OVERVIEW

Rizél De’Lano (RDL) is curious about how things work in getting to understand life and all its constituencies, which means, she has a vast interest in various topics and over the years, has investigated philosophy, mythology, history, society, human behaviour, health, wellbeing, science, biology,  business strategy, leadership, communications, direct sales, marketing, public relations, image, reputation, branding, journalism, publishing, producing, product development, and content direction.

INDEPENDANT – FREELANCE JOURNALIST

Over the past 30 years as investigative journalist, RDL has grown in tandem with rapidly changing times to stay relevant in various sectors of the economy, gained much experience and competence in various subjects, and is now positioned as an authority on many subjects and industries.

RDL works with a strong code of morals, ethics and professional integrity, honesty and objectivity, which is the main reason why she works totally independent from any agency or publisher to bring you clear, easily understood, accurate, credible, reliable and trustworthy information, in various sectors of the economy.

In investigating topics, RDL adheres to strict codes, principles and policies that include clinical and applied research using the scientific method, deep-dive interviews, and collaborative assessments by advisors, experts and achievers – because before any credible information can be published, full and integral understanding needs to be reached.

RDL is a critical thinker with well-developed skills of: close observation, analysis, scrutinising facts, interpreting big data, reflection, evaluation, inference, drawing reasonable conclusions from the information, discriminating between useful and less useful details, and making reasoned judgments on findings, and explaining information objectively.

Apart from making good conversation and debating on many topics, RDL quickly sorts through the clutter and finds the best routes and outcomes with strategic thought. Being strategic is not a skill that can be taught. It’s a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large, which is what makes RDL such a diverse writer and author with written works in various genres, professions and dominions: business, creative, and fiction.

As leadership journalist: RDL interviewed some of the best C-Level leaders, achievers and successful entrepreneurs, learning about their strategies for achieving thought leadership, personal success, and discovering how they led their teams to peak performance, how important it is to have an identity, to have clarity, to have the credentials and the habits for creating a meaningful and valuable personal brand.

As a writer and journalist, RDL read more than 900 books on personal development, business, achievement, success and then converted that into practical steps in the form of articles, reports, whitepapers and ebooks for corporate clients. 

Currently in 2021 – RDL is more focused on Consulting, Project and Events Management other than Journalism.

CONSULTANT – ADVISOR

In tandem with being a journalist, with access to many corporates due to doing leadership interviews, RDL has been a consultant for the past 25 years in business development, leadership, brand management, and public relations – and acted as project manager in communications, direct sales – delivering exceptional service, providing transparent solutions, and focussing on building long term relationships. 

Apart from all the expertise gained as said above, RDL reviewed more than 300 factual documentaries on history, world issues, social, politics and humanities, and did research into many academic studies on society, and social strata as it played out from 1000s of years ago- interpreting what was observed into possible actions or solutions for various organisations.

RDL works in luxury sectors: executive services, architectural and interior design, property development, real estate, travel, tourism, hospitality, motoring, aviation, health, longevity, wellbeing, gemstones, precious metals, watches, fashion, beauty, private wealth, art, collectables, food and beverage, concierge, entity, city, place and nation branding, and entertainment.

CONTENT DIRECTOR | PRODUCER

Obviously content production is a vital part of a business communications activities and in journalism – content development thus comes naturally for RDL due to many work done for previous clients, corporations, agencies, and media houses.

Content includes all types of written text, videography, photography, audio, illustrations, basically everything audiences can consume through using all their senses.

FOUNDER OF THE SOCIAL CLUB – THE RECHERCHE

RDL is founder and organiser of The Recherché Club – a sought after private club where participating members pretend to be better versions of themselves in various ways, striving for the finer things in life. Even though they may have not yet achieved it, they can still experience it for a while.

We play ‘dressing up’ and ‘keeping up appearances’ – enjoy social gatherings in pure opulence and luxury, playful and fun, trying out brand products, services and experiences to explore how we feel about them. The club hosts small boutique events in whichever city RDL finds herself next.

EXPERT IN WELLBEING: THE PREREQUISITE FOR A GOOD LIFE

RDL takes her own wellbeing very seriously so it was a no brainer that she over the years developed a vast interest in this globally growing lucrative sector – discussions worth reading in RDL’s wellbeing section.

RDL advises individuals, on how to incorporate healthy and longevity practices into their lifestyle.

As part of Wellbeing in Space – RDL advises on home and office renewal and renovations for optimised wellbeing and best use of space, fittings, furnishings and decor – using high-end, long-lasting quality brands.

AUTHOR OF NON-FICTION

Non Fiction Book written: LUXURY DNA: A Gold Standard For Luxury Brands

Non-Fiction Book: Mothers Of Dragons

AUTHOR OF FICTION

As a fiction author RDL takes readers through fascinating worlds of challenges and opportunity, masterfully portrayed in captivating, entertaining books, and short stories.

Fiction Book: Hinane – Behind An Indigo Veil

GEMSTONE BROKER

From a very young age RDL had an interest in gemstones, diamonds and gold, probably because her father was in the mining sector who taught her everything about the industry and gemology since a young age. And as part of in-person-meetings on luxury brand advice, RDL acts as a diamond and coloured gemstone broker who sources stones for clients at wholesale prices, resulting in substantial cost savings.

MOTHER

As a single-mother RDL has gone through many personal upheavals, challenges, triumphs, emotional fluctuations, marriages, divorces, betrayals… birthing two children and losing one to a rapid illness that ripped him away without warning, which means RDL has a great understanding of life’s struggles, emotional conflicts, and how to rise from adversity to a place of harmony, peace and happiness.

SOUTH AFRICAN BORN BUT WORKS GLOBALLY

Currently RDL is based in Cape Town South Africa, stuck there due to Covid travel restrictions, but otherwise service clients worldwide.

LEISURE

Rizél enjoys hiking in nature, travel, good coffee, chocolate, fine-dining, fine wine, good company, philosophy.

Very interested and active in design, architecture, textile, the future, smart cities, renewable energy and novel writing.

As an essential part of her creating processes, Rizél values just sitting in a very comfortable chair, admiring the open landscapes through the wide window, drinking coffee or fine wine next to a crackling fire… thinking…

And converse with like minded people about what they’ve learned about life, business, love, world issues, the next great extinction, the future, and where evolution and Elon Musk will eventually take humanity…