Beau­ti­ful & pow­er­ful at any age

AC­TRESS-TURNED-EN­TREPRENEUR AND OWNER OF STYLED TIME­LESS PRO­DUC­TIONS

Destiny - - Contents -

Tell us about your ca­reer. I’ve known since I was very young that I wanted to be in the me­dia and film in­dus­try – I’m a born en­ter­tainer. I’ve merged my nat­u­ral cre­ativ­ity with me­dia and spir­i­tu­al­ity, and it works ex­actly as

I wanted it to. I’m cur­rently host­ing an on­line show called Con­ver­sa­tions We Never Had, which deals with spir­i­tual mat­ters.

What does this new ca­reer of­fer that your pre­vi­ous one didn’t? Work­ing on the pre-pro­duc­tion for the show forced me to play roles I’d never played be­fore, which was an eye­open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. In my pre­vi­ous ca­reer, I felt as if I was stag­nat­ing. Now I’m grow­ing con­tin­u­ally.

How does your new ca­reer ful­fil you? I’ve only been in it for four months, but my soul feels com­plete and in tune with the uni­verse. I feel sup­ported and guided by God and I’m in­spired to help oth­ers find their life’s pur­pose. Peo­ple who are un­happy can’t give love. I want to help them find mean­ing in their work and lives, as well as an op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate. That’s how joy comes to us.

What are your long-term plans? I see my­self film­ing 13 sea­sons, each of which will take six months (in­clud­ing pre- and post-pro­duc­tion) to put to­gether. So that will keep me busy for the next six-and-a-half years. I’d also like to meet Oprah Win­frey and tell her how she helped me find my call­ing.

What ad­vice can you of­fer those want­ing to change ca­reer paths? It’s im­por­tant that they know ex­actly why they want to tran­si­tion. It’s a gam­ble, but with enough re­search and proper plan­ning, ev­ery­thing should work.

What does suc­cess mean to you? Find­ing ful­fil­ment and hap­pi­ness.

What was the best book you ever read? Yes­ter­day, I Cried by Iyanla Van­zant [Touch­stone].

Wendy wears a blazer, R1 499, Zara. Jump­suit, R450 and bag, R299, both Wool­worths. Sneak­ers, Wendy’s own. Neck­lace, R2 190, Kirsten Goss

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