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Meet Charley Pietersen

Charley Pietersen is the founder of The Growing Up Without A Father Foundation, an awesome Master of Ceremonies, Professional Inspirational Speaker, Facilitator, Life Coach and author of four books.

He specialises in keynote addresses and “hands-on” breakout workshops and is passionate about helping people bring out the best in them and improve their lives. He is knowledgeable, outspoken, highly determined and skilful, yet compassionate when working with people. With his passionate and warm sense of humour, he has inspired trained and motivated hundreds of women, men and children during his successful career in business, soccer and government supported by his qualifications in Leadership and Management. His passion for work and success as a speaker is evident in the positive comments received from those who attended his workshops and seminars.

Charley, with his wife, Brenda are the founders of The Growing Up Without A Father Foundation. This non-profit organisation aims to empower young boys/girls, single mothers, fatherless children and divorced parents in standing up to be counted. His latest two books are Growing Up Without A father and Boy Child You Matter. He is someone who makes you understand that you have a lot to learn and goals to achieve no matter your background. He makes it seem possible, especially when looking at his success. He is a good coach and a role model.

Milestones & Achievements

  • Nominated for the 2010 Bloemfonteiner of the year competition
  • Finalist SA Men Award 2017
  • Winner 1st African Award 2018 (Male Empowerment Category
  • Winner Botlhale Literacy Academy Award 2018


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