Businesswoman and Talk Show Host Felicia Mabuza-Suttle is
an international award winning entrepreneur, a sought after
speaker, published author and philanthropist.
|"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. She is also one of the founding members and
shareholders of Pamodzi Investment Holdings in South Africa.
Felicia, as she is popularly known on television, is host
of her own talk show, Conversations with Felicia, on The
Africa Channel in the US. She was also host of her popular
talk show, The Felicia Show, in South Africa. 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.
Felicia has interviewed Presidents Nelson Mandela, Thabo
Mbeki, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia.
She moderated a conference featuring Presidents Mandela and
Bill Clinton. She served as master of ceremonies for the
unveiling of the Nelson Mandela statue in Washington, D.C.
in 2013. She has interviewed renowned personalities like
Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Winnie Mandela, Britain’s
former first lady, Cherie Blair, Larry King, Danny Glover,
Louis Gossett Jr. Diana Ross. She has also interviewed authors
John Maxwell, Iyanla Vanzant, T.D. Jakes, Wayne Dyer, Suze
Orman and more.
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 Impumelel 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, Live Your Dream,
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, and as she calls it, a ‘glamma’ to
her first granddaughter, Naya.