Where do I come from

Candice Van Wyk is a Speaker, Property Investor, Entrepreneur, Business & Property Coach, and Advocate for SME Development.

Candice Van Wyk was born in South Africa, in a small city called Boksburg in the Province of Gauteng. As a little girl she always sensed that there was something significant she needed to do in life and from a young age had aspirations to become a successful entrepreneur and help make this world a better place. In fact at the age of about 7 she created her own business cards. She imagined herself owner of a very successful business. Today she is pursuing that very Dream.

Candice’s Vision is to be a global influential leader and catalyst in growing small and medium sized businesses and this she plans to achieve through her Mission, which is to equip, empower and coach people in the areas of Property and Business.

She is especially passionate about coaching women entrepreneurs and aspiring women entrepreneurs on how to grow their businesses with limited resources.

She is the Co-Founder and Director of property ventures, Laos Holdings and Property Pick, as well as newly registered property development company- Evimeria Holdings.

Candice’s business journey started by registering her first business Crystal Garnet Bridal Boutique in 2010.

In 2010 Candice and her mom converted her mom’s garage into a mini bridal boutique and this is where Crystal Garnet Bridal Boutique started. She consulted with brides on a part-time basis for about three and a half years. In January 2011 she started a Dreamwall and this was after she heard a teaching at church about the power in having a Dreamwall. The Bible teaches us in Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) that where there is no vision, the people perish. Another translation (NLT) says that they run wild, meaning they have no focus and will eventually die…she then made a decision that day to start her own Dreamwall or what some may call a vision board. She added a picture of a well-established bridal boutique to it, which she found in a magazine and said that this is what she wants her bridal boutique to look like one day. She did not know where it was or who it belonged to at the time, but she imagined her mini bridal boutique looking like this one day. In 2014 an opportunity became available for her to move into this very same bridal boutique, i.e. the one that she had on her Dreamwall! The Power of a Dream.


In The Early Stages Of Business

Candice realized that she would need to find additional ways of generating income whilst pursuing her Dreams. She started attending business and property workshops and seminars and reading relevant material that would be able to help her move her entrepreneurial Dreams and goals forward.


Her Property Journey

She started her property journey in 2009, whilst still in full time employment. She then realized in 2014 after reading the book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, that property is probably the quickest way for her to achieve financial freedom and wealth creation, as well as a vehicle to help her generate the income that she needs in order to pursue her entrepreneurial Dreams. She knew that she would need to obtain the right type of property education first in order to take advantage of opportunities in the market. She then started pursuing property education in 2014 and from 2015 onwards started pursuing property as a business. She now invests in both local and international markets. In 2016 she closed her bridal business and decided to pursue Property as a full-time business venture and investment strategy.


Strategic Property Investments

Laos Holdings was the first property business that Candice registered in 2013. Laos Holdings is a strategic property investments company that brings about a new age of creating wealth through property investing.

The company started by buying and selling of residential properties. Properties were bought below market value and sold at a profit. In some cases Properties were bought, refurbished and sold at a profit.

The business has done multiple deals since. The business is now expanding its portfolio through Buy and Hold strategies.


Property Pick

Property Pick was registered in 2016 and is an Online Investment Property Platform. In 2019, it was internationally recognised and awarded as, “The Most Innovative Investment Property Platform, South Africa, 2019”. Property Pick was launched with 3 main objectives:

  1. To provide motivated Sellers, especially those who are facing repossession of their properties or who are behind on payments, with an alternative platform, where they are able to sell their properties quickly and directly to Property Investors.
  2. To provide Property Investors with good investment type properties, that will save them time & money.
  3. To Connect Property Investors to a Power Team (Property Professionals & Experts).

The power of dreams

Her career roles gained in the corporate environment and experience in business have given her the expertise required in order to excel in performance driven environments.

She is actively involved in church and has taught courses at Bible college, such as: God Is Interested In Your Financial Success; Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Introduction to Management, etc. She also leads a Women in Business Small Group at church. Candice has strong Christian beliefs and principles which lives by.

In her own words: “I love my Heavenly Father, Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Precious Holy Spirit. I am what I am by the grace of God. None of the success and achievements would have been possible, if it was not for the Dreams God birthed in my heart and for His hand of grace, provision and protection upon my life and the lives of my loved ones. I know that I am nothing without Him and I can achieve nothing without Him – John 15:5!”

Candie Van Wyk believes in the Power of a Dream and her Dreams have kept her focused and passionate. Her motto:

“Pursue Your Dreams and Live Your Purpose”


My Vision

To be an influential leader and catalyst in growing small and medium sized businesses

My Mission

To equip, empower, inspire and coach women entrepreneurs in the areas of Property and Business

My Mandate

To equip and coach women entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their businesses with no or limited resources and how to use Property as a vehicle to achieve financial freedom and success.

So What’s next?