I first heard Sandy speak at one of the local Cape Town networking breakfasts. Her talk was about managing and building your business and it left me both inspired and completely terrified. I walked out after that talk, knowing that I needed more from this woman who had just rattled my brain for the last 30 minutes. I bought her book which, after reading the first few chapters, has also left me feeling uncomfortable – but in a good way. Uncomfortable, because it’s forcing me to think differently about my business.

Her website explains…

Sandy built up and continues to lead one of South Africa’s most successful educational publishing companies, as well as a property investment company, and she mentors other successful entrepreneurs in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa over a wide range of industries. Sandy is passionate about assisting entrepreneurs to build their EnQ (entrepreneurial intelligence) and their businesses. Having experience of diverse industries, she inspires and motivates entrepreneurs to achieve their full potential and to take ownership of their own destinies

Sandy was an obvious choice then for this week’s Tuesday Chat’s With… series.

1. Something that I’m…
…proud of…
Making a difference to business leaders, it was a long and tough journey getting here- I am most proud that I stuck to it..
…desperate to do again…
Have a conversation with my late dad, on his farm, in front of a big fire
…trying to forget…
the time I completely forgot my entire presentation in front of hundreds of really important people in Auckland – I was seriously jetlagged but it was a complete fail!!
…about to change…
my delivery platform for the EnQ support to entrepreneurs
2. Something I wish…
…I could try for the first time…
nope, cant think of anything
…I could change…
the perspectives of entitlement thinkers
…for on a daily basis…
that I learn something valuable
…people would…
be less accepting of mediocrity
3. A lesson…
…I learned, which I’d share, is…
sometimes you cant see the end of the road you are on, but you need to keep moving forward regardless as you will see more as you go
…I wish someone had taught me, is…
when people are nasty to or about you , its more often got to do with their own issues and not yours
…I’m still learning, is…
how much I need the help of others, in so many ways
4. The ‘someone’ I…
…turn to for advice is…
My friend Hamish and my brother mostly in terms of business, my husband in terms of personal
…would return as, in a later life is…
a person who lives a very simple life…I probably wouldn’t last very long though!
…would give my last Rolo to…
my husband, John-Paul
…would love to be stuck in an elevator with is…
John Travolta or Patrick Swayze am showing my vintage now arent I?
…have been most inspired by…
Brendan O Carroll (Mrs Browns Boys)
5. The place I …
…dream of visiting is…
Italy
…am most happy is…
most places in my own company with a book, thats why I travel so easily
6. Things that…
…inspire me…
anyone who overcomes adversity and achieves something no one else believed that they could
…educate me…
people who are what they do or train in
…entertain me…
All live singing shows, The Voice, American Idol,
…irritate/challenge me…
Self centred loud people
7. Things that make me go…
…mmmmm….
ice cream
…ooh la la…
sexy men
…yee haa!…
great rock music
…WTF?…
stupidity
…lol!…
hunour in an unexpected place or time
8. My reason for…
…getting up in the morning…
to lead others
…smiling is…
I love what I do
…pursuing my passion is…
I have always felt very driven to assist others, I have no idea why
9. My approach to…
…life is…
make a contribution
…business is…
make a contribution
…fashion is…
not important- wear what works for you
…health and beauty is…
look after yourself but dont get obsessed, life is too short to not drink wine
10. My perfect….
…day starts with…
a 2 hour writing session from 5am to 7am, wonderful me time to create
…client is…
a business leader who wants to succeed and is prepared to do what it takes
…hobby is…
playing in a really good Pipe Band ( I am a piper)
…movie role is…
huh?

image: Jody Saturday Photography

 

image: Jody Saturday Photography

 

 

Where can folks follow you online?
Website
www.enqpractice.com
Facebook Page
ENQ Facebook Page
Twitter
twitter.com/ENQPractice
LinkedIn
Sandy on LinkedIn
YouTube
ENQ Training YouTube Channel