As you might have noticed by now, I love talking about relationships. I put a high value on my relationships with people, both personal and business.
The following affirmation is one of my personal favourites: “I attract people into my life who share my values.”
I value people and I believe that every person I meet or cross paths with, will impact my life in one way or the other.
I have not forgotten that I have promised and stil owe you two blog posts. The reason I have not given you #fitMOMents Part 3 and 4 yet, is because I have been in very exciting discussions with two very special women. These ladies are going to play a significant part in my next two #fitMOMents blogs, bringing you expert advice and information about EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD) and WEIGHT LOSS AND NUTRITION, respectively. That will be only the start …
These are both women who have, maybe unknowingly, made a huge positive impact on my life over the years and who have been instrumental in shaping my thinking around Early Childhood Development and nutrition. I value both of them tremendously and will always be grateful to them for being the role models they are and for the positive impact they have made on my life and on society.
It is always exciting to work with people who’s values are aligned with your own and therefore I am looking forward to our association with these phenomenal women.
#fitMOMents Part 3 was supposed to be the article on nutrition and weight Loss but I am changing them around so you will get the Early Childhood Development article first.
The first lady that I would like to introduce to you is Lynda Smith. Lynda has been involved in the education industry for more than 30 years and I first met her when my own children were very young. My mother was working with Lynda on an ECD project and with an educational background myself and coming from a family of teachers, it was not long before I got involved as well.
About two years ago I was looking for a good ECD programme to use with individual children or small groups of kids. I took to Google, stumbled across a South African company, BrainBoosters, and to my surprise found that Lynda was the CEO of the company at the time.
I called Lynda and we had a meeting. I decided to attend the training for the BrainBoosters programme and to learn everything I could about the programme. When Kairo was born I started the programme with her almost immediately and here we are today partnering with BrainBoosters!
Its incredible how different relationships take us on different journeys to experience different moments in time. It’s amazing how we develop a network of different people who at specific moments in time find a common interest and seize the opportunity to make an impact.
Lynda Smith will be our BrainBoosters ECD Contributor on MOMentsbydjzinhle.com and I will be sharing Kairo’s BrainBoosters journey with you.
“The BrainBoosters program consists of 10 modules for each age group and each module has a parenting and child development theme. The program is for children from birth to six years of age. We have also brought a rich language base in through the Story Boxes. You can start this program at any stage.” – Lynda Smith
More about Lynda Smith
“Wisdom Preserver and Connection Specialist, Lynda Smith, has a passionate love of people and the development of future leaders. She is a master networker, innovator and big-picture thinker.
Lynda has 38 years business experience and a unique set of skills and knowledge, creating an unmatched value proposition in dealing with all aspects of the local Baby Boomer market (those born between 1946 and 1964).
Lynda has travelled extensively both locally and internationally, giving her diverse experience and the ability to see through traditional boundaries, and to bring diverse areas together to create something unique. Her knowledge and experience spans education, business and the South African Baby Boomer market. Her diverse set of abilities include: strategic thinking, leadership development, sales and marketing, coaching, counseling, facilitation, writing, public speaking and networking.
Lynda is the founder and CEO of Refirement Network, a business involved in helping organisations and Individuals 50+ to understand the opportunities and challenges that the future holds for this demographic group. She is an accredited retirement coach in South Africa through Retirement Options USA.
Lynda began her business career in education when she started her own Educational School Supplies business. She then joined the direct sales division of Smile Education Systems where she became the Sales and Marketing Director. She then helped grow the MySchool programme with Woolworths . She has also worked with the TomorrowToday team, helping companies understand how the world is changing and the challenges and opportunities of working in the 21st Century. For the past five years she has been the pioneering CEO of a social enterprise helping to change early childhood development in South Africa.
Lynda is a Social Entrepreneur and networker able to connect the right people, thereby creating synergy and dynamism. She has a real passion for children, women in leadership and understanding how we as South Africans can unlock skills development and grow the economy. Lynda feels strongly that the social landscape of South Africa will only be influenced when South Africans understand how important it is to play an active role in the development of the future generation.
Lynda has two adult children and 4 grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, learning, theatre, movies, travel and socialising with friends and family.” – refirementnetwork.com
We are proud to be associated with Lynda Smith and the BrainBoosters Team and are looking forward to sharing her knowledge and the BrainBoosters methodology with you!
I can’t wait to introduce you to my other role model and someone who has been a mentor to me for many years and continues to be to this day. Her name is Dr. Ruth Greeff. With a Ph.D. Nutrition and a wealth of experience, I can’t think of anyone more equipped to talk to you about nutrition and weight loss. I don’t want to give away to much now, you will have to be patient for a while longer.
Don’t miss #fitMOMents Part 3 and 4 … Coming soon on MOMentsbydjzinhle.com
Value your relationships, you never know where they will take you or the abundance that they will bring into your life.
Life is Love