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As a visionary leader, creative thinker, seasoned serial entrepreneur, persuasive communicator, prolific & dynamic public speaker and specialist consultant, my experience spreads across the US, Canada, Europe, the UK and Southern Africa. For almost three decades I established several successful companies globally. I served — and still do — as Chairman, CEO, both Executive and Non-Executive Board Member, Senior Adviser and Consultant to several companies and non-profit organizations internationally. I describe my life's mission in a phrase I coined in early 1987: "TURNING DREAMS INTO VISIONS, IDEAS INTO REALITY AND LIVING INTO VICTORIES." I ascribes my success to a strong commitment to a vision larger than life, having bulldog tenacity and living life to the full — and sometimes even too close to the edge — but always with a positive outlook and a ‘Can Do’ attitude. As a cancer survivor — being diagnosed initially in 2004 (where my prognosis was that I had a mere 6 months to live), again on September 10, 2008 (where I was supposed to have “croaked” in December of that same year) — I am passionate about “paying forward” my experiences and life lessons. As a speaker, I have developed and presented several innovative inspirational keynotes, seminars and workshop programs. My presentation style is humorous, dynamic and energetic. I love good full-bodied wines, drinking a good glass once in a while - or sometimes more - as well as talking and writing about wine. I am the co-author of the book "Road to Victory" (Published 4 editions between 1995 and 2008 under ISBN No 0–620–19103–1), and I'm presently in the process of authoring my remarkable life story. Major achievements include having developed a number of successful franchise systems, pioneering a fully integrated internet marketing back-office system, developed Corporate Governance software and being instrumental in preparing clients for Private and Public Offerings, resulting in raising investment capital in excess of $94 Million for and on behalf of clients. My knowledge and expertise spread across several business disciplines including financial/financing, strategic planning, corporate structuring for asset protection and long term growth, with change management/turn-around strategies and tailoring unique business systems being one of my strongest. I help entrepreneurs, local businesses, large corporates, multinational franchises, and A-list celebrities to increase their visibility, competitiveness, profitability and marketing ROI through incredibly innovative, groundbreaking business and marketing solutions - catapulting them as the #1 authority in their Field. People hire me for my nous, pay me for my heart, and trust me most, when I harness both.
I am Presently Establishing A Global Pioneering, Excitingly Fresh and Extensive Full-service Professional New Media, Business, Marketing Agency and Public Relations Agency, providing Incredibly Innovative Groundbreaking Business and Marketing Solutions for Entrepreneurs, Businesses, Large Corporates, Multinational Franchises, and A-list Celebrities Increasing their Visibility, Competitiveness, and Their Overall Marketing ROI.