Lerato Masemola

Founder, Thari Health
Dr Lerato

SPECIALIST SUBJECTS

• Inspiration / Motivation
• Parenting
• Healing / overcoming emotional trauma
• Advocating for Mental health and wellness
• Health and wellness – general health education; busting health myths

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BIOSKETCH

Dr Lerato Masemola is a general medical doctor based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a keynote speaker in matters of overcoming trauma and thriving, general health and wellness & parenting. She is most passionate about inspiring others to live a purpose driven life, as well as both women’s and children’s health and mental wellness.

Dr Lerato Masemola, known as Dr Lerato to her patients, is a general medical doctor based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is most passionate about women’s and children’s health and mental wellness.

She is also a keynote speaker in matters of overcoming trauma and thriving, general health and wellness & parenting. She is most passionate about inspiring others to live a purpose driven life.

She is a humanitarian at heart and is always involved in various projects that focus on community upliftment.

Apart from running her own successful private practice, some of her other many achievements are reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, completing Comrades marathon twice, being a finalist in the Mrs SA pageant, to mention just a few. Her work to educate others spans across many media platforms including TV, Radio, Podcast series, Magazines, Newspapers and Social media.

She is absolutely dedicated to inspiring others to living their best life while leading by example. As a mother to two children, part of her legacy in life is to leave a mark on this earth that will show her children how amazing life can be if they just allow themselves to do something great with their lives.

Educational qualification

  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) – Medical University of SA – MEDUNSA (2002)
  • DipForMed(Path) Diploma Forensic Medicine and Pathology – College of Medicine SA (2005)
  • Future Proof your Health Practice Course – Henley Business School (2021)
  •  Personal Leadership in the 21st Century – Short Course – University of Johannesburg Business School – 2021

Key Achievements in the last decade

  •  Completed 2 comrades marathon races 2019 & 2018
  • Summit of Uhuru Peak Mt Kilimanjaro 2015
  • Executive Board Member for Babies Behind Bars NPO 2012 – 2017
  • Medical Panelist on a TV show – DoctorsOrdersTV 2013-2015
  • I have appeared on various TV and radio shows, Newspaper and Magazine articles for medical opinion and advice, and general life advice since 2011 to date.

Important recognition in the last decade

  • My medical practice – Thari Health Excellence was identified as one of South Africa’s Top Gender Empowered Companies and chosen to be a part of the Standard Bank Top Women 18th edition – June 2022
  •  I was part of the The Mail and Guardian Power of Women 2021 awards for the “The Healing Woman” category. – August 2021
  • Top 10 finalist for the Mrs SA 2012 pageant.

Take note!

I believe in consistency to achieve desired results and goals. So I appreciate working with people who place a high value on good work ethic as I give the same. Once I commit to something I make sure to see it through, because persistence is part of what is required to achieving the set goals. As much as I am capable of doing a lot of things alone, I also believe in collaborations where necessary, to tap into a wider skill set and broaden mindsets too. I am not afraid to venture into new avenues. If at first I don’t succeed, I take the lessons and keep moving forward. I am very much open to learning new things, new ways of doing things and learning from others who are more knowledgeable in and outside my field of expertise.

Her range of speaking topics

• Inspiration / Motivation
• Parenting
• Healing / overcoming emotional trauma
• Advocating for Mental health and wellness
• Health and wellness – general health education; busting health myths

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