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Meet the Team
Leoné Venter

Leoné was appointed to the role of Marketing Manager in April 2019, having commenced at SOUNZ as the Digital Marketing Coordinator in March 2018. She has 15 years of experience in photography, design and digital marketing.  Since joining the team, Leoné has significantly grown SOUNZ's online audience and engagement through her research, tools and techniques for digital marketing.  Leoné has a bachelor’s degree in photography from the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria. 

In our Meet the Team series we invite you to sit down and learn more about each SOUNZ staff member. Today we introduce Leoné Venter our Marketing Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Whakatairanga.

Can you tell us a bit about your family, kids, where you're from etc?

My hubby Dries, and I live in Paraparaumu Beach along with our three beautiful children, Lienke (3), Miané (almost 7) and Henning (8). We immigrated to New Zealand five years ago.

Where did you grow up? Where else have you lived?

I spend the majority of my childhood years in Centurion, Pretoria. On the weekends we would go to the family farm in Bronkhorsparuit. When Dries and I got married, we moved to a small rural town called Rayton. My family are all still in South Africa, and immigration is by far the most challenging thing I have ever done.  But we are very grateful to call Aotearoa our home now.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I studied Photography at the Tshwane University of Technology and worked for 12 years as a professional photographer. Photography is still a creative outlet, and although I no longer shoot fulltime, I still contribute to a selection of Stock Photography sites.

I also love learning and value personal development. My current obsession includes learning more about Quantum Physics, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Mindset and the 12 Universal Laws.

What is your earliest musical memory?

My earliest musical memory is of one of my first kindergarten concerts. I sang 'Die Lappop' a song by iconic South African singer Carike Keuzenkamp. I was probably around three or four at the time and was so excited to get dressed up and sing.

Favourite quote

“If you fight for your limitations you get to keep them”

Your top 3 favourite Podcasts?

Mind Your Business Podcast with James Wedmore
The Jim Fortin Podcast with Jim Fortin
Build Your Tribe with Chalene and Brock Johnson

Your top 5 favourite books?

Can’t Hurt Me - David Goggins
The Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself - Dr Joe Dispenza
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind - T Harv Eker
Start with Why - Simon Sinek

What’s the last book you read?

Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Which five individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with most?

Hands down the following five people. Tom Bilyeu, Tony Robbins, Jim Fortin, Lisa Nichols and Rachel Hollis


Miané (7), Henning (8) and Lienke (3)