Mandy Johnson


"At 23, after completing my studies at UCT, I travelled to London to find work and stumbled into the world of Media and Marketing. I returned home and for the next few years, worked for various leading newspapers titles in South Africa, including Independent Newspapers and finally at Sunday Times, as a Regional Manager and then Retail Account Manager. Along the way I completed my Marketing Management Diploma at Varsity College in 2004. My last client portfolio included managing large retail corporate accounts, with total annual revenue exceeding 60 million rand. I was very diligent and excelled in my field and regularly achieved the targets set. I was however, always aware of another voice whispering to me. I have always been fascinated by the insights gained working in the corporate system and witnessing how decision-making happens. I witnessed first hand, over the years, how many employees struggle with stress and fear.

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