Your Next Best Self 2023 FAQs

What is YNBS2023?

YNBS2023 is Breakthrough Leadership Transformation (BLT) annual global leadership conference for 2023 dubbed: ‘Your Next Best Self Conference 2023’ hosted by Dr Patricia Murugami, the CEO and Growth Catalyst at BLT and Rise School. YNBS2023 is the 6th annual conference that will be held in Sandton City, Johannesburg at the @Sandton Hotel on the 18th of August (Evening Gala Dinner from 6PM -10PM) to the 19th of August (Full day conference from 8AM – 6PM)

Why YNBS2023?

Conference Host and Convener, CEO & Growth Catalyst Dr Patricia Murugami, believes that to become ‘Your Next Best Self’, you must consistently do the work in 4 key areas of your life. Dubbed the 4L’s: Life, Love, Leadership & Legacy. 

YNBS2023’s primary objective is to help leaders achieve breakthroughs by reframing their challenges into opportunities so as to future-proof their lives.

Where will YNBS2023 be?

YNBS2023 is the 6th annual conference by Breakthrough Leadership Transformation (BLT) that will be held in Sandton City, Johannesburg at the @Sandton Hotel on the 18th of August (Evening Gala Dinner from 6PM -10PM) and the 19th of August (Full day conference from 8AM – 6PM).

What are the dates & timings for YNBS2023?

YNBS Dates and timings are: 

  • Friday 18th of August  – Evening Gala Dinner from 6PM -10PM SAST
  • 19th of August – Full-day conference from 8AM – 6PM SAST

What is the conference theme and what does it mean?

This year’s conference theme is: Breaking Through To The Next Level. Primary objective of YNBS2023 is to help  leaders achieve breakthroughs by reframing their challenges into opportunities and in turn, future proof their lives.

Who is behind YNBS2023

CEO & Growth Catalyst Dr Patricia Murugami is behind YNBS2023. For the past 5 years, she has catalyzed executive leaders across the world. She is an executive leadership coach, 3 times renowned author, and Global Growth Catalyst & Speaker. Download her full bio here

Who is Dr Patricia Murugami?

Dr Patricia Murugami, is the CEO & Growth Catalyst at BLT and Rise School. For the past 5 years, she has successfully catalyzed and transformed executive leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa and the world through her executive leadership and coaching programs.  She is an Award-winning Speaker, Executive leadership Coach, 3-time renowned author and award-winning Podcaster (Your Next Best Self Podcast on Spotify). Download her full bio here.

What is Breakthrough Leadership Transformation about?

Breakthrough Leadership Transformation (BLT) is a leadership transformation company based in Nairobi, Kenya, that seeks to transform the face of executive leadership in Africa and beyond, through its range of executive & C-Suite leadership and coaching programs.

What is Rise School?

Rise School is the first-of-its-kind digital leadership school offering online self-paced, self-leadership programs. Currently, Rise School has two running programs, Rise Masterclass (RMC) for senior executive leaders and Early Risers for young leaders. Due to its self-paced learning platforms, all courses are accessible 24/7. The school provides flexible learning for busy executives.

In case I can’t attend this event, what other programs do you have?

To learn more about our range of executive leadership programs click on any of the links below:

Breakthrough Leadership Transformation Executive Programs (offline programs)

  1. Breakthrough Mastery Circle (BMC)
  2. Rise School Programs (online programs)
    • Rise Masterclass
    • Early Risers

Is this the first YNBS conference?

No, this is the 6th annual global YNBS conference. For highlights of past conferences:

  1. YNBS2023 
  2. YNBS2022
  3. YNBS2021

Who are the speakers at YNBS2023

  • Vusi Thembekwayo – Global Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author & Venture Capitalist

Vusi has become an international ‘rockstar’ of public speaking, sharing the stage with the likes of award-winning actress Angela Bassett, French President Emmanuel Macron, Sudanese businessman and member of The Elders Mo Ibrahim, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and many other prominent figures. Vusi has been interviewed by Tom Bilyeu alongside Gary Vee, Anthony Robbins, Sadhguru and Jay Shetty.

For more details on Vusi click here

  • Dr Patricia Murugami – CEO & Growth Catalyst BLT Group & Rise School

Global Leadership Catalyst and host of a popular podcast, ‘Your Next Best Self’, Dr Patricia Murugami is one of Africa’s most sought-after speakers and educators, reshaping executive leadership globally. Her work is recognized and embraced by thousands of CEOs, C-suite leaders, and corporations, who trust her wise insights and extensive professional background to help them scale up in their various fields.

For more details on Dr Patricia click here

  • Mrs. Marion Mwangi – Business Unit Director, Bulk & Onsite at Africa Oxygen (AFROX), a Linde company.

Marion is the previous Managing Director of BOC Kenya PLC which is also a Linde Company. She is a long serving director of The Palmhouse Foundation and serves on various boards including BOC Kenya PLC, BAT PLC and Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) as Non-Executive Director. She is also the Vice Chair of Women in Manufacturing (WIM) in Kenya and a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), Women on Boards Network (WoBN) and Institute of Directors of South Africa (IODSA).

For more details on Mrs Mwangi click here

  • Stephen Chege – Group Chief Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodacom Group Limited

 Stephen serves on the Vodacom Group Executive Committee in his capacity as Chief Officer responsible for Regulatory and External Affairs. This role spans Vodacom Group markets – DRC, Egypt, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa – while also providing support to Safaricom PLC and Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC. He has a wealth of international telecommunications and ICT professional experience spanning over two decades having also operated at a senior level at Vodafone Group in the UK and Safaricom in Kenya.

For more details on Stephen, click here

  • Phiwi Khonjelwayo –  Head of Marketing Southern Africa (CMSA), Safal Group

Marketing Professional who has attained her Chartered Marketer (CMSA) designation and has also been recognised as a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (CPRP) with just under 20 years of years of experience panning across the Automotive, Healthcare, FMCG and Steel Industry within the context of Sub-Saharan Africa.

For more details on Phiwi click here 

  • Palesa Ntoagae – Human Capital Executive, Old Mutual Insure

Palesa holds the position of Human Capital Executive at Old Mutual Insure

For more details on Palesa click here

  • Preshanta Govender – Chief Finance & Value Management Officer, Standard Bank South Africa

Preshanta holds the position of Chief Finance & Value Management Officer, Standard Bank South Africa

For more details on Preshanta click here

How much are the YNBS2023 conference tickets?

  1. This year we have three categories of YNBS conference tickets:
  2. Individual (Early Bird – ends 9th July 2023) – Ksh 77,000 (ZAR 10,780)
  3. Individual (Late Bird) – Ksh 87,000 (ZAR 12,180)
  4. Corporate Table (10 pax) – Ksh 750,000 (ZAR 105,000)

How do I buy my YNBS2023 conference ticket(s)?

To buy your YNBS2023 conference ticket (s) click here. Alternatively, if you’d like to speak to someone about the conference click here

I don’t live in Kenya or South Africa, am I eligible to attend the conference?

Yes, anyone from anywhere in the world is eligible to attend YNBS2023 conference in South Africa.

Once I purchase my conference ticket(s), what next?

Once you purchase your ticket:

  1. You will immediately receive a welcome email confirming your ticket purchase
  2. If you don’t receive any email, please make sure you check your spam folder. 
  3. If there is still no email in your primary inbox or spam folders, contact us at or whatsapp/ call +254 703 193 334 right away and be ready to share your evidence or your conference ticket purchase. 
  4. If you do not live in Johannesburg and need to make travel and accommodation arrangements to get you into the city of Joburg contact our reputable travel partners for the best travel and accommodation rates CTM or Bush Blazers at the best travel and accommodation rates.

YNBS Travel Packages

I can’t attend physically, will the conference be streamed online?

Not to worry, simply purchase your virtual conference ticket here, and then, a few days before the conference you will be sent instructions in an email on how to access the live streaming on the 18th and 19th. On the first day (Evening Gala Dinner Event) you will receive the live stream link.

Once in South Africa, where will I stay?

Our travel partners have made it so easy. Once you purchase your conference tickets you will be eligible to stay at the luxurious @Sandton Hotel. They have organized amazing discount room rates for all conference delegates. Click here for more information.

Who are YNBS2023 Conference Partners?

Below are our YNBS2023 Conference Partners:

  • CTM
  • Bush Blazers

How will I get to YNBS2023?

If you live in Johannesburg or its environs you can access @Sandton Hotel via taxi or self-drive. 

If you live outside South Africa, our travel partners have organized amazing YNBS2023 travel packages.