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Kivi Bernhard  

Expert in Critical Business Thinking & Strategy: Author of "Leopardology: The Hunt For Profit In A Tough Global Economy"

Kivi Bernhard 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.

Now the author of the internationally acclaimed business book Leopardology™ – The Hunt For Profit In A Tough Global Economy, (MJP of New York 2009) Bernhard has received accolade from some of the finest business schools in America.

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.

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Leadership Gone Wild

Critical Leadership From The African Leopard

This is a 55 minute, high energy and penetrating audio-visual presentation that will take your audience deep into the African bushlands and open savannahs with the aid of award winning video footage. The African leopard is the most successful and adaptable feline predator on earth and is master of the solo hunt. Effective leadership in life and business is all well and good, but how to maintain it, and do so with constancy, is what truly distinguishes leaders from followers. So it is with predator and prey! The global economy we live in today has dictated that our business teams be comprised of much more successful individuals. With incredible stage presence, Kivi will amaze, motivate and inspire audiences with laughter and tears, as he extracts a possible solution from this majestic predator. This keynote will include three of the now internationally renowned Pillars of Positive Predatory Thinking TM and will literally leave your audience spell-bound that is, as soon as they sit back from the edge of their seats! This presentation will empower and infuse attendees with a keen knowledge of self and will allow them to take precise inventory of their exact personal tooling and apparatus. They will then instinctively move towards consistent leadership, as does the beautiful African leopard. This is critical, cutting-edge business and life thinking, presented like nothing you have ever experienced before. This keynote is, simultaneously, a visual, emotional and intellectual experience!

The Hunt for Success

Relationship Selling From Africas Most Successful Predator*

Sales executives and their teams will simply be blown away by this 55 minute, high energy and penetrating audio-visual presentation. Creating a paradigm shift for audiences, explaining that relationship selling starts at home, Kivi will take you on an imaginary safari deep in the African bush. The African leopard is the most successful and adaptable predator on earth and is master of the solo hunt. Building meaningful and significant relationships with clients and customers is the only way to build effective and sustainable business period! However, it all must start with the primordial relationship one has with oneself. As we all attempt to master our own individual hunt for excellence, learning to trust, not only others, but ourselves, is a key component to our success. With incredible stage presence, Kivi will amaze, motivate and inspire audiences with laughter and tears, as he extracts a possible solution from this majestic predator. This presentation will empower and infuse attendees with a dose of P-PMS, Positive - Predatory Mind Set. It will lead them to themselves, allowing them to take precise inventory of their exact tooling and apparatus and to trust it. This is critical, cutting-edge business and life thinking that has been incorporated into the MBA program of the renowned Coles School of Business, Kennesaw State University. Presented like nothing you have ever experienced before, the award winning video footage, combined with Kivis international flare and gifted speaking style, will leave your audiences roaring for more!

Trust Gone Wild

The True Meaning Of Trust From The African Leopard*

This is a 55 minute, high energy and penetrating audio-visual presentation that will take you on an imaginary safari deep in the African bush. The African leopard is the most successful and adaptable predator on earth and is master of the solo hunt. As we all attempt to master our own individual hunt for excellence, learning to trust, not only others, but ourselves, is a key component to our success. With incredible stage presence, Kivi will amaze, motivate and inspire audiences with laughter and tears, as he extracts a possible solution from this majestic predator. This presentation will empower and infuse attendees with a dose of P-PMS, Positive - Predatory Mind Set. It will lead them to themselves, allowing them to take precise inventory of their exact tooling and apparatus and to trust it. Learning when to stop and when to go will become instinctive, as it is with the beautiful African leopard. This is critical, cutting-edge business and life thinking. Presented like nothing you have ever experienced before, the award winning video footage, combined with Kivis international flare and gifted speaking style, will leave your audiences roaring for more!

Seminar/Focus Group

Breakfast in the Bush with Kivi Finding the Leopard in Your Business

Often booked simultaneously with a keynote, this 1 hour presentation is designed as a focus group breakfast for middle, upper and senior management levels. Like nothing the corporate training world has experienced before, this seminar will take two or three specific issues within your corporation and filter them through the instinctive leadership and management genius of Africas most successful feline predator, the leopard. During the course of this presentation, relevant organizational issues will be examined using the Pillars of Positive Predatory Thinking. You got it! Six pillars of critical leadership thinking gleaned from Africas most successful predator will guide our analysis. This is a must do followup for organizations looking for maximum R.O.I. from one of Kivis conference or large meeting keynotes.

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