From Girl Next Door to Next Female JT Foxx

Like most entrepreneurs,  I felt a little crazy and alone at the start of my entrepreneurial journey.  I’ve always been someone who saw and thought of life differently than the majority of those around me.  I've always believed that there's more to life and that I have more potential than I was living.  I knew that I would never be satisfied with mediocrity.  It has always been fairly easy for me to see opportunities and had many ideas. The problem was that I had no idea what to do with it and where or how to start.

So about three years ago when I saw a facebook advertisement of a free entrepreneur seminar hosted by a South African speaker and coach (whose name I’m not going to mention), I jumped at the opportunity.  At this point I didn’t really even know what entrepreneurship meant but I believed that I would find some answers I was looking for.

After half a day at the seminar, I only had about three pages' worth of content to take home.  It was more a sell-a-thon than anything else and it left me still hungry for knowledge.  Suddenly, an American guy called JT Foxx was invited on stage.  I don’t think JT even spoke for more than 30 minutes but within the first minute I knew that this was the person I needed to learn from.  I sensed that he knew what he was talking about and that he was more people-centred than money-centred.  He mentioned his upcoming free entrepreneurship event during that week.  Of course I went and the rest is history.

The very first JT Foxx event I attended felt like coming home.  Although very confident, the JT Foxx Organization staff and coaches were very humble and inviting.  I just knew that this was what I was looking for all along and felt like I belonged.  I was surrounded by like-minded people who didn’t make me feel crazy for dreaming but rather crazy for dreaming too small.  Just as he still does today, JT didn’t deliver fluff but heaps of invaluable content and challenged me with the truth. 

Since then, I have attended every JT Foxx event and invested in myself through his programs and products when possible.  Growth was inevitable.

9 Things that make JT Foxx #1:

  1. JT genuinely wants everyone to succeed and reach their full potential as he is powered by his students' success.
  2. He focuses on potential and often believe more in others than they do themselves. 
  3. With his "leave no man behind" attitude, JT always over-delivers on value.
  4. His word is his honour and loyalty means everything to him.
  5. JT has unequaled experience and knowledge in a broad spectrum of industries.
  6. JT is a master strategist and always 8 steps ahead.
  7. He is relatable as he knows what it's like to have nothing and start from the bottom.
  8. Everything he teaches, he implements in his own businesses on a daily basis.
  9. He'd much rather be honest than popular.


 JT Foxx calling me "The Next Female JT Foxx"

JT Foxx endorsing me

The JT Foxx Organization's first Mega Speaker event and my first time on stage speaking in front of 1000 people

Starting my journey as International Radio Host and hosting my own show about 'Authenticity'

Receiving the Radio W.O.R.K.S. World International Speaker Award in London as International Radio Host


Invited to share the stage with JT Foxx at the National Achievers Congress in South Africa

Personally receiving a signed copy of Robert Kiyosaki's new book after speaking on the same stage at the National Achievers Congress in South Africa

Two page feature in Wealth Ladder Magazine

Invited to a personal tour of the Nelson Mandela Foundation with George Ross:  The Apprentice Judge, Donald Trump's former right-hand man and JT Foxx's current right-hand man

Interviewing George Ross

Writing and publishing my first book 'Authentic ME' with foreword by JT Foxx

Launching my book "Authentic ME" at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) in London

Nominated to receive an Authors Award at the BAFTA in London


Looking back on my achievements and growth over the past three years, I can’t help but to be thankful towards JT Foxx and his organization.  None of this would’ve been possible if it wasn’t for him, The JT Foxx Organization, JT Foxx Family and -network either directly or indirectly.  I will always be grateful towards you for changing my life.  Thank you!

I went from having no idea what entrepreneurship meant or what I wanted to do to now being a widely recognized Authenticity Authority, Award Winning International Transformational Speaker, -Award Winning International Radio Host, International Published Author and owner of various brands and companies in different industries.

6 Tips for success:

  1. Learn and implement as much and as fast as you can.
  2. Surround yourself with like-minded people who will push you to grow.
  3. Invest in yourself and in your future at every opportunity you get.
  4. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities and seize them.
  5. Have a mindset of adding value instead of taking.
  6. You only fail if you learn nothing.

Disclaimer:  There is no magic pill.  Nothing in life worth having comes easy.  You need to put in the work and constantly push your comfort zone.  No one is going to do anything for you.  An opportunity can only change your life once you grab it.

Opportunities are all around you:  JT Foxx Live Events

Step into your dream and make it a reality!


  1. Love reading your blog Mareli! Great blog and awesome pictures! Congrats on all your successes and much more to come!

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  2. Mareli, I absolutely loved reading the blog about your journey. I am excited for your continued success, your future, and especially the lives you will impact and transform so others will begin living their dreams! Blessings, Sarah

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  3. Congratulations Mareli on achieving so much! Very inspirational. Best wishes on your continued journey of success. Here is the link to my blog post about JT Foxx

  4. It is very inspirational story! Congratulations! I cannot wait to meet you in person :) Here is my journey:

  5. Thanks Mareli for sharing your story of success with JT Foxx. Congrats on all your successes. Here is my story with JT Foxx:

  6. PROUDLY South AfriCAN
    Well done Mareli, you are an inspiration. May you be blessed xx

  7. JT Foxx is the ultimate Millionaire Underdog. He is a successful serial entrepreneur with companies, brands and business interests spanning the globe.


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