Toastmasters is so much more than ‘self-improvement for communication skills’. It is an international organisation and network of support committed to the development of leaders and communicators at all levels and in all cultures. It does this through local clubs that provide a safe positive peer-learning environment in which members are empowered to develop communication, leadership and general organisation and management skills. This results in greater self-confidence and personal growth and equips each individual to develop into their full potential. Professor Dee Bradshaw initiated the formation of the UCT club and MtM supported its establishment by subsidising the club charter fees and a portion of the charter members fees for the first six months, irrespective of whether they were MtM researchers or students. It also provides the ideal environment in which to nurture and develop ‘T’ shaped individuals that have the empathy and respect necessary to work in inter-disciplinary teams to co-create and address trans-disciplinary challenges.