International facilitator | Trainer | Coach & Mentor | Writer | Virtual Assistant
Michele is the owner of Empowered 4 Success – an experienced and a sought-after facilitator and trainer specializing in Professional Business Writing, Communication skills, E-colours awareness and People Smart Skills, Leadership skills as well as Emotional Intelligence.
With over 36 years’ experience in the corporate world as a PA and EA working with senior executives and CEOs, she delivers PA Masterclasses worldwide and serves as a mentor to many from time to time.
She has had the privilege of working with audiences worldwide in over 16 countries to date since 2010 from Africa to Europe, Middle East and USA.
Michele has served on many PA forums (i.e. PANSA, PAFSA) and currently serves on the Committees of PSASA (Professional Speakers Association of South Africa) Virtual Chapter and The Botswana/Zimbabwe Mastermind and member of Academy of Excellence, PAFSA.
When she is not travelling and training, she is a sought after Virtual Assistant currently working with 2 clients of her own through Empowered 4 Success and is Operations Officer at Office-Online working with 4 of their clients.
She has published many articles in the A-Z of PAs and Office Managers magazine, Career Success, InTouch newsletter (PAFSA), Executive Secretary Magazine (UK), EDPA(UK), African PA Magazine (Kenya), DSSP newsletter, Karachi, profiled by Exceptional EA (Vancouver), and has a regular blog “Time out with Michele”.
She believes every person has a want and desire to enhance their personal and professional skills and ultimately empower themselves in their profession and Michele takes every opportunity to share her experiences and knowledge to encourage every person that whatever they put their minds to, they can achieve their full potential
Suezette Smit is a Multi Passionate Entrepreneur, Inspirational Speaker, Influencer and a Global Leadership Coach, who certainly does not fit into the ‘conventional’ box. Her exuberant personality, life experiences, creativity and innovative approaches has allowed her to build a sound reputation on both National and International Platforms over the past 21 years of being in the speaking and business industry.
Her professional appearances include countries such as:- Asia, China, Vietnam, Europe, North America, New Zealand, Australia, U.A.E., Africa, Namibia and her home country South Africa.
About her Businesses:-
She is the CEO of Performance Development Interactive (PDI), formed in 2000.
She is the Owner of MILA’S INC established during Covid-19 in the small village of De Rust (Small Karoo) and she recently launched her brand new personal trademark business (an extension of PDI) Suezette Smit INC that promises to empower and inspire women of all cultures.
She is also a Radio Presenter with daily inspirational broadcasts and her weekly “Women in the Lead” programme.
About her Achievements:-
Author of “Be the Exception” published in 2017 and her new book “Scale your Mountain” will be published early 2022.
Finalist in the South African Business Women of the Year
Nominated Top 100 Difference Maker in South Africa
She is a qualified Mind Power and Neuro Linguistic Programming Facilitator
She is a Licensed Fire Walk Master through the IP INSTITUT FUR PERSONLICHKEITSENTFALTUNG, Switzerland.
She summited Mount Kilimanjaro in her climb for Cancer and will attempt Everest in 2024 as part of an initiative called “HOPE”
What she promises to deliver:-
She’s passionate about making a difference and it comes through on and off stage. Her commitment is simple: “Average does not work in any area of life therefore I dedicate myself to not be the average contributor to any event. Together we will make your event an astounding success”.