Tell us about yourself – who is Drisha?

I am a vibrant, confident, independent, career-driven wife and mother to a 12-year old boy. I consider myself ambitious, driven, approachable and friendly. I am passionate about what I do by making a difference in the lives of consumers. I am a strong believer in the theory of mind power. I like to think of my mind as a magnet – positive thoughts attract positive outcomes, negative thoughts attract negative outcomes. So always cultivate good thoughts, remain positive and optimistic.

Tell us about your new role at Consumer Friend.

As the Debt Counsellor Relationship Manager, I am going to be engaging with the Debt Counsellors with regards to running webinars, resolving escalated queries, engagement meetings, and providing industry feedback.

What experience has led you to this point?

I started my career in the retail sector within the Edcon Group, in a sales role. After a couple of years in retail, I made the move to the telecoms industry, selling PABX systems. Thereafter, I started my own Debt Counselling business which was a steep learning curve and a wonderful experience but later chose to rather join a large DC firm as a Debt Counsellor and Manager. My position prior to Consumer Friend was also at a DC firm, however, I was mostly focused on training and development as well as legal work. I am a qualified Assessor and Moderator and will continue to assess, moderate and facilitate the Debt Counsellor programme. I have also been the Chairlady for DCASA KZN since 2013. I obtained my Higher Certificate in Business Management in 2019 and I am currently studying towards my BCom degree.

What do you look forward to most in working at Consumer Friend?

I am excited to work for a company that is on the cutting edge of technology, that shares my ethical stance and has such an awesome staff compliment!

On a personal note, what is your guilty pleasure?

I am a health food fanatic, but, when I need a weekend treat, it is always a decadent chocolate cake!

What do you like to do on the weekend?

Weekends are for adventures! My husband, son and I like to go biking, hiking or zip-lining. Travelling is a passion of mine – whether local or international, I thoroughly enjoy trying new foods, hearing different languages and meeting new people with different cultures.

“I am excited to work for a company that is on the cutting edge of technology, that shares my ethical stance and has such an awesome staff compliment!”

Email: drisha@consumerfriend.co.za