Dr. Tshidi Gule
Dr. Tshidi Gule – or “Dr. G” as she is better known, is an accomplished and dynamic keynote speaker on health leadership excellence and the celebrated author of ‘Rough Diamond’, an entrepreneurship and mentorship memoir with in-depth explorations on the power of mentors in fueling entrepreneurs to succeed.
Dr. G is a qualified medical doctor, health advocate, celebrated author and entrepreneur. Her passion for improving South African’s experiences with local healthcare systems and procedures led her to found the MediSpace Lifestyle Institute; a healthcare solutions facility providing corporates and executives with healthcare education, programmes and tools for their overall well-being.
Coining the term Startupreneurs, Dr. Gule identified – through healthcare programmes and treatments – how to navigate entrepreneurs through the long hours, tight deadlines and mounting responsibilities that cause burn out and depression in so many within the first few years of their businesses. Dr. Gule’s infectious love for inspiring South Africans to live healthier lives has garnered the support and recognition of political leaders, medical aid giants, corporate executives, and the media, making her a sought-after speaker, health contributor and corporate expert.
Today, Dr G travels the continent assisting companies to re-engineer more effective employee wellness models, which have time and time again proven to save the company money and guarantee a more sustainable return on investment.
“Dr. G” is the youngest medical doctor to sit on Corporate Medical Advisory committees within listed organisations in Africa. She was nominated as a Top 20 South African medical professional ‘Health Hero’ in Longevity magazine – South Africa’s leading health and lifestyle magazine – and received Top Honours at Wits Business School for ‘A New Venture Creation’ (2010).