Leadership Stories

Change is Opportunity

Change is Opportunity

Leadership through embracing change, story by Yvonne Busisiwe Kgame

(JBK Consulting, www.ybkconsulting.co.za,  www.infinitegrace.co.za)




An unforgettable moment in the history of my life is this vast and magnificent journey of recovery from a traumatic stroke and brain tumor. It took me 8 months to recover and during that period my life suddenly changed as I was confined and isolated from physical contact. I am grateful that I faced the challenge with courage and did the best I could to comply with medical advice and accept the change from my usual routine. I also humbled myself to realize that I don’t know everything and opened up to receiving guidance. 

This was a noble opportunity in my lifetime to profoundly go through a soul search, a thorough cleansing of my blockages in mind, body, and soul. I confronted botherations that were buried deep inside me by telling my story. I dealt with all the negative beliefs, fears, self-doubt, not-so-good-enough perception of myself, and the limitations brought upon by the view of “I can’t” or “I am not worthy”. 

My story reflected my experience unconsciously, subconsciously, and consciously. I took responsibility and examined my conscience to establish the root cause of what happened to me. Today I am free, I’m experienced, I have grown and I fully embrace the vast changes in my life. Painful as it may be there are so many blessings to count and a lot to be grateful for. Not all of us need to go through pain for us to transform, but if it does happen we need to open our hearts to grace. Sharing our stories helps us to own our pain to discover our hidden treasures, but it also inspires others not only to tell their own stories but to learn from others.

The journey toward my miraculous discovery continues to be an extraordinary adventure of a lifetime. There are millions of blessings that we receive every second of our lives without even realizing the given treasures. My journey has touched the core of my heart which opened my soul to feel, to see, to touch, to taste, and to use the opportunity to elaborate every experience and to be in rhythm with the cosmic energy.

The light from the sun pierced the juice and diffused into orange, crystal light which I sipped in delight and quenched my thirst and zest for life.” Mike Nepo

I am enjoying my birth and divine gift to be who I am with complete understanding that when we compare ourselves to others we see neither ourselves nor those we look up to. This is the route to our discomfort and self-doubt.

When we embrace who we are and live authentically we become peaceful inside out. This new awakening is expressed so beautifully from the TELMUP on. The reward for embracing truth and who I am is no different than what Mark Nepo explained in The Book of Awakening, saying “Yes when we mean Yes and saying No when we mean No.” 

Letting the opposing voices in your head speak, they are only finding their part in a larger, yet-to-be-heard song.” Mike Nepo

My experience has exposed the limiting patterns and the silent saboteurs that have shifted and blocked my path to greatness. 

  • I am grateful for the diverse tools and techniques that I received from what I call sacred encounters.
  • I’ve been given the freedom to discover my heart’s deepest desires for myself, as I weave a new vision for my life.
  • I am ready, equipped, and willing to inspire others and restore hope. 
  • I have discovered the ways of being a delightful participant in the wondrous and magical co-creative dance of manifestation.
  • I am committed to contributing to the healing and transformation in my life and those that I meet.

My journey has helped me to discover and accept who I am. Thus bringing my inner desires into harmony. Leading from the heart empowered me to step inside to meet myself and accept myself just as I am. This has created peace within me.

My life endeavors to remain free on this day, this hour, and this moment. I accept what is, the fact that my yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not yet come is neither here nor there for I count my blessings every moment. I strive to live authentically despite the ups and downs of my life. Being present in this life that we live empowers us to be what we seek to be. My day today is driven by the 12 Pillars.

You are a laboratory and every day is an experiment. Go and fuel what is new and unexpected.” Juel Eilio.

My Daily Actions:

  • Silence – Taking a moment to pause.
  • Service – Creating moments to reach out to others.
  • Song – Allowing the music of my heart to explode with joy.
  • Surrender – Yielding to source what I cannot change.
  • Prayer – Opening my heart to healing, grace, and gratitude.
  • Breathing – Breathing new life with gratitude.
  • Meditation – Calming and putting my soul at peace.
  • Creativity – Feeling the pulse and energy of dreams waiting to be made a reality.
  • Health – Healthy eating, exercise, relaxing, and listening and responding to my body talk.
  • Being a mother – Extraordinary presence and awareness giving off unconditional love.
  • Being a wife – Care, compassion, companionship, support system.
  • Being a Teacher – Sharing my life experiences and lessons with all I encounter.
  • Being a lifelong student – Constantly experiencing new things which makes me grow continuously.
  • Taking a Break – Smelling the roses and dancing in rhythm with my soul.
  • Love – Loving myself and others to the best of my ability.

I begin to realize that inquiring about my own origin and goal, I am inquiring about something other than myself….in this every realization I begin to recognize the origin and goal of the world.” Martin Buber

My faith, trust, belief, and hope are inspired by the words of Thich Nathi Hani.

Grace comes to the wave of enlightenment for a wave is the moment. The wave realizes that it is water. At that moment all fear of death disappears.” Thich Nathi Hani

Let Blessings come to Life.

Leaders leave landmarks of honor and historical legacies that serve as a foundation for future generations.” Yvonne Busisiwe Kgame 


About Yvonne Busisiwe Kgame:
Yvonne Busisiwe Kgame is a passionate leader with a desire to serve. Her powerful life lessons and diverse experience leaves her audience inspired and awakened. Blessed with a tongue that tells a fantastic story, she uses the healing power of storytelling to harness greatness within individuals and groups. Her courageous journey and ability to transcend life’s challenges offer positive and beneficial models of hope. She affords her audiences the opportunity to delve deeper, revitalize, and strengthen their inner being.
Yvonne is an award-winning leader with over 30 years of working experience. She has played leading roles as a Broadcaster, Publisher, Teacher, Examiner, Mentor, Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Researcher across the globe. As a servant leader, Yvonne’s dynamic transformational interventions and creative skills offered her the opportunity to work with various corporate giants and community leaders nationally and internationally. These include Coca-Cola, PPC Cement, WITS Professional Development Hub, Ericsson, Accenture as well as the Institute for People Management (IPM) just to name a few.
Contact details:
Email: info@ybkconsulting.co.za/YvonneKgame@ybkconsulting.co.za
Website: www.ybkconsulting.co.za /www.infinitegrace.co.za
Tel/ Fax: 011 702 1959
Contact number: 082 927 5024 / 081 460 4809
LinkedIn: Yvonne Busisiwe Kgame
Twitter: @infinite_grace