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Posted on November 12, 2019

Meet Erik Kruger, the Fire Starter That Helps Leaders Build High Performing Teams.

Erik Kruger started out his career as a physiotherapist helping athletes improve their physical and mental toughness. He worked with the mind, bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, developing methods that helped athletes reach top level.

From physiotherapy, Erik made the transition to helping leaders build high performance teams working with in-house teams across different industries and speaking at events globally. He is the author of the book ‘Acta Non Verba - The Playbook for Creating, Achieving and Performing at your Highest Level’ which he published in 2018. One of his favourite keynote topics is ‘High performance habits for tomorrow’s leaders and teams’. Erik’s unique method has been described as ‘fire starting’ ‘or ‘Igniting a fire that spreads”. He has successfully helped teams achieve impressive results.

We had a quick conversation with Erik about his life and guiding principles.  

1. Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

My name is Erik Kruger. I help business teams reimagine how they show up for the team and as a team. This is done in many ways. But primarily I spend my time speaking from stage or in team and executive coaching.

2. How would you define your professional mission?

My personal mission is to help individuals and teams make the necessary mental shifts that allows them to do meaningful work at the peak of their potential.

3. What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

·         The first is to be people focused. You cannot speak from stage or coach if you do not understand what people are going through.

·         The second would be to have an inquisitive mind. This means asking a lot of questions and allowing that curiosity to then guide you.

·         The third is to be well versed in your area of expertise by gaining experience and doing your own research meticulously.

4. What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

Most recently, receiving my Master’s Degree in Business and Executive Coaching from the business school of the University of the Witwatersrand.

5. What are some career challenges on your radar?

I definitely have aspirations to hit the Thinkers 50 list. It would also be a dream to share a stage with Seth Godin.

6. What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing people become more intentional about the way they approach work and life in general. Life is extremely demanding and busy. This unfortunately leaves many people focused on putting out fires instead of creating a life that they truly want to live.

Through my speaking and coaching I hope to encourage people to live with more intention.

7. What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?

I am not sure that I have a good answer to this yet. I could ramble off some big, fancy sounding paragraph on the legacy that I want to leave when I am gone.

But the truth is that for now I am simply focusing on doing meaningful work with people who are trying to make an impact in the world.

8. What is the best career advice you ever received?

To experiment and not take failure to heart. This has become quite the life philosophy in fact. I tend to launch before I am ready and this has served me very well over the past few years.

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By Administrator

Posted on September 11, 2019

Become an author in a Collaborative Book

Join other authors in owning your own chapter of a bestselling book. This is an excellent way to cut costs and have others promote your book. We are looking for speakers that have a story to share, to inspire their readers and how they won their fight against all odds.


Some examples of “Inspirations” submissions may include:

  1. Uplifting experiences that may have arisen from overcoming a challenge
  2. Loving experiences
  3. Loving experiences
  4. Life-changing experiences that would uplift readers

Everyone has a story to share and we want to make sure that you everyone has an outlet to share. We make book publishing accessible to aspiring authors who have wisdom to share. We know that your inspiring words will help others, and we look forward to sharing your words to make a difference in others’ lives.

We’re looking for: how-to advice and stories that uplift and inspire. We’re also interested in personal testimonies that show how your perseverance has played an important part in achieving your goals.

Author & Publish Your Own Book

We have a variety of options offered to meet the intention of your book and budget. If you are looking to have a book that would be on bookstore shelves within the next 6 months, submit your book idea today.

Submit your book idea to us

By Warren Knight

Posted on June 3, 2019

The Future Leaders Role In Digital Ttransformation

Making effective use of the latest digital solutions – in mobile, social, cloud and analytics – can fast-track business success. Whatever sector you operate in, your organisation has a wealth of technology available to it – solutions which, effectively utilised through a digital transformation programme, could increase operational efficiency and generate new potential and value.

Digital transformation in your organisation could be operational – improving the way you do things to become faster, or cheaper – or focussed on transforming the core of the business by moving to a fundamentally different way of operating. Or it could sit at the highest strategic level, changing the whole focus of the business.

But no matter at what level, or how important the technology, successful leaders of digital business transformation programmes – essentially change management strategies – understand that change begins with people.

Before a business can undergo a successful process of digital transformation, it needs to evolve its culture, ensuring that employees have the right mindset and skills to drive digital innovation. As a leader, your first move will need to be to develop and implement a clear people strategy. You’ll need the support, at all levels of the business, from tech-savvy people in key roles – people who understand the need for digital transformation and can help to champion change across the board.


Cognizant have researched and published a useful framework to help digital leaders understand the aspects of planning a digital transformation programme.

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Digitise the customer experience

With the plethora of digital channels available, customers now expect consistent engagement with a brand across all of their interactions. They expect to be able to research and order when, where and how is most convenient to them, and to receive their products however they choose. Brands which fail to recognise this and to enable this kind of omni-channel relationship risk losing market share. And any digital channel, correctly implemented and monitored, provides a wealth of customer data that you can use to get to know their habits and needs better.

Digitise your products or services

It’s no longer enough to sell a product or service. Successful digital brands sell experiences, and as they build increasingly sophisticated ways to understand and serve their customers, expectations will continue to rise. With the rise of the Internet of Things, products are consuming and generating data like never before, enabling switched-on brands to monitor usage and gather intelligence about customers. Digitisation allows customers to virtually test drive products before they buy, or customise an experience to ensure greater levels of customer satisfaction.

Digitise your operations

As important as it is, digitising business isn’t only about the impact on the consumer. Big data provides opportunities for more accurate product tracking and streamlined business processes making organisations more competitive – and potentially transformation operations through giving employees the ability to work anywhere, any time and from multiple devices.

Digitise your organisation

Digital solutions can enable brands to add to their products or services, or improve the quality of delivery of those they have. They enable employees to work more closely together – breaking down departmental silos and allowing them to share information and expertise. Digital technologies enable greater collaboration across geographical and knowledge boundaries.

You can read the entire Cognizant white paper here


Leading from the front requires transformational leaders in to embrace emerging platforms – especially those that drive better connections with consumers.

Research by McKinsey found that fewer than one third of digital transformation efforts succeed – even in digitally savvy sectors like tech, media and telecoms. And the success rate is even lower in more traditional industries. In the majority of cases, that failure has to do with the cultural and organisational challenges faced by the company, rather than being the fault of the technology. Organisational size is a factor, too. The larger the company, the harder it is to unite the entire workforce behind the need for change and effect a successful digital transformation. As a digital leader. one of the most important aspects of your role will be to engage your organisation’s employees and foster a culture of enthusiasm for the opportunities that technology presents.

  • Begin with business objectives – with a focus on the customer

Businesses that focus on the tech as an objective are the ones that fail. The digital solutions your organisation is embracing need to be linked to business outcomes. It’s not about ‘developing AI capabilities’ for the sake it. What’s the business case?

To understand how to approach digital transformation in your organisation, your leadership needs to be asking questions like ‘how could technology help us to better interact with and serve our customers?’ The answers will help you to reach the crucial technology decision.

  • Have the right, digital savvy leadership in place

Since you’re reading this, hopefully you’re a big part of that leadership, but remember that transformation requires change at all levels and it may be time to take on new management team members familiar with digital technologies. Inspirational new leadership may be needed to take on key transformation roles – leading specific initiatives and embedding change across the organisation.

Successful digital transformation programmes rely on leadership commitment. According to McKinsey, companies who engage a Chief Digital Officer are 1.6 times more likely to report a successful digital transformation programme that those that don’t.

  • Win over your workforce

Change often induces fear. Technological change can kill morale at the same time. Why? Usually this happens when companies try to use new tech to save costs – by reducing the need for humans. But looked at from the opposite direction, technology can empower people, reduce the burden of tedious, basic tasks and free employees up to add more value in the business.

Getting people to accept new technology can be challenging, so as a digital leader you’ll need to invest the time and resources in ensuring you’ve picked the right tech solutions to meet your business needs. The business will may need to invest in the right training – not just to help people use the technology, but also to enable them to understand why it’s being used and how it will help them – rather than prove a threat to their jobs.

By beginning with adopting technology that allows people more time to come up with creative input to the business, effective leaders ensure that wider digital transformations have the support of the workforce.

  • Don’t neglect traditional communications and tools

Whilst embracing digital is the whole point – don’t throw away old methods and technologies for the sake of it. Traditional methods of communication are still important, and digital upgrades to existing processes can result in some quick wins. Digital tools can make information more easily accessible across a company – making the business more transparent both internally and externally. Likewise, self-service technologies for employees will help to embed successful digital transformations.

One crucial element to success is to be clear about the reason for change. Your employees need to understand where the organisation is going, why change is happening and why it’s important. Uncertainty kills morale. So communicating this at all levels of the organisation is essential to success. And it needs to be consistent. So whatever your management structure, consider a mixture of digital and traditional methods to ensure the message is understood.  

And remember, whilst the goal might be a digital transformation, success will begin and end with the people in the organisation.

By Administrator

Posted on March 7, 2019

Dr Hanan at DP World

Dr. Hanan provides and inspirational, relaxed conversational style presentation with the speaker relating to a client in the shipping industry and 200-300 women in celebration of International Women’s Day.

By Administrator

Posted on February 20, 2019

James at Teleperformance

James spoke at Teleperformance DIBS for their ADSSSA ANNUAL EVENT where he spoke about digital transformation, automation, RPA, new age digital technology, analytics. How communication plays important role in a multi-cultural place like Abu Dhabi. It can give way to DIBS language line capabilities Embrace technologies of tomorrow for better today.

By Administrator

Posted on December 30, 2018

Sarah Shata, the winner of The Speaking Contest

Sara Shatta is an Egyptian Life Coach and and UAE based motivational speaker.  She Co-Founded AIBE (Association of Investment, Business, and Economics) in 2012, her passion is to change people’s lives and help them discover their happy thoughts and passion. Over 600 contestants have signed up since the contest started. The top 10 finalists were from all over the Middle East across the ages and nationalities, a testament of the beautiful diversity prevalent in this region. The crown year has had her on TV, in the press and in talks. Congratulations!

By Administrator

Posted on October 20, 2018

Faiyaz spoke about his case study for international legal consultants

Faiyaz spoke about his business to to lawyers and legal consultants from Europe and gave them a little tour in their office for a much clearer understanding of what he and his company does and their success story!

By Administrator

Posted on October 16, 2018

Speakers at the content creators' conference that happened on 16th October 2018

The Content Creators' Conference hosted speakers that shared knowledge on how you could supercharge your brand. Whether it was getting a book published, how to become a professional speaker, or how to create a podcast by Spencer or create video content and monetize it by Paris.

It was an inspirational day on the Five Palm Jumeirah that was action packed.