New York Times Best-Selling Author of 20+ Books incl. Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business & Life and Swanepoel TRENDS Report ( 2006, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 & 12 ). Senior Partner, RealSure, Inc. a Business Management Consultancy based in California.
Industry Expertise (3)
Real Estate Services
Areas of Expertise (3)
New York Times Best Seller (professional)
Reached number #4 and #10 on New York Times Best Seller List with Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life
Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders (professional)
Awarded by INMAN News
Top 20 Most Influential People in the Real Estate Industry (professional)
Awarded by Today’s REALTOR, official mouthpiece of the National Association of REALTORS
University of California, Los Angeles: Program, Mergers & Acquisitions 1997
University of Johannesburg, South Africa: M.Com, Business Economics, Trends 1990
University of Pretoria, South Africa: B.Sc, Project Management, Construction, Real Estate 1980
Wendy Lipton-Dibner , President | Professional Impact
“Too often we find that experts are either great writers OR great speakers – rarely do we find both in one incredibly talented and passionate person. Stefan Swanepoel is that rare breed of professional that gives you the total package. A New York Times best selling author and a dynamic and inspiring speaker – read him, bring him into your organization, hear him speak…but whatever you do, make sure you experience the brilliance that is Stefan.”
Barbara Safran , President | Conta Costa Association of Realtors
“Stefan’s ability to impart important information with enthusiasm and passion and his delightful accent makes him one of the best speakers you can have. From his Real Estate trends speeches to his new speech about Surviving the Serengeti. It’s an excellent way to look at teamwork and creating synergy. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to work with a diverse team of leaders and anything else he sets his mind to speak on because I know he will be fabulous. You will want to listen to Stefan over and over.”
Ron Peltier , CEO | HomeServices of America, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway Company
“Stefan is an outstanding speaker and he has a profound grasp of the Industry. He has great insight into our business that can be helpful going forward.”
Russ Bergeron , CEO | Midwest Real Estate Data
“MRED was pleased to host the 2010 CMLS Conference. When setting up the agenda, it was easy selecting a keynote speaker – Stefan Swanepoel. As a prolific author and futurist, Stefan, above anyone else, has always proven to be the person with the right message for the times. He pulls no punches, yet always keeps his audiences entertained and hanging onto every word with his spot-on insights and observations. If Stefan had been the only speaker on our program the attendees would still have gone home happy.”
Nagesh Ramamurthy , Event Organiser | PMI Pharmaceutical Community of Practice
"It was an inspiring and motivating talk, and the important differentiator was how Stefan gave the analogy of the seven animals and how each of us is like one of these - he had an interesting quiz called “What Animal Am I?” The speaker's clear diction and his passion for wildlife and animals, in addition to his conviction about fellow beings, all created a great impression on me, so much so that I have now heard this talk three times! I am hoping to show this to my colleagues at work."
Terry Watson , International Speaker and Trainer | Watson World Corp.
“The majority of speakers speak about what they have read – Stefan is where you go to find out what is GOING to happen. Normally to meet someone of Stefan’s GENIUS would require a high level security clearance – he provides gut wrenching, real-world content, in a hilarious way while putting out enough passion and energy to power a small country.”
Sample Talks (1)
Safari of Self Discovery
This talk redefines how people view, comprehend and work with other people! You will build healthier and tougher teams by having your team members connect with the inner instinctive strengths in all of us. The presentation is more than a talk – it’s a high-energy, stimulating experience that transfers attendees into an “African Safari” with awe-inspiring visuals, invigorating stories and revealing breakthroughs by Africa-born, New York Times Best Selling Author, Stefan Swanepoel.
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