Our September guest Allan Kleynhans is a highly entertaining and thoroughly effective Professional Speaker and Peak Performance Coach. He is an expert in assisting and empowering people and organisations to create sustainable change. He specializes in Peak Performance Training, Coaching and Consulting for individuals, athletes, teams and corporations.
“Adversity causes some to break and others to break records…”
Allan’s talk draws a lot from his own story of overcoming adversity and achieving happiness and success and will inspire you to take new empowered action in the direction of your passions and goals and also provide practical steps for those who are facing adversity and challenges.
A skilful facilitator, trainer and NLP practitioner, Allan has been studying consciousness and the science of human behavior, peak performance and success conditioning since 1988. An expert authority on the dynamics of human potential and self-esteem, Allan helps his clients create extraordinary results both personally and professionally. He regularly facilitates public and corporate seminars and workshops on personal and emotional mastery and the psychology of ‘heart-centered’ leadership.
His initial interest in behavioral conditioning began in 1986 when he was conscripted to the South African Defense Force. He returned home from Angola two years later and realized support for South African soldiers, who had been deployed and suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder, was non-existent. So began his study into the dynamics of the mind and human behavior, and in 1989 he left home to further his education abroad.
He has studied and worked with the biggest names in the self-improvement industry like Anthony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Deepak Chopra, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, Bob Proctor, Randy Gage, Robin Banks, John Kehoe and Landmark Education.
In 2001, Allan returned to South Africa to be part of the transition taking place there and worked with companies like SA Breweries, Standard Bank, Old Mutual, Ithala Finance Corporation, Liberty Group, Investec, Discovery Life, Pelican M.I.S. Systems, RE/MAX Address, NIMAS (Medical Aid Society), Maxiprest Tyres, Hirsch’s Homestores, Rennies Shipping, African Bank, National Ports Authority, Homenet, The Ignition Group, Boxer Superstores and Spar Group. He also worked with many of South Africa’s Springbok rugby players and during the South African rugby season of 02/03, he worked with the Natal Sharks on their successful Currie Cup campaign.
Allan is a founding member of the Professional Speaking Association of Southern Africa (PSASA), and a regular contributor to the annual KZN Head Prefects Leadership
Academy, which provides leadership training and mentoring for the in-coming Head Prefects of KZN district schools. He has spoken at many schools around South Africa and is passionate about working with kids to develop their self-esteem and potential. Allan returned to the UK on a full-time basis in 2008 and lives in London.
Allan has been described as ‘brilliant and articulate, a moving and inspiring speaker with an incredible passion for people and a real desire to make a difference’. Drawing from his own incredible experiences and personal transformation, he is guaranteed to bring his audience to life with his dynamically entertaining and unconventional style. His expertise and passion for his subject ensures he will add massive long-term value to people. More than just ‘rah-rah’, Allan leaves his audiences with real take home value and practical tools that help expand this value through time.
“I live and work from the core belief that people are born with enormous reserves of power and energy. Encouraged, tapped and channeled correctly, this energy allows people to create and perform at an outstanding level. From a leadership perspective, when you get individuals to invest themselves emotionally in a common vision with purpose, you build an unstoppable team. In today’s world change is inevitable, while growth is optional. Embracing change and growth is the key to long-term success. I look forward to working with your team to make that happen.”
“RE/MAX is continuously exposed to numerous top speakers and Allan definitely rates amongst the best we’ve ever had. His energetic approach certainly rubs off onto his audience. He was so popular the first time, we asked him back more than once.”
Chris Pearson, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Address
“Allan’s gifts when dealing with people are immense; this is underwritten by his infectious enthusiasm and energy. He enabled our team to develop the confidence to produce more from their infrastructure and themselves. I heartily recommend Allan as a major asset in your individual or corporate development.”
Nick Thwaites CEO, Braxtel Communications
“At first suggestion of a ‘firewalk’ for our annual management conference, I thought there was no way Allan could get myself, or any of my team to even think about walking across hot coals. But that is exactly what we did and it was brilliant! I highly recommend this seminar to anyone who wants to raise performance levels. Two weeks after the seminar I ran the Two Oceans marathon at a best time! Thank you Allan, from myself and the whole team, for a fantastic experience. It was, to use your word, awesome! ”
Ian Mountain, South African Breweries Ltd
“On behalf of my family and our management team, I must thank you for an amazing and truly remarkable firewalk experience. I must also congratulate you and your team for a very professional seminar, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. It was a life changing experience for me and everyone in our team shares the same sentiment!”
Allan Hirsch CEO, Hirsch’s Homestores
“In a competitive profession such as rugby, it is imperative that I am ‘on top of my game’ mentally. Allan’s coaching has had a significant improvement to my game and I am applying it in all the other areas of my life to great effect.”
Shaun Sowerby, Professional Rugby Player
“Allan’s input into the team was great and personally helped me to maintain my focus for longer periods during my game.”
Butch James, Professional Rugby Player, Springbok
“The biggest part of winning is mental and Allan really assisted the team to sharpen up in that area and I believe it was the difference that made for a great season.”
John Smit, Professional Rugby Player, Springbok
More info: www.allanspeaks.com