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27. Thokozile Lewanika on navigating career transitions and succeeding in a new leadership role – Part 1

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Thokozile Lewanika is a coach, speaker and facilitator with a rich leadership career as a talent executive at Absa Group, Discovery Group and Novartis, and an organisational performance expert at McKinsey & Company. Today we discuss how she’s transitioned successfully in these meaty roles in order to have impact quickly and overcome setbacks. For Thokozile, a deep abiding faith in her ability to learn anything, as well as her faith in God, are some of the foundations that hold her mindset steady during change, emboldening her to take risks.

Topics discussed:

  • Thokozile’s early career journey from academia to management consulting to the C-Suite
  • Two practices you can use to support your mindset when you experience self-doubt and uncertainty – especially in new roles
  • How mentors have supported her at major career junctures and when she faces challenges
  • How she gained and continues to cultivate unshakeable self-belief

Learn more about Thokozile and contact her for business opportunities.



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