When a cat that weighs 220 kg’s and can run the 100 metres in 5 seconds, sees you, growls at you, and then charges you, it gets your attention. You suddenly realise that you are dealing with a focused, skillful and terrifyingly powerful predator; if several lions are present you may be threatened by multiple charges.

Ian has studied lions at close quarters for more than thirty years. He has a unique understanding of how lions raise such potent individuals and then combine them into incredibly powerful teams or prides.

This is a skill that people and particularly business people would like to have.

Ian’s presentations illustrate how lions do it, and how you can do it.

The presentations combine stunning photographs, clear explanations, hair-raising stories, growls, roars, humour, and sound business take home value.

Ian Thomas

International speaker, tracker and author.

Ian Thomas is a rare person. He’s a business graduate who’s studied lions at close quarters during 20 years as a game ranger in Africa. As one of the world’s top motivational speakers, he uses that deep knowledge to transform teams. A dynamic and inspiring presenter, Ian believes people, and especially business people, can absorb and learn from the animal kingdom. Sound business sense is interlaced with humour and an ability to tell stories. The audience leave enthralled and repeat the stories to friends and colleagues resulting in immense “take home business value”

“The study of lions in the wild has involved Ian in far more than the gathering of biological data. Discussions with business men and women while viewing lions has made him aware of the social interaction, hunting techniques and defence strategies among individual lions with vastly different personalities, strengths and weaknesses.” His two keynote addresses, The Power of the Pride and The Spoor of Success have been heard by delegates in thousands of companies in more than 30 countries.

The Power of The Pride is a riveting and informative account of how lions, the only cats that hunt in teams, can be compared with how businesses operate as teams. More …

The Spoor of Success Illustrates how crisis can be a powerful motivator, with the potential to lift the performance of both the individual and the business. More …

He’s written a book, The Power of the Pride. More than 90 000 copies have already been sold. Ian’s a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows. He’s featured in many local and international management magazines. He’s also one of South Africa’s foremost wildlife photographers.

If you want to motivate and transform your team, you should seriously consider Ian Thomas as the motivational speaker for your conference, workshop or training session.