Some of the highlights in Mareli's speaking career include hosting a few episodes of the popular South African DSTV television show: "MK Kampus", speaking to up to 3000 entrepreneurs and business experts from around the world on numerous occasions, interviewing millionaire- and billionaire tycoons like Margaret Hirsch: COO of Hirsch's Home Store; George Ross: The Apprentice Judge & Donald Trump's former right-hand man of more than 40 years, speaking on internationally known stages like the National Achievers Congress, the famous London BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Awards) and sharing the stage with global business experts, -coaches and -icons including:
Mareli got involved in a student organization called Vividus Day House. Escaping the box she couldn't fit into, she made a lot of friends and blossomed. By the end of her first year at the University of Pretoria, she was elected as Sport Executive Committee Member of Vividus Day House which earned her the responsibility of coördinating all sport-related activities. She grew tremendously and gained a lot of valuable organizational experience. By this time Vividus Day House had grown so big, boasting more than 1000 members, that the men and ladies had to split into two separate Day Houses.
The following year, Mareli pushed herself even further and was elected as Chairwoman (Primaria) of the biggest Ladies Day House in South Africa, Vividus Ladies Day House at the University of Pretoria, boasting more than 700 members during 2008. This role stretched her comfort zone even further and helped her turn some of her greatest fears, like publich speaking, into strengths. The same year she co-scripted and hosted a few episodes of "MK Kampus", a popular South African television show on DSTV: a huge accomplishment for a previously shy and insecure person.
Mareli received her BA Human Movement Science degree from the University of Pretoria during 2010.
Driven by her desire to never stop learning, she explored various fields after university: fitness coaching, restaurant management, rehabilitation of underprivileged adults and children with disabilities, children motor skills development, event management, publishing and printing to name a few. Mareli later discovered a great passion for design and entrepreneurship.
Mareli now calls local and global celebrities and -business icons her friends. She consistently pushes her comfort zone for maximum growth, and strives to become the best version of herself daily.
Today, Mareli is an award-winning international speaker and -author, business woman, entrepreneur, global ambassador and -networker developing various companies and brands.
"I live my life by one simple rule: Reach for the stars... but keep your feet on the ground." - Mareli Scott
Mareli's story certainly doesn't end here and you can expect even greater things from her in the future. Connect with Mareli and join her journey on social media: