Quinton Coetzee – Business Basics was raised on the fringes of the Namib Desert and has spent most of his life living close to nature in the African bush. A university graduate in the Natural Sciences, he has a passion for wildlife and the outdoors, and is today considered one of Southern Africa’s leading bush-craft and survival specialists.

He began his working career as a hunter and then later attained a degree in the natural sciences. Today, he is considered one of Southern Africa’s leading bushcraft specialists.

His obsession with wild places and adventure has taken him across the globe. He has endured the bitter cold of sub-Antarctica and the scorching deserts of the Middle-East. He has lived with ‘vanishing’ tribes in Africa, the frozen wastelands of Outer Mongolia and the sweltering jungles of the Amazon basin. Quinton is equally at home diving the worlds warmest oceans or summitting the highest ice-peaks in Russia.

As a conservationist, he has managed the Animal Collection for one of the largest Zoological Gardens in Africa where he was committed to the breeding of endangered animals around the world.

A frequent resource in print and on radio programs speaking on a variety of nature topics, he is also well known as a television presenter of popular South African wildlife programs such as “Aardwolf” and 50/50 “Veldfocus”.

Quinton has been a successful businessman and entrepreneur for 3 decades. He has also trained as a classical pianist.

He has been a sought-after conference speaker on the Professional Speaking Circuit for 23 years addressing top companies in 39 countries on five continents. Using fascinating truths from the wilderness and tribes of Africa, his inspiring message is a unique take on how the tried-and-tested, timeless drivers of success in the natural world can easily be applied in individuals, teams and businesses intent on thriving. Quinton’s message has universal appeal, receiving rave reviews from executives and delegates worldwide.

Quinton’s talks assist people to tap into their natural potential, to improve their business skills and performance, and to gain a better understanding of themselves and others.

Quinton Coetzee - Business Basics

Quinton Coetzee – Business Basics

He is a frequent resource in print and on radio programs, speaking on a variety of nature topics. Quinton Coetzee – Business Strategy is well known as a television presenter of popular wildlife programs such as “Aardwolf” and 50/50 “Veldfocus”. See further list of Speakers Q-Z

He has also trained as a classical pianist.


Quinton uses spectacular visuals (rather than a single written word) to take his audience on a fascinating journey into the African bush.

He demonstrates how a San Bushman Tribe (the Company/Group) is able to thrive in a harsh, ever-changing environment (the Marketplace/Workplace) due to a thorough understanding of the wildlife on which they depend (the Income Source/Clients) and the predators with which they compete (the Competition).

The message is powerful and riveting and draws parallels between survival in the bush and success in the business world. Quinton Coetzee – Business Basicsfocuses on the timeless ‘Universal Laws of Survival’ – the “must do’s”, “essentials”, “non-negotiables”…the “nuts and bolts”. These are the “basics” that underpin success in any endeavour.

These are the undisputed “Laws of Successful Business’.

In a compelling manner, Quinton takes the audience back to the origins of these basics, defines what the basics actually are and proves that enhanced performance and greater success can only be achieved once these basics are firmly in place. Follow Conference Speakers on Twitter

Using unforgettable analogies, Quinton Coetzee – Business Basics vividly drives home the necessity to get “Back To Basics”, both in business and also within our complex personal lives.


“Coetzee is in a class by himself, probably the most sought-after South African speaker.”
Los Angeles Times

“Absolutely brilliant – one of the best speakers I have ever heard – and I have heard many!”
Dr. SteveG (UK): Vice President, ORACLE, Europe, Middle East, Africa

“Excellent presentation – you’ve hit all the right buttons”.
Keith Rumble: CEO, Impala Platinum

“I have never seen such a professional, inspiring, motivating, whilst often very humorous, presentation. Our audience was as demographically mixed as can be and everyone in the room was enthralled. Quinton Coetzee is truly world-class.”
MW: Directional Marketing

“A brilliant way to emphasise the importance of basics and teamwork for business survival.”
BillS: Finance Director, Nestle’ (SA)

“It is easy to see why Quinton Coetzee is in such demand as a speaker.”
John SZ: Advertising Manager, ACDelco, General Motors Corporation, Grand Blanc MI, USA

“Probably one of the best motivation and business talks available today”.
KVN: Managing Director, Q Data Consulting

“Fantastic! An amazing concept. The delegates were enthralled.”
SiewSiew Chin: IBM Asia, Malaysia

Once again, many thanks for a fantastic presentation! It’s been, once again, an amazing “encounter”. You had the audience raving! Your energy has reverberated across PKF”. GvG:PKF V

“I suspect it will be a long time before I have the opportunity of seeing such a unique exposition of “the basics”.
BDO Stoy Hayward, United Kingdom

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Talk Specifications:

Length of presentation: 60 minute breakfast / lunch or conference / seminar slot. Quinton Coetzee – Business Strategy is able to do a shortened version for before/ after dinner occasions.

Equipment Required: Large screen, cordless radio lapel microphone and extension cord.



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