Fred is a Speaker and Facilitator for your event who will provide that ‘Ah-Ha’ moment to your audience(s). Fred is one of South Africa’s foremost authorities on leadership, motivation, and teamwork. And he earned his credentials the best way he could, which is leading. In his high energy, dynamic programs, Fred shares the wisdom from the University of Life and over 10 years working with organizations in and around Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, and America. Fred offers key strategies to build a stronger connection and improve the working relationship amongst team members and organization setting. He has credentials from being featured on over 20 national tv, radio programs, magazines, and new papers and received national and international awards and recognitions. Fred is an ideal speaker, facilitator for your next event. 

Fred’s Achievements & Recognitions

  • Inspiring South African Youth Leader (Humanity Team) 2013
  • Winner of South Africa Man of the year awards 2015
  • 100 most influential Young South African (Avante Media) 2016
  • 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2017
  • Lead SA Hero (702/Lead SA) 2017
  • Founder and Director of Bunang Baswa -2005 – to date
  • Raised Sanitary menstruation cups worth over R1 million to under privilege girls -2017/18

Q&A

  1. What do you understand about entrepreneurship as a puzzle?
    Not everyone was born to be an entrepreneur, it takes more than a skill to become one. It takes dedication, passion, hard work and plays willing to be the best in your industry, there are no short cuts to become a successful entrepreneur. This thing called entrepreneurship Shem it really takes time for one to master, it takes time. 
  2.  Impact Team! Tell us more about it
    Impact Amalgamate was actually started back in 2009 as Bohafrika Communication, it was born out on a None Profit ‘Bunang Baswa which I founded in 2006 to help inspire, educate and inform young people across the country. But now the none profit was only taking out money and I was no longer interested in doing 8 to 4 corporate work, so I then realized that I can actually get paid to speak and run Team Buildings, School camps and workshops. That’s how Impact was actually formed so that I will also get more time to run the none profit work. So in a nutshell at Impact, we deal with Human Development and Corporate wellness.
  3. At the end of each day, what do you reflect on?
    Did I gain any new knowledge, Did I do something to take my business a step further, Did I take care of my health and was I a blessing to anyone today?
  4. There’s a saying “Business is not easy” what’s your take on that? share your personal experience.
    If it was easy the stats would be 80% of new business succeed in their first year, but the stats say over 80% of new business don’t go passed 12 months in existence. Some time back I hit a rock bottom and one Sunday I went to attend a free personal development seminar at Gallagher estate ‘Midrand’ and made a big lunch so that I would have lunch during the seminar break and later on that day I had to drive to Krugersdorp at night and continued eating what was left and slept at a garage in my car, reason being I had a meeting the following day on Monday and did not have enough petrol to go home and back again to my meeting. In the morning I woke up brushed my teeth at the gas station’s toilet and went. to the meeting looking fresh and smelling awesome and managed to close over R100 000 deal that Monday.
  5. There’s a saying “Business is not easy” what’s your take on that? share your personal experience.
    If it was easy the stats would be 80% of new business succeed in their first year, but the stats says over 80% of new business don’t go passed 12 months in existence. Some time back I hit a rock bottom and one Sunday I went to attend a free personal development seminar at Gallagher estate ‘Midrand’ and made a big lunch so that I would have lunch during the seminar break and later on that day I had to drive to Krugersdorp at night and continued eating what was left and slept at a garage in my car, reason being I had a meeting the following day on Monday and did not have enough petrol to go home and back again to my meeting. In the morning I woke up brushed my teeth at the gas station’s toilet and went. to the meeting looking fresh and smelling awesome and managed to close over R100 000 deal that Monday.
  6. How has social media impacted your business and which platform among the existing ones has generated more clients?
    If you not on social media as an entrepreneur, your business is heading for instinct soon. Everyone is there and now clients go there to either get products or services. Facebook and followed by LinkedIn are the main ones that I have gained more clients from. Instagram for my services is more on brand awareness even though I have managed to get a few gigs from there. As an entrepreneur whatever you do in your business when I open any of. your social media, its what should greet me, it also shows your authenticity and potential clients can also see that you don’t take a chance but you are a force to be reckoned with. 
  7.  How do you build a good relationship with your clients? and how do you deal with the most difficult clients?
    Clients are not always right, but the client is a king or queen for that matter. I treat them like they are the only client I have, I never take advantage and always go an extra mile in all that we do. Even the guys that work with me, I tell them all the time that let’s keep the client happy and they will keep us happy. So we don’t compromise on the quality services and products that we deliver, its always high class or we don’t do it at all. The difficult ones we always try to stay calm all the time, never ever shout back or say a nasty thing to a client, no matter what. It should always be yes Mem, yes sir, we apologize, sir, we apologize Mem. Then when they are not there, its when you can tell them where to get off! Just to release that stress. 
  8. What’s your advice to an aspiring entrepreneur and an entrepreneur who has a business idea but doesn’t know how to execute it.
    You don’t rehearse entrepreneurship, you just have to DO IT! Don’t take short cuts, I would have been a multi milliner long time ago, I had opportunities to take short cuts and allow corruption to crawl into my system, but refused and each money I make its clean money. Work hard and focus on being excellent in your industry, start small as you grow bigger, fail and do it again!
  9. How do you balance work and family time?

    Family first before business, 24 hours is lots of time and should you tell me that you don’t have that I will say because you don’t know how to manage time. Most weekends I spent with family and most of the times once during the week I would go out with my daughter to have FUN!