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Erik Kruger


International Speaker | Specialist Team Coach | Author

Keynote Speaker

Erik shares insights, stories, and research with audiences across the world on how to increase personal and team effectiveness.While his addresses are bespoke and carefully crafted according to the requirements of the target audience, his two most popular are “Seven lessons from a CEO coach on achieving high performance” and “How To Be Dangerous”.

Specialist Team Coach & Adviser

To many coaches, teams are an afterthought. For Erik, they are front and centre.Erik regularly facilitates workshops for businesses and teams pursuing high-performance strategies like AON, Derivco, IQ Business, Mimecast and Nedbank. He has also designed his own framework for team coaching that is lightweight but still delivers maximum impact.

Executive Coach

Among the many celebrities, entrepreneurs, and executives Erik has coached are:– Marnus Broodryk, one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in South Africa (as a Shark on Shark Tank SA) and small business champion.– John Sanei, Singularity University faculty member and internationally acclaimed author and speaker.– Mark Sham, CEO of Suits & Sneakers.He coaches a handful of high-end businesspeople on an ongoing basis. Like Marnus, John and Mark, they’re generally successful entrepreneurs and executives seeking to achieve more through better decision-making, leadership, and strategic thinking.


Acta Non Verba – The Playbook for Creating, Achieving and Performing at your Highest Level was published in 2018. From a base of nearly 800 e-mails, Erik chose 165 he believes have the capacity to help people realize their dreams. He’s also in the process of finishing his second book on being “dangerous”.

Thought Leader

He has been a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and publishes two to three articles a week on his LinkedIn and Facebook pages, reaching thousands of people in the process.

Recently, Erik joined forces with John Sanei to produce the new Expansive podcast series.

He also appears in the media regularly and has previously shared his thinking on KykNet, CNBC, 702, Cliffcentral, and many more.

Erik has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and a Master’s Degree in Business and Executive Coaching, both from Wits Business School.


Long before Erik was a high-performance executive coach and keynote speaker, he was a physiotherapist. To share his passion for helping people, he founded BetterMan, a personal and professional development online community for men.

Global Citizen

Erik lives in Johannesburg with his girlfriend Danicka and their dog Axel. He’s an avid golfer, has previously been nominated as one of GQ’s best-dressed men and a world traveller. His favourite city is Vienna.

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