Meet Our Team

Specialist marketing and communication disciplines, underpinned by principles of psychology, is our speciality and our passion. It’s what energises us and keeps us motivated, to serve you our customers across the African Union territory. The business was born out of a firm belief in the distinctive benefits of including all stakeholders in organisational delivery and success. In addition to our specialist expertise and experience, we manage our clients’ projects like our own, always considering that there are individual goals, specific needs and hopes behind every action taken.

C-Suite

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Linda HammanFounder & CEOlinda@talk2us.co.za
In 1990, Linda started an IT business developing, selling, implementing and supporting ERP software. She built it up to a national organisation with a staff of 55, and sold it to a JSE-listed company ten years later. In 2000, motivated by her philosophy around employee engagement, Linda launched Talk2Us, a strategic consultancy. Through Linda’s adept business acumen and insight, and a professional fired-up team, Talk2Us has grown exponentially to a multi-client corporate organisation, much in demand, and much admired. Providing strategic, tactical and operational engagement interventions to its blue chip clients. Linda is a proponent of the importance of internal engagement, and what she calls ’the authenticity gap’ – the gap between what you say you do, and what you actually do. If what you say and what you do are not aligned there can be no authenticity. As a result, the brand and its promise cannot be trusted – nor can your business. Linda practises what she preaches, and her spirited enthusiasm permeates throughout the company.
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Charles NightingaleDirectorcharles@talk2us.co.za
Charles began his career in 1987 with the Department of Posts and Telecommunications, as a Works and Estate Clerk. Even at that early stage he showed a large measure of business acumen, and soared rapidly upwards in the ranks to head up the Durban office, managing properties for what we now know as Telkom. When Telkom outsourced properties to TFMC, Charles took over the responsibility of establishing the TFMC Centurion Call Centre and Client Relationship Management, with a staff complement of 50. It was there he met Linda Hamman, who was helping with the CRM strategy: he was converted to her belief that people and behaviours were the key. A move to Talk2Us was the obvious course - investing in a growing business. Among his busy, pivotal executive role in the company today, Charles found time recently to establish its in-house Web-based Communication Communication Division – of which he is Director-in-charge. In addition, Charles is a Leadership Development Facilitator, specialising in Internal Communication, Organisational Development, and Training practices. He has worked with clients with a variety of industries, combined with his passion for the development and transformation of individuals and teams, as well as leveraging the use of technology in the Corporate Communication space; position him distinctively in the training and development industry.
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Jackie HollickDirectorjackie@talk2us.co.za
Jackie came to South Africa in 1982, and has worked in the financial and administration field for six companies based in various industries. She joined Talk2Us at its beginning, and is the company’s Financial Director, managing all financial and administration tasks. Jackie is one of the vital pillars supporting the Talk2Us edifice. In the early days of Talk2Us, if something had to be done, and it couldn’t be slotted into a particular portfolio, it was left to Jackie! On top of her financial activities, it was Jackie who did the scheduling of training courses, the purchasing of corporate gifts, assisting with event management, dealing with suppliers, etc., etc., etc.! As the company grew, so came additional staff to take some off the weight – except that the financial management side of Talk2Us nowadays is arduous enough to keep her very busy.
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Core team

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Rosie StubbsClient interfacerosie@talk2us.co.za
Rosie has a postgraduate-honours degree in social science and an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Commerce (PPE) which are in line with Talk2Us’ purpose and offering. She is well versed in working with people across diverse cultures and levels within organisations. She has worked in many different industries in Venice, Dubai and South Africa. In today’s world where experience and exposure are as important, if not more so than qualifications, Rosie has a lot to offer our Affiliate community and our clients alike.
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Nicolas van SchalkwykGraphic designernicolas@talk2us.co.za
In 2003, Nicolas completed and received his Diploma in Graphic Design at the Vaal University of Technology. He joined GM Graphix (Pty) Ltd at its Design Studio, as a Designer (2004-2005), and in conjunction with GM Graphix and Hootoo Animations (Pty) Ltd, he began and completed an animation project (2007-2010). Nicolas returned to GM Graphix in 2010 as a Designer, and was Studio Manager by February, 2012. He received his Degree in Graphic Designing in 2006, and was invited by the Vaal University to tutor 2nd and 3rd-year graphic design students with their design projects.
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Jacqui CochraneAffiliate and new business developmentjacqui@talk2us.co.za
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Affiliates

Charlotte de Kock

Cynthia Mabela

Loren Shenker

Lorna Quinn

Joanie van der Merwe

Preeya Chiba

Ryan Gaskin

Shurnell Andersson

The Conference Hub

Zilojo

About Us

At Talk2Us our hybrid approach is unique – we use marketing and communication disciplines all underpinned by the principles of psychology.  We have a wealth of expertise in business management, marketing, communications, facilitation and psychology.  We are able to identify the need, formulate and package the associated initiative, provide project co-ordination services to implement it and measure the efficacy. Read More ...