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David G.

A Business Trainer from Johannesburg, South Africa

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Business Leadership and Personal Information Management
brings his exploration of the ancient Mayan & Aztec ruins of Central America and an extensive knowledge of astronomy, constellations and cosmology to enhance the total adult learning experience.

is a director of a training consultancy based in Johannesburg. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is registered with the Institute of Commercial and Financial Accountants of South Africa. After completing his articles with a firm of auditors, he started his own accounting practice and management/training consultancy.

His clients have included Sun International, Building Industries Federation of South Africa, Hyundai Motor Corporation of Botswana, Rand Merchant Bank, Investec Bank, Deloitte Touche, amongst others.

He has written 12 volumes of policies and procedures manuals for Sun International. He has written the “Smaller Builder’s Introduction to Accounting and Bookkeeping” and an accounting and systems control package for the Hyundai Motor Corporation. He recently completed writing a set of 14 pre-course reading manuals for the Investec Private Bank College of South Africa and 7 manuals for Investec London.

This energetic South African expert has been an international management trainer since January 1988, having facilitated in countries such as Kenya, Cameroon, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. His training specialities include the subjects of corporate and student speed reading, mind mapping, skills for financial controllers, finance for non-accountants, business and technical writing, strategic planning and budgeting, and leadership skills. He is a regular guest presenter of specialist management skills topics to business schools and colleges.

He is an accomplished amateur astronomer and his articles are published regularly in local and international newsletters. He is chairman of the Astronomical Society in Johannesburg and a regular show producer and presenter at the Johannesburg Planetarium.


Financial Consultant to:

• Internal Audit Department of FirstCorp Merchant Bank
• Sun International Finance Department
• Hyundai Motor Corporation
• Building Industries Federation of South Africa
• Writes courses for various professional training organisations

• Written 12 volumes of Accounting Policies and Procedures Manuals for Sun International.
• Written two courses for the Smaller Builder?s Introduction to Accounting and Bookkeeping for the Building Industries Federation of South Africa.
• Written policies and procedures package for the Hyundai Motor Corporation - Botswana.
• Written a set of 14 product training manuals for Investec and the banking industry.
• Lectures management courses for business schools and colleges

since 1988:

• Finance for Non-accountants in the Production Environment
• Finance for Non-accountants in the Corporate Environment
• Finance for Non-accountants in the Hotel Industry
• Advanced Finance for Non-accountants
• Finance for Senior Managers
• Strategic Planning and Budgeting
• Total Mastery of a Financial Calculator
• Business Motivation and Time Management
• Business Speed Reading and Mind Mapping
• Better Business Writing for Managers
• Confident Presentation Skills
• Financial Skills for Smaller Businesses
• Leadership Skills for Emerging Managers
• Total Leadership
• Essential Skills for Financial Controllers



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David's Training Expertise

32 Years of Experience


Personal and group motivator, problem solver, time manager, stress & conflict handler, situational leadership coach, change manager, communication, presentation and negotiation skills tutor.

38 Years of Experience

Finance, Financial Tools

Written 14 financial and operational policies and procedures manuals for an international hotel group.
Written 12 product and divisional pre-course reading manuals for a merchant bank. Run a successful accounting and business consulting practice and partnered in a manufacturing facility.

40 Years of Experience

Memory Improvement

For 20 years, this speed reader has been training business leaders and students the skill of rapid reading, comprehension improvement, memory enhancement, mind mapping tools, effective study methods, and total personal information management
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