Richard Mulvey is one of South Africa’s leading speakers and over the last 22 years has inspired more than 200 000 business people throughout three continents. Richard was recently inducted into the Southern African Speaker Hall of Fame, and his 22 years in the industry speaking to audiences all over the world gives him the experience, and you the confidence to book him for your next sales convention or conference. Richard’s corporate life includes a rise in the ranks through sales to regional general manager at the age of 28 before setting up on his own. After spending a couple of years traveling the world Richard was enticed back to corporate life and invited to come to South Africa in a sales director’s role for an international company in a service industry.
In addition to a successful corporate career Richard has traveled overland across Africa in an old VW Kombi, worked for the Queen at Buckingham Palace, and successfully written and marketed a restaurant accounting software package called Trade Inn. Richard is the author of 24 motivational and business books, and 25 training DVDs, 21 training CDs and 18 e-books. He is a Past President, and now again National President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (2008-9) and a member of the Global Speakers Federation. His style is as entertaining as it is informative and his provocative opinion will fire your enthusiasm leaving you with a desire to hear more and eager to get out there and do it!
London to Cape Town
It took 2 years to drive from London to Cape Town and back with many stops and challenges along the way. Keeping the old VK Kombi going across some of the most difficult terrain in the world, from desert to jungle, combine with many difficult border crossings and life threatening situations were out weighed by the beauty of the people we met along the way.
Early in my career I worked for the queen at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Seeing how the other half lived was an experience I will never forget.
Climbing Kilimanjaro to raise R70,000 for Reach for a dream was my hardest challenge. I was extremely fit and it is not really a climb, just a hard walk, but the altitude is a killer.
Being invited to speak at the World Management Forum in Iran was a great experience but I was not expecting to find snow covered mountains just outside Tehran. Climbing into the snow was a great experience in a country that you normally associate with heat and desert.
I founded the Power Series, a Business Breakfast roadshow that runs in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town every month, to be able to reach more small business owners and team leaders and to share sales and business skills training.