Meet the Team

Marina Prinsloo

Motto: Empowering People to Live with Greater Purpose, Passion and Productivity

Marina Prinsloo AICI, APICSA is major shareholder and Managing Director SA & International of the TICIA Group. With branches in SA, Namibia and Botswana.   Marina brings to her work as an International Qualified Master Image Consultant (She is one of only 3 in SA & 4 in Africa) Body Confidence Coach, Executive Trainer and public speaker, 21 years of experience in fashion, personal branding, training, and a lifelong interest in helping others achieve their maximum potential. 

Marina received the Standard Bank Women in Business Nominee 2017 for best trainer and her company TICIA was voted best Corporate Image Consultancy in Africa.

She is experienced in image soft skill development, career and life coaching, public speaking and pageant & modeling design, garment construction & fashion show production. She has produced and directed a multitude of fashion-shows and judged as many Beauty Pageant nationally & Internationally. As a corporate and Image soft skill trainer she provides programmes in image management, communication skills, corporate protocol, etiquette and presentation skills to companies and indivuals. She and her business partner, Angela Perdichizzi has also launched a new, but vital organization – Body Confidence International, (BCI) advocates for equitable and inclusive images, messages, practices and policies supporting body diversity. Through progressive community engagement, consulting and research, Body Confidence International strives to create an enhanced socio-cultural environment where all bodies can not only survive but thrive without fear of discrimination.!  Working towards a stronger inner confidence— best beauty secret!

Marina was trained by the leading consultancies in South Africa and Internationally.  She is the incumbent President of *APICSA (2011 - 2018) and also accredited to *AICI.  She is committed to teaching the individual how to make the most of her personal appearance and impression as she is to enabling companies to maximize their potential, by teaching non-verbal communications skills to executives and employees.

Marina believes the psychological advantage of developing a self-assured personal style can lead not only to sales success and career advancement, but also to a life enhancing sense of well-being and confidence.  Marina’s firm belief in personal service drives her work as a consultant/coach.  She says, “Image directly impacts the way that we and the world perceive us.  A clear outer identity that is aligned with our personal qualities and skills will positively affect our interactions with others.  True Self-confidence, personal effectiveness and our ability to deal with change are greatly empowered by the awareness and mastery of personal communication tools.  Let us use them and make dreams happen.”

 

Angela Perdichizzi

I am the current title holder of Ms Plus Size South Africa National 2016/2017/2018

Professionally I am the Director: Digital Learning and development for TICIA an international Image Development Academy  & Body Confidence International - a plus size modelling agency and pageant.

My passion is the empowerment and development of others and I have qualifications in Learning and Development (Adult Education), Public Relations and Coaching.  My career has involved working with government funded programs to provide skills and find jobs for disadvantaged people in our communities, providing coaching and learning to leaders on our continent (South Africa, Botswana Kenya, Ghana and Mauritius) and water saving projects and awareness.

I believe all people are beautiful and positive body image is imperative for a joyful and successful life.  I promote a healthy lifestyle, fairness, love, passion and integrity.

I have won several international and national awards for my dedication to my job and being a recognized professional and most recently was a national finalist in the “Business Process enabling South Africa Awards” for my work in skills development programmes.

I have been involved in the development of women’s self-esteem and confidence and  I have presented at many conferences and inspired plus size and other women in South Africa.

 

Elaine Govender

Elaine Govender a Business Professional who has been in the corporate world for many years in different market sectors. Her field of expertise included, Sales, Marketing, Management and Leadership.  Her prime years at Executive Management Level within global organisations afforded her the opportunity and exposure of working across the globe with many different cultures and unique people. This inspiration led her to embark into this life-long passion and she holds the various registered certifications in the field of image and etiquette, and is a member of the APICSA and AICI.

She always believes in one having unbelievable levels of confidence and raising the bar as you venture into your goals with class and fabulosity!

Elaine believes we are limitless beings, and at each stage in our lives we are all at a “Masterpiece Stage” and a “Work in Progress ” phase simultaneously, allowing us the opportunity to change course at any time.  Having worked in the professional space for many years, she clearly saw a need in the marketplace for individuals to be trained and motivated to reach the full potential of living their dreams and goals. She decided to take her experience and new found knowledge and do just that! Change course and Live Her Power !!! Her dream is to encourage others to create their own personal brand through transformation and purpose, to dream more, learn more and become more.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”. Maya Angelou

Where We Are

Jasco Park

C/o Alexandra Ave & 2nd Str

Halfway House

Midrand

Head office:  011 266 1613