Dr. Felicia Mabuza-Suttle
Businesswoman and Talk Show Host Felicia Mabuza-Suttle is
an international award winning entrepreneur, a sought after
speaker, entertaining emcee, philanthropist, and author.
|"We must be the
change we wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Mabuza-Suttle is President and co-owner of Leadership Success
International, LLC., which specializes
in executive leadership training, employee motivation, team
building and business communications consulting.
She is host of her own talk show, Conversations with
Felicia, on The Africa Channel in the US. Felicia, as
she is popularly known on television, was also host of her
popular talk show, The Felicia Show, in
She was the first to start an audience talk
show aimed at getting black and white South Africans to debate
issues they could not talk about during apartheid. The
Felicia Show was described as “the pulse
of the nation,” and was featured on numerous international
networks and publications.
As an international speaker, Mabuza-Suttle has introduced
and shared the platform with acclaimed speakers, and has
interviewed Nelson Mandela, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Louis
Gossett Jr., Danny Glover, Suze Orman, John Maxwell, Iyanla
Vanzant, T.D. Jakes, Wayne Dyer, and more. She has
moderated high profile conferences, including one featuring
Presidents Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton. She served
as the emcee for the unveiling of the Nelson Mandela statue
ceremony in Washington, DC in 2013.
She is listed among the “100 Great South Africans,” and
was voted one of the top three most admired role models by
CASE Youth in 2000 with Nelson Mandela. She was named
one of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World
by The Star Group in the United States, and was a finalist
for Business Woman of the Year in South Africa in 2001. She
was awarded the prestigious Impumelelo (Progress) Award for
the Top 300 Empowerment Entrepreneurs, and was nominated
for Life Time Achievement in the 2009 OLAY South African
Iconic Woman Awards. She is a member of the prestigious
International Women’s Forum (IWF), and is on Who’s
Who in Southern Africa and Atlanta.
Mabuza-Suttle is author of her best-selling memoir,
Dare to Dream, about how she answered Nelson Mandela’s
call to all South Africans living abroad to come back home
to help rebuild a new democracy. Her new book, Dare
to Live, will be released in 2014.
She served as President of South African Tourism in the US,
where she was responsible for overseeing tourism for South
Africa in America. She was Vice President for Corporate
Affairs for South African Airways, where she served on the
executive team that changed the colors of the planes in 1995.
Mabuza-Suttle holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D., in Journalism and
Communications. She is married to psychologist
and inspirational speaker, Dr. Earl Suttle and is the proud
mother of two daughters, Lindiwe and Zanele.