Ian Schubach uses his experience as a professional African safari guide and adventurer to engage and inspire via stories that matter. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, Ian believes that teams, and especially business teams, can absorb and learn from the wild.
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Testimonials for Ian Schubach
A brilliant concept that was fun and very instructive. I learned a lot about myself and the fact that limitations are applied by ‘self’ and are not born from others.
Westpac Banking Corporation
Thank you for presenting the most relevant and practical workshop I have ever attended, which was both inspirational and motivational. I remember all the messages from the session and have applied them immediately upon my return to work.
Thousands of people could talk to us about values and teamwork, but you actually showed us and let us experience it for ourselves. The response has been very positive; the participants immediately applied the learning’s on an individual and team level. This visually impressive program was one of the best we've ever seen.
It was amazing to observe the team moving from the start of the day where they were visibly acting as individuals, then small teams, moving to a 'one team' approach. This has been brilliant, and has transferred back to the office, with everyone being a lot more open and communicative. VERY EFFECTIVE INDEED.
Commonwealth Bank Australia
The Peak Teams exercise was brilliant and like nothing I have experienced in 20 years in retail. Our people felt connected to the experience and gained real insight into the value of diverse skills in the team.
Telstra Customer Sales and Service Conference
Fee Range: $5001 to $10000
Ian Schubach's Biography
Ian Schubach uses his experience as a professional African safari guide and adventurer to engage and inspire via stories that matter.
A dynamic and inspiring speaker, Ian believes that teams, and especially business teams, can absorb and learn from the wild. He is also the Founder and Director of Red Leaf, a leadership consultancy with a reputation for accelerating outcomes in leadership and team development, engagement, and culture change.
A business consultant and former game ranger in Southern Africa, Ian Schubach has a unique understanding of business and nature, and how the two can mirror and benefit each other. Ian examines how African animals maintain their competitive advantage. Rather than purely a physical adaptation, the success of each animal is anchored in their habits and behaviours.
Using dramatic wildlife imagery and gripping story-telling ability, Ian Schubach engages and thrills his audiences. His presentations are full of sound business sense interlaced with humour. They cover key teamwork themes such as communication, goal setting and synergy. Audiences leave enthralled and repeat the stories to friends and colleagues resulting in immense take-home business value from the wild.
Speaking Topics Include
The Nature of Success - Ian explores how business teams can learn from the behaviours and characteristics of four iconic African animals to create sustained success in difficult environments. Africa contains some of the most complex and competitive ecosystems on the planet. The animals that live within this ecosystem are subject to rapid change and intense competition. Ian identified the competitive advantage that each species has developed which allows them to thrive in even the most hostile conditions:
• Lion - Teamwork
• Elephant -Communication
• Leopard - Adaptation
• Giraffe - Leadership
Ian also designs and delivers interactive documentaries that virtually transport participants into worlds that are volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. From the summit of Mt Cook to the bushveld of the African Kruger National Park to the depths of the famous diving caves of South Australia. The extreme nature of these environments neutralises traditional subject matter and opens the mind to learning. He uses these interactive documentaries to frame business-focused conversations that rapidly align individuals and teams.