Through her 20-year career, Surisa Nel has garnered broad experience from different industries and levels of the communication and stakeholder engagement value chain. The common denominator in all her endeavours, be it corporate positions or entrepreneurial ventures, has always been to ignite potential and translate concepts into reality, for organisations and individuals.
She teaches strategy for non-strategic thinkers and acts as coach and mentor to entrepreneurs and professionals who seek to craft a new, authentic personal or company brand. Surisa sees herself as an ecosystem builder, the next generation of communication professional that links business and individuals in value chains in order to grow and nurture each other in a conscious and sustainable way.
She has been involved in the rapid development and refreshment of over 50 brands and communication strategies, from concept phase to change management and stakeholder engagement stage. She has been in the role of editor, designer, copywriter, programme manager, events manager, content creator, relationship manager, communications director and operations chief. She is currently the founder and ignitor of SparkInc.