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An unique course to help school leavers find their passion and equip them with the skills to help them navigate life's challenges. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. Power Weeks Now Available in Jhb and Cape Town in 2021 (Dates will be announced soon) Full 4-6 Month Gap Year Experiences Also Available in Cape Town and Jhb in 2021. Email us for more info and to book an info session at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why this Course?
Statistics indicate that today’s generation will change their careers 5 – 7 times and have as many as ten different jobs before the age of 40. Some would say that through these transitions they are trying to find themselves and their passion, but what if we could speed up that process by giving a sampling of almost every type of career in one year.
Most teenagers don’t know what they would like to study or do when they leave school. Which is why universities have a 70-80% dropout rate with students in their first year. In the Gap Year Course they will learn what they like and don’t like, where their strengths and weaknesses are and discover hidden passions and talents they never thought they had.
This course is not fear-driven as a lot of education is based, but is about equipping the student with the necessary knowledge to help them find their true passion and navigates life's challenges in a fun, exciting and interactive way!
Make your Mark - How to Live a Purpose Driven Life for Yourself, Others, Your Country and the World. Never has there been a more integrative, practical, experiential or fun course like this one! This course is the bridge between school, university and the real world!
Life is all about experience and so are WE! Sign up for an experience YOU will never forget!
Meet the Team
Andrew Simpson - Founder
Andrew is a teacher, speaker, entrepreneur and life coach who has made his mission to help people to enjoy life and see things from outside the box. He is also a consultant to the Department of Education.
He has been featured on 3 Talk with Noeleen, 702 Talk Radio, Radio 2000, SAFM and performed personally for Former President Nelson Mandela. Simpson brings his 20 years experience in the area of self-development to this integrated experiential course designed to equip students with the necessary tools and knowledge to navigate life's many challenges. Simpson has worked with thousands of people in his life coaching sessions and courses and believes that when we empower ourselves we can live a truly happy, abundant and fulfilled life.
Baden Dowie - Head of Department
Baden is a qualified teacher, speaker and facilitator. His integrative approach to life and education has seen him teach students from all spheres. He began his teaching career early as one of the founding staff of Sugar Bay Children's Camp in Kwazulu Natal and was instrumental in bringing it the longevity and success it still enjoys today. He is a former educator at Reddam House in Bedfordview where he worked for 3 years before moving his teaching skills to the technology sphere where he taught in South Korea and Malaysia. Upon his return to South Africa in 2015 he got involved with the Networking Company and refined his corporate knowledge and skills in various important tasks. His powerful technical and hands-on approach to teaching make him our resident expert in DIY and corporate training modules. Besides his teaching background and also uses different acting and dramatic techniques in facilitating personal development and life learning skills. He has been married to his wife Catherine for 10 years and they have 3 children.
Mohammed Motara - Careers Coach
Mohammed is a certified life, career and uniqueness coach who uses his academic and holistic background to create a warm, fun and interactive environment. Mohammed specialises in career discovery, clarity, direction and balance. His varied client base includes people wanting career direction and clarity, those wanting focus and help to achieve their career goals, and others seeking improved work-life balance. He has successfully helped a range of people to feel more empowered, gain more clarity and direction and live life authentically.
He has a BA in Communication, is a Master Career Coach (Career Management Academy), Certified Uniqueness Coach (Seelearndo) and in Complementary Health Therapy, and is a New Insights Certified VIP Life Coach. His focus is on Career Discovery and Direction, Career Focus and Action, and Career Management and Balance