Ashley Hayden


Ashley Hayden is one of South Africa’s favourite Master of Ceremonies.The face of M-Net, the familiar voice behind countless brands, South Africa’s in-demand MC and public speaker, Ashley is one of the best-loved personalities, bringing her to work both warmth and authority, a balance achievable only through many years of experience in the industry and to clients

Her fields of expertise are numerous; in addition to her voice-over and live anchor work, she produces and directs for television, she provides media training courses, presentation skills training and her personal Women Mean Business course.

However, there is still time for a bit of fun; Ashley’s jive SABC 2 Strictly Come Dancing is still talked about and she’s tried her hand at deprivation on MNET’s Celebrity Survivor in 2010.

Proving that blondes are in fact far smarter than the competition, she won the centenary Weakest Link against a field of determined (brunette) rivals.

A Rhodes graduate, the anchors in Ashley’s world are her two children, Cara and Guy and life partner, corporate relationships expert, Charles Wilson

Ashley’s keynotes include:

The Game of Life
Having survived a month stranded on a desert island, competing on M-Net’s ‘Survivor: Santa Carolina’, Ashley extrapolates vital lessons learned and she translates them to meaningful interaction in a corporate environment.

This presentation examines the importance of teamwork, leadership and individual survival techniques in business.

Ashley Hayden talk provides individuals with accessible and practical survival techniques, to not merely survive but to thrive in their chosen fields.

Women Mean Business
Trend analysts tell us that we are the start of a ‘female’ century when reverence for traditionally female qualities are on the rise.

We are beginning to change the way in which we do business not only due to large numbers of empowered, educated and determined women in the workplace, but also due to the growing percentage of female consumers who are demanding a voice in the marketplace.
They communicate differently; they set goals and put plans in place based on different criteria.

3 Suitcases and R100
25 years ago, Ashley Hayden arrived in Johannesburg with 3 suitcases and one hundred Rands.
The journey from the unknown and impoverished wannabe to household name, is one filled with heartwarming home truths and outrageous stories, amusing anecdotes and disturbing situations along the way.

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