solving business-critical problems creatively, enable our clients to shape culture and improve society.

These brands don’t just transact, they enact.
They do not just contact, they connect.
They don’t just sell, they serve.
Humans care about brands that care about them.

Will your brand pass the test?

Opened our eyes up

The #Beyondthedip programme opened our eyes up to things that we were not seeing that we needed to take care of now, because we are all so focused on the pandemic it is hard to see the other side of this scenario and plan accordingly.

Nkgabiseng Motau
Nkgabiseng Motau Think Creative Africa
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer

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

Inspiring and Life Giving

The collaboration with Marutlulle + C/O was very inspiring and life giving. I enjoyed their holistic approach to doing business and how they balance being humanist and entrepreneurial.  Sizakele and Reratilwe always made time for me, they were very supportive, professional and always open to listening to my ideas no matter how crazy they were. I learnt a lot from them.

Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg
Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg Founder
The Ninevites

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

It makes us really think deeply about our business

Sizakele has this unique knack of inspiring all those around her. I loved the approach she has, the insightful questions she asks. It makes us really think deeply about our business.  We are already focussing on some of these ideas. I highly recommend a session of “Beyond the Dip” to help you shift the needle and make this COVID disruption an exciting rather than a daunting journey.

Oresti Patricios Ornico Group
Oresti Patricios

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

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

Able to invigorate the team to more clearly articulate what we stand for

Dr Sizakele Marutlulle took on the difficult task of working with a diverse team spanning generations, experience and outlooks. Sizakele and her team are the epitome of professionalism and was able to invigorate the team to more clearly articulate what we stand for.

Tanya van Lill
Head of Investor Relations and Impact at Metier

“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

Unlocking my business growth

I had an amazing time going through the session, #Beyondthedip, with Za, unlocking my business growth and re-focusing and re-purposing my business as some would call it pivoting for 2020. I have had to get through the pains of reviewing my business, re-designing it and the session with Za was really helpful in unlocking the bottlenecks I was going through. Covid-19 has derailed me and many other SME’s and the #Beyondthedip session is a thorough one on one introspection where I began to re-look at exactly where I want to take Zanenza and create a much more sustainable existence of this business going forward, beyond Covid-19. I would recommend that you do a session with Za as well. It is worth it!

Zandile Nzalo
Zandile Nzalo – Managing Director

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

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

One of the best moves we have made for our business

We started working with Marutlulle and Co. 2 years ago and this move has been one of the best moves we have made for our business. They came in and helped us to unpack and remember why we created our brand at a time we were starting to lose focus. They helped to resuscitate our business and we have been growing from leaps and bounds ever since then. This helped to show us how vital having a business strategy is.

Reabetjoe Mokoko
Reabetjoe Mokoko Founder and CEO
Plates and Scales

Articulate, experienced, wise and impactful

Working with Sizakele Marutlulle has been a true honour. One of Heavy Chef’s most popular guests to date, Sizakele is articulate, experienced, wise and impactful. Whether speaking at an event to 250 people at the Waterfront in Cape Town, regaling an audience of 600 at Fox Junction in Johannesburg, or engaging in an intimate consultation one on one, Sizakele brings a level of patient insight that is rare amongst business leaders.

Fred Roed
Fred Roed
Heavy Chef - CEO & Founder

Breadth of business knowledge and depth of understanding the human experience is beyond compare

“Sizakele’s breadth of business knowledge and depth of understanding the human experience is beyond compare. She is a consummate professional who effortlessly creates clarity around the value of creativity and how it relates to commercialising everyday problem solving. She has added enormous value to my practical knowledge and practice as a human-centred, values-driven entrepreneur. I would recommend her to anyone looking to UP their game and invest in taking their skill-set to the next level.”

Phindile Dhlamini-Motshegwa

Learned a lot about myself

I learned a lot about myself, the overall purpose of communication within the AGSA and how we can work as a cohesive unit to achieve greater impact internally and externally. Personally, the lessons extended beyond my role and other facets of being a communicator. I have received only positive feedback from the people I have spoken to about the session and even though it’s early days, I have noticed an effort from most of us in trying to work together.

Thandi Mavundla
Auditor-General of South Africa - Senior Manager: Internal Communication

Smash hit

We found the session to be a smash hit and that we got what we wanted. We highly recommend that you engage with Sizakele Marutlulle.

Kele Boakgomo
Kele Boakgomo
Grow.Live.Prosper – Co-founder & CEO Yugrow

Her Sense of Style and Intellect are World Class

“Working with Za and her team, was a proper delight…her insights, nuances, cultural sensitivities and passion helped us unpack some complex thoughts.
 Za is a true South African asset, and her sense of Style and Intellect are World Class…totally inspirational and relevant for the here and now.”
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Robert Brozin

Immensely successful

We found the session to be a smash hit and our request was well serviced and our outcomes were everything we hoped for. The process itself allowed us to unpack our core values and apply them throughout our strategy. It was immensely successful and prepped us for a crisis in our future. Waste no time in making that phone call, I only wish I had made it sooner.

Rorisang Setlogelo
Roth Media – Managing Director

The success your business deserves, awaits.

Connect with me today and I will show you how.

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