Disruptive Business Change and Employee Engagement, Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship
Martin Brown uses very personal everyday experiences and challenges not withstanding being paralysed from the neck down. Despite devastating consequences to an episode in his life he has built multi award winning businesses that continue to thrive and innovate, all with just a simple stick in his mouth. His materials are unique focusing on overcoming adversity and instilling creative thinking. His presenting skills will draw audiences to the very edge of their seats and into an amazing journey into that all too seemingly impossible world of imagination, innovation and the challenge of risk. His upbeat approach and positive humour will set the stage for a memorable and exciting presentation that will leave a powerful impression of achievement in your mind.
- The Dude who broke my neck
- 5 Steps to using using Adversity to your Advantage
- How to make better choices in life and business
I’m a serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of multiple companies. I have shaped my business skills over the last 17 years to become a multi-award winning entrepreneur, of an international company. My keynotes are based on my extraordinary life story, blended with my business experience. As an adversity expert I share my experiences around finding solutions prospering in the face of adversity and guide delegates to true inspirational leadership.
My material was created and based on my own personal everyday experiences in coping with not only being paralysed from the neck down but running my companies in this challenging business environment, so I believe my materials to be unique. Whilst there are plenty of speakers in the industry, none are like me, as I speak from my experience and a true life journey. I’m still an active CEO down to workshop level, my examples are current, the research is fresh, and my materials ever changing – as we keep growing.
As a professional inspiring speaker that focuses on overcoming adversity while discovering the advantages, I will leave your audience with your brief and take away factor blended in my keynote presentation. They will leave inspired, refreshed and with an overcoming outlook on life. My presentation and materials are designed to fit into any part of your conference day.
Martin was born in Cape Town. He achieved National Colours in Acrobatics and was a member of the Acrobatic Federation of South Africa as well as being a Provincial Colours athlete and a professional ballroom and Latin dancer.
Taking a change in direction after initially entering the engineering field, Martin embarked on a different path and in his second year of medical studies, he was injured in a freak diving accident altering his world dramatically.
He has over the last 11 years, built a globally recognised company which has been the receiver of no less than 7 entrepreneurial awards. He has studied towards NTC 5 Mechanical Engineering, National Diploma Emergency Care Practitioner, National Diploma Information Technology and currently busy completing his B.Com in Entrepreneurship.
Despite challenges most would find insurmountable Martin has earned respect and admiration for his achievements:-
- Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010 SME Award
- Inseta Business Leadership Award – 2011
- SEDA Most Promising Job Creating Entrepreneur – 2011
- SEDA Most Promising Entrepreneur with a Disability – 2011
- Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 Finalist
- Finalist for the Industrial Category the 2013 Africa SMME Awards Competition
- Exclusive Entrepreneur of the Year® Alumni Society – 2015
He is a well published and interviewed entrepreneur who has shared his innovative concepts on the world renowned TEDx platform.
I work with people, not managers, bosses or employees when stripped of all our titles we all exactly the same as the other guy with shortcomings and needs. We all face adversity and we all need help and guidance to overcome personal and work challenges, in the end we all human!
Sometimes the meaning between inspiration and motivation gets a bit hazy, let me try and clear it up. Motivation is to push and inspiration is the pull. Motivating yourself 9 times out of 10 you are pushing yourself to do something you really don’t care about. It is believing you can fly and then walking to work the next day.
The word inspiration means to be ‘in spirit’ this is when you are drawn to do what naturally feels best. It is not chest pounding, screaming or walking over hot coals rather it is the feeling that lights you up with excitement and pulls you in the direction to be the best you.
I inspire people to move with focus, choice to action.
My presenting skills will draw the audience to the edge of their seats and on an amazing journey, into that all too seemingly impossible world of imagination, innovation and the challenge of risk. My upbeat approach and positive humour will set the stage for a memorable and exciting presentation that will leave a powerful impression of achievement in your mind.
“Martin is one of those rare individuals who light up the planet with enthusiasm and energy. An entrepreneur of note – this is one an who excels at everything he sets his mind to. It is a pleasure to know him and to spend time with him.”
Professional Conference Speaker, Author & Broadcaster
Martin is an extremely dedicated, committed and easy going person to work with. He always goes the extra mile and is exceptionally innovative in provision of his offerings and solutions. His attention to detail and level of quality is extremely commendable.
Six Sigma Enterprise Black Belt at Standard Bank
Martin is both a wonderful person and a seriously good entrepreneur. He built Radical Mobility from an impossible vision to the technology leader in his market segment, and has a knack of making the right calls in difficult situations. He is a pleasure to work with and a practical hard nosed but fair manager. I could not recommend him and his business highly enough.
The Marketing Director – Marketing specialist, mentor and consultant