Talita Ferreira is a thought leader and change maker, who is passionate about living in true authenticity, purpose-driven collaboration and harnessing diversity of thought. As a young child she experienced two traumatic events, which influenced her life, when her father and brother died in unrelated incidences. These events triggered Talita's personal journey of discovery, firstly to understand what motivated her as an individual and later in corporate life, as an inspirational leader, where she found it extremely important to stay true to her inner authentic self.
She has written this book to share her experiences of working with thousands of leaders and teams in multiple industries during her business life and to provide her insights and learning from these encounters. Talita's passion is in understanding motivation and self-development to bring out each individual's best qualities. She has invested her life in seeking out the deeper meaning of true happiness - by discovering and unlocking her passion and purpose - and this book will help you to do the same.
Talita is an entrepreneur, business owner and experienced executive who has chosen to step out of her more than 22 years in corporate business, to resolve the authenticity dilemma and start an authenticity revolution. She values ethics and socially-responsible business and believes in: • creating supportive organisational cultures; • respecting difference; • focusing on authenticity as an enabler for true diversity of thought and inclusion; and • fostering higher levels of acceptance for diversity and difference, for the benefit of all.
Working within globally established brands including KPMG, Investec and BMW, in England, Germany and South Africa, Talita developed her authentic, inspirational leadership approach. She also developed a unique ability to nurture people, across cultural boundaries and within highly complex matrix organisations.
As a qualified Chartered Accountant and consultant with KPMG, Talita's corporate experience began in the South African banking sector before she pursued a career in the automotive and financial services industry with BMW.
In 2013, she became a Chartered Director. She has an excellent track record for delivering inspirational leadership to drive business through the human capital and back office of an organisation, for introducing strategic change, developing talent and organisational values and establishing proper risk management and compliance structures. She has a Bachelor Degree in Commerce Law (Cum Laude) and became a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in 2015. She was nominated for the Business Leader of the Year 2016 awards, for the South African Chamber of Commerce in the UK.
Talita is an experienced public speaker and has addressed the Accenture International Women's Day, HR Grapevine, CFO Rising, Inclusive Leadership Network, Institute of Directors Chartered Director Day, An Inspirational Journey and The Pipeline. She is a positive activist for transformational change and believes in helping individuals to grow and develop beyond their own expectations, while creating a business environment, which allows managers to be authentic, inspirational leaders. She invites you to read her book and be inspired to join the revolution of authentic change, which the world needs right now!