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Western Cape

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Motivational Speaker Dr Steve Harris translates a powerful combination of real-world experience, business success and academic insight into a language we can all understand.

His background as a World Champion Sportsperson and Award Winning Entrepreneur set the perfect stage for his MBA (UCT) and his PhD on Mental Toughness

He’s got an impressive toolkit to provide the sharp insights and turnkey observations to empower your team, company or conference to unlock their true potential.


Dr Steve Harris has been studying performance for thirty years of which fifteen have been devoted to performance improvement through an integrated mind and body approach.

His MBA dissertation at the University of Cape Town focused on business performance improvement.  He followed this with a PhD thesis on Mental Toughness as a factor in performance.

Academic research combined with experiences assisting business organizations and sport teams at all levels led to his work as a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, conference speaker and keynote speaker. Steve is now also offering leadership courses.

Steve has the business knowledge and skills to view a wide range of problems with a perspective broader than the established patterns that entrench thinking and close minds. He can also address them with a diverse set of tools.

Most noteworthy present and past activities are:

PhD and MBA
Author of the motivational book: Mental Toughness – Mastering your Mind
Author of the novel: Impimpi – Black Anger and White Fear
Playwright – Borderline performed at National Arts Festival
CEO of eta College – specializing in sport and exercise science qualifications
Former mind coach and team manager for the Springbok rugby team
Former winner Anglo American’s “Build a Business” contest for entrepreneurs
Former World champion in Surf Lifesaving
Former General manager of an international F.M.C.G. company

Facilitator Dr Steve Harris draws on a wide range of experiences, academic study & strategic tools to motivate your team toward a common goal.
Build strong relationships & forge the ultimate teams with Steve’s powerful insight.

The five main things I offer as a facilitator:

1. Keep the group to the agenda and acting as an unbiased / neutral discussion leader
2. Ensure that the objectives are met through guiding the process, participation and buy in
3. Provide leadership without taking the reins
4. Involve all in the group in learning and decisions
5. Managing the smooth running of the event and implement effective conflict management

Improve team performance
Develop a positive team mindset
Create new value
Build team relationships

Find solutions to team problems
Resolve team differences
Undertake collaborative tasks

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