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Red Leaf, Leadership Speaker

Red Leaf

    • The Ultimate Team Building Experience
    • Video Based Virtual Adventures
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Ian Schubach on Teamwork

Ian Schubach on Teamwork



Red Leaf Speaker Biography

Since the beginning of time, people have had to find ways to work together to survive and to achieve dramatic results.

At Red Leaf, we offer Keynotes, Interactive Documentaries, and Bespoke Programmes. Our mix of energetic team building & practical, business-focused workshops gives participants the confidence and skills to focus time, effort and resources on meaningful objectives that make a difference for their teams and for the organization.


Several members of our team are world-class adventurers and based on their extraordinary experiences, they deliver compelling keynote presentations.

Red Leaf Founder and Director, Ian Schubach, uses his experience as a professional African safari guide and adventurer to engage and inspire via stories that matter. In his presentation, The Nature of Success, Ian equips leaders and teams to use the shifting marketplace as a tool for competitive advantage. Ian explores how business teams can learn from the behaviors and characteristics of iconic African animals to create sustained success. Each of the animals has developed their own competitive advantages that allow them to thrive in this rapidly changing and intensely competitive ecosystem:

Lion = Teamwork
Leopard = Innovation and Resilience
Giraffe = Leadership
Elephant = Relationship and Communication


Interactive Documentaries

Audiences always find Red Leaf’s interactive documentaries engaging and thrilling as they blend dramatic footage with gripping story-telling to create a virtual experience. Most importantly the Red Leaf facilitators use the interactive documentaries to frame business-focused conversations that rapidly align individuals and teams.

Our newest interactive documentary is about Animal Tracking and is set and filmed in the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. The mission is to track and find some of Africa's most iconic animals. Tracking lions, leopards and rhinos in this environment is demanding. It draws on a complementary mix of skills, such as focus, discipline, creativity, staying open to opportunity and constant learning. Fostering or mentoring a strong and confident next generation of trackers is also key.

Small tracking teams form in the room and you set off on an audiovisual expedition. You become immersed in the complex task of tracking as an active participant, you become the tracker. Your goal is to find leopard, lion, and rhino on foot, in one of Africa's great wild places. Guided by expert facilitation and the interactive documentary, you make the decisions. You weigh up the risks and you live with the consequences. Finding the animal is in your hands.

Success depends on knowing the animal and understanding your environment. Staying alert, adapting to change, managing risks and solving problems is vital. Business success depends on these things too. Use these lessons to help your business grow and deal with change and uncertainty. Allow the ancient art of wildlife tracking to develop and inspire your leaders and teams.


Bespoke Programs

Red Leaf has the capacity and expertise to build multifaceted, integrated programs that align organizations and connect culture to strategy to deliver outstanding results.

The Red Leaf team have expertise in designing and delivering programs guiding teams and organizations through challenges. Our unique facilitation methodology guides people through a process of discovery through teamwork and collaboration. We also work with Graphic Facilitators who capture and structure ideas and information, creating dynamic visual illustrations. These narratives engage the audience and help improve retention and recall of key messages post-event.

If you have an existing single day workshop, two-day sales kick-off or a multi-year leadership development program, we can complement it using the power of an adventure metaphor. We focus on ensuring that clients generate the maximum return on investment for their conferences, meetings, and events. We have a reputation for accelerating outcomes in leadership and team development, engagement, and culture change. Audiences leave enthralled and repeat their virtual adventure to friends and colleagues resulting in immense take-home business value from nature.

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