About Captivating Company

About The Captivating Company

MISSION
To operate out of a spirit of  UBUNTU* and to improve and enhance the lives of our team and our clients, by serving them with love and passion, using all our God-given talents. To help them CREATE, COMMUNICATE, and CONNECT with greater power and responsibility.

 *African expression of community. Literal meaning: “I am because we are”

VISION
To become the leading Personal and Professional Development organization in the world, with a focus on ‘Connected Communication’ and an ultimate goal to bring about a more loving, caring and connected world.

VALUES
Loyalty – We are loyal to one another and to our clients
Integrity – We are honest and consistent in our words and actions
Fun – We believe fun is an important part of work
Teachable – We remain humble and open to learning

THE CAPTIVATING STORY


Captivating Speakers had humble beginnings, as a small startup created by Chanti Niven, a woman on a mission with a BIG dream.

Planting the seeds…
Chanti was a well-known figure in South Africa, a regular on a popular radio program and as well as a top-rated television show. A successful entrepreneur, she built a number of thriving businesses from the ground up, served as a director of a major charity, all while raising three children and fostering 3 others. Ostensibly, she had achieved all her goals and yet, there was something missing.

The performance treadmill
Up to that point, Chanti confesses she felt like many of us; like she was running on a “performance treadmill” – one that had no off button and was rapidly speeding up. In spite of her success, she was left feeling empty and depleted.

Triumph over adversity
Chanti often shares her remarkable story of triumph over adversity in her keynotes. After a series of tragedies, she faced death and went blind, and was blind for three years.

In 2007 she had two operations to restore her eyesight, her health was restored and she was ready to take a journey from her lifelong home in South Africa to the United States where Captivating Speakers was born in 2009.

Chanti’s credentials in communication, social and behavioral psychology, and her interest in neuroscience and the workings of the human mind, combined with her years of experience as a successful entrepreneur have contributed to the core principles of Captivating Speakers, a transformative and life-changing program. Chanti Niven is a master communicator and a multiple award-winning public speaking champion whose goal is helping others get to their core so they achieve success and can become greater contributors to the world around them. Read more on her website: www.chantiniven.com

Who we are

We are the premier personal and professional development company in the world, owned and operated by Chanti Niven International.

Captivating Speakers was founded by Chanti Niven (Chanti Niven International), a multiple award-winning public speaking champion and successful entrepreneur, who has founded and developed several multi-million dollar companies.

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