Thando Zono is Motivational Speaker who is a former South African National Player, former award-winning UMass Field Hockey Player, FirstTeam All American and hockey coach. She is the author of The Pursuit of Excellence: Learning to be nothing short of EXTRAORDINARY. This book is a true-life account of Thando’s journey in hockey that brought her from a small town in South Africa to landing full athletic scholarship at a Division I US University and the lessons learned to get to that level and excel in it. While also pursuing her Masters degree she has worked closely with athletes and is passionate about building leaders, changing mindsets and improving performance. She uses insights from the competitive world of sports that parallel the competitive world of life. Having experiences in addressing different audiences, she empowers people by sharing her positive message in creating a culture of success. Her personal philosophy is to choose to be great and keep thriving.
The PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE is the true-life account of Thando, a young South African woman who originated from Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, and despite the odds stacked against her, landed a full athletic scholarship to a US university through a sport she loved and excelled in.