Nicola Chaning-Pearce studied journalism and worked on a national magazine before moving into PR. After gaining PR experience in both corporate and agency environments, she spent eight years in marketing. She worked as the marketing manager of a leading retailer prior to starting her own PR agency. Nicola has served as a judge for the PR industry’s annual awards for five consecutive years. Nicola’s first life changing mentor, Liesl Loubser, came into her life when she worked as PR manager for Simba KwaZulu-Natal, whilst Liesl headed the National PR team.