About Annie GreeffMotivational Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator
Annie Greeff is internationally acknowledged as an expert on resilience. She is a keynote speaker, workshop leader, facilitator, author and management consultant and her clients include small and large companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Current studies and research include Public Management with the focus on Disaster Management, and Performance Management, Project Management and Sustainable Development as part of a Masters Degree in Public Management.
Annie started her professional career as a qualified secondary school teacher with an Honours degree in Geography. She stays interested in the interaction between man and the natural environment, and how we embark on sensible, sustainable development.
In 1997 Annie started her own consultancy which resulted in the development of extensive ranges of customized and accredited training programmes ranging from Health and Safety Programmes to Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and Management. Years of development work culminated in various publications on the topic of Resilience – Personal Resilience, Social Connection and Cohesion and Strategic and Organizational Resilience. Annie speaks about the four spheres of resilience and the five key strategies for building organizational resilience.
She is co-founder and 2007 – 2008 President of the National Speakers Association of Southern Africa and a member of the Global Speakers Federation for professional speakers.
Learning from workplace demands and the challenges employees and leaders face, she translated these lessons into practical advice for teachers, parents and others working with the youth. Her two internationally published books on personal and social skills for effective learning (Resilience: Volumes 1 & 2,) published by Crownhouse Publishers, were nominated as best Educational Resource in the United Kingdom in 2006, and translated into German (published by Auer) and Sengage.
Annie made the deliberate choice to work as an independent consultant and occasionally works with associates on specific projects. She helps clients to successfully deal with five fundamental business challenges:
• Coming to grips with the dynamics and challenges of the changing workplace
• Identifying and developing multiple talents and competencies
• Improving performance and client satisfaction
• Realising strategic goals
• Creating a safe, sustainable and productive environment
Annie’s work experience includes teaching, being a full time water colour artist, clothing designer and course developer and author. She has studied Geography, has a teaching diploma, she is an accredited assessor of trainers, a part time lecturer, consultant and researcher of trends. Her talks on radio and television lead to the publication of several books for the general public, one of which was translated into Afrikaans: Veerkragtigheid, published by Naledi.
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