"My passion for inspiring my clients can be traced back to 2007, the beginning of my journey of recovery from drug addiction. I have since I can remember been a fan of the underdog, the late bloomer, the rebel and the survivor! It takes incredible courage to rise above the ashes of life, like a Phoenix, become a blazing light for others still struggling."
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"The last 6 years I have had the powerful, passionate purpose to help my clients create lives where they are empowered, inspired and transformed using my self-care tips, tools and techniques.
My superpowers are building trust and showing compassion to give my clients the opportunity to heal. Through my one-on-one consultations, I help addicts navigate the trenches and the mountaintops of their lives to live fulfilling lives of responsibility, consciousness and holistic authenticity."
Article by Leigh Joy: https://www.womenontop.co.za/health-and-fitness/celebrating-sobriety-on-international-day-against-drug-abuse/
Former Elite/Springbok Athlete, Athletic Coach, Breast Cancer Advocate and Survivor.
Patient Navigator helping to guide cancer patients through their cancer journey; to support, educate and overcome barriers.
What I do …
I share my story ‘Indescribable Fear to Remarkable Recovery’
As a former Elite/Springbok Athlete. Always fit and healthy. Healthy lifestyle - never drinking or smoking, I still got breast cancer.
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Cancer does not discriminate!
The fear and the shock of hearing you have cancer is indescribable and very overwhelming.
But through the Power of Positivity, and my own remarkable recovery, I never let cancer define me.
What my own running has taught me - discipline, commitment and perseverance - to push through pain and endure. With my own knowledge in Athletics and Coaching - my own breast cancer Journey and the knowledge I have gained in advocacy and navigation.
Specialising in Survivorship and the Benefits of Exercise and inspired by Woman of Stature’s Charlotte Du Plessis and my Remarkable Surgeon Prof Carol–Ann Benn, I can educate, inspire and motivate.”
Life Can Change in a Heartbeat
My Achievements …
Triple Springbok Colours, Track, Cross Country and Road Running. Numerous SA Titles on the Track and Road. Represented South Africa 6 times at World Half Marathon Champs. Qualified for 1996 Atlanta Women’s Marathon.
Athletic Coach at Fitness from Africa Running Club since Nov 2015.
Woman of Stature, Woman of Impact Speakers Bureau Graduate July 2018.
Breast Cancer Advocate and Patient Navigator Certifications
Breast Health Foundation – South Africa December 2018
George Washington University, Washington USA. Oncology Patient Navigation Training
The Fundamentals. As well as Cancer Survivorship Series for Primary Care Providers. January and February 2019.
My Speaking Engagements …
East Rand Business Expo July 2018
Woman of Stature, Breast Health Foundation Pink Ribbon Luncheon, Johannesburg - October 2018
Woman of Stature, Breast Health Foundation Pink Ribbon Luncheon, Durban - October 2018
Elite Sport and Cultural Academy, Wanderers – Guest Speaker, End of Year Function - November 2018
Woman of Stature Showcase and Speakers Bureau Graduation - February 2019
St Stithian’s Easter Sports Festival - Breast Cancer Fund Raising Breakfast - April 2019
And upcoming events …
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon High Tea Run4change Legacy Program - Guest Speaker -September 15, 2019
Cancer Talk - Discovery Health, Johannesburg - October 23, 2019
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Sue has inspired and motivated tens of thousands in the public and private sectors, corporations and SMEs, churches and NGOs. Some of the people she has impacted include survivors in cancer support groups, care-givers in remote rural areas, health workers in a psychiatric hospital, and educators in under-resourced schools.
Sue leads a joyful, dynamic life, full of adventure and surprises - she's a 'fly by the seat of my pants', 'live the life out of every day' kind of girl and yet, as a woman of faith, she always finds time to savour quiet moments of reflection and contentment. She is a positive, creative and passionate person who injects drama into every project, and celebrates every achievement. What affects Sue deeply is lives half lived, potential not reached. She often quotes Henry David Thoreau, who said, 'Most men (and women) lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.' She believes she is called to make a difference in people's lives and has a great desire to help them find their song.
She is also the founder of the JOYburg city transformation initiative…
She has featured on radio and TV, in articles in online and print magazines, has written a book and developed an e-course, and produced and presented a radio show called ‘The JoyRide’. Here is a link her latest television interview…