When you give someone your word, do you truly mean it? "That is powerful - that you do what you say you're going to do," says radio & TV celebrity psychologist and TV presenter Charissa Bloomberg, renowned Integrity Leadership specialist.
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When you give someone your word, do you truly mean it? “That is powerful – that you do what you say you’re going to do,” says Charissa Bloomberg, radio and TV celebrity psychologist and renowned Integrity Leadership specialist.


Johannesburg, South Africa (18 August 2021) – Radio & TV Celebrity Psychologist, TV presenter Charissa Bloomberg is a renowned Integrity Leadership specialist and an accredited Emotional Intelligence facilitator.

With a Masters in Psychology, as well as a Psychodrama and Group Dynamics qualification from Oxford University, the Capetonian brings 20 years of extensive international experience into the Psychologist space.

And she joined the Good Things Jacpod last week to discuss “raising the integrity meter”. Unfortunately, her mother tragically passed away on Monday morning. We asked Charissa if we should put the interview on hold, but she explained that her mom would have loved it to still go live.

“When I told mom you were going to interview me, she was so excited. She loves the work of The Good Things Guy and made me promise that she will get to hear it. Mom, Myra Bloomberg was my biggest support and fan. She taught me only to do good, be kind to animals and people, give to charity and say my prayers!

When she died on Monday, 16 August 2021, at the age of 87, she still gave herself a ballet class, and we went for a walk together to feed the birds. She loved animals, and I was raised we don’t eat them!

Mom taught me everything about integrity, doing right. She lived a positive, happy person with no hatred or grievances toward anyone.

She touched everyone lives and used to dance at the shops. One day I was in a clothing shop, the music played, and she just danced, she gave ballet lessons to people on the beach. Once, she walked into the bank and said she needed to deposit one million! She loved life, made people laugh, complimented everyone.

I love her dearly, and her legacy will live on in my integrity work. I dedicate this interview to her and hope she hears it while she is dancing in heaven.”

You can listen to the interview here:

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