Victor Kgomoeswana, Africa Business Specialist
"The true power of this talk is in how it touches on the simple yet poorly understood - or personal yet most potent - aspect of our being...managing the self"
"Pierre is one of the best speakers I have seen, anywhere in the world"
Dewald du Plooy, Marketing Director KFC
Patrick Brady, 42 Walls.
"Fresh, thought provoking, and captivating"
/ JACQUES FOUCHE, SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE CONFERENCE INDUSTRY /
"A completely new angle on leadership, immediately applicable in our teams."
/ SAREL VAN ZYL, CEO FNB NAMIBIA /
Pierre is an author and a master storyteller who firmly believes in the ludicracy of speaking to crowds to change the world. He has a habit of making the familiar strange and turning the world upside down. He is currently the CEO of HumanWrites, saving the world one wee notebook at a time. He works with a contemplative community in the heart of Cape Town.
He has been featured on TEDx stages numerous times, and travels the world preaching less about religion and more about chaos, leadership, innovation, and trends. He is an educator at DUKE CE University and his corporate clients include BMW, KFC, Adcock Ingram, Old Mutual, FNB and others. He was awarded the Desmond Tutu Gerrit Brand prize in 2017 for best publication by a debut author in an official language.
He believes he is the love child of Gertrude Stein and Jason Bourne.
He lives in Cape Town with his wife, two kids, and his iPhone.
Pierre has done nearly a 1000 talks, speaking, and preaching, regularly to audiences around the world on chaos, leadership, innovation, and the art of leading the self. In a comfortable conversational style Pierre brings depth to an event by pulling from popular culture, trends, spirituality, and all the way through to ancient myths and legends. His humorous storytelling style leaves the audience inspired and equipped with new lenses and practical insights to use in their own lives, teams, or businesses.
Leaderships lessons from myths, archetypes, and legends
Heroes, Monsters, and Kings.
There are at least 4 near universal stages in life and subsequently in our careers as leaders. There is the Child, the Hero, the King, and the Elder and each stage has a set of invitations, and also has a turning point, a literal crisis that each leader needs to face.
How uncertainty fuels creativity and innovation.
in praise of shadows
Treasure is never found out in the open, treasure is found in the dark. Innovation, creativity, adventure, and life is found in the sacred mess of mystery, chaos, and uncertainty. The soul needs its secrets, and it is in these where true creativity originates.
Crafting a virtuous strategy in a VUCA world.
The art of discernment
"Move fast and break things" is a motto that is outdated and increasingly indefensible. More and more consumers are demanding that organisations are responsible, authentic, and in fact, virtuous.
How does one design a virtuous strategy in a VUCA, Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous, world?
Strategic Creative Direction
Creativity is what humans do, and in an increasingly competitive marketplace having the ability to tell your story in a compelling, relevant and creative way is all the edge you need.
More than just creating striking images, your creative approach needs to be integrated with your strategy as your primary differentiating tactic.