"The story of the future is not yet written - don't wait to read about it is as history made by someone else - I can help you explore the opportunities the future holds"
- Andrew Vorster
Innovation, Change & Transformation
are critical business survival skills to face the future
should we talk?
The long term success of any organisation is largely dependent on its ability to continually adapt and respond to the constantly changing world in which we exist. Those organisations that cultivate the skills and culture of continuous transformation enabled and accelerated by appropriate governance, process and technology, are best placed to leverage change for competitive advantage and they are able to respond in a proactive manner to the impacts and implications that current and future changes will have on their staff, their business models, their industry ecosystem, consumer behaviours and society in general.
Responsive organisations such as these have the ability to shape the future, as opposed to simply reacting to it.
I'm not a consultant - they tell you WHAT to do (or you pay them to do it for you) - leaving you and your team without the business critical knowledge and skills necessary to face the future.
"I help individuals and organisations connect the dots between where you are now and where you want to be in the future"
After spending over 35 years leading and participating in innovation and transformation initiatives, I prefer to teach you HOW to apply tools and techniques that enable you and your team to THINK and BE more innovative in everything you do.
I am a coach, mentor and trainer that can help you become "fit for the future". I will work with you and your team to show you how to identify and make the most of the opportunities the future holds.
From scanning the horizon for opportinities, through ideation techniques and "thinking like a futurist" to opportunity mapping to inform your future strategy. Please take a look at the workshops page for more information.
Of course anyone that has ever tried to change anything will know that they are likely to encounter many barriers and obstacles in their path. These "Monsters and Myths" have a massive impact on the outcomes of your efforts - but I can help you uncover the "Magic" needed to conquer the Monsters and dispel the Myths - see here how I can help.
informative, instructional and actionable presentations and briefings
do I do?
I am passionate about being a catalyst for creative thinking, innovation, change and transformation, inspiring organisations and individuals to realise the actionable opportunities on the near horizon, thereby influencing future vision and strategic direction..
I'm a published author with a background in research and a qualification in Foresight (yes, I'm a "Futurist"). I gather rich insights through global scanning and scouting, identifiying trends and consumer behaviours, helping clients to gain an understanding of their potential implications to society, industry and individuals.
My work takes me across the globe (albeit predominantly "virtually" right now given the current global situation), in search of the current uses and latest developments, gathering information and case studies to share through scenarios and storytelling via keynote presentations, boardroom briefings, advisory services and workshops.
Having grown up in rural Africa, Storytelling is in my DNA and I can assure you, the stories I have to share are not to be missed!
What people are saying
can I make an impact?
Systems thinkers or those with a "futurist mindset" are able to rapidly connect the dots and extrapolate multiple possible, plausible and preferrable futures to consider.
I've worked across a wide range of industries in organisations of all sizes, from scrappy statups to global multi-nationals. I still regularly mentor startups and participate in strategic advisory boards for various organisations. I am always open to NED positions where I can apply my insights and experience, bringing a unique perspective that is often lacking at board level.
I offer my services on a "fractional" retainer basis from as little as one day a month where you can use me as a sounding board to bounce ideas off or for briefings to unpack the latest buzzwords or to mentor your leadership team in the art and science of innovation (or quite frankly anything else you can think of, I'm extremely versatile!).
Once you're a client, you're always on my mind - which means that as I go about my day job, I'll alert you to things I think you need to think about - think of it as having an extra "Eye on the Future" 🙂
thought provoking commentary
In addition to sharing stories as a keynote presenter I am a regular MC, moderator, panel host or participant at global events across a wide range of industies - as innovation, change and transformation are critical across them all.
My latest passion is hosting guests on my multi-format "Monsters and Myths" show, where I invite global change-agents, entrepreneurs and troublemakers to share their stories of the biggest barriers and obstacles to change and transformation that they have encountered on their journies - and of course the "Magic" required to overcome them.
If reading is more your preference then please do check out the stories on the blog and feel free to reach out if you like my style and want to explore opportunities for me to write for your site.
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