Meet The Team

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Charmaine Soobramoney

Co-Founder


 

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Charmaine Soobramoney aka The Wealth Coach and Miss Love and Light is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner with a legal and finance background. With over two decades of leadership experience, she currently serves organisations either in a non-executive director capacity or as a business coach. She also serves communities and individuals. Her primary mission is to help people tap into their potential so everyone generates an income and no one goes hungry. For most of her life, she has been on a mission to mobilise positive change. She is the founder of the "I Am the Change and Free" movement.

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Melissa
Dolphin-Rowland

Co-Founder

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Melissa Dolphin-Rowland aka The Wellness and Wellbeing Guru and Resident DJ (now based in the UK) is an accredited Family and Divorce Mediator with the South African Association of Mediators (SAAM). She sits on the executive committee for SAAM. She is also a chartered graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and holds an Honours degree in Psychology and is currently completing her Masters at the University of Exeter in the UK as a Clinical Associate Psychologist.

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Emily Sloan

Board Member

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Emily Sloan, board member. Emily is a born entrepreneur who has run an events/creative agency for the last 6 years. After working in the film industry, at a digital agency and for several of SA’s biggest event companies, she realised that working as a salaried employee wasn’t for her. She accepted that she had no choice but to dig deep and find the confidence, strength, willpower, and ‘whatever it takes attitude to shift that reality.       

                                                     

A healthy pile of failed small businesses gave her the grit to learn how to dust off and ‘keep eating the elephant one bite at a time’. She now knows, with clarity that she is the master of her reality. “It’s not always rainbows and bubbles but it’s always mine and I’m learning how to vibrate more of my authenticity into my world. This is my greatest achievement because I’ve come to realise that anything is possible if we tap into our inner, authentic power”

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Ed Dudley

Advisory Board Member

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Ed Dudley (USA - North Carolina), advisory board member. Ed is the founder and Managing Partner of L2P Financial Partners a financial services firm, Co-Founder of Shining Light in Darkness a nonprofit and founder of We Are Connect-ED a professional networking & business consulting collaborative.  

 

With over 20 years of financial services experience, he has worked for some of the largest financial services companies in the country (USA) in various positions such as Regional Vice President for Evergreen Investments and Senior Vice President for both Wells Fargo Advisors and FSC Securities.

 

ED can be described as a servant leader because he lives a life of servitude. One of his favourite bible quotes is “give and it shall be given unto you”, because he believes that through servitude you can not only assist others in realizing their dreams, but you will eventually realize your own. 

 

 Because of his servants' heart, he is very active in building community and serves on several nonprofit boards such as Board Vice President of SwingPals, Intermin Board Chair for United Against Slavery, Helius and Co-Founder/Steering Committee member of 100 Men Who Give A Damn.

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Lucile Sikosana

Advisory Board Member

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It is with sadness that we announce that Lucille has been laid to rest on the 15th October 2021. May her beautiful soul rest in peace. Love always and forever in our thoughts from EOHO.

 

Lucile Sikosana, advisory board member. Lucille is a Business Development Manager at Old Mutual Investment Group, Co-Founder of The Swan Effect Podcast, a Sky Diver and an audacious lover of life. 

Her passion for investments stems from wanting South Africans to better their lives by bettering their financial circumstances. Lucille has a degree in Economics, an Honours in International Trade and Finance and holds the CFP designation. 

When Lucille isn’t talking money and investments, she enjoys networking over a good round of golf.

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Samm Marshall

Advisory Board Member

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Samm Marshall, advisory board member. Samm started his career at E-TV as a television presenter of Heita, Let’s fix it, E-shibobo and then went on to host the breakfast show for nearly 5 years called Morning Edition. He worked as a radio presenter, newsreader and content producer where he learned most of his trade secrets. Samm has graced the airwaves of Good Hope FM at the SABC’s Western Cape Branch (sports presenter and Dj), Channel Africa Radio (sports anchor and bulletin writer), Jacaranda FM (Dj), Fine Music Radio 101.3(Dj and producer), 567MW Cape Talk (intern journalist), SAfm (Newsreader and bulletin writer) and 2000fm Drive-time newsreader and bulletin writer.

 

Samm has worked at SABC News International (International news channel) on The Weekender, host on the channel’s biggest weekend breakfast show.He was also the sports presenter and content producer for ‘The weekend sports report’. He is a former host of Morning Live. Samm has also been the Master of Ceremonies for a host of events e.g. EE Employment Awards, ABSA, Merseta World Skills program and competition, Old Mutual Employment Awards, Twinsavers new business unit launch and a host of others. He is also the Managing Director of a news agency and online radio station.

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Tina Taylor

Advisory Board Member

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TinaTaylor (USA - North Carolina), advisory board member. Tina is Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of a commercial and technology management firm, Core3 Innovations, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage STEM Camps Foundation, and Partner at Unum Capital, LLC.

 

Tina is passionate about equal participation and empowering women and children in STEMeducation. The end goal is to propel financial and entrepreneurial freedoms, challenge the status quo, and infuse future leaders’ confidence. With over 25 years of leadership experience as a senior executive in diverse, multinational organizations, she promotesinclusivity in the workforce and redefines cultural paradigms via unique business solutions.

 

Tina is an international public speaker on education and technology, economic development in underfunded communities, and women in leadership. She sits on the boards of multiple organizations including the African Women on Board (AWB) and partners with the United Nations-General Assembly of Women Leaders. 

 

Tina understands the critical need to drive equality in both policy and practice in solution-oriented strategies that address the change needed for financial advancement.

 

Tina earned a TRIUM Global Executive MBA from the London School of Economics(LSE), HCE Business School in Paris, and Stern Business School, NYU. She holds aBachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T StateUniversity, and a Certificate in Engineering from Oxford University.

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William Gumede

Advisory Board Member

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Prof William Gumede advisory board member. William is Associate Professor, School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

He is on the Advisory Board of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin; and on the Advisory Board of the Global Reporting Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; and a Judge for the TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting.

He is the Founder of Democracy Works Foundation.

He was Convener of the course on public finance and economics for Members of Parliament (MPs) of all political parties in South Africa. He taught the program for Members of Parliament of the British Commonwealth on how to conduct themselves ethically as MPs, under the auspices of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Previously he was Program Director, Africa Asia Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He was Course-Leader, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest.

He was Senior Associate Member & Oppenheimer Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University; Senior Research Fellow & Graduate Student Mentor, London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE); Course-Leader, New School University, New York; Press Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, and Visiting Fellow, Duke University. 

He was former Member of the Editorial Panel, PostGlobal, Washington Post Newspaper & Newsweek, Washington DC; he did the Letter from Africa Radio Column for the BBC World Service, London; and was former Deputy Editor of the Sowetan newspaper, Johannesburg.

He has won a number of South African and international awards for activism, journalism and writing, including the South African Courageous Journalism Award (1995), the British Diageo Award for Excellence in Reporting on Africa for work on Nigeria (2005), and was awarded a Special Commendation by UNESCO (2006).  

He is the author of a couple of number 1 bestsellers. His children’s book, A Kite’s Flight won the 2014 United States Children’s Writers’ and Illustrators’ Crystal Kite Award. (https://www.latimes.com/world/la-xpm-2011-sep-21-la-fg-south-africa-storyteller-20110922-story.html). He was invited by UNICEF, to pen a short story, “what I want for every child”, at the organisation’s 70th Anniversary.

His most recent book is South Africa in BRICS (Tafelberg) (https://www.nb.co.za/en/view-book?id=9780624066781)