Meet me

The Three Sides of Cleo

CRC Feeding Scheme
Motivational speaker Cleo Johnson

When I’m not tending to clients I’m speaking at events and giving back to my community. Learn more about the face behind NueCleo.

At work on set in Lome

How NueCleo was born

Nuecleo was started back in 2017 with the aim of servicing businesses that fall within the scope of hospitality & tourism. I came in with qualified hospitality professional experience working for some of the largest hospitality groups in the world, namely, Marriott International, Radisson Blu and One & Only.

I have now expanded my portfolio to service those in the corporate space too. I’ve also been blessed with the opportunity to open 3 hotels locally from ideation to market.

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I pledge to make a change

I’m a philanthropist at heart and I try my best to bring human dignity to the process of alleviating poverty. I combine my business acumen with my respect for humanity to uplift communities in providing weekly school feeding schemes through CRC Cares. Additionally I’ve started my very own initiative called “Adopt A Block.”

Other endeavors that I’ve taken part in include summiting Kilimanjaro for the Trek4Mandela, Caring for Girls Sanitary Drive and assisting SOWLE Centre in raising R1.5 million. 10% of my gross income is donated towards making a change.


Women in leadership

I am extremely passionate about women in leadership, because I have realised just how difficult it is for women in senior positions. I feel women fight for several things in society and I took my stance in the boardroom.

Once I realized that I was often the youngest and only female in a room, it gave me the confidence to take up space and own what I do and not apologise for how I come across. To inspire others to do the same I offer the #womenindigital internship programme to make women more digitally fluent and employable.

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From speaking engagements, workshops to appearances, you will find all my upcoming events here.

Topics covered:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Inspirational
  • Mental Health

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