keynote & motivational speaker

Cherona D Life Coach and practitioner



She adapts her message to address the individual issues affecting each market and has worked with diverse industries including Production, Legal, Manufacturing, Engineering, Healthcare, Education and Non-profits.



A diversified entrepreneur, Cherona D has built four enterprising businesses in the past 21 years. In addition to her success as a speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach, she opened a bridal studio, and to this day can't sew a stitch!


"The fact that I can't sew never entered my mind or made me question my ability to run a successful studio.  I surround myself with experts in their field, I focus on the heart and emotions of the clients, whilst the creatives focus on the swish and swirl and the blinking crystals.  Together we make each bride glow differently. Residents were driving 120 km to the nearest studio; our town needed a place for Brides and Casanova’s, so we created one"

As a NLP practitioner and executive coach with over twenty years of corporate training experience, Cherona D has a knack for making meaningful connections with audiences.  She has an insatiable appetite for helping others maximize their potential and knows how to rock a platform, connect with a crowd and provide training so that others can effectively do the same.


Cherona’s down-to-earth humour compels audiences to laugh while they learn. She engages groups from the moment she steps in front of them and leaves them with empowering tools and focused mindsets that they will use long after the lights have gone out on the event. Cherona D is passionate about people, leadership and successful businesses. She is especially inspired to help people take their careers – and themselves – to unprecedented levels.


Oh, did we mention that Cherona D is South African? Why does that matter? Well, it means that she’s a bit mischievous, is pretty witty and also considers herself an unofficial coffee connoisseur and a lover of mountain views.

KEYNOTE:  Deepwater conversations feedback

A small introduction to this talk was shared with the Communications team of Pick and Pay.


❝Great way to start the weekend with an inspirational session with Cherona Dannhauser! Definitely worthwhile booking her for your team session - survival is in fact all about dealing with emotions, failure and having those deep discussions when necessary! 

Carina Smith-Allin, Head: Communications at Pick n Pay, 12 February 2021.❞

The ever-changing environment has certainly brought with it many challenges, paused growth and muted confidence.  The question we need to asking is were you growing  prior to the pandemic?  Did your team have synergy and the ability to have deepwater conversations?  What does growth look like?  This very dimensional answer will be different for each and every person and organization.  The growth thieves however have a copy paste pattern and evident at each organization I have consulted with over numerous years.  Are you ready to welcome me into your world?

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Telephone: 0861 668 488 (0861 MOTIV8)

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