Estienne de Beer

Estienne de Beer is an award-winning international platform speaker and leadership development specialist with in-depth experience across many companies, countries and cultures.

He has empowered corporate audiences worldwide at conferences and business events through his keynote wildlife presentation “Meerkat Motivation for the Marketplace”, a motivational talk about achieving results in business, top performance, exceptional teamwork and outstanding leadership.

In addition to an industry-related “Speaker of the Year” award, Estienne has also authored the book “Boosting Your Career – Tips from Top Executives”.


During his corporate career, Estienne headed up the training and leadership development of a Fortune 100 company’s South African operations and served as a leadership development resource for their African and Middle East operations. He received the “Manager of the Year” award in 2000, the same year in which the Financial Mail awarded his employer the title of one of the top 3 companies in South Africa.

This leadership award was based on significant impact made on the business, implementation of the diversity policy, demonstrating the transferable skills required of a top manager, and being a role model to aspiring managers.

At the time, Estienne de Beer led his sales team to the number one position within the retail sales force.


Estienne’s personal centre of influence includes a network of accomplished business leaders worldwide. He has consulted globally and locally to a number of well-known companies, focusing strongly on leadership development, employee motivation, learning and development, and personality assessments.

He has also published articles in various business magazines amongst other titles like “Immature Leaders Go Off Like Milk”, “The Menace of Micromanagement”, and “The Perils of Positive Thinking”.

As part of his professional degree in Communications, he majored in Industrial Psychology and Public Relations. 


For an hour, Estienne unlocks practical business applications with the inspirational “Meerkat Motivation for the Marketplace”.

This keynote presentation for corporate conferences and business events can be customized for a multitude of purposes including motivation, sales, teamwork, leadership, change management, diversity, risk and many more.

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