Pierre du Plessis – Branding Change

Pierre du Plessis – Branding Change comes from an art and design background.

He has shown to critical acclaim at Fashion Week in the 2000s, created award winning campaigns as a stylist, and freelances as a creative director on experimental projects. Book Pierre through Conference Speakers

 

Pierre du Plessis - Branding Change

Pierre du Plessis – Branding Change

Pierre du Plessis – Branding Change

He is also an artist, working with socio-political themes and the tension between absence and presence.

He has also worked as brand curator for the SABS Design Institute, whilst running BE BRAVE, his company that specialises in getting teams to understand one another better.

Pierre du Plessis – flâneur, a wanderer of the city streets, an eternal observer.

He is interested in the way the world is flowing, the movement of culture, the actions and reactions, creativity, and above all what it means to create good work.

Pierre du Plessis writing and talks explore what it means to create good work in our world today.

What good work looks like, feels like, and where good work comes from.

The other half his background is philosophy and spirituality.

He leads a contemplative community in the city of Cape Town and he is also a published author.

He is a popular speaker, speaking regularly at conferences and corporate sessions. He has been featured numerous times on TEDx, breakfast TV, and radio. He reads like a maniac, but only when he is not online. His talks leave audiences inspired, woke, and equipped to create good work.

Many organisations have already transitioned to a flatter structure and softer cultures. The challenge now is to figure out how to lead in this new flat world where the old methods and levers are near illegal.

​In an ironic twist, it seems the answer to our question for what future leadership looks like might lie in our distant shared past. The answer might lie in the structures and value systems of monasteries, the conflict resolution processes of native American tribes, the ancient archetypes that form the basis of our perceptions, and the ideas about the universe from the first philosopher.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A one hour interactive presentation
  • The most important lessons we can learn about leadership and business from monks.
  • New models for leadership from ancient circles.

His alter ego is the love child of Gertrude Stein and Jason Bourne. He lives in Cape Town with my wife, two kids, and his iPhone. Follow Pierre on Twitter

He is not a typical “speaker circuit” guy, that sounds like a radio recording. Pierre is real and authentic. Above all, Pierre lands a message so delicately, that weeks later little nuggets from a talk will still pop up in your head” Dewald du Plooy, Marketing Director KFC

“The true power of this talk is in how it touches on the simple yet poorly understood – or personal yet most potent – aspect of our being…managing the self” Victor Kgomoeswana, Africa Business Specialist

Over the centuries humanity has developed ways to facilitate change and growth in life, from birth to adolescence, to adulthood and even to sagehood.

The path of the hero is always the same, whether is it Odysseus or Andy from the Devil wears Prada.

Creativity happens in shadows, it is in the dark where stories take shape, and your imagination goes wild. The same reason ghost stories are told around campfires, not in broad daylight.

​We are creatures of habit, habit keeps us safe. Safe is not where innovation lies. Safe is not where the new, the daring and the profound are. Those lie in the dark, in mystery, out where the dragons are.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A one hour interactive presentation
  • A deconstruction of old thought patterns.
  • Insights from philosophy, and Japanese aesthetics.

Pierre du Plessis – Branding Change

Client Quotes:

“Pierre, like all good trend spotters, looks at the world with infinite curiosity and an open mind. As such, he has a knack of pin pointing a trend on the rise, but most importantly its roots and trajectory. Without these two elements you don’t have context, and Pierre has the ability to provide that all important context.”  Dion Chang, founder Flux Trends

“Pierre’s talk dropped bombs in my head that have been exploding in my brain for weeks – love it!” Richard Mulholland, Missing Link

“The true power of this talk is in how it touches on the simple yet poorly understood – or personal yet most potent – aspect of our being…managing the self”  Victor Kgomoeswana, Africa Business Specialist

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