Liezel van der Westhuizen is a well-loved media personality in the South African radio and television media space, but she is currently changing the game like no one has ever done before…

She’s taken a step into the marketing world and is offering the “average Joe” a piece of her own master-mind in what she calls, “Marketing Mondays.”

Liezel is a global motivational speaker and corporate coach, specialising in personal branding and speaker training. According to her social media, she says, “Let’s share, support, and upskill each other where we are able to, during these times!”

Liezel is fondly known to friends and fans alike as ‘The Giraffe’, a moniker she has also worked into the name of her personal vlog, Giraffe in the City. What many people may not know is that the nickname was originally meant to be an insult. Over the years, Liezel has turned ‘The Giraffe’ into a recognisable brand image and is teaching those around the country how to do the same.

What are Marketing Mondays?

Liezel hosts Marketing Monday seminars at 12pm midday on her Facebook and Instagram LIVE (@LiezelOnline) feeds. This is where she shares her wealth of ideas and experiences, and interviews some knowledgeable people about various topics.

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“It was an idea that came about, as a way to give back during lockdown,” says Liezel. “Having seen just how many businesses and entrepreneurs were struggling and scrambling to adjust to the cultural shift, in basically how we understand the world, and how we operate within it.”

She offers tips on social media tactics and why personal branding should be foremost in many entrepreneurs’ minds.

“I believe in having and cultivating your own drive, rather than waiting about for other things or people to motivate you. I believe in taking in what’s going on in the world and its markets, but having the leadership thinking to be decisive and unique in your entrepreneurship.”


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Want another way to work and live better? Open to some guidance on entrepreneurial wellness? 🏋️💪🏃‍♀️🗣️💡🎤 This week, in my Marketing Monday LIVE segment, I interview @claudiavanschalkwyk_ – a Transformation and Wellness Coach ready to take you to the next level of your entrepreneurial journey, with health! I am honored to introduce you all to this woman who is tackling mental and physical wellness, in my next interview for the weekly Marketing Monday segment – LIVE on Facebook, and also now on Youtube @LiezelOnline ! 🏋️💪🏃‍♀️🗣️💡🎤 *Remember: During September, I will be interviewing really interesting Marketing Monday guests on Facebook LIVE @LiezelOnline – giving viewers a chance to ask their marketing, entrepreneurship, and business-related questions, to my weekly guests. Join me for Marketing Monday LIVE on Facebook LIVE @LiezelOnline, at: 12h00 🇿🇦 Time 11h00 🇬🇧 Time 14h00 🇦🇪 Time Let’s share, support, and upskill each other where we are able, during these times!

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Anyone can ask questions

Liezel also answers queries from the public during Marketing Mondays. So if you’ve got a burning question, she is there to answer!

“There are resources I also outline to those watching, and which you’ll have to tune in every Monday at 12pm midday, to hear how to access them.”

So, whether it’s confusion about how to deal with the technological demands of a world operating under social distancing, or the best tips for establishing a stellar Personal Brand, this renowned motivational speaker, and corporate coach – with a triad of degrees & a cornucopia of varied clients around the world – brings a wealth of wisdom to anyone tuning in to Marketing Mondays.


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Celebrating Skyscraper Day with a throwback to working in Hong Kong as a Speaker and Emcee- filled with some of the most awe-inspiring Skycrapers I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting! 🧳🗼🦒🏢 What’s a giraffe without her tower, right? Did you know that the collective noun for giraffe’s, is a tower? I KNOW! I think it’s a great idea to use that amazing imagery and wordplay, to live your life. 🦒 Towering above the rest should be a guiding principle to how you work on and live, your Personal Brand. 🦒Towering above the rest should be how you envision your business making its mark. Tower power! 🧳🗼🦒🏢 Here’s something you don’t know about Hong Kong skyscrapers: They can be apartment buildings, shopping centres, office buildings, malls, apartment complex’s, or office complex’s – sometimes all in one. That idea of being made up of different parts, is brilliant for functionality and convenience – and it’s a way you too could look at business. My Tip of the Day: Consider if there may be more merit to your business operating in a market-style space, or shared (safe) space, rather than perhaps an isolated space for your company. There is power in numbers – usually good too!

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Marketing Mondays LIVE on Facebook LIVE @LiezelOnline, at 12h00.


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