Name: Fungai Ndemera
Category: Female Entrepreneur of the Year
Tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Fungai Ndemera. I am an award winning Entrepreneur, Author, Business & Branding strategist, motivational coach and owner of several seven figure businesses. 14 years ago, I took a leap of faith and moved from Zimbabwe to the UK to pursue my dreams with just a small suitcase.
After one year I had founded a successful 7-Figure business that I built from scratch and in just 48 months I had hit the 7-figure mark in turnover.I have spent over a decade learning the highs and the lows of business. Soon after such a huge success and noticing that there were more people in need of support to live their dreams, I found my purpose in mentoring and coaching men and women across the globe through online coaching. I am driven by my passion to see others succeed regardless of their background.
Ever since I opened up my online coaching and mentoring service, I have supported countless men and women in more than 36 counties helping them find their voice and reach their dreams through my online coaching academy. I am living proof that you don’t need all the resources in the world to find your success. You just have to take action and get support to reach your dreams.
How did you find out you had been shortlisted?
Some followers tagged me and were saying congratulations on my business page on Facebook.
What was the feeling when you found out you had made the shortlist?
I felt undeserving and humbled .The fact that some people recognise the work I am doing really makes me feel like waking up daily and reaching out more.
What would it mean to win?
I have a burden for The young generation that they need role models .When I started my work of Coaching and mentoring, my desire was to give hope, faith and a future to a simple girl, boy, woman, man that if I made it to living my dream coming from my background, then there is hope for you and everyone. So as I have done this work I have realised that there is a gap in the market.
People of colour are lacking role models and I am blessed to be one. So winning this award will be an honour and even a greater mile stone to inspire and motivate the upcoming business entrepreneurs so they can see possibility rather than failure and fear.
What keeps you motivated?
I love living a healthy balanced life. I am a fitness freak and I love the fact that I am now living in my purpose of supporting other entrepreneurs create their own successful businesses and live their dreams. I am motivated by results so I am always engaged in projects.
What projects are you currently working on?
I currently offer on-going online and off line mentoring and coaching by providing business and branding strategy for success. I offer simple online and off line courses for entrepreneurs who want to setup their businesses for success. I also offer mentoring to upcoming recruitment business owners and I run live events every 3-4 months.
Read Fungai’s story at www.fungaindemera.com