I am Helen Bredenkamp. I am English; Yorkshire born and bred. Married to an Afrikaner; Boer born and bred. Sometimes that can get interesting. We have 3 beautiful children (yes, I know I’m biased) and an Angel baby. We live in Durban, South Africa, and work hard to tolerate the all-year round sunshine.
I am a fairly new arrival on the coffee drinking scene, but what I lost in time, I make up for now in volume.
I may be one of the only English people in the world that does not drink tea, but if I did, it would be Yorkshire.
I love to read; my non-guilty pleasure is Shakespeare (and Im not even saying that to sound smart, it’s true, you can check my bookshelf.) My guilty-pleasure is probably Harry Potter. My book shelf will not reinforce that.
And finally, I am a mad fan for authenticity; in my line of work honesty and transparency are vital; what you see needs to be what you get. I love to lead with vulnerability, not because I have all the answers, but because I know we are all a work in progress.
If you’re feeling like you want to make a little more progress on your journey, I’d love to get a coffee with you. Flat White for me.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you like what you’ve seen, or would like to know more; I’d love to hear from you.