Omni Share Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Omni Share was born out of a uniquely successful sporting partnership between Penny Heyns (South Africa’s only Double Gold medalist, Olympic bronze medalist and 14 time world record breaker) and Zelda van Vuuren (businesswoman, entrepreneur and event management specialist).

This winning association began in 1996 when Zelda accepted the request to act as Penny’s manager for the remainder of Penny’s swimming career until her retirement in 2001; during which time the Penny Heyns brand was successfully protected, managed and shaped.

After Penny’s retirement they formed Omni Share Holdings. As co-owners and equal business partners, this partnership has seen both ladies develop and grow into a formidable team in areas ranging from the world of competitive sport, national event management, business entrepreneurship, international marketing and property development.

The Company’s corporate values of Spirit – Heart – Attitude – Respect – Equality form the acronym SHARE as captured in the company name.

Omni Share is passionate about developing individual human potential by addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs through various business, projects, events and strategic alliances; especially through sport.

Penny Heyns

As an international swimmer, Penny Heyns established herself as the world’s greatest female breaststroker of the 20th Century by becoming the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000 and by breaking a total of 14 individual world records during her career.
Furthermore, she is still the only Breaststroke swimmer, male or female, in the history of swimming to break long course world records in all three possible distances, namely the 50m, 100m and 200m.
Her achievements brought her personal audiences with Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s beloved “Madiba”, and catapulted her into the world of sporting celebrity. While she spent much of her time in the United States and Canada, her heart remained in South Africa, where she now lives.
She has not, however, just excelled as a sports woman in the international arena, but has established herself, after her retirement in 2001, as a businesswoman, guest television presenter, coach and a sought after Inspirational speaker. She builds her presentations on her own experiences with real life examples applicable to the world of business, sport and life.

Her experiences, both while training internationally in the US and Canada with some of the most successful athletes in those respective countries, and while competing  at the forefront of international competion, have given her unparalleled insights into what it takes to get to the top, and more importantly, how to stay there.

For more information about Penny, please view the detailed CV of Penny Heyns

Zelda van Vuuren

Zelda,an entrepreneur at heart, has studied BComm Marketing and Public Relations and co-founded and owned several successful businesses from Property Development companies, co-owning The International Sleeper Workshop which manufactured and exported much sought after railway sleeper furniture, to co-owning EMI, a prominent Sports Eventing Management Company in Johannesburg, specializing in project, event and media management of National and International clients/events.

In her personal capacity Zelda formed part of the NOCSA delegation of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games where she was involved in managing/coordinating the VIP and Sponsor hospitality at SA Club House in Darling Harbor, Australia.

It was Zelda’s experience as the co-owner of such a prominent Event Management Company that best prepared her to take on the daunting task of setting new precedents and managing South Africa’s greatest female athlete since 1996. She has been instrumental in the building of the Penny Heyns Brand and together they have established themselves as a formidable team of business women. Today she heads up Omni Share Holdings (Pty) Ltd as Penny’s sole business partner and company Managing Director since 2001. Together their main passion and company focus is the development of individual human potential through various Module 1 & 2 Swim Clinics/Camps. In her role as Administrator and Assistant coach to Penny Heyns ‐ Double Olympic Individual Breaststroke Gold Medallist/Olympic Individual Bronze Medallist/14 x World Record Holder ‐ they have been offering multiple 2 day Stroke Technique and Mechanics Clinics/Camps and Stroke Correction sessions in South Africa, Colorado US, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Ghana since 2011.

For more information about Zelda, please view the detailed CV of Zelda van Vuuren.