Jenny Handley – Keynote Speaker

Brand specialist, writer and speaker and owner of Jenny Handley Performance Management

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Specialist Subjects

  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Peak Performance
  • Author
  • Raising you game
  • Raising your profile


  • English


Jenny Handley is a brand specialist, writer and speaker, and owner of Jenny Handley Performance Management. She owned a successful PR company for 15 years and has worked on a variety of diverse brands from high quality products to high profile people. Success stories range from Mercedes-Benz to Ernie Els’ Big Easy restaurant, and non-profit organisations such as Hospice and Palliative Care Association and The Shuttleworth Foundation. Jenny initiated and manages the Hospice brand campaign with Lucas Radebe and Jacques Kallis. Jenny conceptualised and orchestrated the Woman of Worth Award, which was hosted by the Cape Times, for 10 years. Prior to opening her business she ran the marketing and PR department for Cavendish Square in Cape Town. Whilst vice-chairman of the National Association of Women Business Owners, she was selected by the Chamber of Commerce to participate in a business exchange programme in Belgium to study International Managerial Sciences. In 2004 her JHP Personality Portfolio was launched, a management system for high profile professionals who require strategic management of their personal brand and sponsorships, public speaking engagements and endorsements.


Raise your Game™
In 2006 she started Jenny Handley Performance Management (JHPM) with the launch of the book Raise your Game™, co-authored with marketing director and sports personality, Gavin Cowley. Jenny has been guest lecturer in personal marketing at the UCT Graduate School of Business. She motivates and informs varied audiences from top executives and leaders, through middle management, to aspirant career people, teachers and learners and professional sports teams.


Raise your Profile
In 2009 Jenny launched Raise your Profile, a brand and marketing book partnered by SABMiller for their KickStart entrepreneurship programme. Jenny has her own weekly career column in the Cape Times and also writes for a variety of business and lifestyle publications. She conducts unique personal brand strategies for emerging professionals, middle management and senior executives. For Jenny, business is a team sport, and she is passionate about personal brand, skills development in the workplace and developing human potential.


Raise your Leaders
Raised your leaders is her most recent book following the series. Jenny Handley has gathered inspiration from many iconic leaders and translated their knowledge, wisdom and insights, plus her own, into a guide for aspirational leaders.


Jenny Handley lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and two sons. For inspiration and creativity she enjoys golf, Pilates, painting, walking, travel and reading. Her ultimate challenge – raising her men!

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