The talented Preston Jongbloed loves people, something that shines through in every project he takes on whether it is public speaking or presenting on the radio. He currently dedicates much of his time to the Refocus Foundation, an organisation which specialises in working with youth at risk. This opportunity has provided him a platform to inspire troubled youth and prisoners, and change their lives for the better.
When not working with youth, you’ll find the author of ‘Dream Again’ on CCFM’s airwaves — he’s the voice of ‘Monday Time to Decide’ — or at a speaking engagement.
He’s frequently requested to be the keynote speaker at government and corporate events thanks to his natural ability to understand what truly drives conversation, and rare ability to connect with the heartbeats of people. More specifically he knows how to captivate the audience with his storytelling and leave them inspired and motivated.
Preston shared a bit more about himself by answering our random questions...
What is your passion/ what gets you out of bed in the morning/ who or what inspires you?
To not only work with people, but develop individuals to believe in their own abilities.
What motivated you to be a TEDxCapeTown speaker?
That the platform will enable me to continue with the work I do, and more specifically working with youth at risk.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
To strengthen the credibility that mentorship to juvenile offenders does work, and moreover saves lives.
If you had a superpower what would it be?
To see into the future.
What's your favourite TED/ TEDx talk?
Jeffrey Brown, ‘How we cut youth violence in Boston by 79 percent’