Latest Episodes

#30 Chevonne Powell

5th Dec 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Featured | 1:47:31

Chevonne Powell is the founder of Meaningful Minds, a clinical Psychologist with a masters degree from the University of Johannesburg and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

We sat down and discussed depression, anxiety and the use of methods other than standard prescriptions such as meditation and mindfulness. We talked about how and why she founded meaningful minds and her very interesting programs such as her self-development program.

We also discussed the disconnect between society and finding happiness and purpose. And finally we touched on what parents can do to avoid the dreaded helicopter syndrome that seems to be present in society today.

#29 Brandon Katz

21st Nov 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Featured | 1:55:10

Brandon katz is a third-generation entrepreneur, specialising in Funding for innovation, Venture Capital, Section 12J, Government Incentives, Grants and R&D tax Rebates.

Brandon has such an incredibly rich entrepreneurial background with His grandfather founding Metro Cash and Carry and his father co-founding Jumbo, Consolidated and HCS.

We talked about his time at varsity, how he got into trading and starting his business which he sold within 4 years. We also discussed tech companies and start-ups and compared Johannesburg vs Cape Town and South Africa vs the rest of the world.

This podcast is definitely one for all the budding entrepreneurs and business owners alike.

#28 Jessica Judkins

31st Oct 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Featured | 1:16:14

Jessica Judkins is an M.Sc Bio-geochemistry Candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has worked on two notable papers the first being extremophiles and their connection with life on mars, and the second being the use of microorganisms to fight the toxins within asbestos.

While on maternity leave Jessica took some time out to discuss her findings and the implication her results have for the search for life on other planets and solutions for environmental care related to asbestos tailings. The Podcast also allowed me to get my inner nerd on and my fascination with extremophiles thanks to Dr. Paul Stamets and the Star Trek Team.


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Huntley Smith

Huntley Smith

Huntley Smith is a director of BSG and Managing Direct of Accelerator Consulting Services which specialises in performance management and brand positioning.

Huntley is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown belt and co-Founder of Arte Suave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which has multiple clubs in South Africa and Mauritius.

In addition he is also the president of SABJJF (South African Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) which is affiliated to the Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF).

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