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an oasis of motivational leadership and change journeys

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Helping Leaders to engage, enable and evolve tomorrow's world

Journeys and experiences that help business leaders to engage, enable and evolve. We are artists of facilitation and storytelling, with a real world Inspiration Centre designed to welcome you, and a virtual platform to enable scalable, interactive connection with our wider world. 

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Empanda: Our Name

Empanda is the Roman goddess of asylum, charity, and hospitality. Her temple distributed food to those in need. Her name means “to open”. Originally a goddess of the countryside, Empanda is essentially a welcoming inspiration. For us, she represents the spirit of  friendship, trust, and sharing. She is a muse for our desire to bring people together to share knowledge, to open ourselves to our creativity, and to collaborate on innovation. 

Empanda is dedicated to supporting engagement, enablement and evolution of journeys toward a sustainable, inclusive and beautiful future world.

Our SHINE Network

We have an amazing network of associates who specialise across a wide range of people transformation areas of expertise. Use us to bring together the critical skills blend you need to land your change. 

Creative Story Tellers
Graphic & Multimedia Designers
Change Managers
Trainers & Learning Consultants
Communications Specialists
Executive Coaches


CELEBRATING OUR JOURNEY

FOR LEADERS WHO WANT TO TRULY RECOGNISE PEOPLE PERFORMANCE

We are now taking bookings for companies keen to end 2019 with a motivational lift that gives appreciation and builds excitement for the future. Book early for best availability, click here to enquire.

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The OASIS Leadership Journey

Find out about our flagship experience designed to help leaders lift and sustain motivation, energy, and ultimately business performance.

Every Oasis is unique. What do you need to lead?

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The Empanda Inspiration Centre

We have created a space that is designed to hold and inspire creative thinking and authentic engagement, away from the bustle of the corporate world.

Find out more about how to use our venue.

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Our Focus on Sustainability

Empanda is proud to work with the United Nations Global Compact and for the Global Compact Network of South Africa. We are committed to the 2030 Agenda for ambitious transformational change, and have aligned our business model to make a direct contribution to the delivery of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We are currently growing a network of companies who want to collaborate on an SDG Accelerator. Contact us if you want to collaborate. We are always looking for organisations and initiatives that deliver action for all of the Global Goals. 

In 2019 we proudly produced the private sector Voluntary National Review for South Africa, in collaboration with some of South Africa’s biggest companies.

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Help us Fight Corruption

Empanda is a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). This is the world’s largest corporate sustainibility initiative. It calls for companies to align to universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. It’s purpose is to take action to advance societal interests.

We recently published six stories, told by our SHINING PANDA interns at the Daily Maverick Business Against Corruption event. Feel free to share these stories to motivate for an end to corruption in our beautiful South Africa.

The Colours of My Nation
Mkhuseli Mpu


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Pleading Sincerely
Ongeziwe Kopeshe


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Together We Can
Charlize Roberts


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Opposing Corruption
Aryn Sampson


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Being One
Kashia Groenewald


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It’s No Excuse
Sesethu Mkupa


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Unique Global Equine Leadership Programme

 Empanda is honoured to host Yolanda Sing at our Inspiration Centre and on our grounds. Find out more about this powerful and unique approach to personal and leadership development.

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Our Team

Neal
Neal
Historically a lead animation artist with experience on 2 top grossing, international release films, our Head of Interactive brings progressive production experience to Empanda.
Lydia
Lydia
Lydia is a passionate and resourceful SAP trainer with strong experience in training material development and support.
Karla
Karla
Karla is a highly intelligent and committed change and training analyst, who always manages to keep those she works with organised and grounded. One of our ‘next generation’ consultants, Karla is a highly valued member of our team.
Chesston
Chesston
A key member of the Empanda HQ team, Chesston is a skilled graphic designer with particular expertise in developing comic strips and interactive learning material. There is never a dull moment with Chesston around, as he is always able to tell a good story and has a great sense of humour.
Christy
Christy
The CEO and founder of Empanda, Christy has world class experience and is a subject matter expert in people-led transformation, with background in strategy, organisational change management, learning and development, and human capital management. The guiding force behind Empanda, she breathes life into everything we do.
Ephraim
Ephraim
Ephraim is a passionate and dedicated training consultant, with an excellent technical and functional understanding of SAP and Microsoft. Skilled in supply chain management, logistics, mobility, finance and controlling, project and contract management, CRM and sales distribution, he adds a wealth of knowledge to our pool.
Gavin
Gavin
Gavin is a graphic designer, eLearning content developer and front end web developer responsible for building the beautiful Empanda visual identity. He is never satisfied with the mediocre, takes pride in the smallest detail and is the heart of Empanda’s creative team.
Daniela
Daniela
Daniela is a massively powerful and committed learning and development professional with strong didactical, analytical and creative skills. With experience working on multiple blue-chip clients, Daniela is the real deal. Daniela leads.
Emma
Emma
With 10 years advertising experience behind her, Emma is our resident communications specialist and is Head of Brand for Empanda. She has the eye of an eagle and goes more than the extra mile, delivering work that is not only beautiful, but considered, informed and effective.
Evan
Evan
Evan is the Empanda Chief Infrastructure Officer. He looks after IT support for all Empanda people, and oversees Empanda system development, Porta Pandana infrastructure, agriculture and building projects. The only reason he would consider leaving Empanda is if the coffee were to run out, which tells us he is pretty hard core!
Shaun
Shaun
Shaun is a dedicated and talented graphic designer, web designer, illustrator, draughtsman and writer. He takes great care in his work and always does so with a smile and a sense of humour, which has earned him the respect of his colleagues and clients alike.
Lisa
Lisa
Lisa is an adaptable and professional SAP instructional designer and assessor, with deep experience in supply chain management. Lisa is also a trusted member of the Empanda team, and goes above and beyond to deliver even in the most difficult situations.
Jorge
Jorge
Jorge is a very talented graphic designer and eLearning developer with a great thirst for knowledge. He is always reading a book or teaching himself a new skill. As a matter of fact, he taught himself how to code. We think that’s pretty impressive.
Charmaine
Charmaine
Charmaine’s extensive experience in the financial services and retail sectors gives her the upper hand when communicating in a language our clients understand. A specialist in corporate communications, Charmaine is enviably and naturally elegant in everything she does.

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