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Taelon. Who the F*ck is Taelon?

Not your typical digital entrepreneur


I’m Taelon. No need to cover a surname, that doesn’t define me. Let’s cover the formalities; BA in Marketing, Prince 2 Practitioner, Agile Scrum Master, and the list continues with certificates as I continuously play and learn deeper about the digital world. Always connected. 

And yes … I am the person who trademarked her name. 

Where shall we start. I remember vividly the conversations with my parents about taking a gap year before going to university; fortunately for me, they were very encouraging and understanding of this as being South African immigrants the opportunity to explore the world and live a little was always something we aspired for. The one condition was that I had to return to start university and “finish my education”. But least it would give me a chance to grow up and really discover if I wanted to do a degree in Marketing. Haha. So, 18 year old me, solo, travelled for 10 months across Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Oooo the memories and adventures.

University completed. BA in Marketing achieved. The proceeding years followed with an incredible career in across New York and London which included some amazing awards won whilst at Pink Squid. But every day was a countdown to the next holiday – as my Creative Director would say “what’s your duvet flip”. My duvet flip was travel … earning enough money to travel more … The years went on and I continued in the rat race, bought my first house, gorgeous wardrobe, great dinners. 

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My Journey: Full Stack Marketer to Aspiring Entrepreneur

Jump forward, post two intense start ups, I had switched to doing consultancy to start creating a more remote working environment for myself with the intention of the ability to work whilst travelling. Digital Nomad vibes. At the time, I was away in the Philippines with my family and did a couple of calls about a Corporate in Thailand that was looking for a Product Owner to shake things up in the Healthcare space. Interview done, job offered and I was on a plane to Thailand within 2 weeks of that phone call. This just got a bit more interesting although less financially beneficial.

It Just so happens … Covid happened.

Well well well if it isn’t the mother of remote working and flooding the market. Not to mention that job absolutely dive bombing because of having a business built on brick and mortar plus relying on tourism. This meant more than 400+ employees (a mix of foreigners and Thai) “taking voluntary furlough” – not like the Western world and most certainly not with the same pay support. In the darkness of all this, a good friend of mine asked me what had been holding me back from launching my own digital agency. This was the real A-Ha moment when It Just So Happens was born.

My vision: Forging Ahead – Where I Aim to Take My Expertise and Impact Next

Empowering Businesses to Embrace Innovation and Achieve Excellence

As a digital entrepreneur, I’ve learnt hard, fast and even outright ugly about business. One thing is for certain I’ve earnt the stripes and learnt to decode the bullshit language to get to where I am today. My mission has remained the same throughout my career; “To simplify business and marketing communications for all, whilst creating an impact”. 

I seem to have found my passions personally and professionally whether being hands-on with projects at It Just So Happens, smashing a beast workout with my partner, guest lecturing at Universities, or scuba diving with fishes. I want to experience life and get memories. If you are interested to find out more about what that means for you and the services I can provide, you can read more here.

In a world where the digital world intertwines seamlessly with our daily lives, I find my passion in harnessing its power. Building memories while steering businesses remotely is my forte. Embracing the concept of digital entrepreneurship, I’ve discovered the beauty of crafting experiences, both personal and professional, through the virtual landscape. With the ability to engage with businesses as a fractional force, I’ve cultivated a unique blend of expertise that allows me to contribute strategically and effectively. As I navigate this dynamic era, I am committed to weaving the threads of innovation and connection to create a tapestry of impactful memories while steering businesses toward success from a distance.

Are you ready to shake some shit up?