Keynotes & Masterclasses.
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"Move fast and break things" is a motto that is outdated and increasingly indefensible.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.
"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 /
3rd person bio
Pierre is 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 but finds truth everywhere. He works as a creative director, being originally from a design background. He has worked in fashion, on award winning campaigns, designed brands and worked as a trend analyst. He has a knack for integrating business strategy, concept development, and striking storytelling.
He was awarded the Desmond Tutu Gerrit Brand prize in 2017 for best publication by a debut author in an official language.
He has been featured on TEDx stages numerous times, and travels the world preaching about creativity, leadership, and strategy. He is an educator at DUKE CE University and his corporate clients include BMW, KFC, Adcock Ingram, Old Mutual, FNB, Nedbank and others.
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.