Hello, I am Dr Marlena Kruger, wife to a loving husband, mother to three wonderful boys, and grandmother to five awesome grandchildren.
I am also a radiographer and Doctor of Psychology of Education turned integrative digital wellness (for health and wellbeing) or techno-life coach teaching young and old the art and science of creating and nurturing a wonderful person and healthy balance between YOU in REAL life and the digital world.
My journey in this specific digital field of work started more than 10 years ago after falling seriously ill while working at a top tertiary institution in South Africa. I was responsible for rolling out online learning and using of tablets in classrooms, believing that it is the only way of the future. My illness, however, made me realise that by only using technology and foregoing real-life interactions and learning, we are losing more than what we are gaining.
This new knowledge has set me on a new path and now I am on a quest to raise awareness among young and old about the dangers of overexposure to technology for the healthy and balanced development of our children. I am also passionate about empowering individuals to become unique and influential digital leaders, parents or children who thrive and nurture a healthy balance in our techno-driven world.
Trust me, as a mother and grandmother I know how hard it is for today’s parents, caregivers and teachers to thrive and help children thrive cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. And I want to offer my guidance and support, and share my integrative knowledge and skills with you to celebrate REAL life every day.
- Hirsch’s Business Woman of the Year – Finalist 2018
- Global Education Leadership Award – 2019
- Global Woman of Purpose – Business Woman of the Year 2019 and 2020
- Woman of Stature: Finalist in Woman in Education – 2020
- African Woman Leadership Award – 2020
- Africa Edutech Leadership Award – 2022
- Global Woman Leader: 2023