Pontsho Manzi is a business woman, a professional and motivational speaker, facilitator, coach, image consultant and author of “Diary for Fabulous You”. She is a mentor to the youth of South Africa, especially girls through her non-profit organisation called FabGalz®.
As a business woman, she is the managing director of Botlhokwa EvenPro, a holding company for two subsidiary companies called Recrutrain and FabImage. Pontsho, aka Lady P, is the author of Diary for Fabulous You™; an inspirational diary for women and girls.
Pontsho founded Recrutrain at the age of 24 (previously called Pontshano Consulting), an HR consulting and training company with an impeccable 7-year track record for delivering innovative staffing and training solutions to both private and public sector organisations in South Africa and neighbouring countries in the SADC region.
She is the CEO of FabImage, a Gauteng-based image consulting company founded in 2006. FabImage assists individuals and organisations with image makeovers, personal branding, impression management, power dressing and image management. Pontsho qualified as an image consultant with The Image Academy of South Africa (A Member of the Institute for Colour and Image Consultants for Men and Women in California, USA) in 2006.
Pontsho is a qualified HR practitioner with a Degree in Human Resource Management. With her passionate and warm sense of humour, she has entertained; trained and motivated thousands of women and men during her successful career. She is passionate about her work and her success is evidenced by the many positive comments by those who attended her workshops, seminars and talks.
She is a member of the following professional organisations:
- Professional Speakers Association of SA (PSASA) – Executive Board member
- Women in Finance (WIF)
- Business Women Association of South Africa (BWASA)
- Association of Professional Image Consultants of Southern Africa (APICSA)
- Association of Skills Development Facilitators (ASDF)
- American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
She was recently awarded recently awarded Anne Dreyer Rising Star Award.
As a responsible South African citizen, Pontsho is the founder of a non-profit organization called FabGalz® which she established to empower young girls in building successful careers in their chosen fields. Despite her demanding business schedule, she trains and coaches young girls on leadership skills, self esteem, personal branding, power dressing and impression management, and confidence which enables them to reach their dreams.
Through FabImage, Pontsho coaches business clients to express the company’s goals and values in the physical appearance, behaviour and communication of employees, including etiquette. She strongly believes that an effective workforce is built on the esteem of each individual employed by the company.
Pontsho Manzi offers professional and motivational speaking services on topics such as women empowerment, discovering your higher self, self-leadership, personal branding, personal image management and many others as requested by clients. The underlying theme of most talks is the awareness and appreciation of self, and how these attributes contribute to high self-esteem, confidence and individuality in presentation.
Pontsho Manzi counts amongst her clients many listed blue chip companies, women’s associations and public/ parastatal companies. She has presented talks to many organisations including MTN, Vodacom, ABSA, Old Mutual, Multichoice, National Ports Authority, HPCSA, BP, RTT, Services Seta, MapppSeta, Merseta, Sasol, AstraZeneca, Cell C and Sanral.
Pontsho, we salute you!