Inspiring the lives of others

2016-03-15 06:00
Cindy Norcott. Photo: supplied

Cindy Norcott. Photo: supplied

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SHE is a mother, wife and friend, but most of all Cindy Norcott is a woman who is making great changes in the Upper Highway area.

Norcott is the owner and manager of Pro Appointments, a hands-on person who leads a team of dynamic, motivated consultants and support staff. She has a degree in social science, is a qualified business coach and a well-known business personality.

This individual has a heart for the poor and is also the founder and chairperson of the Robin Hood Foundation, an NPO that runs many charitable projects.

The inspirational go-getter has won many awards for business excellence as well as her contribution to the community. She was won the Small Business Marketer of the Year award by The Marketing Federation of South Africa in 2003 and that same year, she was nominated as one of the 29 Awesome Women of the Year by Cosmopolitan magazine.

Norcott was also named the regional winner of the BWA Entrepreneur of the Year competition in 2003.

In 2004, she was awarded the title of Sanlam’s Business Owner of the Year for May, in conjunction with SABC’s 3 Talk. In 2008, Narcott was given a Paul Harris award by Westville Rotary for her work in helping the poor. In 2013, she earned the CEO Communications Most Influential Women in Business and Government award for the services category amongst others.

Norcott is a motivational speaker and has a selection of 20 motivational and inspiring talks she does for conferences, business meetings and women’s groups.

Speaking about her talks Norcott said: “Many companies and organisations are not as effective as they could be due to the fact that the staff do not work in teams, staff members do not know how to handle conflict and as a result, they either avoid conflict or are aggressive.

“Some companies have toxic environments and they seem powerless to fix them. Many managers are also not equipped with the skills to change or improve their teams. If a company has a strong team that embodies the principles of commitment, trust and respect, the sky is the limit.”

Norcott will be hosting a morning seminar on 16 March at Makaranga Lodge in Kloof to cover team work and conflict.

“I will be sharing my ideas on how to create team culture and how to be a better team player. Natasha Forrester from Zoosh Social Learning will share her ideas on how to handle conflict. Adele Benvie from the Success Company will share ideas on team building as well as take delegates through a fun, interactive and practical team-building exercise.”

The seminar is a fun networking event, with amazing lucky draw prizes on offer. Tickets are R320 per person. To book seats, email Norcott on cindy@proappoint.co.za

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