Now’s The Time To Reinvent You! 

We designed the ELI Personal Development Course for unemployed matriculants, aged 18 to 35 years. Amazingly. it attracted applicants beyond its target market. Graduates included university students, an industrial psychologist, an attorney, management consultants, ministers of religion, sales executives, a traditional doctor, ex combatants and homemakers.  


They all had one thing in common – the intrinsic desire to reshape their self-esteem; communicate effectively; set goals; release hidden potential, speak with confidence and to market themselves as unique individuals!



  1. Use it as a bridging course to further your tertiary education;
  2. Leverage your gained skills to enter the job market.
  3. Start your business with support and opportunities to do so;
  4. Expand your network and enrich your social circles;
  5. Increase your prospects for promotion and
  6. Negotiate your desired income with confidence.


  1. Discard the poor, self-image ascribed to them by society.
  2. Project their newly reshaped self-image with confidence and dignity.
  3. Use the skill of communication more effectively.
  4. Use the scarce commodity of time and set achievable goals.
  5. Release more of their hidden potential.
  6. Market themselves as unique individuals.
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This power-packed presentation energises participants and thrust them out of their comfort zones!

  1. Their reshaped-images boost self-confidence; create a positive field around them and magnetise people towards them. 
  2. Understanding communication, participants become more sensitive and connect on both an intellectual and emotional level. 
  3. Time and life are interchangeable; Thus, wasting the scarce commodity of time means wasting the precious gift of life! 
  4. Aware of how latent potential can curtail one’s progress, participants commit to using more of their ‘released’ potential! 
  5. A reshaped self-image relates directly to effective personal marketing.

Academics bemoan drop in education and recommend short courses 

Prof Ihron Rensburg, former Vice Chancellor, University of Johannesburg


“A National Senior Certificate is increasingly less valued by the labour market. Ten years ago, an NSC was very highly valued; that’s no longer the case. You need to have an NSC, plus something else (like a short course) to become employable in South Africa. If you want to enter the job market, shorter courses at credible colleges and institutions are the way to go. ” Prof Ihron Rensburg, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg and now Advisory Board Vice Chairman of EON Reality Education.

Dr. Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education, University of Stellenbosch.


“Given your poor results, you might even believe that you deserve these lesser colleges and qualifications for not doing as well as your peers. That is not true. You deserve a high-quality education and training like everybody else; in fact, it is your right to demand access to the best education available, whether or not you pay for it. Your biggest challenge right now is your self-image.” Dr Jonathan Jansen, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State and now Distinguished Professor of Education, the University of Stellenbosch (Did the Professor read our outline on Reshaping of the Self-Image?).

Dr Mamphela Ramphele, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town


“The South Africa’s education system is worse today than the ‘gutter education’ the country had under the apartheid government. Maths literacy… what is that? It’s worse than the arithmetic I did under Bantu education.”

This is the statement made and questions raised by Dr Mamphela Ramphele, a respected academic, struggle heroine, medical doctor and successful businesswoman of international repute. She lashed out at the 30% pass benchmark, saying it degraded education standards and was used for political purposes. This happened while she addressed the sixth annual Solomon Mahlangu lecture at the University of Johannesburg during March 2012.

Dr Gillian Mooney, Manager at The Independent Institute of Education

Dr Gillian Mooney, teaching and learning manager at The Independent Institute of Education: “It was not always a straight line from lecture room to the office for students who graduated, for various reasons. “It is important that graduates and their parents realise this, particularly as there may be expectations that a degree or other qualification will automatically guarantee employment. Of course, that is not always the case in South Africa, given our high unemployment rate, a sluggish economy and fierce competition in the job market. Additionally, even graduates who performed well may find that prospective employers want someone with both qualifications and experience.”