The pursuit of excellence: Learning to be nothing short of extraordinary



Author: Thando Zono

ISBN:  9780620704526

Published:  2016

Format: Portrait; 210mm x 140mm; Paperback

Pages: 104

Category: Autobiography


The PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE is the true-life account of Thando Zono, a young South African woman who originated from Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, and despite the odds stacked against her, landed a full athletic scholarship to a US university through field hockey, a sport she loved and excelled in. You are invited to join her on this inspiring journey of pursuing her dream, amidst grappling with disappointments, life-changing circumstances and finding a way to succeed regardless. This book is not merely geared to the athlete. It is a story of hope and perseverance, applicable to anyone who wants to make their dream a reality.

About the Author
Thando Zono is a Motivational Speaker who uses her experiences from being a former South African National Hockey Player, former award-winning UMass Field Hockey Player, and First Team All American Field Hockey Player to encourage people to define their goals and go after them relentlessly. She is passionate about building leaders, changing mindsets and improving performance. In her talks she uses insights from the competitive world of sports that parallel the competitive world of life. She empowers her audience by sharing her positive message of creating a culture of success. She continues to become a change agent and shows that no matter the adversity, it is never too late to become who you want to be.