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Ditch Mediocrity with Helene Smuts and Dan Keldsen



Welcome to Next Future Today, hosted by Dan Keldsen.

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This is Season 1, Episode 7, and the topic is “Ditch Mediocrity.”

I had a wonderful chat with my guest, Heléne Smuts, the founder of Credo Growth, a people development consultancy out of South Africa.

In 2021, she published her first book, “Ditch Mediocrity”, to empower leaders to develop their own teams rapidly.

If you’ve been listening to previous Next Future Today episodes, this idea fits fantastically with the key concept of Next Future Today… it’s not just gaining knowledge, but taking ACTION, quickly, that’s the key to empowering yourself as well as your team.

The sooner you start chipping away at making change happen, the sooner you’ll see the results!

Heléne is also an Advance Coach, a personality profiler, an expert in behavioral psychology, the holder of an honors degree in Industrial Psychology and a captivating keynote speaker.

Find out more about her company at:

I was introduced to Heléne by Richard Mulholland, who I interviewed a few episodes back about his book “Here Be Dragons” – which is similarly practical and insightful to Heléne’s book!

There’s something in the air in South Africa with Richard and Heléne, and whatever it is, it’s working!

Alright, let’s dive on into it!