Meet the Panelists: Lezel Molefe

Speaker Name: Lezel Molefe

Occupation: Social Worker and Entrepreneur

Organisation: Change the Script and Molefe Legacy Consulting 


Lezel’s Story

Lezel Molefe, CEO and Founder of Molefe Legacy Consulting, has 19 years of experience in the field of Human Behavior, Strategic Management, Senior Management and Clinical Social Work. She is a qualified Social Worker and a University of Cape Town Alumni. Lezel also holds an Honours Degree in Social Work, majoring in Social Work and Psychology.

Ms Molefe has been influential in the initiation of many pilot projects (in both the public and private sectors) around the areas of team coaching, one on one coaching, change management strategies and wellness programmes.

She is also the co-author of a pilot study in Mental Health Training of Community Health Workers in Cape Town in 2017. She is proficient in training and education in the field of mental health and coaching.

Ms Molefe has worked in both the Corporate and Public sectors and is passionate about guiding and supporting change within people and organizations.

During her tenure as a Social Worker in Psychiatric Services at the Dept. of Health & Facility Manager of New Beginnings, she was influential in the reintegration of mental health care users into their natural environments for example home, community and work. In order to achieve this, it was required that Ms Molefe utilize specialized skills, intervention methods and assessment techniques to ensure that all users are equipped and ready for reintegration. Psychosocial rehabilitation played a  pivotal role in reaching the outcomes of the programme.

Under her management, Molefe Legacy Consulting assists companies with the implementation of programmes that adopt a Holistic Approach to Coaching and Corporate Wellness.


As a social worker, Lezel brings a legal perspective on interventions and how this can affect activism (especially in a Gender-Based Violence context). Lezel has also rendered social and human resource services to various organisations in collaboration with other social services professionals. This aids her to have a perspective on the limitations and benefits of employment in employees’ activism and what this means for them holistically. Moreover, having had done work around mental health and reintegration of mental health care users into society, her perspective is valuable in terms of the effects of various life experiences and the reality of mental health issues around various forms of activism. 


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