Ian is a rare person – a business graduate who has studied lions at close quarters during 20 years as a game ranger in Africa.
A dynamic and inspiring presenter, Ian believes people, and especially business people, can absorb and learn from the animal kingdom. Sound business sense is interlaced with humour and an ability to tell stories. The audience leave enthralled and repeat the stories to friends and colleagues resulting in immense “take home business value.”
“The study of lions in the wild has involved me in far more than the gathering of biological data. Discussions with business men and women while viewing lions has made me aware of the social interaction, hunting techniques and defence strategies among individual lions with vastly different personalities, strengths and weaknesses.”
He has written a book, The Power of the Pride, and is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows. He has featured in many local and international management magazines, and is also one of South Africa’s foremost wildlife photographers. His presentations include these stunning photographs, a great deal of humour and the ability to tell and enact the story of successful team work and leadership.
“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, Unum Provident