Hire / Book Gerry Elsdon (Rantseli) Celebrity MC and Motivational Speaker
Gerry Elsdon started her working career within the liberation struggle as a teenager on the Cape Flats. She later followed the move of one of her mentors, Cheryl Carolus to Johannesburg to work for the African National Congress at National level.
On the invitation of the previous Minister of Health, Dr Manto Tshabalala Msimang, Gerry assisted in highlighting the plight of those struggling with TB, HIV and Aids, and is set to do more publicity work for the health ministry.
In 2001, Gerry Elsdon was appointed Head of Television and Broadcasting for Allenby Campus, a niche college with campuses country wide. The television, radio and drama course included music, movement/dance, the basics of entertainment law, agency management and film analysis and attracts student who are interest in working in television and theatre. Gerry teaches the television component of the course at 5 campuses across the country.
In April 2002 Gerry Elsdon was master of ceremonies at the International Vaccination Conference held in Cape Town and endorsed and attended by Former SA president Nelson Mandela and Chancellor of the University of Cape Town Mrs. Graca Machel Mandela.
Gerry is determined to inspire an interest in the arts amongst young people and to encourage creativity as a means of expressions while also instilling a culture of leaning and teaching business skills to equip young performers and artists for the future.
In 2002, Soulmate Productions, headed by Gerry Elsdon and Alex Rantseli got together with publishing house, Carpe Diem Media, to create an inspirational publication called Soul Magazine, of which Gerry was an Editor. Soul Magazine aims to begin a journey towards inner freedom and intellectual and emotional stimulation and self-love amongst women by nurturing and healing both the physical body and the spirit.
In 2004, Soulmate Productions launched its personal development division aimed at creating a networking and training environment in which women can grow and develop their skills but also to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Gerry Elsdon currently holds active Directorships in Hlobisile Transport Management a young trucking company carving a niche for itself. Gerry is also Marketing Director of Centurion Academie, a Pretoria-based Tertiary Institution, whilst upholding her public image as the face of ‘LUX’, in Southern Africa.
In August 2005, Gerry was appointed the Patron of Othandweni Children’s Home.
2006 saw Gerry launching Cinnamon Communications (Learn, Grow and Experience the Essence of Life). She heads this company by herself, focusing on Motivational Workshops; Grooming and Image Workshops; Networking Breakfasts; Skills Development and Training Courses; Corporate Solutions Programs; Corporate Wellness Programs and Celebrity Friends Workshop Series.
In 2007 Gerry launched Gerri E signature Collection (a jewellery range comprising of Swarovski crystals and fine metals). She is also a host of ‘One Gospel’ on DSTV.
Gerry Elsdon is still one of South Africa’s prominent MC’s, as it is one of her favourite roles. She handles the job with integrity and utmost professionalism, which sees clients coming back to secure her services, again and again.
As a Professional Speaker and public figure, Gerry Elsdon sees herself expanding her role and getting involved with new topics, including:
Flying without Wings
The Goddess within
Discover your True Purpose