Office – South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)11 458 6117
Fax: +27 (0)866 132 131
Please contact the South Africa office if you wish to donate directly in South African Rands
Tax Exempt Status for South Africa Pending
Meet the Team
Lydia Hoyland — Director, South Africa
Lydia Hoyland was born in Free State Province, South Africa. After completing matric in 1983 and whilst studying for a Diploma in Information Technology she moved to Johannesburg in 1985 taking a job in the computer division of a furniture company. She slowly worked her way up in the computer programming world and in 1991 formed a computer consultancy company with her now life partner John Pinnoy, Manager of The Journey Seminars in South Africa. Lydia was first introduced to The Journey by her mother who attended the live Journey Intensive in 2000. Her first experience of The Journey process work was so profound that it sent her on a journey of self-discovery, liberation and freedom. After having completed her Journey Accreditation in 2004 she accepted the position of Coordinator and Administrator for Journey Outreach South Africa becoming a Director of the Section(21) company in 2005. She has a deep passion for uplifting and liberating those less fortunate and those who would otherwise not have access to this kind of work. Her prayer was answered by the beautiful projects through Journey Outreach and she has had the immense blessing of working with children and adults in the rural communities of South Africa as well as in Namibia, Botswana and Kenya. Lydia has a creative and innovative approach to life. She is compassionate and caring, with an extremely sensitive social conscience and consciousness. She is enthusiastic and immerses herself with her whole being in all the projects that she is involved in. She is idealistic by nature and has the capacity to inspire people who cross her path, be they employees, colleagues or Journey-clients. Lydia has been a presenter of The Journey since 2008.
Gaby Burt — Board Member
Austrian born Gaby Burt was educated in business and commerce and moved to the UK in 1980, she is married to business man and fellow director, Cliff Burt. Together, they have established a number of successful businesses. One of these was in aviation consultancy and part of their remit included flying African Muslims to Mecca during Ramadan. During this time Gaby felt blessed to be immersed in the full colour and richness of Africa and this ignited a deep love and huge respect for the continent of Africa and her peoples. In the early 90s, following her hearts calling Gaby studied various modalities in alternative health care, completing studies in Homoeopathy and becoming an NLP Master. She was first introduced to Brandon Bays’ work ‘The Journey’ in 1996 and immediately knew that this transformational work should be accessible to every human being on planet earth! She joined Journey Seminars as a volunteer in 1997 and in 2000 was asked to join Brandon Bays and Kevin Billett as a director and guardian for The Journey. Since then Gaby has been instrumental in the expansion of Journeywork across the globe and now, 10 years later, the work has successfully been established in more than 38 countries. The book ‘The Journey’ has been translated into 22 languages and hundreds of thousands of people have benefited from this powerful personal transformational work. Gaby joined the Board of Directors for Journey Outreach in 2003 and continually encourages Journeywork to be taken into many charities and welfare organizations around the world …. Schools, orphanages, prisons and remote villages in South Africa, community work in Kenya, in Australia and New Zealand school projects and work in the native Aboriginal and Maori communities, school and youth projects in Europe, centres for abused women in Scandinavia, work in youth correction centres in Macau, centres for traumatised youth in Israel, groups for drug addiction and rehabilitation and many more. The prayer and vision to make this work available to every human being on earth still motivates her every day actions.
Faizel Hassan — Board Member
Faizel lives in Byron Bay Australia, his work life started out as an Auto Repairer, which lasted for 30 years. The niggling question of “there must be more to life” took him on a path of self inquiry which led him to The Journey. In 2001 he became an Accredited Journey Practitioner. His commitment to community well being grew and guided him to becoming a Counselor, working with young adults in the area of drug and suicide intervention on Sydney’s streets. A year later, he became a Counselor for The Salvation Army and since a Life Coach. Faizel is one of the founding members of Journey Outreach and currently serves as an International Board Member. In 2003 his passion took him to South Africa taking up position as Director for The Journey Seminars, South Africa. In this position he established a formal Journey office in Johannesburg, and helped to grow and see The Journey flourish in South Africa. As a Journey presenter he introduced and grew The Journey programs into Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, and Hong Kong. While in South Africa, Faizel, with the support of volunteers, successfully introduced Journey Outreach programs into Westville Correctional Facility, The University of Botswana, and Transnet Foundation’s Phelophepa Health Care Train. He has an unwavering commitment to the growth of Journey Outreach internationally through partnerships and participation, and he values accessibility, accountability and transparency.
Kevin Billett — Board Member
UK born Kevin Billett is joint founder — with his life partner, The Journey pioneer Brandon Bays – and CEO of The Journey Seminars International. With offices in the USA, Europe, Australasia and South Africa and offering seminars and retreats in over 25 countries worldwide, this organization brings cutting-edge personal growth techniques to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. For years Kevin has been leading consciousness-based workshops and retreats that allow people to strip away their limiting and painful conditioned responses to life, allowing them to discover the authentic greatness, genius and fulfilment that naturally lie within. Kevin’s main current focus is on bringing the power of this transformation to corporations and organizations, by developing and fostering a new paradigm of Visionary Leadership. He also presents JourneyMan and Conscious Communication workshops.
Patti Nelson — Board Member
Patti Nelson is the Founder and CEO of Q Research Solutions, Inc., an independent consumer research company, located in Old Bridge, New Jersey. A life-long New Jersey resident, Patti currently resides in Forked River. Patti has raised three children and is the proud grandmother of six. Aside from being an entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the Research Industry, Patti is also an expert in organizational and strategic planning with an emphasis on E-Myth and Franklin Covey philosophies. Patti is a member of several professional affiliations and has created many community inroads via both her business and personal endeavors. She is a graduate of The Journey Practitioner program and a former board member of the Ashley Lauren Foundation.
Wayne Christiansen — Board Member
Information to come.
Bill Macleod — Board Member
Information to come.