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Estée Cockcroft is the founder of Sassy Llama. As a mother of three daughters she felt it imperative to start a company that equips young girls with tools to navigate their online and offline worlds.
She holds a B.A. (Hons) Marketing Communication from the University of Johannesburg and a Diploma in Creative Writing from UCT. She has 9 years’ experience working in advertising, branding, reputation management and PR. She has worked with teenagers locally and abroad through developing strategies for big brands such as Guess, Comfitex, Sweaty Betty and First Choice.
In 2016, Estée published her first novel: The Eye in the yellow bow tie, a coming-of-age tale with bullying as a central theme. Estée is an avid public speaker and an enthusiastic trail runner.
Naomi Holdt is a mom of two inspirational little humans. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of KwaZulu Natal.
She also holds a Bachelors degree in Primary Education, and prior to studying her Masters, she was an educator for seven years, teaching children in various contexts. For the past 12 years she has been in full-time private practice and has a special focus on Parenting Consultations. She also conducts therapy with young adults, teens and children. Naomi is a passionate writer and a dynamic speaker, and regularly speaks at events for parents, educators and corporate sectors.
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Yolandi Allen is a social media expert and consultant with over 8 years of experience in the industry. During this time, she has helped a number of people and businesses build strong, authentic brands online.
She is passionate about training young graduates on the principles of social media best practices to help them navigate the digital landscape with thought and integrity. Her passion is fuelled by her assertive, 8 year-old daughter.
Dr. Nadia Jooste is a medical doctor and a mother of three with a special interest and additional qualifications in psychiatry. She has been working as a medical officer in mental health at Elizabeth Donkin psychiatric hospital for the past 7 years.
Nadia loves camping and heads up her own party planning business in her spare time.
Elzabé Olivier holds a Masters Degree in counselling psychology from the University of Port Elizabeth and completed her internship at Hunters Craig Psychiatric hospital.
For the past 9 years she has been operating in a full-time private practice capacity consisting of an adult and child client base in Port Elizabeth. She has been involved in numerous programs including Employee Assistance, empowerment of unemployed youth as well as social and emotional skills training for children in group format.
Dr. Ilze Ritter and Dr. Da-Niel van Zyl are both medical doctors with a special interest in medical aesthetics. Whilst spending countless hours preparing for their diploma in Mental Health, they started realising how a person’s outer appearance can influence their mental well-being.
Fascinated by this connection they started exploring aesthetic medicine and all it has to offer. Together they founded RVZ Aesthetics in Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth and have never looked back.
Cassandra Lister is a biokineticist and fitness & conditioning coach at Results Fitness. She is currently completing her Masters degree in Biokeneticts at Nelson Mandela Bay University.
Cassie grew up on a farm outside Grahamstown and loves to being outdoors. She has a Jack Russell named Lola and enjoys the occasional run to clear her head.
Louis Zietsman has been working as a Registered Counsellor in private practise since 2017. He qualified with a 4 year BPsych (Counselling) degree as well as a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Nelson Mandela University.
He has completed internships at the Nelson Mandela University Psychology Clinic (Uclin) working with children of all ages, Life Hunters Craig Psychiatric hospital as well as Nelson Mandela University Student Counselling Centre. Louis has a particular interest in childhood/adolescent development and has been published in the SA Journal of Industrial Psychology.
Kelly Kingwill is a multifaceted goaldigger. She is a South African athlete and former youth, junior and senior national champion in the women's triple jump. She is an accomplished academic, with Bachelors, Honours and Master's degrees in Communication and Media.
Kelly is a research and brand strategist, and athletics coach by profession and is a former pageant winner and part-time model. Kelly is also a skilled baker and believes in pursuing her potential in all spheres of life.
Dominique Breakey is a newly registered dietician working in Johannesburg. She studied at Stellenbosch University where she obtained a BSc in Dietetics as well as her Honours degree.
She currently works in both a clinical and private practise setting. This allows her to share her passion for helping to meet the nutritional needs of the critically ill as well as empower people to live their healthiest life. She is a giant foodie, a runner and animal-lover and will pet any and all dogs that come her way.
This sporty busybody enjoys ballet, netball and swimming. Paige is attracted to the lime light and gets her kicks from singing and dancing on stage.
She is a social butterfly and loves watching movies with her friends. Paige has two dogs called Phoebe and Tallulah. She is a wise llama with brilliant digital life skills. We are proud to have her on the llama squad.
Hannah Elfick is a llama who lives out of the box. She gets transported by playing video games, reading a good book or travelling to new and exciting places-she has been all over!
Being tall, this llama is an enthusiastic netball player. She also attends scouts and loves watching comedy. Hannah is assertive, intelligent and a llama with lots of sass.
Jo is a passionate llama that dreams of space travel and life on Mars! She chooses scouting above parties, wall climbing and hiking above shopping, and scuba gear rather than make up and heels!
Jo loves to read, but also enjoys TV series and wildlife programmes. She is an enthusiastic drama student and participates in school hockey and swimming. The family pets include 3 Siamese cats, 2 French poodles and an African grey parrot (and various, now deceased, guinea pigs, gold fish, budgies). Jo would have loved to add some corn snakes to the mix, but this is where her mother put her foot down!