Meet Charmaine Mali
In October 2021, I will have been with Bestmed for 14 years.
I was working for Telemed from 2007. In 2010 Telemed merged with Bestmed. It was the best move Telemed took!
It is the versatility of being able to do a variety of tasks. I work with different personalities and cultures, while building relationships with advisors; with some becoming long-term friendships. I enjoy engaging with different advisors, sharing personal stories and experiences. The ability to influence the growth of Bestmed sales is also a highlight for me.
I have been in the Medical industry all my working life. I have experience in both open and closed schemes. I previously worked for Medihelp, Momentum (Health and Life), MX Health, Polmed, Medcor, Profmed and Telemed. I have worked as a Client Service Consultant, Real-time Processor, Claims Consultant and a Key Account Consultant, Client Liaison Consultant and now as a Business Consultant. I worked at the Bestmed KwaZulu-Natal branch for four years, the Gqeberha branch for four years, and I’m currently based in the Pretoria head office.
I bake cookies and cakes at family events/gatherings.
I do my house spring cleaning at night. I always look out for specials especially on groceries and buy in bulk. I donate most of my bulk buys to charity organisations. I do a lot of charity work. I always negotiate for discounts and special upgrades at hotels and car rentals etc.
I enjoy baking and giving back through doing community service.
Washing my car even though is not every week, I am not a fan of going to car washes.
My morning calls to my mother and hearing her say, ‘I love you my baby.’
Love is necessary for a healthy life. We think to live a healthy life, just like food and water. I practice daily by loving everyone around me. My spirituality and faith have taught me to embrace the things I can’t change and turn them into opportunities. Meditation and prayer have given me the wisdom and awareness I need.