Barbara Kamba Nyathi has been speaking publicly since she was six.  Her first brush with public speaking occurred when she recited a Bible verse at the school assembly.  That experience ignited a passion within her that has grown over the years.  During the course of the years she has gained experience and has transformed into an inspirational speaker, an author, a poet, a TEDx speaker, a lifestyle coach. 

She is also an entrepreneur with a passion for empowering women and girls and now available to book through Speakers Inc

She has over 9 years of experience as a psychotherapist and over 2 years as an inspirational speaker, and facilitator in her masterclass series. She focuses on mental and emotional wellness using techniques such as vision board workshops for professional and personal growth, team building exercises and personal coaching. Her vision is to inspire audiences to identify their golden thread, and overcome their life’s challenges.

In her signature talk, Unbecoming: The Art of Becoming, Barbara takes her audiences through her personal journey with cervical cancer, endometriosis, hysterectomy, sexual and emotional abuse, deafness, swollen pituitary gland, divorce, domestic abuse, and 14 surgical operations. She fearlessly rips off the band aid through her address of brokenness, woundedness, human fallibility and eventual triumph with such authenticity that her audience is easily drawn into her process of Unbecoming to who she is still Becoming today. 

Barbara Kamba Nyathi shares about her ongoing transition into leading a more purposeful life where love, peace and light are her core values.  She also engages the audience in self introspection to tell their own story, identify what they want to become and find ways to achieve it.  She is highly motivated to help others transform their lives and achieve their greatest potential.

With her TEDx talk, Barbara Kamba-Nyathi touched on issues that affect the modern day African Woman. She delved into those uncomfortable areas that we always try to avoid in conversation. In 2018, we all believe we have advanced socially and have raised the bar on how women are treated or viewed. Barbara exposes that the patriarchy still exists and is thriving. She systematically points out how we choose to ignore or glide over all the instances were women are handled as 2nd Class Citizens.


Barbara delivered her talk with confidence and the passionate flair of a natural story-teller. She commanded the stage along with the audience who completely related to her as the embodiment of the Modern Day African Woman. Barbara was eloquent, classy and left us pondering just how much farther can go to improve the livelihood of women in our Zimbabwean setting. – Simba, TEDxUZ-

One of the speakers at the young women’s leadership high tea held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Kamba-Nyathi is indeed the epitome of resilience. As she speaks she is able to inspire her audience with the practical examples that she draws from her own personal experiences. With all the suffering she has gone through one might expect her to be defeated but the amazing thing is how she finds strength from that. She is the voice of women who have gone through a lot of pain and refuse to be defined by that. She makes one realise that no matter the circumstances we go through in life we can still be the Leaders within us as long as we believe. – Petronella –

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Travels from: Harare, Zimbabwe

Speaking fee: $8,500

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