Gustav Gous is an international speaker and trainer. Let your organisation benefit from his presentations and workshops with solid content packaged in an entertaining style. Gustav's expertise in the fields of leadership, motivation, emotional intelligence and stress management. He has helped companies to increase their bottom line and people to increase their quality of life.
He has lectured at the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa. For the past eight years, he has been the in-house counselling specialist for the international petro-chemical company, Sasol.
Born in Namibia, Gustav obtained his Doctorate (cum laude), in Ecumenical Studies & International Relations from the University of Pretoria, following his research in Geneva, Switzerland. He also has degrees in Philosophy and Psychology. An Abe Bailey Scholar, he lectured at the University of South Africa (4 years) and the University of Pretoria (4 years), and has published two academic books.
Professional life & Career:
Executive Coaching: Gustav acts as a life coach for a number of senior executives. He has developed the Diamond Profiling© technique as structuring principle for psychometric information and the Life Mapping© method to intergrate life/work planning.
He is also known for his counselling skills and acted as company counsellor for the international petrochemical company Sasol for nine years. He has developed and presented 'train-the-counsellor' programmes on 'Counselling Skills in Corporate Context' and 'Basic Counselling Skills: HIV/AIDS Counselling'.
Motivational Speaker: He speaks on both the South Africa and international speaking circuit and his key talk topics are: - The Diamond Dream Team; Use stress to achieve success; Motivation beyond the summit; Emotional intelligence at work; Creating a great corporate culture.
He is a Founding member of the National Speakers' Association of South Africa (NSASA) and has extensive national and international experience as a consultant and facilitator, serving clients in Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United Kingdom.
He is the Managing Director of a company which specialises in creating Inter-Cultural Intelligence in companies, presenting the Cultural Mapping & Navigation© intervention.
Clients include - Bayer * Toyota * Pfizer * Nedbank, Nedcor * De Beers * Sasol * Mondi Kraft & Denel