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Pierre du Plessis

Tagline: Branding Leadership

Speaker Highlights

  • Ancient Wisdom for Modern Challenges: Pierre seamlessly integrates timeless principles from ancient practices and texts into actionable strategies for navigating contemporary business and personal challenges. His unique approach empowers individuals to leverage age-old truths to thrive in today’s fast-paced world.
  • Founder of Palaestra: As the visionary founder of Palaestra, Pierre cultivates a vibrant community of practice dedicated to holistic well-being and personal transformation. Through meditation, retreats, and inner work, he guides participants on transformative journeys of self-discovery, fostering resilience and inner peace.
  • Dynamic TEDx Speaker: Pierre’s captivating presentations have graced TEDx stages worldwide, earning him acclaim for his engaging delivery and thought-provoking content. From corporate boardrooms to international conferences, his talks inspire audiences to embrace change, foster innovation, and lead with purpose.
  • Global Impact: With a diverse clientele that includes leading brands like BMW, KFC, and Alan Gray, Pierre’s message resonates with audiences across cultural and geographic boundaries. His global perspective and universal themes foster a deeper understanding of shared humanity, sparking meaningful conversations and driving positive change on a global scale.

Keynote Topics

“People who are lonely at work are likelier to be emotionally and intellectually less engaged. These same people are also more likely to call in sick, they are not as motivated as other employees, and they do not perform as well either.” – Pierre du Plessis (2022)


Treasure is never found out in the open, treasure is found in the dark. Innovation, creativity, adventure, and life is found in the sacred mess of mystery, chaos, and uncertainty. The soul needs its secrets, and it is in these where true creativity originates. 


This message deconstructs our addiction to facts and draws all the way from Japanese aesthetics to Oscar Wilde to speak on the necessity of uncertainty, the gift of chaos, and the source of true innovation.


This keynote and Masterclass gives leaders a new lens for thinking about where innovation originates. They will walk away with practical randomization practices they can build into their lives and their businesses.


This keynote from the book is a call to train naked, to have skin in the game and start training to become a better human that builds amazing things.


It speaks of identity, purpose, and ethics, and along with a selection of life-changing practices, it inspires you and your team to take charge, get skin the game and train.

Don’t let the next battle catch you unfit; start training now.

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Travels From:

  • Cape Town, WC

Fee Range:

  • Fee Range: 35,001 - 50,000



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Pierre du Plessis is a visionary dedicated to fostering human development and empowering individuals to become catalysts for meaningful change. With a profound appreciation for ancient wisdom and a keen understanding of its application in contemporary contexts, Pierre inspires audiences worldwide to tap into age-old truths to navigate today’s complex challenges. As the founder of […]

Pierre du Plessis is a visionary dedicated to fostering human development and empowering individuals to become catalysts for meaningful change. With a profound appreciation for ancient wisdom and a keen understanding of its application in contemporary contexts, Pierre inspires audiences worldwide to tap into age-old truths to navigate today’s complex challenges.

As the founder of Palaestra, a vibrant community of practice based in Cape Town, Pierre leads by example, guiding individuals on transformative journeys of self-discovery through meditation, retreats, and inner work. His commitment to personal and collective growth has earned him accolades, including the prestigious Desmond Tutu Gerrit Brand Prize for literature, recognizing his profound contributions as an award-winning author.

Pierre du Plessis is a sought-after speaker renowned for his ability to bridge the gap between timeless wisdom and modern business realities. From TEDx stages to corporate boardrooms, his insightful presentations have captivated audiences from diverse backgrounds. Clients ranging from global brands like BMW and KFC to esteemed institutions such as Alan Gray and LASIK have entrusted Pierre to inspire, educate, and ignite positive change within their organizations.

Pierre du Plessis | Branding Leadership

Detailed Background and Expertise:

With a rich tapestry of experience spanning decades, Pierre du Plessis brings a unique blend of scholarly insight and practical wisdom to his speaking engagements. Grounded in a deep understanding of ancient philosophies, Pierre’s journey began with a rigorous exploration of classical texts and contemplative practices. This foundational knowledge laid the groundwork for his subsequent ventures into the realms of academia, spirituality, and entrepreneurship.

As the architect of Palaestra, Pierre du Plessis has cultivated a thriving community dedicated to holistic well-being and personal transformation. Through immersive workshops, guided meditations, and soulful retreats, he empowers individuals to embark on inner journeys of self-discovery, equipping them with the tools to navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience.

Pierre’s expertise extends beyond the realms of personal development to encompass the domain of organizational leadership and cultural transformation. Drawing upon insights gleaned from his extensive research and real-world experience, he offers actionable strategies for fostering innovation, fostering collaboration, and nurturing a culture of authenticity within corporate settings.

Reasons Why Event Planners Should Book This Speaker:

  1. Unparalleled Insight: Pierre du Plessis possesses a rare ability to distill complex concepts into practical insights that resonate with audiences of all backgrounds. Whether addressing leadership, creativity, or personal growth, his presentations offer profound wisdom grounded in real-world applicability.
  2. Engaging Delivery: With a dynamic speaking style characterized by warmth, authenticity, and humor, Pierre captivates audiences from the moment he takes the stage. His compelling storytelling and interactive presentations ensure that attendees are not only informed but also inspired to take meaningful action.
  3. Global Perspective: Having shared his message on stages around the world, Pierre brings a global perspective to every speaking engagement. By weaving together insights from diverse cultures and traditions, he fosters a deeper understanding of universal truths and shared humanity.
  4. Customized Content: Recognizing that every audience is unique, Pierre du Plessis collaborates closely with event planners to tailor his presentations to suit the specific needs and objectives of each occasion. Whether delivering a keynote address, leading a workshop, or facilitating a panel discussion, he ensures that his message resonates deeply with participants.
  5. Lasting Impact: Beyond the confines of the event itself, his presentations leave a lasting impact on attendees, inspiring them to embrace change, cultivate resilience, and unlock their full potential. By sparking meaningful conversations and fostering a culture of growth, Pierre du Plessis empowers individuals and organizations to thrive in an ever-evolving world.

Reasons to Book Through Speakers Inc:

  1. Unmatched Expertise: As a premier speakers bureau, Speakers Inc represents a curated roster of world-class talent, including thought leaders, industry experts, and captivating storytellers like Pierre du Plessis. With a keen eye for excellence, our team meticulously selects speakers who not only possess expertise in their respective fields but also demonstrate a commitment to delivering exceptional experiences for our clients.
  2. Personalized Service: At Speakers Inc, we understand that every event is unique, and we take pride in offering personalized service tailored to the specific needs and preferences of our clients. From initial consultation to post-event follow-up, our dedicated team works closely with event planners to ensure a seamless and memorable experience from start to finish.
  3. End-to-End Support: From logistical coordination to marketing and promotion, Speakers Inc provides comprehensive support at every stage of the event planning process. Whether arranging travel arrangements, coordinating technical requirements, or crafting promotional materials, our experienced team handles all the details with professionalism and care, allowing our clients to focus on what matters most—creating exceptional experiences for their audiences.
  4. Quality Assurance: With a reputation for excellence built on years of delivering outstanding speakers and memorable events, Speakers Inc is committed to upholding the highest standards of quality and professionalism. Our rigorous vetting process ensures that every speaker we represent meets our stringent criteria for expertise, credibility, and engaging presentation style, giving our clients peace of mind knowing that they are working with the best in the industry.
  5. Long-Term Partnerships: At Speakers Inc, we view every client relationship as a partnership built on trust, integrity, and mutual respect. Whether organizing a single event or planning a series of engagements, we are dedicated to fostering long-term connections with our clients, serving as a trusted advisor and resource for all their speaker needs now and in the future.


In a world characterized by rapid change and uncertainty, Pierre du Plessis stands as a beacon of wisdom and inspiration, guiding individuals and organizations on a transformative journey of self-discovery and growth. Through his thought-provoking presentations, Pierre invites audiences to explore the intersection of ancient wisdom and modern realities, empowering them to unleash their full potential and create a brighter, more meaningful future for themselves and their communities.

As a trusted partner in the pursuit of excellence, Speakers Inc is proud to represent Pierre du Plessis and to offer our clients access to his transformative insights and captivating storytelling. Together, we look forward to creating unforgettable experiences that inspire, educate, and empower audiences around the globe.

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