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Speaker Frank Magwegwe

Professional Speaker

Since 2003, Dr. Magwegwe, has been teaching people how to develop good financial habits. Since 2010, Dr. Magwegwe has become a nationally renowned professional speaker. Dr. Magwegwe has spoken in Belgium, Netherlands, Dubai, USA and around South Africa to audiences ranging in size from as few as 50 to over 3 000 people. Each year Dr. Magwegwe delivers over 50 keynote speeches to top organisations. His keynotes include:


Be inspired by Dr. Magwegwe deeply personal story of setbacks, challenges, adventure, success and triumph. Dr. Magwegwe takes you on an amazing journey through his life experiences as a barman, dead broke, unemployed, and homeless young man, fruit & vegetable vendor, entrepreneur and most importantly, the lessons learned. Motivate your audiences to get out of the shadows, overcome obstacles, go from invisible to invincible and flourish with Dr. Magwegwe’s lessons from overcoming obstacles. The proven, actionable, real-life and practical lessons show how Frank “beat the odds” and “escaped” homelessness in his transformation from invisible homeless young man to personal finance and employee financial wellness expert, entrepreneur and active citizen. The lessons can be brought into the context of any organization and harnessed by anyone with determination, drive and desire to excel.
Change is the only thing that stays the same. It often comes in in small, continuous adjustments to our reality. But sometimes it comes all at once, with unspeakable force. It is our response to that change that dictates our success. Our world is changing at the fastest rate in human history. Maintaining the status quo is fraught with danger. Hence, change has become a critical skill and survival tool. Are people who achieve results during change lucky, blessed, and immune to setbacks? No. These people also experience times of doubt, challenge, and great emotional turbulence. But it is their mindset and attitude that carries them through to greater heights in the face of change. Thriving through change means embracing the “hope for success” not the “fear of failure” attitude. Dr. Magwegwe’s talk shows how people can succeed against all odds and triumph in the face of change. Through lessons from Dr. Magwegwe’s story, people will walk away with easily applied tools and skills to be bold in the face of change.
Are you passionate about how you are living today and where you are going in the future? Or do you sometimes feel that you are merely a passenger in a bus to nowhere that you hopped on early in your working life and allowed to determine the direction of your life. Unfortunately, on the trip on this bus, there are no billboards or flashing neon signs that light the way towards finding purpose. With very few people instinctively knowing where they want to go with their lives and many people in search of purpose, Frank’s talk puts people in the driver’s seat of their life, making them confident about being there, knowing where they want to go and more importantly WHY. Through lessons from his story, Dr. Magwegwe shows that the “why” of life is the force that inspires people and the foundation for finding their purpose. People are wired to seek meaning in life and have a sense of purpose – knowing their lives matter and they can make a difference in the larger scheme of things.
The average person makes six to ten financial decisions per day ranging from small decisions like buying a cup of coffee or packing lunch for work to saving for retirement or a child’s education. So many financial decisions require a balance of financial literacy, self-control and making the best possible decision given limited information. Most of these decisions are unguided. No wonder finances continue to keep people up at night. Since personal finance is hardly taught in schools, most people learn to manage their finances through trial and error or from their parents who also learnt to manage their finances through trial and error. Nearly 8 out of 10 working South Africans report moderate to high levels of financial stress. Financial stress can impact marriages and sleep, and it can also negatively impact mental and physical health. Research shows that financial stress contributes to health and heart problems. People need more help to manage their finances but they are not getting it. Without intervention, people can remain stuck in bad financial habits, or even make problems worse, unable to tackle thorny financial issues like high debt. Get hope in the financial life of you employees and get them started on the journey to long-term financial security using Dr. Magwegwe’s research-based techniques to develop good money habits. In this practical talk, Dr. Magwegwe will discuss the money mindset, money stories, money mindfulness, good money habits, the power of choices and the financial behaviours that sabotage creation of wealth.
Frank has delivered keynote speeches to audiences including Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Bradlows, Harvard Business School, Henley Business School, Heron Bridge College, Milpark Business School, CIMA, Ackermans, South African Reserve Bank, Discovery Insure, Sanlam, Pearson, Standard Bank Group, Absa Group, Rand Merchant Bank, The Insurance Institute of South Africa, Insurance Institute of Gauteng, Insure Group Managers, TEDx Cape Town, TEDx Stellenbosch, Unilever, Scotfin Insurance Brokers, Ricoh, United Nations World Food Programme and 5th Annual Harvard Crossroads Conference (Dubai), Young African Leaders Initiative.

In November 2016, Frank was #FridayStandIn for the Redi Thlabi Show on 702 and Cape Talk and in January 2017 he was #MoneyShowStandIn for Bruce Whitfield.

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