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Andre du Toit

Andre du Toit

The Big Positive Guy
Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Radio Presenter
Category: Regional Judge – Cape Town

After a successful corporate career in insurance, reinsurance and information technology culminating in being appointed CEO of Hannover Reinsurance Internet Services, André moved into the professional speaking arena, teaching and speaking about business and sharing some of the world’s biggest organizations trade secrets.

He was the winner of the 2015 Western Cape Toastmasters Most Humorous Speaker, and winner of the 2017 speech evaluation contest, as well as a finalist at the 10 country Southern African SADEC Nationals for both events.

Passionate about South Africa and Africa, his voice has been in demand by corporates and governments alike. Clients as diverse as financial giants, Old Mutual, First National Bank to the National Fund for Municipal Workers to The Office of the Presidency. Progressive, forward thinking and well-prepared.

A keen Rotarian and Toastmaster, Andre is determined to be a positive influence on South Africa.

A married family man, with a love for his friends and animals, Andre is a keen genealogist, with three books on the subject, reader, educator, traveler and humanitarian.

He is currently the CEO of a number of companies including High Impact Public Speaking, Beyond the Couch, a leadership development organization and Powerful Beyond Measure, a popular self-development podcast and a full-time professional public speaker.

Presenting at more than 120 conferences and events per year Andre is the perfect pick me up and will provide the positive input and professionalism every event needs.

You can also catch him on Smile 90.4 FM on Sunday Mornings with his own show Smile Inspires with The Big Positive Guy.