Who would ever have imagined that sharing experiences about solo motorcycle journeys at university would lead to a career in storytelling?
Rob began sharing stories professionally in 2000, honing a unique talent for storytelling on the Anglo Zulu War battlefields. Bringing the drama of battlefields to life led to international speaking engagements.
His subject matter has expanded considerably but remains, always, about essentially human stories. There is a powerful thread of intuition and
interconnectedness, directed at the better angels in our natures, which resonates powerfully with audiences today.
Born in 1966, with a background in agriculture, wildlife safari guiding, photography and travel, telling stories professionally was a magnificent and significant change in direction. Extensive travelling across Africa and around the world for four unbroken years cemented Rob’s interest in people, cultures and history - creating clear views on our interconnectedness.
Rob now has regular engagements at conferences / dinners and work as a specialist lecturer on Antarctic expedition ships. All of which make for a wonderfully fulfilling vocation, entertaining audiences in the theatres of their imaginations.
With stick and trademark shorts, Rob prides himself on positive, unique storytelling without reliance on electronic or visual aids – “when the lights trip, Rob does not”!
Going South With Scott & Shackleton
Portrayal of 2 Polar greats
Endurance : Shackleton's Way
Greatest leadership and survival story of all time
The Allure Of The Arctic North
Tragedy of Naval hero Franklin and contrasting claims
And many more...
2019 Southern Africa Speakers Hall of Fame Inductee
WHAT ROB DOES
Storyteller extraordinaire, keynote speaker, cultural guide and
Stories of human trials and triumphs never go out of vogue, and mesmerising
storyteller extraordinaire Rob Caskie, with his walking stick and trademark shorts, brings them alive like no other. Often in the settings where such stories unfolded, in South Africa and abroad. In a world of instant gratification, the art of a powerfully told story belongs to few and relies on he who stirs the imagination.
Most interested in how people behave when challenged and under pressure, he believes we only reveal our true strength in adversity – and he shows audiences how they can draw on this to thrive in uncertain times.
Rob’s new keynote, ‘Engaging Intuition’, takes the familiar concept of ‘Ubuntu’, or interconnectedness, and repurposes it for today’s audiences. While times may have changed, the virtues of goodness, positivity, intuition and sharing are perhaps more important than ever in South Africa – and Rob
brings a message of hope into boardrooms and conference venues. Suggesting that it is interconnectedness that makes the world go around, he
shares stories of greatness, diversity and generosity that will reach the hearts of even the most cynical audiences.
Rob excels in crafting lessons from some of the greatest historic tales available. These lessons focus primarily on leadership, choice, victory and defeat. Using his skills as a tour guide, Rob brings immediacy and passion to his keynotes, knowing just which messages to deliver to inspire, to create change or to entertain.