meet the team

Bring together 3 independent business founders and nearly 50 years experience in people interaction and the result could only be Pollen – nation!

For over 10 years the 3 Pollen founders worked together on a variety of projects. This ranged from creating the Assegai Awards for the DMASA, setting up one of SA’s leading Public Relations independents to training and coaching many of SA’s captains of industry.

People development is a common passion and our combined skills provide the perfect blend to make a difference in the lives of people and organisations.


Michelle Perrow founded Lesoba Difference, one of SA’s leading direct agencies in 1984. Her agency has been awarded over 110 ROI-based local and international awards in the past 10 years alone. She is a legendary strategist, a Master in Direct Marketing (MIDM), Deputy Chair of the DMA, representative on the Advertising Standards Authority and a sought-after marketing trainer and post-graduate lecturer. Michelle is passionate about all things business and in particular… about people growth.

Favourite quote:
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe
Latin Proverb


Cecile Wiltshire is an “energy alchemist”, totally focused on empowering and unleashing possibilities and potential in all people at all levels. Her positive energy saw her create Trilliant, a highly respected training organisation 12 years ago. She has trained and coached across more than 20 industry sectors and is proud to have been the personal coach to some of SA’s business icons. Passion and dedication are synonymous with this ICF accredited coach and dedicated people developer.

Favourite quote
We are still masters of our fate.
We are still captains of our souls.
Winston Churchill
Teresa Settas is the founder of Teresa Settas Communications (TSC), a Public Relations specialist company which she created some 10 years ago and has steered to become a respected leader in the field. Her dynamic, focused organisation has hosted some of SA’s biggest IT and Marketing events, has built an impressive and solid client base and brings a special brand of PR magic. TSC is where professionalism, intelligent campaign direction and deliverables meet.

Favourite quote
Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek.
English Proverb
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