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Recently acknowledged as a Business Disruptor and Rebel with a cause alongside Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Simon Sinek, Kaepernick and Pat MCcord, it’s Wendy’s’ unique perspective, rooted in her own personal experience of having secured justice in an eleven-year battle against corporate corruption in the case known as “South Africa’s Enron”, the biggest corporate disaster in South Africa’s history, that attracted this recognition. This, in addition to persevering for eight years to successfully reinvent and rebuild herself.

In August 2019 Wendy was nominated for a ‘Lifetime Achievement award‘ for her work in the anti corruption and whistleblowing space and by the UNODC. Winners will be announced in October 2019.


Since then, Wendy has maximised her experience through studying the Social psychology and Neuroscience of Decision making at Stanford University in addition to completing the program Social Fitness™, a course developed over twenty-five years at Stanford by Professor Emeritus Philip Zimbardo and Dr Lynne Henderson Ph.D. Wendy is an associate member of Professor Zimbardo’s Heroic Imagination Project.

Wendy is at the cutting edge of behavioural change, currently in collaboration with the University of East London‘s Virtual Reality Lab and Psychology Unit to develop Virtual Reality immersions for Courageous Conversations.

Wendy’s clients and engagements have spanned the globe and range from speaking at TEDx Tokyo, providing training for the Council of Europe to addressing the needs and goals of companies such as BP, Mubadala in the UAE and the Massy Group in the Caribbean.

Additionally, Wendy is a lecturer at Surrey University and Warwick Business School, is a contributing member of the UNCAC Coalition, the Corruption Research Group of the Surrey University  and sits on the advisory board of the Whistleblowing Research Unit which runs the International Whistleblowing Research Network at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom.

Wendy’s innovative mindset has fueled her current House of Courageous Conversations project. Entering into it’s second year, Wendy has mirrored her own transformation by personally transforming a 7.5 tonne Horse-Box into an ethical living space. Called Rosetta, the House of Courageous Conversations, this vehicle will be utilised to speak, train and collaborate from. A space to invoke curiosity, courage, collaboration and conversation.

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