Business Growth Strategist

Clear Messaging.
Smart Marketing Strategies.
Remarkable Results.

Career Highlights

• Author of Smart Thinking for Crazy Times
• Board member of the Chester Williams Foundation
• Marketing consultant to the Mandela Rhodes Foundation between 2004 – 2008
• Board member of the Kids with HIV foundation between 2004 to 2007
• Awarded Institute of Marketing Management Communicator of the Year
• Engaged by the City of Cape Town to drive media marketing on the New Seven Wonders of Nature, for the final seven weeks of the successful Table Mountain campaign. I co-ordinated the vote-winning online MiXiT promotion that resulted in massive voter increase that catapulted Table Mountain into 7th place on 11/11/2011.
• Awarded three consecutive City of Cape Town media buying tenders between 2010 – 2019.
• He was engaged in handling media planning, negotiation and buying for MyCiTi and Transport for Cape Town between 2010 and 2020.
• Awarded Medic Alert (USA) Media Award
• 2002 – Independent Newspapers Cape Awarded Marketing Organisation of the Year Award by the Institute of Marketing Management
• 1999 – (October) Seconded to City of Cape Town by Independent Newspapers to rescue 2000 Millennium Celebratory Events. Project lead 101 successful Cape Town events.
• Appointed onto the International Newspaper Marketing Association board between 2000 – 2004
• Awarded 28 International Newspaper Marketing Awards for Independent Newspapers in the USA from 1999 to 2003. The most won by one publisher over that period.
• 2001 – Awarded INMA Best of Show Award in San Francisco representing the Cape Times and 3rd place for the Cape Argus
• 2001 – Speaker at World Congress of Newspaper Marketing in San Francisco
• 2002 – Marketing and Sales Director of Independent Newspapers Cape. Awarded Marketing Organisation of the Year Award by the Institute of Marketing Management.
• 2002 – Day Chair for the World Congress of Newspaper Marketing in Toronto
• 2003 – Project Director for Nelson Mandela’s 85th commemorative birthday supplement in 18 SA daily newspapers across all print media groups.
• 2003 – Awarded Irish Business Club of South Africa Media Innovation Award
• 2003 – Hosted and chaired the first INMA World Forum of Newspaper Marketing held in Africa
• 2004 – MC of the CIETT World Recruitment Conference in Cape Town
• 2007 – Speaker at the National Credit Indaba in Johannesburg
• 2007 and 2008 – MC and speaker at the APSO (Association of Personnel Services Organisations) National Recruiters Conference in Johannesburg
• 2010 – MC of the APSO Western Cape Recruiters Indaba
• 2010 – MC of TICE (Travel Industry Charity Events) in Cape Town
• 2011 – Invited to Warsaw, Poland, to speak at Euro 2012 conference on World Cup 2010. The audiences were newspaper publishers, editors, FIFA officials, government officials, and tourism marketers.
• 2012 – Authored 5 Guides for the Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) – Creating an Effective Newspaper Rate Card – How to Create an Effective Commission Structure – How to set Sales Targets that Grow your Business – Sold or Free? How to decide – Understanding Market Research
• 2014 – Launched a presented a series of Business Breakthroughs Seminars in collaboration with Pieter Cronje
• 2015 – MC and speaker at the Lynx Recruitment annual conference
• 2016 – Speaker at the Institute of Estate Agents annual Road Show
• 2017 – Speaker at Property.Co.Za annual Road Show
• 2018 – Contributor to Middle-East magazine Marhaba on South African tourism and medical tourism
• 2020 – Speaker at Sanlam Professional Market Top Achievers Conference


“Just a short note to congratulate you on your motivational presentation at the NEDBANK lunch at Emperor’s Palace – it was possibly one of the most inspiring talks I have ever heard and I can assure you I have attended many, including NAR in the US.”
Stewart Marshall

Stewart Marshall Properties

“I have attended numerous training seminars on marketing during my 22 years. Over the past few months, I have come to realise that the way we are doing things these days are just not giving the results we should be getting. I have been looking at a lot of different ways of doing things but just could not find anything that nailed it. Until yesterday! JISLAAIK it was like a fresh Cape South Easter that just blew in a lot of fresh ideas and ways to do things differently. It blew my mind. Thanks a lot, you opened my eyes to a new way of looking at how we were doing marketing and what we are doing wrong. This was just AWESOME.”
Jan-Hendrik Stander

Marketing & Product Manager

“Your presentation tilted my world a little off its axis this morning.”
Jacqueline Kinnear

“WOW!!! Is ALL I can say about your seminar Rainmaking Made Simple…. it was SO INSPIRING – thank you very much!!!”  
Naggie Dreyer

​“This is a man that you cannot afford to be without. He has an idea-a-minute mind and to my way of thinking, he is a cash-flow, marketing, and sales-generating machine. He promises results, and he delivers – each and every time I’ve asked him.”
Mark Clark

CEO, Admin+, Pet Underwriting, and Insurance Replace a Product.

“I’m grateful that I was able to attend your most insightful presentation today. I can honestly say that you had me riveted, not like many of the motivational speakers I have listened to over the last 25 years in this industry.”
Ian Beaumont

“Of all the speakers we have had in the past few months I certainly put you ‘TOPS’ – very interesting and extremely motivating. I look forward to our next session with you. Thank you for a great training session.” 
Vilma Gruneberg

Greeff Properties

“Thank you for your brilliant motivational presentation at the OR Tambo Protea Hotel last week. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Anita Thorburn

Leapfrog Property Group

“The training has gone down an absolute treat with the agents and the electric atmosphere in the office following your sessions is outstanding. I feel that the agents will certainly take some valuable lessons away from your sessions.”
Mike Greeff

CEO, Greeff Properties

“Just a short note to say thank you for THE BEST workshop I have ever attended. Not only have I learned to BELIEVE that I can now write my future, but I am also COMMITTED to being the best in what I do and I will LIVE UP to this commitment! It was an astonishing experience and I strongly believe that every person needs this training and inspiration. Huge appreciation for this amazing opportunity. I am sure that the fruits born from this experience are going to dazzle our clients. All the best and I trust that there are many more experiences like this to come.” 
Almarie Gouws


“Thank you for the awesome presentation. I learn something new each time I hear you speak. Any agent or salesperson who hasn’t yet heard you talk can’t imagine what they’re missing. You have a profound ability to pinpoint problems and highlight solutions in the most entertaining way. I’m enjoying your book too – love the quotes!”

Samantha Du Toit

Jack Russell Estates

“Thank you for all the mind-blowing marketing ideas.”
Suresh Jagesur

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