Region Advisor Biography

Aletta Rochat, DTM

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Member Since: 2008
Region Number: 11
Home District: 74
Supporting Districts: 59, 71, 74, 91, 95

Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and district level):

  • 2016-2017 Region Advisor
  • 2014-2015 Distinguished District Governor
  • 2013-2014 Lieutenant Governor Education and Training
  • 2012-2013 Lieutenant Governor Marketing
  • 2011-2012 Division Governor
  • 2010-2011 District Public Relations Officer

Toastmasters honors and recognition (including international level you have received):

  • 2014-2015 Select Distinguished District
  • 2012-2013 Excellence in Leadership
  • 2013-2014 Excellence in Education and Training
  • 2012-2013 Excellence in Marketing

Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a region advisor:

As a professional speaker and speaking coach, I work with clients to help them “stand out” when they “speak up.” As a leader, messaging is vital to your reputation and your success. When you are leading volunteers you need to be inspiring, persuasive and immediately relevant when you speak. My background in marketing management served me well when I was a district leader and proved very useful in leading teams, selling concepts and ideas. I look forward to sharing my expertise with leaders so that they can excel.

What key strengths do you bring to the district leaders?

I am passionate about how we communicate with one another. There is power in being purposeful, persuasive and relevant every time you speak. Connecting with your team as individuals on an emotional level goes a long way towards inspiring and building a team that delivers results. I am so looking forward to sharing practical tips and techniques with district leaders so that they can lead their teams in an authentic, confident manner. My experience working with corporate clubs has allowed me to share strategies that deliver results for district leaders.

Why are you interested in serving as region advisor?

My years as a district leader were enriched as a result of the input and insight I received from region advisors. They had a perspective that was invaluable to me, and their support made a world of difference. I want to offer that support to the district leaders I will serve. My professional marketing management background and my communication skills will be put to good use in the service of district leaders.