International Innovation, Life Design and Motivational Speaker | Willem Gous

International Innovation, Life Design and Motivational Speaker

Impact | Value | Change

Engage | Excite | Educate

Willem Gous is an International speaker and serial entrepreneur, he has been running his own businesses for more than 18 years. He has a wide range of experience ranging from manufacturing, corporate sales, channel management, innovation and business model consulting and has been involved in the online industry in South Africa for more than 21 years.

Innovation starts within and Willem has spent more than 11,000 hours on his personal development over the past 9 years.

He is passionate about business innovation, from business models to products. He is passionate about how people can leverage what they do every day to bring their goals, passions, purpose and dreams to life.

Willem is involved in various businesses and uses business as a platform for self exploration and personal development.

“Life without work is expressionless, work without life is motionless” – Willem Gous

Clients

Keynotes/Presentations

InnovationCo-Creation | Awaken the Innovator within. How everyone can innovate.

We try to innovate businesses but fail when we leave the people behind. We put process before person. Businesses are made up of people, people are what makes or breaks a business. Discover people-focused innovation. Innovate your people and you innovate your business. Everyone can innovate when you co-create.

In this eye-opening keynote Willem Gous introduces the audience to the power of co-creation in the innovation process. Innovation does not have an age, is male or female or only applicable to one department.

Innovation is everywhere. From the receptionist to the CEO and everyone in between them. With co-creation you create innovative solutions between your employees, with your employees and customers and even suppliers. Create FOR your customers, WITH your customers.

The power of innovation is within all of us through co-creation. But there is a definite process to make this process successful.

During this keynote attendees will understand the power of co-creation and how it relates to them. They will apply the thinking in practical exercises. An interactive and fun keynote teaching people to apply co-creational thinking and start applying it immediately within their work environment.

Testimonial

Willem is an engaging and thought-provoking speaker who hit the mark on his presentation. His message was powerful, simple and to the point. Willem brings a sense of humour to help share his business expertise and life experiences to make a point with his audience. He has a great presence on stage which kept everyone engaged. Most importantly, his message contained practical and usable tools that can help any person take their career, life to the next level, and beyond.

An excellent speaker, flawless in his delivery with a lot of take home value. If you need a crucial message delivered with clarity and passion, a speaker who can both motivate, inspire and leave your audience thinking long after the event is over, Willem is the person you should consider.

Farzanah Cassim
Corporate and Investment Banking
Executive Assistant to:
Head: Client Coverage South Africa

Life Design | Turn what you do, into a building block in your life

“Life without work is expressionless, work without life is motionless” – Willem Gous

Is it any wonder we are demotivated and disengaged with our work? We all start our careers or businesses in the same way. As the original building block, the cornerstone. Your position as the cornerstone remains the same year after year as your career and business grows. The only things that changes is the amount of money you make, the pressure, the stress and the demands that it places on you.

You have successfully built a profitable jail. If you leave it will all come tumbling down. Your health and personal relationships deteriorate as you try to give more and more. You get home and your dog barks at you because it does not recognize you anymore.

You become more and more disconnected, disengaged and demotivated until you eventually collapse from the growing daily demands.

This disconnectedness, stress and demotivation is common in the workplace and in business owners. People feel stuck, people feel hopeless, people fear the light at the end of the tunnel might just be a freight train.

This situation does not benefit the company or the person. They could eventually collapse and bring everything they built crashing down. Many aim for work-life balance but that is a lie. But work-life balance insinuates one is bad. For employee,s life may be good and work bad. For dedicated entrepreneurs work may be good while life gets in the way. It is time for work-life integration.

Get inspiration, engagements and a drive to succeed back into people and business.

With Life Design you turn the situation on its head. You turn your career or business into a building block in your life. The career or business provides the resources, networks and money for you to become all you ever wanted to be. Wouldn’t work be great if you would see how it benefits you and how it helps you achieve all you ever wanted to achieve?

Bring inspiration, motivation and engagement back to work with Life Design. During this inspiring keynote the audience will make a major shift in how they see what they do every day. They will see how what they do can and will serve them and help them achieve all they wanted to achieve in life while helping the business achieve.

An interactive, practical and inspirational keynote.

Testimonial

Thank you for speaking at the 10th Annual Joburg Secretaries Day Conference which took place on 6 – 7 September 2017.

I was really impressed that you met with a few of the delegates before the conference and that you sat in for the entire 2 day conference, so that you could customise your presentation and make it as relevant as possible, to our audience. You went the extra mile for us and helped add value to our clients, which I really appreciate.

We were hoping that as the final speaker, your presentation would end the conference off with a bang, which it absolutely did. You brought so much energy to the last session, the music was great and your message was powerful. From the delegate feedback we received, you were rated one of the top speakers over the 2 days. I would not hesitate to recommend you as a conference speaker and would definitely consider using you as a speaker again at our own events. Thank you for your positive attitude and professionalism, which made working with you a pleasure.

Yours sincerely,
Catarina Allison
Director – KumaloGreen

Webinars/Online Presentations

University of Liverpool – Finding new business opportunities where you are now

I presented a webinar to the alumni of the University of Liverpool using the indivineur method of innovation that I created myself. This was the best way to engage more than 80,000 alumni all around the world.

Testimonials

The presentation by Willem Gous opened my eyes to the different aspects of running a business. It is not all about facts, numbers and investments. Sometimes, the resources around you can be used effectively to have a positive impact. I thoroughly enjoyed your webinar. Thank you Willem.

Aqeel Shamsul
United Kingdom

Your input in my life at the webinar was God sent. I shall never forget you and I thank you for the slap in the face as I say “I have nothing to start with” ………..I know I do but my concept was thinking I needed the money first to start a business! I now know I have ME, my resources and my ability to get connected with other people and invite them to come do business with me with their “two” ingredients. Well done – You have raised another one from the pit of despair.!!

Sonia Sobers
Canada

“Willem’s fast paced webinar on starting a business making use of what one has now was both insightful and inspiring. If you are given the opportunity, I would recommend taking the time to participate in the webinar, whether you are starting out in business, looking to take a different direction in life or wish to expand or improve your existing trade. Willem’s concepts are skilfully explained and therefore I found them easy to grasp and apply to my own situation immediately. Taking a step back and reflecting on ourselves, our assets and our potential is of great benefit both in business and in life. Willem can make you do all that in an hour!”

Gerard Samson-Dekker MPharm, LLM
United Kingdom

“Your approach is very logical and well structured. It’s a practical, hands on system of good questions. In my case it strengthened me in the action I’m already taking but in that it gave me confidence and motivated me to keep going. The little exercises demonstrate the power of the lessons you explained. It was definitely worth the time! Something I can rarely say after a webinar.”

Pauline Jongmans MSc
The Netherlands

“I really do not attach so much relevance to this sought of training and seminars, but yours really changed my idea, and further piloted me to create value in an area I thought least!

Your seminar left such a lasting impact. Its an eye-opener and also a fire-cracker. A brilliant combo you can’t just buy off the shelf.”

Bunmi Omodogbe
Nigeria

Life Design | Turn what you do, into a building block in your life

An online presentation to the alumni of the University of Liverpool with more than 1,200 registrations for the webinar. This was the best way to engage more than 80,000 alumni all around the world.

Testimonials

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be part of the LifeDesign webinar. I really enjoyed it and found it very motivating.

However all-in-all his programme, change and challenge focused approach to life is amazing and I will try to apply it on my life for sure.

Daniel
UK

This webinar was outstanding value of time and you facilitated very well.

Gobnait Wright

Really great event – I would suggest you get this given to every student at the university

Dr. Richard Smith