Our Story

Serve me a good cup of coffee, glass of vino or a cup of aromatic earl grey tea and we can chat for days.


Hi, I am Shaun Daniels the founder and owner of WonderChild - Creative Business Solutions. After completing high school a few full moons ago, I wasn't quite sure of what I wanted to do with my life due to the many things I can do. The family tradition is to either become a tradesman, scientist or a wine professional. Well, I decided to be different. My love for theatre and music made way for me to do a short course in Community Theatre and Music at the University of Stellenbosch under the guidance of the legend Dr Ben De Haeck, may his humour be the showpiece in heaven. 


After that, I moved to Canada for three months where I worked with youth in crime, did artificial insemination on Coho Salmon and played & coached soccer. Upon my return, I took the family route and found myself working in a management role in the wine tourism and wine industry at one of South Africa's leading luxury lifestyle wine estates. Now you may wonder where does the creative business story comes in; well it was always there. 


In 2013 I decided to put the cork back into the bottle and call it a day in the wine industry and took on an opportunity in the non-profit sector. This is where I saw the gap in the market share that small businesses, schools, NPO's/NGO's are not so well equipped with the creative skills set that the corporate industry has. WonderChild (Pty)Ltd.  was then born as a creative solutions company that will be of service to these entities. The concept of WonderChild was created in 2015, while enjoying a cup of Earl Grey tea and listening to Mozart's Sonata no. 3 in B-Flat Major.


The name WonderChild was born from the idea of Mozart be a Wunderkind.  A "Wunderkind" is an unusually gifted and talented child/prodigy. Mozart was a young sprout of 5 when he composed his first piece of music and by the age of 6 he already played before two imperial courts. The believe at WonderChild is that everyone has the natural ability to turn ideas into masterpieces. With our unique three step formula called, think | create | play ® we will partner with you to bring that idea into reality.

 

THINK

Creative Chaos.
Brainstorming.
Identifying Loopholes.
Seek New Ideas.
Blank Canvas.

CREATE

Creative Mess.
Developing New Concepts.
Puzzle ideas Together.
Painting the Canvas.

PLAY

Creative Showcase.
Putting Ideas Into Practice.
Monitoring & Evaluation

"the secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age"

Aldous Huxley