Keynote speaker Ian Thomas started out as a guide and specialized in tracking lions. His experience in the wild and his unrivaled ability to entertain and tell stories have made him a unique and often requested speaker. Ian Thomas relates the world of nature to the way business thrives. He is able to cover topics such as teamwork, and how to succeed when faced with a daunting challenge.
Lion tracker, speaker, author
Ian has been a professional speaker for 20 years. He has traveled the world and spoken in more than 25 countries. After obtaining his Bachelors degree in Business, he followed his calling and worked as a wildlife guide in Southern Africa, specializing in tracking lions. “The Field Guides Association of South Africa” awarded Ian with the highest tracking and guiding qualification possible, that of “Scout”. The award recognizes excellence in guiding in big game areas, weapon handling, and tracking.
Ian has always had a talent for teaching and storytelling, and this was confirmed during his time as a guide. This subsequently led to a career in public speaking. One 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. Packed with stunning photographs, thunderous roars, humour, and an ability to tell and act out the story; his keynotes are truly able to drive the message home.
Audiences leave enthralled, and repeat the stories to friends and colleagues, which further entrenches the message and results in immense take home business value.
Ian Thomas has guested radio and television shows, discussing subjects such as teamwork and successfully facing challenges. 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.
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