We believe that educated people who are inspired and love what they are doing can positively and significantly impact their lives, their communities, their organisations and nations. At SLI, we believe that developing nations, especially in Africa, need to stop depending on foreign aid and should instead educate people in leadership, entrepreneurship and how to create wealth. We agree with the words of US President Barack Obama that, "change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
SLI was founded and is run by Sandras Phiri and Lelemba Phiri.
Sandras, the managing director, has an MBA from University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. He also has a BSc degree in Computer Science and is a member of Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA).
Sandras has over 10 years’ experience in management in the financial services sector (mobile payments, banking, insurance and unit trusts) as well as experience in education and coaching in Zambia and South Africa. He is an avid entrepreneur that, prior to co-founding SLI, had set up successful companies in IT and entertainment. He is passionate about leadership and personal development and has consistently incorporated coaching of team leaders in all of his management positions, resulting in highly effective teams and a successful career track record. He has researched personal development for over 7 years and has received training from many great teachers including Dr John Demartini.
Sandras has been featured in various media including the Destiny Man magazine, GSB Breakwater Magazine, News24 Entrepreneur and Glamour Magazine. He is a coach on DestinyConnect.com and is a member of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa). He is also an expert writer for EzineArticles.com.
Lelemba, a.k.a. The Financial D.I.V.A., is a financial educator and coach. She is a chartered accountant with ACCA and holds a BSc degree in Accounting. Lelemba is currently pursuing a Master of Commerce in Development Finance at University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. She teaches and coaches about personal finances and women leadership development. Lelemba has worked in senior positions in government, and in the oil and mobile payment sectors. She is an award winning financial educator, keynote speaker, writer and social entrepreneur. She is the financial expert TV presenter for the ‘My Finances’ Segment of SABC 3′s lifestyle magazine show, The Power Within. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Great Women International, Extraordinary Women, Kim Kiyosaki’s Rich Woman website, Foschini CLUB Magazine and Glamour Magazine. She’s been interviewed by New York based Blog Talk Radio, Radio France, Bush Radio and SAFM.
6730 Mberere Road, Olympia Extension, Lusaka
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