Lion tracker and author of 'The Power of the Pride'
Ian Thomas has been a professional speaker for 14 years. He has travelled internationally, and spoken in more than 25 countries. After completing a Bachelors degree in Business, he followed his calling and worked as a wildlife guide in Southern Africa, specializing in tracking lions. Ian attained the highest tracking and guiding qualification possible, that of “Scout”, awarded to him by “The Field Guides Association of South Africa’. The award recognizes excellence in guiding in big game areas, weapon handling, and tracking. He was the first person to achieve this distinction.
During his time as a guide he discovered that he had a talent for teaching and story telling, which led to a career in public speaking. Once of his core beliefs is that people have a lot to learn from nature. Sound business sense is linked to a knowledgeable insight into how nature thrives. His presentations assault the senses, stunning photographs, thunderous roars, humour, and an ability to tell and act out the story; all drive the message home.
Audiences leave enthralled and repeat the stories to friends and colleagues, which further entrenches the message and results in immense take home business value.
SPEAKING TOPICS – Teamwork, Change, Motivation & Leadership
“You managed to combine the timing of a professional comedian with the skills of a professional mime artist. You obviously had a complete mastery of your subject matter, but what came over above all, was your passion for your subject combined with a desire to use that knowledge and passion to communicate to your audience. It was funny, riveting and inspirational all at the same time.” Clive Panto of Clive Panto Productions UK
"We were all hugely pleased with the success of last week's event. The feedback here is that it was by far the best conference we've ever had. Ian Thomas went down a storm so a great recommendation." Alessia Melli, UnumProvident