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Kivi Bernhard

Author of Leopardology, Critical Business Thinking & Strategy

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Taking the professional speakers circuit by storm, Kivi Bernhard has been requested to keynote audiences from the Bahamas to Bangkok. Described by a leading international speaker bureau as “one of the most promising and talented speakers in the world today” Kivi Bernhard is a riveting and captivating speaker and is renowned for his platform excellence. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Kivi was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. After relocating to the USA in 1997 with his wife and family and a total net worth of $860.22, Kivi went on to build a multimillion dollar international wholesale diamond business. With the aid of award winning footage, Kivi Bernhard uses the hunting habits and techniques of the African leopard, perhaps the most successful feline predator on earth, to draw metaphors of personal and corporate leadership, trust and success that will simply leave you spellbound. Now the author of the internationally acclaimed business book Leopardology™ – The Hunt For Profit In A Tough Global Economy, (Morgan James 2009) Kivi Bernhard has received accolade from some of the finest business schools in America.

Kivi Bernhard is one of those amazing people you meet every once in a while and never forget. With an unusual synthesis, he is an orthodox Jew, passionate family man, adventurer, accomplished business entrepreneur, author and renowned speaker. CEO and founder of Kivi International LLC, an internationally known wholesale loose diamond distributor, Kivi’s business network reads like a current edition of “Who’s Who?” Tapping into this asset has allowed him access to the minds and spirit of some of the most accomplished names in the local and global business arena. A keen student of life with a huge appetite for laughter and love, Kivi is an accomplished and published musician, Judo medalist and gemological consultant.

Kivi’s “other love,” the African bush, has become part and parcel of his fiber as a human being and is what inspired the development of Leopardology™. He has an amazing ability to synthesize his lifelong passion and study of Africa’s predators with timeless life lessons across the spectrum of human experience. Often describean amalgamation of “Crocodile Dundee” and “Jerry McGuire withyarmulka” Kivi is a riveting and captivating orator. Equally at home tracking lion deep in the African bush as he is in the executive suites of a Fortune 500, he will regale you with enthralling stories of both. A consummate professional, Kivi Bernhard is a fountain of positive energy and human potential. His personal journey, including his victories and his losses, have given him a unique laboratory in which to study the DNA of this thing we call “success.”
LEOPARDOLOGY TM
The Hunt For Profit In A Tough Global Economy.

Heavily requested subsequent to the release of Kivi Bernhard’s critically acclaimed new book, Leopardology TM – The Hunt For Profit In A Tough Global Economy! (Morgan James of NY,2009) This is a high energy and penetrating audio-visual presentation that will take your audience deep into the African bushlands and open savannahs with the aid of award winning video footage. The African leopard is the most successful and adaptable feline predator on earth and is master of the solo hunt. Making clients is one thing, maximizing profit and retaining them as repeat clients is quite another. It is truly an art and fast becoming the determinant of who gets to stay in business to survive the global economic transition. With incredible platform excellence that has become Kivi’s speaking signature, Kivi Bernhard will amaze, inform, motivate and inspire audiences with laughter and fun, as he extracts a possible solution from this majestic predator. This keynote will include three of the now internationally renowned “Pillars of Positive Predatory Thinking TM” that make up Leopardology TM: You got it! Critical business thinking and strategy gleaned from the hunt of Africa’s most successful predator. It will literally leave your audience spell-bound – that is, as soon as they sit back from the edge of their seats! This presentation will empower and infuse attendees with a keen “knowledge of self” and will allow them to take precise inventory of their exact personal tooling and apparatus. This is critical, cutting-edge business and life thinking, presented like nothing you have ever experienced before. This keynote is, simultaneously, a visual, emotional and intellectual experience!
Amandla e’Ingwe – Traditional Zulu saying: “May the Strength of The Leopard Be With You!”


LEADERSHIP GONE WILD™
Critical Leadership From The African Leopard.


This is a 55 minute, high energy and penetrating audio-visual presentation that will take your audience deep into the African bushlands and open savannahs with the aid of award winning video footage. The African leopard is the most successful and adaptable feline predator on earth and is master of the solo hunt. Effective leadership in life and business is all well and good, but how to maintain it, and do so with constancy, is what truly distinguishes leaders from followers. So it is with “predator” and “prey!” The global economy we live in today has dictated that our business teams be comprised of much more successful individuals. With incredible stage presence, Kivi will amaze, motivate and inspire audiences with laughter and tears, as he extracts a possible solution from this majestic predator. This keynote will include three of the now internationally renowned “Pillars of Positive Predatory Thinking TM” that make up Leopardology TM: You got it! Critical business thinking and strategy gleaned from the hunt of Africa’s most successful predator. This presentation will empower and infuse attendees with a keen “knowledge of self” and will allow them to take precise inventory of their exact personal tooling and apparatus. They will then instinctively move towards consistent leadership, as does the beautiful African leopard. This is critical, cutting-edge business and life thinking, presented like nothing you have ever experienced before and has in fact been incorporated into the MBA curriculum of leading business schools in America.
Amandla e’Ingwe – Traditional Zulu saying: “May the Strength of The Leopard Be With You!”


THE HUNT FOR SUCCESS™
Relationship Selling From Africa’s Most Successful Predator.


Sales executives and their teams will simply be blown away by this 55 minute, high energy and penetrating audio-visual presentation. Creating a paradigm shift for audiences, explaining that “relationship selling” starts at home, Kivi will take you on an imaginary safari deep in the African bush. The African leopard is the most successful and adaptable predator on earth and is master of the solo hunt. Building meaningful and significant relationships with clients and customers is the only way to build effective and sustainable business – period! However, it all must start with the primordial relationship one has with oneself. As we all attempt to master our own individual “hunt” for excellence, learning to trust, not only others, but ourselves is a key component to our success. With incredible stage presence, Kivi will amaze, motivate and inspire audiences with laughter and tears, as he extracts a possible solution from this majestic predator. This presentation will empower and infuse attendees with a dose of Leopardology TM. It will lead them to themselves, allowing them to take precise inventory of their exact tooling and apparatus – and to trust it. This is critical, cutting-edge business and life thinking that has been incorporated into the MBA program of the renowned Coles School of Business, Kennesaw State University. Presented like nothing you have ever experienced before, the award winning video footage, combined with Kivi’s international flare and gifted speaking style, will leave your audiences roaring for more!
Amandla e’Ingwe – Traditional Zulu saying: “May the Strength of The Leopard Be With You!”


TRUST GONE WILD™
The True Meaning Of Trust From The African Leopard.


This is a penetrating audio-visual presentation that will take you on an imaginary safari deep in the African bush. The African leopard is the most successful and adaptable predator on earth and is master of the solo hunt. As we all attempt to master our own individual “hunt” for excellence, learning to trust, not only others, but ourselves, is a key component to our success. With incredible stage presence, Kivi will amaze, motivate and inspire audiences with laughter and tears, as he extracts a possible solution from this majestic predator. This presentation will empower and infuse attendees with a dose of P-PMS, Positive - Predatory Mind Set. It will lead them to themselves, allowing them to take precise inventory of their exact tooling and apparatus – and to trust it. Learning when to “stop” and when to “go” will become instinctive, as it is with the beautiful African leopard. This is critical, cutting-edge business and life thinking. Presented like nothing you have ever experienced before, the award winning video footage, combined with Kivi’s international flare and gifted speaking style, will leave your audiences roaring for more!
Amandla e’Ingwe – Traditional Zulu saying: “May the Strength of The Leopard Be With You!”


BREAKFAST IN THE BUSH WITH KIVI.
Finding the Leopard in Your Business.


Often booked simultaneously with a keynote, this 1½ hour presentation is designed as a focus group breakfast for middle, upper and senior management levels. Like nothing the corporate training world has experienced before, this seminar will take two or three specific issues within your corporation and filter them through the instinctive leadership and management genius of Africa’s most successful feline predator, the leopard. During the course of this presentation, relevant organizational issues will be examined using Leopardology ™.” You got it! Six pillars of critical leadership thinking gleaned from Africa’s most successful predator will guide our analysis. This is a “must do” follow-up for organizations looking for maximum R.O.I. from one of Kivi’s conference or large meeting keynotes.
Amandla e’Ingwe – Traditional Zulu saying: “May the Strength of The Leopard Be With You!”
"Wow it was incredible to have you at our international sales meeting in Orlando.I had a great time learning from your experiences and the feedback I got from the people I talked to was very positive. Thank you for attending our conference and delivering such an outstanding closing keynote. Our founder and CEO mentioned that he thought this may have been the best sales meeting we have ever had. Our Genie / Terex teams will use so much of your amazing information and of course they are unlikely to forget it because of how you present it. Kivi, if your traveling brings you to Latin America please do not hesitate to call me. It would be a great pleasure to see you again."
Andre Freire - Terex Latin America

"Kivi, You continue to be one of our highest rated & most popular speakers in our 25 year history. I cannot thank you enough for the great words of wisdom spoken from your heart to all of us. We all appreciate your early morning enthusiasm “Breakfast In The Bush With Kivi”, that blends right in with all of ours."
Gary M Lane, CLU - Northwestern Mutual

"The reaction to your keynote has been very positive, in fact it was a HUGE success.

Thank you so much for your research and customization of Gerdau Ameristeel and its history. I intend to forward your website and information to my fellow HR managers along with a very strong recommendation.

Even though we are in tough times in the world markets right now, your message was so applicable and on point. You touched on the exact issue that our managers and supervisors needed to hear. Given the tough economy we were considering postponing our meeting or reducing its cost with a keynote speaker, we are so happy that we did not do either. You have really made a difference in our business!"
Ronald C. Tuck, Manager - Human Resources, Cartersville Steel Mill