I strongly believe that my purpose in life is to keenly facilitate positive change in people and organisations.
I’m a consultant specialising strategy, branding and marketing currently working with organisations to help them best articulate why they do what they do, how they do and what they do. I provide strategic input to new and refreshed brands, branding merging organisations, new governance structures, product launches and promotions for a mix of charitable, profit with purpose and commercial clients.
I’m currently reading for an MBA with WBS with a desire to specialise in strategy, leadership and change management for an improved acumen.
I’m fascinated the study of what drives us to feel, think or behave in a certain way and how we can harness it to get the best versions of ourselves. I’m a qualified but not currently practicing person-centred psychotherapist. I have in the past volunteered as a counsellor for survivors of sexual abuse and those grieving after the loss of a loved one for a number of charities near me. It’s something I aspire return to in the future.
Why do I call myself Lady Lion? Some African tribes have totems (what we Zimbabweans call mutupo). Totems are a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, lineage, or tribe. My totem is the lion/shumba.
Lions are a symbol of strength and courage. They are also symbol of royalty and stateliness, which is why we hear the term – king of the jungle. It’s a majestic animal. I have read that Ancient Egyptians venerated lions as their war deities due to their strength, power and fierceness. So, when my father is encouraging me, he uses our mutupoto do that. He is always reminding me of the lioness that I am. That I am strong and courageous. To roar like the lion that I am. As you know the lionesses are the hunters of the pride.
When my father asks me how the hunting grounds are, he is usually enquiring about my work. This blog is my opinion of the hunting grounds I spend my days in.