Born in the Namib Desert, Quinton spent most of his childhood in the African bush.
He began his working career as a hunter and then he later attained a degree in the natural sciences. Today, Quinton is considered as one of South Africa’s leading bush craft specialists.
His passion for adventure has taken him from bitter sub-Antarctic regions to the scorching deserts of the Middle-East. He has summited the highest ice-peak in Russia and he has lived with ‘vanishing’ tribes in Africa, the frozen wastelands of Outer Mongolia and the sweltering jungles of the Amazon basin.
As a conservationist, he has managed the animal collection for one of the largest Zoological Gardens in Africa where he was committed to breeding of endangered species around the world.
He is a frequent resource in print and on radio programs, speaking on a variety of nature topics. Quinton is also well known as a TV presenter of popular wildlife programs such as ‘Aardwolf’ and 50/50 ‘Veldfocus’.
Quinton’s business message has universal appeal, having addressed audiences in more than 30 countries worldwide. His talks assist people to tap into their natural potential, to improve their business skills and performance and to gain a better understanding of themselves and each other.
Back to Basics: SAN Solutions
Quinton believes that every person is endowed with a deep-seated instinct to survive … to survive at all costs and against all odds!
His powerful and riveting introduction leads an audience into the fascinating world of a San Bushman Tribe (the Company), their bush environment (the marketplace), the wildlife on which they thrive (the Clients) and the predators with which they compete (the Competitors).
Using spectacular slides, he illustrates that everyone has dormant or under-utilized business skills. These skills need only to be set free or ‘unlocked’ in order to realize maximum gain, both personally and for the company. In this regard, no one beats the San.
This is how successful business has always been done, is currently being done and will continue to be done. Everyone has the natural ability to do the same. This is the Back to Basics approach!
In 2015, Quinton Coetzee introduces his new keynote, Head, Heart & Guts: Lessons from the African Bush.
Do you have the head to know exactly what you need to do in order to achieve your goals and to live a fulfilled life?
Do you have the heart to develop and maintain the relationships and the inter-relationships necessary to achieve your goals?
Do you have the guts to overcome any obstacles that may stand in the way of your goals?
Quinton cuts to the chase as he takes his audience on a journey into the raw realities of nature. He unpacks the head, the heart and the guts of all living things in their endeavor throughout time, towards a successful prosperous and fruitful existence.
As with his renowned presentation, ‘Back to Basics – San Solutions’, Quinton uses spectacular visuals as he explores timeless lessons for personal achievement and business success. The message is powerful and riveting, drawing perfect parallels between the challenges of survival in the bush and success in the business world.
He focuses on the enduring ‘Universal Laws of Success’ – the imperative actions, deeds and behavior that underpin success and achievement in any endeavor, by any person or team. These laws are not complex; indeed they are simple and efficient … and they have been practiced by successful teams and individuals for thousands of years.
“Embracing our natural instincts, leads to supreme success. Deviation therefrom, encourages the extinction process …”
Some of the key issues that are covered in Quinton’s keynote include:
- Thriving on teamwork
- Deal with the problems … NOW!
- Know your customer / client
- Securing your customer base
- Creativity, innovation … be resourceful
- Think differently … change your ways
- Know your environment
- Recognize and exploit all opportunities
- Set lofty goals … then attain them
- Coping with setbacks and adversity
- Constantly hone your skills
- Communication – clear, concise and accurate
- Stay focused; maintain direction
- Attitude! Turning negatives into positives
- Efficiency, effectiveness, productivity
- Flexibility and speed
- Common goal
- Find a way through / around, over / under any obstacle
- The wildebeest paradigm
- Your decisions determine your destiny
- Improvement is driven by change
- Increased production
- Competitors want you dead!
- Grow your income source
- Complacency skills
- Know your product; know your game
- Training and skill development
This highly energetic, professional presentation not only inspires and motivates, it enthralls, moves and punches home the reality of personal commitment and survival in the corporate world.
It’s straight-forwardness is invigorating – it will be talked about, recounted and remembered!
“Coetzee is in a class by himself, probably the most sought- After South African speaker.”Los Angeles Times
“I have never seen such a professional, inspiring, motivating, whilst
often very humorous, presentation. Our audience was as Demographically mixed as can be and everyone in the room was enthralled. Quinton is truly world class.” Mike Wheeler, Directional Marketing
“This talk vividly ‘colours-in’ every business principle I try to impress upon my team every day…” Ray Tan, APC - Singapore
“ I want to thank you for a superb job you did when you presented to my group. My staff continue to rave about how much they enjoyed listening to you. We will certainly use your services again.” Andrew-Smith, President: Europe, Africa and Eurasia – Brown-Forman Spirits
“Quinton your presentation was high on the list of top presentations not only at this convention but many previous. Our delegates enjoyed your energetic, professional style and your subject matter easily related to many of the issues that our hairdressers could readily translate into their business environment. Your message was clear and thought provoking for many and your delivery was exceptional." Paul Woess – National Training Manager, Schwarskopf Professional – Australia
“Probably the most interesting and original presentation on Management and Empowerment I have ever heard”. Jean-Pierre Mura – Group Schneider