Dr Samke Ngcobo | Meet the Speaker

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Dr Samke Ngcobo

Dr Samke Ngcobo is a dynamic, and passionate wellness speaker who has a passion for issues related to mental health advocacy and mental health psycho-education.

Samke is living with Bipolar Disorder since the age of 14 years old (for the past 21 years). I have a commendable work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills. She values purpose-driven living and creating a legacy that will benefit the greater good in the long-term through philanthropy.

Dr Samke is the author of a book called Reflections Of A Convoluted Mind: A journey with my mental illness. It was inspired by my desire to create an awareness and understanding about the life of someone who is living with a mental illness. I felt that I could share valuable insights as someone who lives with a mental illness and as a doctor to individuals like myself. The intention is to humanise this journey through sharing my thoughts and reflections related to it.

Keynote Topics
  • Passionate about engaging with the corporate sector about mental health through my company called Vocal Mentality (Pty) Ltd that is focused on psycho-education, breaking stigma and empowering the audience which I engage with regarding mental illness and mental health.
  • She has presented psycho-educational talks for various organisations such as Standard Chartered Bank, Avis, Rand Merchant Bank and Coca-Cola, Anglo-American to name a few.
Program Host

Bronwyn Hesketh always said that she has THE coolest job on the planet. She gets to work with extraordinary human beings on a daily basis, connecting them with audiences who need to hear what they have to say. In fact – it’s not even a job: it’s an adventure and way of life for her. Her purpose, really.

Over the last 25 years, she have been immensely proud and privileged to work with truly amazing South African speakers (and more than a smattering of Internationals, too), and now, as she is busy setting up our San Diego office, Bronwyn is thrilled to exclusively represent them across North America, bringing them to a whole new market of audiences who need to hear their messages.

This is the platinum lining of the pandemic for me: “Virtual” has opened up whole new worlds for us, and she can’t wait to get them in front of as many people as humanly possible in the near future.

Some more about Bronwyn:

Bronwyn is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, and a Past President of the Cape Town Chapter. Having also served on the regional committee for the South African Association for the Conference Industry and Speakers Inc was also the pioneering South African agency to belong to the International Association of Speaker Bureaus.

She has further served on the board of the Cape Town Branch committee of the Business Women’s Association, and was incredibly honoured to be a finalist in the BWA Regional Business Women’s Achiever Awards in 2015.

Bronwyn wrote and published “SpeakerSavvy” (yes, one word ;-)) back in 2017. Aimed at both aspiring as well as established speakers and written in a casual, relaxed tone, she is very chuffed with the feedback she gets whenever somebody finishes it. Her primary goal with the book was to help all speakers level-up their speaking businesses, no matter where they are in their speaking journey.

Specialties: Connecting the right speakers to the right audiences, at the right time. First time. Every time.

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