“Life is not the way it is supposed to be, it is the way it is; the way you cope with it, is what makes the difference.”summit

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude What sets Gerhard Ferreira aside from most other motivational speakers, is the fact that he “walks the talk”. Gerhard has helped tens of thousands of people to realize and achieve their full potential. He is a man of pathos, energy and humour. His vibrant presentations will create a desire in your people to make a difference—with the realization that they can. Delegates consistently rate him as the top speaker at conferences, and describe his presentations as powerful, eloquent, unique, captivating -bottom line: “He is an inspiration!”

August 4, 2001 found Gerhard standing on the highest point in Africa, the summit of Kilimanjaro, a testimony to what can be accomplished if you keep putting one foot in front of the other and never, never, never quit!


In November of 2014, Gerhard found himself on the Everest Base Camp trail in the Himalayas as part of a team on it’s way to Mount Ama Dablam base camp. Mount Everest was frequently in their sights, and, while the serious ascents and descents over nine days in the highest mountains onEarth were challenging, the weather held for a successful experience.

In addition, Gerhard led the prayers for a new memorial the group erected in the midst of those grand mountains.

Following his experience in Nepal, Gerhard was asked to present to the 550 member Nashville Downtown Rotary club in the USA.


He is a well-polished professional speaker. His vibrant personality, combined with his incredible level of motivation and energy, ensures maximum effectiveness. His achievements are indicative of this man’s charisma, and that is what he portrays when delivering motivational presentations. His ‘easy to listen to’ presentations lift the spirit and stimulate the mind.


Even if you are on the right track – you’ll get run over if you just sit there

When Gerhard set out to run the Comrades Marathon, he never dreamed of all that would follow his successful completion of this world famous ultra marathon. Interviewed together with Bruce Fordyce, on a marathonprofile programme on national TV, he was soon flooded with invitations to address audiences across the nation. He is one of only a handful of speakers that has twice been invited to speak at the Multi Rand Forum, one of the world’s leading life assurance sales conventions, and probably South Africa’s premier convention. Following his successful marathons in South Africa, Gerhard was invited to run in the New York Marathon in 2003 and 2005.

Speaking on Personal Development, Customer Care, and Change Management, delegates consistently rate Gerhard Ferreira as a top class speaker. His presentation is humorous and entertaining—a style which enhances his ability to expose the essence of the problem, and to deliver a message that gets down to the core.