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Calling Erik a speaker is like calling Ronaldo a guy that likes playing with a ball. Erik is more than just a speaker, he's a thinker, a strategist, and someone that's happy to rock the boat, and I'd suggest that that's exactly what your business needs right now - a good rocking. Richard Mulholland

Richard Mulholland

Co-founder 21 Tanks
I find Erik an absolute pleasure to work with as MC. He is a master at blending in with the culture of the event and reads what is important for the audience as well as for the organisers. He absolutely goes the extra mile as MC and his innate charm makes the whole process feel seamless. His experience and knowledge-bank ensures a well-heeled presenter.

Ana-Maria Valente

Editor. Publisher
Erik has the ability to easily engage and captivate the attention of any audience. His humour incorporated into sometimes difficult situations in workshops and training programmes easily wins over the confidence of his audience. Erik’s experience over many years makes him the ideal choice for speaking on many business development and growth issues including human capital, motivation and people-related business issue.

Yolande Otto

Owner, Mjunxtion Venue
Erik is one smart guy. It's always refreshing to work with someone who has the background to understand where things have come from, and pushes the boundaries to identify where it should be going.

Don Packett

CEO of Missing Link, speaker coach, professional speaker, author, MC and stand-up comedian
Erik Vermeulen's professional style and manner of bringing different people together is outcomes-based and goal directed. His ability to tap into his own knowledge of behaviourisms of people is directly linked to his content which makes the delivery of topics seamless and easy for people of different levels to understand.

Chantelle Booysen-Fourie

Business Executive at The Marketing Association of South Africa
I have personally used Erik to design and facilitate a very productive event with my management team. That experience demonstrated Erik's skills in this type of event and I was particularly impressed by Erik's ability to maintain engagement and focus amongst the participants. I was also pleased that we had a deliverable at the end of the event and that all the outputs were recorded by him and sent to us promptly.

Ian Maclean

UK MD Energy and Industry at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Erik is an enthusiastic contributor to our magazine as both a writer and photographer. Although not his primary source of livelihood, he is as serious about his media work as he is about his consulting. It's always a pleasure working with him on projects as he nearly always gets the brief 100% on target!

Deon Braun

Founder of Go Multi and TRAIL magazines
Erik is great at surfacing underlying issues and ensuring that all stakeholders are comfortable in dealing with difficult issues in a constructive way. His inputs and capabilities played a large part in generating the necessary momentum for success.

Gavin Young

CEO at Bridgestone South Africa
Having worked with Erik since 2007, he is one of the best facilitators around. Where you have challenges within teams and need to optimise the working relationships, strategy formulation and implementation and effective change management, Erik uses his insights to creatively advance teams into greater effectiveness. The repeat business over the past 5 years speaks for itself.

Jenny Jardine

Head HC, Finance and Risk at Standard Bank Group, CIB
Erik is a great person to work with , in that he brings to the brief given to him an extra dimension, whilst sticking to the brief. He's also quite flexible & adaptable in response to the conditions and audience we're working with.

would recommend him highly for future work, Martin Dhlamini, Marketing Director

Martin Dhlamini

Technology Marketing for People Development
Erik has unmatched insight into corporate culture and human behaviour, which, combined with his strategic competency and high energy, translates to massive value for his clients. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Erik over the past few years.

Mike Stopforth

Founder and CEO of Cerebra, writer, and public speaker