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Employee Engagement | Workplace Culture Transformation



Ranked by the Dubai-based Institute for International Research as “one of the world’s leading practitioners” in his field, he grows people who get results and he helps organisations to create winning workplace cultures. He has successfully delivered more than 3,500 assignments, ranging from one-hour presentations at premiere events, through to enterprise wide culture-by-design interventions (powered by the one-of-a-kind UGRs concept) for some of the most successful brands on earth.


Stef has been speaking internationally for the past two decades on topics that make change permanent, drive performance and boost results, like: employee engagement through self-mastery and motivation; authentic leadership; trust-based teamwork; and the “nuts ‘n bolts” of how to manage workplace culture.


As one of the only speakers in the world to have earned every award and accreditation available in professional speaking, there is no question about his ability to capture and hold an audience. Given his authentic and authoritative – yet reassuringly casual – style, always with a touch of just the right humour, he has a proven capacity to influence individuals to do more, be more and have more – at home, work and play.


What really distinguishes him as a transformation catalyst though is a remarkable reservoir of personal experience, backed by a solid academic underscore – a combination that enables him to actually show people how to implement meaningful and lasting change, beyond which he also provides the tools with which to sustain personal transformation.


Clients everywhere agree: working with Stef gives them a competitive advantage – to the obvious fiscal benefit of the organisation – through the mobilisation of a positively engaged workforce of empowered people who do what they say they are going to do, in an environment where everyone’s contribution counts and where work is considered to be worthwhile. The compound effect of this is perhaps best described by former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, who – after attending one of his programmes – said that:


“Stef’s work has nation-building potential”.

African Wisdom

Lessons for everyday living

Everyday Excellence

Do more, Be more, Have more

Transformational Leadership

Lead yourself so that others will follow

High Performance Teams

Build teams that deliver results

Adding Purpose To Sales

Add zeros, not percentage points

Winning Workplace Culture

Boost performance and improve results


Stef's programmes have nation-building potential...


Thabo Mbeki

Stef du Plessis

What People Say>


When Stef du Plessis is not speaking at premier events around the globe, he is working in-house with organisations towards helping then to improve their bottom-line results by growing their people and creating winning workplace cultures.


SOLID CONTENT. With a Master’s degree in Leadership, cum laude, Stef is academically well grounded. Many of his programmes were developed under the auspices of the University of Johannesburg, and given his considerable personal experience working closely with dozens upon dozens of leadership teams the world over, he is able to balance solid theory with a practical, hands-on approach. When it comes to his work in the field of culture, it is his partnership with Australia-based Steve Simpson, creator of the acclaimed UGRs concept, that provides the insights, tools and systems necessary to facilitate real and lasting workplace transformation.


PEOPLE MOBILISER. Participant feedback is unanimous: Stef radiates authenticity. This connects him with people at all levels. Now add that he is also a gifted communicator and the result is that Stef is able to motivate and inspire people to the point where they want to do more, be more and have more at home, work and play. He not only shows them how, but also provides the tools with which to bring about lasting change. He is one of the very few practitioners anywhere in the world today who is able to facilitate very large groups thus ensuring rapid large-scale employee engagement, buy-in and implementation.


CULTURE ARCHITECT. His corporate clients - including some of the world’s most respected brands across a very broad spectrum of industries - rely on Stef to help them build a great workplace culture. In doing so, he leads company-wide culture-by-design interventions, powered by the one of a kind UGRs concept. Now in use by organisations in more than 50 countries, UGRs is a tried-and-tested solution that delivers measurable and sustainable results.

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