Nelson Mandela - From Victim to Victorious

André Vermeulen, South Africa


At the end of this session participants will be able to:  


Nelson Mandela is one of the most outstanding moral and political leaders of our time.  His life story is an epic of struggle, learning and growing.  It tells of a man whose idealism and hope have inspired a world prone to cynicism and pessimism.  In his own words, he says:  “I was in jail for 27 years, but my mind was never in jail”.  During this session the presenter will explore 8 fundamental emotional intelligence characteristics that made Nelson Mandela the resilient and inspiring leader he is and how you can apply it to your everyday life.  You will discover what it is that makes the great, great and how you can break out of your prison without bars.


André Vermeulen is the CEO of NEURO-LINK, an international boutique firm in South Africa, utilizing the latest brain-based technologies and research to increase performance and maintain wellness. His life purpose is to empower people and organisations with brain-based learning and development truths, liberating them to become more of who they can be.  André has conducted pilot studies with various corporate institutions, of which mention was made in international publications. He has published various leading articles on the development implications of brain and mental health.  As an international speaker and trainer, André has presented papers at more than 21 international conferences. He has also been the guest of many radio and television talk shows.