is the Founder and CEO of OCTAPEAR
Group a Gauteng based Image Consulting Firm specializing in Executive and Entrepreneur Image Management, Personal Development Coaching, and Sought–after speaker on fashion, beauty, Modesty. Clients in a broad range have turned to her for help to polish their upper management, sales teams and client-facing professionals.
Octavia has always cherished the idea of empowering men and women to be the best in all areas of life. She decided to establish the company that will allow her to teach, mentor and coach men and women of all ages.
Octavia has worked for ABSA Trust for six years AND First National Trust for four years in different positions where she had gained vast experience in project management, marketing and sales management, administration management, leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.
While working for ABSA she always had a dream of becoming an entrepreneur. She never looked back which meant that she had to leave her comfort zone and monthly income in order for her to make her dream come true. She was the Administration Estate Manager when she left Absa Trust in 2011.
1. Co-author of Image Matters
2. Member of Shanduka Black Umbrellas
3. Mrs International South Africa 2013
4. Mrs United Nation South Africa Ambassador 2013
5. Mrs United Nation South Africa second runner-up 2010
6. Mrs United Nation South Africa style award winner 2010
7. Child Welfare Tshwane Ambassador
8. Tshwane Leadership Foundation Board Member
9.Human Trafficking Activist
10. Presenter at IsambuloTV
11. Total Praise Ministries International marketing Manager
MY DRIVE IS FUELED BY:
Audacity, Virtue & Zealous
MY GREATEST INFLUENCE:
My grand-mother ; She thought me to pray, to be principled, assertive, tough, resilient, stand up for myself, she taught me to love, to respect others and to forgive. I am mother to my kids; a wife to my husband; sister to my siblings; a blessing to others and I am respected in my family and community because of her!
MY ROLE MODELS:
My mentees: They keep me grounded and empower me to be an AUTHENTIC MENTOR and they inspire me to want to better myself every day. We transform together!
Oprah Winfrey: She is a living testimony that one background/past cannot define your future.
My grand-mother will always be my role model. She has groomed me the woman I am today!
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS …..
· To complete my LLB (Family Advocate in the making) and become a Certified Biblical Counsellor: Marriage Preparation & Marriage Enrichment Training for Couple. Yes, my mentor and my husband are my accountability partner
THE AFRICAN WOMAN’S CHALLENGE
Women face needs that are often overlooked and consequently remain underdeveloped as they seek to lead and guide those in their care . Through my human trafficking workshops, I empower women and how to fight the push and pull factors of human trafficking.
WHAT I DO TO RELAX:
I love watching comedies (laughing is my therapist), reading and taking a hot bath.
My – I.C.E. [INSPRIE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER] Vision
I appreciate such platforms (PAW). Great space to learn from other women and be reminded that so many women lived their lives with invisible burdens and hardships however they pressed on… When we celebrate women we inspire each other to travel the journey and stop using the past as an excuse to live what we called for. We are called to live a life of SIGNIFICANCE!
MY AFRICAN UNION PLANS:
a) I would be honoured to work in the Human Resource Division;
b) as a Skills Development Advisor
c) Why? Be a strategic partner in driving change and transformation across Africa
FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE:
Find your place and connect with prayer warrior who will carry you to finish your projects from inception to completion. Don’t try to travel the journey alone its LONELY! And always remember to Simplify and unclutter your life. Older women, be there for the younger women, share with them your life experiences, younger women, listen to the wise and be teachable…