Explore the illustrious career of Tanya Beckett, a renowned broadcaster with over two decades in media, encompassing global roles and diverse expertise.
A leading motivational speaker, he shares lessons from his experience with studying Lion prides in the wild.
Ian Thomas is a business graduate who’s studied lions at close quarters during 20 years as a game ranger in Africa. In his high energy and deeply motivational presentations, he uses that deep knowledge to transform teams. A dynamic and inspiring presenter, Ian believes 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.
The Spoor of Success illustrates how a daunting challenge can be a powerful motivator, with the potential to lift the performance of both the individual and the business.
His book, ‘The Power of the Pride’ is a bestseller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows and has featured in many local and international management magazines. He is also one of South Africa’s foremost wildlife photographers.