About Us

Brad Shorkend

Executive business and Leadership coach/facilitator/ Innovation specialist

Brad is a behavioral specialist, an agitator & thought provoker… he works with business leaders around the world helping them to be constantly innovation ready and to create exceptional employee experiences that translate into meaningful innovation, constant relevance, and significant revenue.


Since 2006 Brad has been coaching, mentoring, speaking and facilitating across a wide range of industries and industry sectors working primarily with CEO, MD, Exco, and leadership at all levels of organization, high potential individuals, teams and entrepreneurs.

His clients are a dynamic array of many of the leading blue chip organisations in South Africa & globally, in addition to exciting early-stage start-ups and high impact scale-ups.

Brad is the co-author of the 2018 publication WE ARE STILL HUMAN (and work shouldn’t suck!) and contributing author to the 2020 publication THE BOOK EVERY BUSINESS OWNER MUST READ.

He has coached and/or consulted to clients across Europe, the United States of America, Asia, the Emirates, Australia as well as the rest of Africa.



He walks his talk as a leader, entrepreneur and innovator and is currently an active shareholder in businesses across numerous sectors (technology, real estate, fashion, learning consultancy… to name a few).

Brad’s professional career kicked off with him founding and building his own architectural practice and specializing in architecture for business for 15 years. It was during this time that he discovered his love for entrepreneurship, leadership, people development and the “thinking” space and successfully diversified into more than 20 exciting business ventures in multiple sectors.

Brad is a seriel Entrepreneur

Some of the businesses that Brad has personally founded and successfully led in his career are :

STILL HUMAN (Relevance Advisory, Founding Partner, 2015 – )

IMPELLO CO-WORKING SPACE (Co-working Learning Space, Founding Partner, 2016 – 2019 )

TWEAK ’N STYLE (Online fashion styling & e-commerce platform, 2017 – )

URBAN EVEREST CONSCIOUSNESS (People Development & Perspective Agency, Founding Partner 2007 – Current)

SEED ENGINE (Start-Up Business Accelerator, Partner 2012 – 2016 [sold] )

SEED ACADEMY SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (Founding Partner 2013 – 2016 [sold] )

HUIZEMARK – JHB NORTH EAST (Real Estate Agency, Founding Partner 2012 – 2020 )

VIRTUOCONNECT (Telecommunications Provider, CEO 2010 – 2012 [sold] )

JEKYLL & HYDE (Nail Studio & Collectables – Morningside Shopping Centre, Founding Partner 2009 – 2012 [sold] )

MR. PRICE (Home & Clothing, Dar Es Salaam Tanzania, Partner 2008 – 2012 [sold] )

GENIUS LOCI ARCHITECTURE (Architectural Practice, Founding Partner 2000 – 2011 [retired])

JUSTBIZ PROPERTIES (Property Development Company, Founding Partner 2006 – 2009 [sold])

SENSORIUM BEAUTY SPA (Full Scope Beauty Spa, Founding Partner 2003 – 2005 [sold] )

RELIABLE MUSIC WAREHOUSE – CARLTON CENTRE (Retail Outlet, Founding Partner 2004 – 2011 [sold] )

In his free time Brad loves to travel and climb big mountains… he has summited three of the seven summits (the tallest mountain on each continent) and has also expeditioned to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Dream Team

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