Can Do! Making the Impossible Possible
Kevin Chaplin is Founder of SA Ubuntu Foundation, Managing Director of Amy Foundation and Author of Can Do! Making the Impossible Possible!
‘CAN’T!’ is not a word in Chaplin’s vocabulary. From humble beginnings he realised that the only way to change his world was to act ̶ a philosophy that has stood him good stead ever since, first with a 26 year-career in banking from which he took the bold step to establish the South African Ubuntu Foundation, and second to rescue the Amy Biehl Foundation (now Amy Foundation) from the brink of bankruptcy.
A lateral thinker, Chaplin’s success can be ascribed to an ability to see business and personal challenges as a means of motivation to generate creative and innovative ideas and ways of solving problems.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of CAN DO! will benefit The Amy Foundation.
Kevin stands tall as one of South Africa’s most visionary, selfless and unifying leaders. Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, The Travel Corporation
I know Kevin to be a very determined and solution-driven person, who through commitment and very astute managerial skills, was able to ensure that the Amy Foundation would survive and thrive. Ahmed Kathrada, political activist, Rivonia trialist, ANC MP
Kevin’s passion is infectious. He is a man whose mission is to leave this world a much better place than he found it. Philip Krawitz, Chairman, Cape Union Mart
Kevin’s enthusiasm and passion are what make him successful, along with the fact that he has very clear goals – all of which are key ingredients for success. Raymond Ackerman, former chairman, Pick n Pay
Anil Gopichund, GM, Pick ‘n Pay
“I gave your book to all my Managers last year and now we celebrate excellent year end results. Your book contributed to the success and was an inspiration that helped achieve the results.”
Lwazi Mankahla, CEO Distell
“I could not sleep and finished it in a week. Well done, it’s a really good book, inspiring and thought provoking. It had me evaluating my own life.”
Keiran Hercules, Chapter one radio
“I’ve read many books like Robert Kiyosaki books, Eckhart Tolle and Napoleon Hill. CAN DO is honestly one of my favourites, so much positivity. Powerful. A Must read.”
Sam Dreyer, Henley Business School UK
“The MBA class loved reading the book, a powerhouse of lessons. It is awesome and your talk too. You are so inspirational. We would like to order again for the next class.”
Listen to the Podcast of the Can Do! Book Launch below and get inspired by Kevin Chaplin’s insights.
PODCAST - Virtual Book Launch of CAN DO!
Founder of SA Ubuntu Foundation and Managing Director of Amy Foundation
Kevin Chaplin grew up in KwaZulu Natal, spent 10 years in Gauteng before moving to Cape Town. He graduated with a BCom degree majoring in Accounts and Business Economics, an Associate Diploma in Banking and completed UCT’s Graduate School of Business Executive Management Programme.
Kevin was previously Provincial Manager, FNB Western Cape, prior to that Sales and Service Director Cape Town City; Director Finance, Human Resources & Admin First Commerce and National Industrial Relations Manager both based in Johannesburg.
As Sales and Service Director he turned the business around in 4 years…
After 26 years in banking, Kevin founded the South African Ubuntu Foundation, then took over the Amy Biehl Foundation on the brink of insolvency turning it into a thriving organization now called Amy Foundation.
HERE’S A THOUGHT: DITCH THE ANGER
Kevin Chaplin has dedicated many years of his working life to reconciliation and transformation, founding the South African Ubuntu Foundation in 2006 and becoming director of the Amy Biehl Foundation (now the Amy Foundation) for many years. Both have helped many South Africans live happier lives. SUSAN BENTLEY sat down with him and extracted a short but powerful message for us all.
Glen Heneck, Owner, Crazy Stores
“It’s a great read, life lessons are effortlessly but artfully woven in, especially for business people and entrepreneurs. Exciting, inspiring, instructive story, in fluent, easy to read prose.”
Nomore Mapanzure- Executive, British American Tobacco, SA
“Very well written and inspiring. I love the acronym WATCH and THINK. A great journey right from page 1. Very timely and helps us all to reflect on what is important in life. It has a brilliant conclusion and the excerpt on Living a Life that matters poses a timely challenge, you can never imagine how powerful this is. “
Stacey Kratz, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
“I just spent my lunch time starting to read Can DO! And couldn’t put it down. I need to order more and give it out to my students.”
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Have a sneak peak at a few published reviews by SA Good News and The Gremlins!
BOOK REVIEW CAN DO! Making the impossible POSSIBLE! – SA Good News
Book Review: Can Do! – The Gremlin
Afterwards, don’t miss watching his interview and engaging discussion with the University of Stellenbosch in The Leader’s Angle Series.