Brenda Kali’s Conscious Companies was a scribble on a page in the middle of the night after she emerged from meditation. It set her on a journey that would have an impact not only on her life but on countless other organisations in her quest to build conscious leadership capacity.
An advocate of conscious ethical leadership, she had over the years set into motion a stream of consciousness that is organically changing the landscape of how business is done and the ethos of leadership. Her twenty-five year tenure as an executive saw the reputational turnaround of major companies including Sasol and Telkom. During her tenure as Group Executive in the corporate space, she had observed the workings of a group of people, who come together in daily labour to a company in exchange for security and a paycheque. This inspired her to write “Beyond Corporate Sludge” insights to create balance and harmony in the workplace.
A former member of the Board of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SACCI), she currently serves on the Board of Primeserv and Project Literacy, a 45-year-old NGO. Ethics, social impact, strategic transformation and conscious awareness has always been the quality of her leadership that advocates a values-driven socio-economic system.