Sarah Amani is a mental health nurse turned consultant, originally from Malawi but is now a resident in Oxford, England.   This post, originally written in 2012, is her life story charting how she went from being a shy and obedient child to the rebel she sees herself as now.

It’s a great example of how a childhood experience – hers being in South Africa at the point Nelson Mandela was released from prison—led to a lifetime of questioning the status quo, challenging authority and agitating for change.

She ends the piece linking her life story to how rebels in business are often overlooked despite having answers that may improve the performance of the company.