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Connect with Eugenie Drakes,

I inspire connection to unique potential and intrinsic light.

from Johannesburg, South Africa

Connect with Eugenie Drakes,

I inspire connection to unique potential and intrinsic light.

from Johannesburg, South Africa



I inspire connection to unique potential and intrinsic light.

I am a(n):

Creative Connector Social Entrepreneur Inspired Story teller Skilled communicator Personal and Business Mentor Inspirer Disrupter/changemaker Visionary Intuitive Modern Elder

I know a lot about:

Culture/cultures Creativity and creative solutions The power of Community The Value of Tribe Exploring your world Exploring THE world Cultural and Personal Identity Purpose The value of OUR story Curiosity

I am the go-to for:

I am the go-to for creative thinking and creative solutions. I am the one to go to for inner sight, direction and inspiration. I am the one to harvest the gifts that lie in your story I am good with Branding - identifying and connecting your essence with your brand

I can help you:

  • Find the gifts in your story
  • Find clarity and direction
  • Find Creative solutions 
  • Connect with self, others and solutions
  • Enable you to instil your essence into your brand

Why me:

I have lived a very diverse life with many gifts of learning - both easy and very difficult. Modern Elder -Wisdom from experience and curiosity in digital world and a desire to add value and inspire those creating the New World. I see potential, I inspire people, I mentor action and growth

I am available for:

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Meet Me


  • Over the phone
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My story:

I am a Modern Elder. I have lived, loved, lost. I have given, grown, gained. I am curious, conscious, creative. I have stressed, stretched, soared. I have wealth, wisdom, worth. I am a Mentor, Momtor, Movement Maker.
My purpose has always been to be of service, grow people and projects, inspire and drive change, to make the world a better place.
I have worked in the Creative Industries for over 35 years with many different genres. The last 30 years the focus has been on the handcraft sector which involved working with remote rural, peri urban and urban crafters and teaching basic business skills, market driven product development and access to market through my retail store, piece, as well as other avenues. The focus was to retain heritage, highlight and celebrate our different cultures and to pay tribute to the makers by creating sustainable enterprises. I have been blessed to share on various international platforms such as Vital Voices Global Leadership Programme, Goldman Sachs 10 000 Women Programme and as a result have a 'global family'. I have consulted to WK Kellogg Foundation, Technoserve, World Bank amongst others.
My story has been made so much richer as a result of the stories of those who have crossed my path - and the time is now for these stories to be told. My life journey has been living in 2 realities that are worlds apart and it is time for those worlds to move closer and this can be done through the power of story

My mission:

If you dont mind, it does not matter. Life is mind over matter. It is not what happens to me - it is how I respond to what happens to me that energizes the experience

My core values:

authenticity trust creativity curiosity growth

My hobbies/activities:

people places pursuits culture creativity

My goals:

At least One TEDx talk, Set up a Mentor programme specifically for Creatives, To Travel the world telling stories of amazing people, cultures and life,

Fun facts:

I am displaced - I have a birth certificate which makes me 70, a body that sometimes feels 80 but my spirit is 25!
I do not always feel as positive as I come across but am learning to overcome this
I have an incredible gift of intuition - I 'see' right to the core

I want to learn more about:

Neuroscience Digital Media Finance


Professional experiences:

Educational experiences:

  • Diploma in Radiography at Stellenbosch University


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