Hector was born in the North Western village of Madidi in North West Province to a dressmaker mother and upholsterer father. Drawn to debate and public speaking as a child, he honed his abilities by practicing diligently, with his parents and three siblings as his audience and test subjects. Conscious of the world around him and growing up in a time of political unrest, Hector was always eager to make a difference. At 14 he convinced fellow students at Seamoge Middle School to unite in effective strike action against corporal punishment – which he considered cruel and counterproductive. Now recognising the power words have to influence, he decided they’d be the tools he would use to make his mark.

Deeply family oriented, Hector loves to spend leisure time with his children. He also likes to travel, both locally and internationally. His favorite color, yellow, to him represents hope – optimism and sunshine – the dawn of a happy new day. After leaving TUT where he studied Public management, Hector did a spell at the then Radio Bop, presenting Monday Madness, a show which saw presenters offering personal and professional advice to callers and listeners. Following this he joined the I Can Foundation as a public speaking intern. Here, under tutelage and mentorship by renowned speaker David Molapo, he was trained to be one of the youngest motivational speakers in South Africa. From here it was on to Kaya FM, where Hector hosted an inspirational Sunday morning show to raving reviews.

Q&A

  1. What do you understand about entrepreneurship as a puzzle?
    A puzzle can be very complicated and difficult to put together. Figuring out where pieces fit can be frustrating and requires patience and attention to detail. This perfectly describes the world of business. Understanding your offering, access to markets, finding perfect partners to work with & compliance with state laws are all pieces that must be fitted properly into the entrepreneurial puzzle.
  2. The Motivation Company! Tell us more about it
     The Motivation Company is a company created to be the ultimate hub of quality speakers who genuinely care about clients and their expected outcomes from our talks.
  3. What sets your brand apart from your competitors?
    What sets us apart is how we tailor our talks according to clients brief and how our presentations talk to their outcomes. We are results driven.
  4. How do you set your target market or is everyone your target, please explain.
    Our target market is any organization that needs motivation at any level. We are a mass motivation supplier. What sets us apart is how we tailor our talks according to clients brief and how our presentations talk to their outcomes. We are results driven. 
  5. How has social media influenced your brand?
    Social Media has opened new marketing possibilities and has forced us to reinvent ourselves.
  6. You built a brand, the colour #YELLOW What inspired it? and what’s your advise on branding building and brand awareness?
    As the founder, I went through a brand-building exercise in 2008 with a top brand architect. She asked me about my favorite colours and I said; blue, yellow & white. At the end of the session, she advised me to wear those colours whenever I speak. I have been at it since that time. In the beginning, it was subtle with yellow featuring only on accessories, but I am bolder. Naturally, I extended the brand colours to my company, The Motivation Company. My advice on brand building is one word; consistency. Look at how most big companies have stayed with their colours and fonts for centuries and decades. When a change was effected like in case of Vodacom colours and Pick n Pay font, they remained consistent in change.
  7. How do you balance between work and family?
    On days when I am not speaking, I make time for my children and or partner. It could midweek, for a few hours but I make sure it’s quality time. We try to put our phones away and connect for real.
  8. What’s your advice to an aspiring entrepreneur or those who wish to do motivational speaking?
    If you want to succeed, let your business be founded on your purpose. That way, passion will flow naturally from inside. Don’t just focus on money, focus on your mission. For aspiring speakers, be genuine. Find your message and your uniqueness. Be original. Make it about people, not you.
  9. Congratulations on your book launch: Please tell us more about and where we can get it.
    Thank you. The Hector Experience sells where I speak and by order. We post to whoever places an order. It is true that people buy people. After my talks, books sell like hotcakes.
  10. What can we expect from you a few years to come?
    The future, more books, producing more quality genuine speakers through coaching, television and radio programmes.


Hector’s messages are designed to cut across creed, culture and other social barriers, and to appeal to South Africans regardless of race, age, gender or economic status.  A firm believer in accessibility and fostering a genuine connection with his listeners and audiences, Hector takes pride in being R.E.A.L – an acronym be developed to emphasize his focus on Results, Entertainment, Authenticity, and Listening.

By 1999, increased demand for motivational speaking engagements caused Hector to establish his company, Marang Consulting. Over time, team building facilitating and training were added to the company’s list of services. 10 years later, Marang Consulting became The Motivation Company – rebranded and renamed to more accurately reflect the vision and mission of Hector Motivator. Energetic and engaging, Hector exudes a passion that elegantly complements his upbeat personality. Bright and warm, like his favourite colour yellow, he’s always seen himself as a bringer of light. A village boy with the gift of the gab and a passion for motivation, Hector decided early on that uplifting and inspiring others would be his chief personal and professional pursuits. Today, close to two decades later, he remains resolute about his business. His customized motivation and teambuilding seminars are boldly imaginative and insightful and his love of performance, combined with generous use of humour, make Hector Motivator sessions a pleasant blend of motivation, education and entertainment.

Hector has a core belief that a life with no motivation is one of stagnation. In addition, to create the lives we imagine, we must constantly be willing to discover and explore creative ways of staying motivated enough to pursue our goals. His aim is to equip South Africans with the tools, insights and information needed to inspire and motivate themselves – and to stay committed to pursuing their purpose. Hector’s lively and animated personality, added to his unique presentation style, has earned him a steady base of satisfied clients over the past 20 years. His signature approach to motivation first opens the heart with laughter and then fills the soul with inspiration. Hector’s clear enthusiasm, keen insight and sharp sense of humour make every event he facilitates a memorable affair. By keeping his audiences alive through sheer dynamism, enthusiasm and wit, he has become a much sought-after event facilitator and Master of Ceremonies in Gauteng and beyond.

In addition to speaking and hosting, Hector also offers corporate team-building services. He has facilitated teambuilding retreats for major SA government departments and various companies and businesses all across South Africa. Hector is more than a motivational speaker, programme director and team builder.

Like his hero Myles Munroe, Hector believes each individual (and organisation) is created with immense potential and a unique set of attributes designed for a specific purpose. Life, therefore, is about maximizing the potential for achieving our purpose and as a born communicator, Hector’s always understood the power words have to inspire and motivate action.

After discovering he had an affinity for radio broadcasting, Hector decided it would be his mission to inspire and uplift others with his passions. His careers in motivation and radio began in Varsity when his love for the medium led to him teaming up with a group of students to establish the first campus radio station. Hector’s radio shows were a mix of entertainment and uplifting content and this experience marked the beginning of his motivational crusade.