Ian has been a professional speaker for 20 years. He has travelled internationally, and spoken in more than 25 countries. After completing a Bachelors degree in Business, he followed his calling and worked as a wildlife guide in Southern Africa, specializing in tracking lions. Ian attained the highest tracking and guiding qualification possible, that of “Scout”, awarded to him by “The Field Guides Association of South Africa’. The award recognizes excellence in guiding in big game areas, weapon handling, and tracking. He was the first person to achieve this distinction.
During his time as a guide he discovered that he had a talent for teaching, and story telling, which led to a career in public speaking. Once of his core beliefs is that people have a lot to learn from nature. Sound business sense is linked to a knowledgeable insight into how nature thrives. His presentations assault the senses, stunning photographs, thunderous roars, humour, and an ability to tell and act out the story; all drive the message home.
“You managed to combine the timing of a professional comedian with the skills of a professional mime artist. You obviously had a complete mastery of your subject matter, but what came over above all, was your passion for your subject combined with a desire to use that knowledge and passion to communicate to your audience. It was funny, riveting and inspirational all at the same time.”
Clive Panto of Clive Panto Productions UK (2003). He has been involved in the Corporate Entertainment Industry for over 15 years.
Audiences leave enthralled, and repeat the stories to friends and colleagues, which further entrenches the message and results in immense take home business value.
He has been a guest on radio and television discussing subjects such as teamwork, goals, and how to minimize risk. Ian is a member of the National Speakers Association (USA). He is known for a sound business message and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s top motivators and keynote speakers. He is the author of a book, “The Power of the Pride,” and has clients in Europe, Asia, USA, and Africa.