Welcome to Leopardology ™. You got it! Critical business thinking and strategy gleaned from the hunt of Africa's most successful predator.
Described by a leading international speaker bureau as "one of the most gifted and promising platform speakers in the world today", Kivi Bernhard, is the author of the critically acclaimed book; Leopardology ™ - The Hunt For Profit In A Tough Global Economy!
Using the hunting habits and techniques of the African leopard, the most successful feline predator on earth, Kivi Bernhard seamlessly transitions between the "bush" and the "boardroom" with extraordinary platform skill that can only be described as captivating. With the aid of award winning video footage that is beyond riveting, Kivi will take your audience deep into the African bush on a virtual safari where he draws metaphors of personal and corporate success that will simply leave them spellbound!
The business world has changed. Having the "lion's share" of market territories and clients, to which corporations have been accustomed, is no longer the case.
Known by his colleagues as a "speakers speaker", Kivi Bernhard is a member of the National Speakers Association and the International Federation For Professional Speakers. He is renowned for his broadcast quality South African voice, his command of the English language and his incredible stage presence. Described by his friend and mentor and internationally renowned, hall of fame keynote speaker, Nido Qubein,CSP, CPAE as "dazzling for all the right reasons", Kivi Bernhard is a consummate professional.
Always willing to develop new business relationships Kivi believes that no event is too big or too small and is extremely aware of the current budget restraints of meeting planners. In our post "bailout" economy the meetings and travel incentive industry is under tremendous scrutiny and has been hit hard. Meeting planners are looking for huge R.O.I. and are demanding cutting edge information, inspiration and motivation, wrapped up with creativity and fun, and delivered with platform excellence.
There is good news! You have just found it. - It would be logistically and economically unfeasible to hold your meeting on the plains of the African savannah. However, I can bring Africa, its magnificent wildlife and their intrinsic lessons, to your meeting. Oh, by the way - it's going to get wild!
We invite you to spend some time and learn more about what Convention Magazine has called "the most original and creative business keynote presentation in the market." Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to "Leopardology™" and the "Business Gone Wild™" series of keynotes and programs.
ABOUT KIVI: -Taking the professional speakers circuit by storm, Kivi Bernhard has been requested to keynote audiences from the Bahamas to Bangkok. Described by a leading international speaker bureau as "one of the most promising and talented speakers in the world today" Kivi is a riveting and captivating speaker and is renowned for his platform excellence. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Kivi was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. After relocating to the USA in 1997 with his wife and family and a total net worth of $860.22, Kivi went on to build a multimillion dollar international wholesale diamond business. With the aid of award winning footage, Kivi uses the hunting habits and techniques of the African leopard, perhaps the most successful feline predator on earth, to draw metaphors of personal and corporate leadership, trust and success that will simply leave you spellbound. Now the author of the internationally acclaimed business book Leopardology™ - The Hunt For Profit In A Tough Global Economy, (Morgan James 2009) Kivi Bernhard has received accolade from some of the finest business schools in America.
Kivi Bernhard is one of those amazing people you meet every once in a while and never forget. With an unusual synthesis, he is an orthodox Jew, passionate family man, adventurer, accomplished business entrepreneur, author and renowned speaker. CEO and founder of Kivi International LLC, an internationally known wholesale loose diamond distributor, Kivi's business network reads like a current edition of "Who's Who?" Tapping into this asset has allowed him access to the minds and spirit of some of the most accomplished names in the local and global business arena. A keen student of life with a huge appetite for laughter and love, Kivi is an accomplished and published musician, Judo medalist and gemological consultant.
Kivi's "other love," the African bush, has become part and parcel of his fiber as a human being and is what inspired the development of Leopardology™. He has an amazing ability to synthesize his lifelong passion and study of Africa's predators with timeless life lessons across the spectrum of human experience. Often described as an amalgamation of "Crocodile Dundee" and "Jerry McGuire with a yarmulka" Kivi is a riveting and captivating orator. Equally at home tracking lion deep in the African bush as he is in the executive suites of a Fortune 500, he will regale you with enthralling stories of both. A consummate professional, Kivi Bernhard is a fountain of positive energy and human potential. His personal journey, including his victories and his losses, have given him a unique laboratory in which to study the DNA of this thing we call "success."
"…often referred to as an amalgamation of Crocodile Dundee and Jerry McGuire with a yarmulke, Kivi Bernhard is one of the most penetrating and inspiring business speakers in the world today…" Advantage Magazine July 2007
"…Kivi was simply the most original and inspiring speaker I have ever heard…" -- Charles Schwab
"…what fundamental and critical business thinking and psychology. The way you have packaged the message is nothing short of genius and your ability to present it is amazing. What a treat is was for us…" - Northwest Airlines