Relationships and the Power of Diversity in the Workplace
With humour, sensitivity, and humility, Alex van den Heever, and Renias demolish the walls that isolate each one of us. They tell their story of a path to profound mutual understanding. Their story is a tale of contrasts: white and black; man and boy; apartheid and unity; third world and first world. Alex uses the real-life story of his life as a game ranger at Londolozi Private Game Reserve and his relationship with tracker Renias Mhlongo to convey transformational wisdom and insights.
Alex and Renias demonstrate how to break down cultural barriers utterly in the workplace and foster generosity of spirit among people. It is not a methodology they offer but rather an ability to inspire the audience and open their minds to their potential as individuals and as a team.
Audio visual presentation Duration: 50 minutes
The motivational presentation culminates with a few insightful and extremely entertaining stories told by Renias in his mother tongue, Shangaan, which Alex translates for the audience. Alex van den Heever and Renias demolish the walls that isolate each one of us
This inspirational presentation has direct relevance for both South African as well as international audiences. The duo has presented in South Africa, America, Brazil, Chile, England, and Australia.
Alex and Renias’ story had a profoundly moving impact on our group. They have a gift for storytelling and the experiences they share paint a picture of the powerful bonds that can be formed between people from diverse backgrounds. They demonstrated how by getting to the heart of each other’s humanity you can build genuine connection, understanding and trust. Alex and Renias’ warmth and humour shone through at every moment, but they weren’t afraid to challenge us to think differently, to feel differently, to act differently. I would welcome them back to speak to our organisation in a heartbeat.
The recent Massbuild Annual Conference in September which you and your colleague, Renias Mhlongo attended as part of the proceedings. The 330 attendees who were present for the conference were introduced to your unique storytelling approach and we have only had positive feedback. Below are a couple of compliments received;
“I wasn’t enthralled with the story, it was so interesting that I forgot that I was listening to some parts of the story that were not even in English!”
“I feel highly motivated and positive after listening to Alex and Renias.”
“What a great storyteller! I would never have thought I could find a story so interesting!”