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Three Hours of Leadership Inspiration & Development – every Monday – FREE

An EMPOWERED society

Leadership Platform is an organisation with a passion for transformation towards an EMPOWERED society – empowered individuals; empowered teams; empowered organisations!

To help achieve this EMPOWERED society we facilitate the engine room – a weekly three hour slot on an “EMPOWERED” Cliffcentral station that goes where the internet goes, called “Leadership Transformation Platform”, which at this stage takes the form of a Leadership Master Class, a Business Master Class directed at SME’s, a Transformation Platform and a Leadership in Education slot. These conversations transform into content on podcasts that are promoted aggressively via our partners and social media structures.

Every Monday, from anywhere in the world, you can join us via your phone, laptop or other device. What we do will add incalculable value to what you are already doing to develop as leaders – personally and organizationally. Just visit 12:00 to 15:00 (GMT +2) for all things leadership and listen via internet. And if you miss it, simply download the relevant podcasts. You can call +27 (0)861 555 189 to participate, ask questions, or simply tweet @LeadershipPform.

Leadership Transformation Platform every Monday 12-3pm (GMT+2):

12:00 – 13:00: Leadership Master Class – Sponsored by Sibanye Gold

12-12:30: Adriaan Groenewald (@AdriaanG_LP) and his father Louis Groenewald (@WiseOneZA), with a panel that consist of top leaders discuss and debate universal leadership principles that EMPOWER leaders.  Listen here for an example of a previous show.

From 12:30 – 13:00 An EMPOWERING conversation with a top leader. We zoom in on a leader, delving into their background, leadership successes, failures and experiences.  This makes for fascinating authentic listening and learning.  Listen here for an example of a previous Leader interview show.


13:00 – 14:30: Business Master Class

13:00 to 13:30: An EMPOWERING Business Skills Conversation with an expert panel consisting of someone from University Stellenbosch Executive Education and Richard Angus CEO The Finance Team. We discuss various themes relevant to business and SME’s.  Listen here to one of our recent conversations.

13:30 – 14:00: We interview an EMPOWERED SME Owner that started and has been leading their small business for a while, successfully. It is a general conversation in which we also draw a link with the business skills conversation. We believe anyone in any place can become an EMPOWERED individual. However, someone that took the risk to start their own venture shows clear signs of becoming an EMPOWERED individual – something our society needs desperately.  Listen here to one of our recent conversations.

While all this happens we have a live SME Owner audience watching and listening. These individuals sit in the Cliffcentral Hub and can at any moment ask a question of the panel, or make comments. Before they do so they must first pitch their business to the world in 30 seconds.

14:00 – 14:30: Transformation Platform

We feel strongly that it is in South Africa’s best interest for us to spend at least a half hour every week on the transformation agenda. This will include but is not limited to: Technical B-BBEE conversations; Success stories around B-BBEE implementation; Success stories around the broader transformation vision of the country; Topics and authors of specific articles in the TFM magazine; Exploring the success formulas of successful transformation companies; and much more.   Listen here to one of our recent conversations.

14:30 to 15:00: Leadership in Education

We debate education issues, as well as discuss leadership in the world of education, especially with EMPOWERED Principals of schools. What could be more important than EMPOWERING, inspiring and training principals, thereby making a huge difference to education? The lever is always the principal. This platform provides a neutral but valuable space where all the current remarkable interventions attempting to improve leadership in education can be promoted, discussed and debated. We invite principals and other specialists to join the weekly panel. Listen here to one of our recent education shows.

International and national opinion leaders add further value  as they join the show telephonically and share leadership essences with our listeners.

And remember if you can’t listen live, the podcasts are available for download and can be used for training and development, driving learning and discussion in your organization, SME, business or school.

Download the Cliffcentral App to make life easier – here .

Just for interest some of our past guests include:

  • Former President Kgalema Motlanthe
  • Advocate Dali Mpofu
  • Shameel Joosub (CEO Vodacom)
  • Bernard Swanepoel (former CEO Harmony Gold)
  • Advocate Thuli Madonsela (Public Protector)
  • Zwelinzima Vavi (General Secretary COSATU)
  • Roelf Meyer
  • Buti Manamela (Deputy Minister in the Presidency)
  • Ian Donald (CEO Nestle)
  • Julius Malema (EFF leader)
  • Lulama Mokhobo (former CEO SABC)
  • Dr Steve Maraboli
  • Herman Mashaba (Founder Black Like Me)
  • Robin Perks (CEO and founder Aperture Group)
  • Jay Naidoo (Former member of Mandela Cabinet)
  • Grant Pattison (Former CEO Massmart, Walmart Africa)
  • Natalie Du Toit (Former Olympic swimmer)
  • Bonang Mohale Chairman Shell Marketing and BMF President
  • Advocate Leslie Sedibe (Proudly SA)
  • Brand Pretorius (Former CEO McCarthy)
  • Neal Froneman (CEO Sibanye)
  • Gary Player and many more

As an SME owner you are welcome to book your seat to be part of the audience – email Kevin at




Adriaan Groenewald

Adriaan, as an accomplished author and leadership advisor, has been interviewing and working with top leaders for more than 15 years. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Leadership Platform. (Twitter: @AdriaanG_LP)

Call: +27 (0)12 653 3022

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