Meet Tebello Kutoane, an attorney and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Collective Intelligence, a legal consultancy company in South Africa aimed at equipping small to medium businesses with legal services. Tebello is also a founder of Bring & Network and Sister In Law.
In our first ever podcast we chat to Tebello about her story as an entrepreneur and black female attorney in South Africa and what has shaped her into the woman she is today.
Get to know Tebello:
What is your biggest fear about the future?
It’s actually not knowing what is in store for me. I often wish there was a way to tell what the future holds because it would really do away with some of the crippling anxiety I experience. I live for doing things that will be relevant today and relevant when my son is my age. It is definitely scary not knowing if anything I do today will even matter in the future.
What would be the title of your memoir and why?
“I was here”, inspired by Beyoncé’s “I was here” song. I love her. That song is relevant to what I wake up to do everyday. My memoir will show that there is something I have left behind. Most importantly, it will show that I lived and I loved.
What get’s you out of bed every morning?
(When I am not taking my son to school) Anticipation of the day ahead. And curiosity. No matter how sad and demotivated I am, I want to see if there is one thing I can do or see in the day ahead that will inspire me to keep on working towards being the best version of myself.
One fun fact about you?
I don’t know if it’s fun but I often wonder whether the voice I use in my head when I read my own texts is the voice other people hear when they read my texts ☹️🤷🏽♀
What is your definition of success?
I don’t want to sound corny, but I re-invent and review my success as often as I possibly can. What was successful for me last year is not what will be successful for me this year. What I know for sure is that my definition of success doesn’t exist without happiness. If my reaching each of my goals makes me feel authentic happiness, then that for me is success.
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