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About Kogi

  • Dr Kogi Naidoo is a Women Leaders for the World (WLW) Fellow (2023) invigorating her passion to make a global difference to reach and serve others, like herself, to overcome adversity, realise their hopes and dreams, and make an impactful difference in the world.
  • Kogi’s mission is to transform world thinking and bust myths about breaking through social and economic barriers, achieving a stress-free life. Kogi sets herself apart from other coaches and consultants, not only inspiring her audiences, but providing simple, effective strategies for anyone to tap their talents, transforming them to live a full life on purpose.
  • Kogi Naidoo is world renowned author, coach, and university professor, the daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, an inspiration to all who meet her. She is first in her family to have formal schooling and a university education. Kogi shares her message, a formula for success through personal stories and anecdotes of her journey of living, learning and love. Her distinction as a speaker is her simplicity, humility and never losing sight of her essence as human being devoted to making a difference and being of service of others.
  • Kogi is passionate about enabling women through personalised mentoring and coaching to overcome life’s challenges to achieve their true leadership potential and career aspirations.
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Books by Kogi

Live, Learn, Love The Path to your Prowess

In Live, Learn, Love! Kogi shares the best of her experiences with you. You’ll learn how her Tapping Talents techniques will motivate those in your life as well.

Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival

This book contains narratives pertaining to the challenges, struggles and success stories of women in the workplace who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds.

Educational Qualifications

Kogi has numerous prestigious academic awards and fellowships, including the South African Junior Technikon Fellowship Award, the Ernest Oppenheimer Gold Medal and the SAARDHE Young Achiever Award, South Africa. She was awarded the HERDSA Fellowship in 2003 and served on the HERDSA executive Committee for several terms making significant contributions in several portfolios including Fellowships and Awards, Grants and Prizes. Kogi is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Doctor of Education (D.Ed.)

University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1996)

Master of Education (M.Ed.) (Cum Laude)

University of Durban-Westville South Africa (1992)

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

University of Durban-Westville (1988)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

University of Durban-Westville (1980)

University Higher Diploma in Education (U.H.D.E.)

University of Durban Westville (1981)

Cert IV Training and Development (2014)

Educational Qualifications

University of Port Elizabeth,
South Africa

Doctor of Education (D.Ed.) - 1996

University of Durban-Westville
South Africa

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - 1980

University Higher Diploma in Education (U.H.D.E.) - 1981

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - 1988

Master of Education (M.Ed.) (Cum Laude) - 1992

ATEC, Adelaide Training and Employment Centre

Cert IV Training and Development - 2014

Professional Certification & Accreditation

Linking Leader Profile (LLP|360)

2021

PFHEA, Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy (UK)

2016

TEQSA Expert: Admitted to the TEQSA Register

2013

Teacher Registration: South Australia

2014

NLP practitioner and trainer Certificate

2010

Master Performance Coach and Consultant

2010

Advanced Communications Skills: Presentation Immersion Intensive

2011

Ultimate Trainer Acceleration

2011

Leadership Development Program: Master of Wealth and Achievement

2009 - 2010

De Bono General Thinking Skills Examination, Grade ‘A’ University of Malta

2004

FHERDSA: HERDSA Fellow

2003

Professional Certification & Accreditation

Academic Achievements & Awards

Kogi’s Research Interests

Quality assurance (curriculum design / development / review), Leadership development, Reflective practice, Scholarship of learning and teaching, Teaching-research nexus, Coaching and Mentoring in higher education.

Her ultimate goal is to make a massive difference in higher education through: Inspirational teaching for transformational learning.

In her relationships and interactions personally and professionally, Kogi values respectful interactions that encourage full participation by all members, high standards of ethical and inclusive practice.

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