Akhona Tota has more than 15 years’ experience for mainly global multinational manufacturing organizations, having been in leadership positions for the past 8 years.
Our Board Staff In her role as HR Manager at Aspen Pharmacare, East London she managed the full scope of site human resources, supporting leadership meet objectives whilst undergoing transformation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, leadership and Executive coaching studies from Nelson Mandela University and UCT, pursuing studies in Industrial psychology.
She is an Enneagram Practitioner trained by Integrative Enneagram Solutions SA. She is affiliated to Arbinger Institute SA, as a discussion leader for the Outward Mindset online training program.
I believe in personal mastery as an accelerator for growth both personally & professionally. I help others embrace authenticity, vulnerability, tenacity, consciousness and living a purposeful and a goal driven life. As middle child, I faced many challenges with confidence, self-acceptance and purpose, a rebel in my teen years my choices reflected my inner turmoil.
As far as I can remember, others saw better in me than I did, and through the support from high school teachers I carved a career in Human Resources. Stepping into leadership roles my inner being limited me in many ways, with the academic & soft leadership training not quite filling the gap. During these years a lot was brought to awareness through various tools but application another issue. A drastic decision to leave a high paying corporate job led me to myself & my purpose. Reflecting on learnings I never applied, I found these critical stepping stones in personal growth, leadership effectiveness & collaboration, and here I am….