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Top Motivational Speaker. Worldwide

Helping teams and organizations get and sustain competitive advantage

  • Thriving in the face of Competition
  • Resilience in the face of Change
  • Uncommon Synergy, Collaboration and Exceptional Teamwork
  • Game-changing Leadership
  • Vision, Innovation and Opportunity
  • Overcoming Massive Challenges
  • Sustaining Exceptional Growth and Results



Extraordinary Motivation can Change EVERYTHING!

“It’s a jungle out there.” In a Wild World, merely surviving is not enough. To THRIVE in a world of change and competition requires exceptional resilience, teamwork, leadership and MOTIVATION
Top Motivational Speaker Lorne Sulcas is definitely not your average keynote speaker. The Big Cat Guy’s presentations are like nothing you’ve ever seen before –or will ever see again.

Neil McCoy-Ward MD Forward Thinking Group“I’ve heard the best keynote speakers in the world and Lorne’s presentation was World-Class! A masterclass in professional speaking!” – Neil McCoy-Ward, Managing Director, Forward Thinking Group, UK

See why Lorne’s audiences from Atlanta to London, UK, Singapore to Sydney, consistently rave about his top motivational presentations.

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NOT  your average Keynote Speaker

Your choice of a Keynote Speaker can make or break your event.  The success of your conference or meeting is directly proportionate to the energy, motivation, excitement and knowledge your delegates will harness.

See why event planners and associations in all corners of the globe, consistently bring Lorne in to be their mainstage conference keynote.


Transforming your team’s RESULTS

Great organizations invest in the growth of their people. When you invest in a conference, meeting or teambuilding, you want to make that event count. You want ROI. You want to visibly move the needle for your organization.
Lorne helps top teams and organizations around the world get measurable growth.
See the different ways Lorne can help you or your team get RESULTS.


Top Motivational Speaker

He has spoken on the world’s biggest stages to organizational giants on five continents, from NASA to Sony to Gartner. He appears on CNN. He’s an extraordinary expert. His stories will pierce your audiences’ hearts. His message will move them to act.
See why organizations and associations around the world have consistently counted on The Big Cat Guy, Lorne Sulcas, as their ‘go-to’ Top Motivational Speaker and Trainer since 1996.


"I was blown away ... Lorne is unique and I really feel he would please any audience. His was and still is one of the most talked about presentations we've seen."






"Your presentation was brilliant, Lorne. In my job, I hear a lot from motivational speakers and much of it is a rehash of other presentations or literature. This was different…… Pure, base animal behaviours ... expertly translated into the world of human beings ... An intellectual triumph."




"…I was struck by your powerful message that can benefit all of us in today's world of chaos and change. Goose-bumps stuff! We immediately implemented your lessons around teamwork and leadership and are already noticing a huge difference. ..."




"The standing ovation said it all. You have something rich and powerful ... which you expertly fit right in line with our conference... a provocative and exciting approach… absolutely unique and fascinating."




"Lorne, I want to personally thank you. You made each session so relevant to our world. Your delivery is professional, entertaining and inspiring - every time... absolutely outstanding ... the ‘lessons that Big Cat guy spoke on’ is one thing they all really remember and still refer to."







International Motivational Speeches from a worldwide trusted thought leader about exactly how individuals, teams and leaders can thrive in the face of change and competition.

Lorne Sulcas has combined his experience in business and the Bushveld, from the corporate to the ‘real’ jungle, to create a unique and unforgettable motivational experience. He’s spent years as a leadership trainer and also as a game ranger. Now he’s a game-changer. Let a world-renowned speaker reveal to you the million-year-old success secrets of Africa’s three Big Cats, the lion, the leopard, and the cheetah, that have survived brutal change and competition since the beginning of time.

Lorne is famous around the world as a dynamic, engaging & inspirational speaker, and has spoken to organizations on five continents.  Let The Big Cat Guy help your team to thrive in your jungle!



Conference Keynote Speeches to give your audience a motivational message that will stick with them immediately and make your event an unforgettable success.

His high energy and action packed inspirational message will send your audience home excited to grow and a ready to act. Set the tone of your conference with not simply a keynote, but an experience! Discover the lessons we can learn from how Africa’s supreme Big Cats maintain a resilient mindset and face challenges head-on to survive extreme pressure of literally, life or death, every day.

Lorne is an Inspiring Keynote Speaker who will move your audience to action. His mind-blowing keynotes are universally loved by audiences around the globe -from Atlanta to Oslo, London, UK to London, Canada. But be warned: his presentations are like nothing you’ve ever seen before –or will ever see again!



Corporate Speaking Services to empower your people and enhance employee engagement.

In the organizational landscape Change is a given.  Competition is inevitable, There are no better adversity and resilience role models than Africa’s Big Cats, that have to navigate and survive massive change and competition every day of their lives. These supreme hunters’ ability to adapt to change and to come up with innovative hunting strategies in response to the constantly changing conditions, draws a powerful and relatable parallel to the often cutthroat business environment in which we find ourselves every day.

Lorne Sulcas is a Top Motivational Speaker on Grit and Performance. His talks and working sessions will help your audience understand and commit to the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and leadership.

His riveting stories on how to navigate change and competition and build trust and loyalty will take your audience on a journey that will propel them to synergy and getting the best from the team in a challenging and changing environment.



Top Motivational Speaker Lorne Sulcas was a sought-after leadership trainer in the concrete jungle, and spent almost a decade tracking Africa’s Big Cats as a game ranger in the real jungle. Today The Big Cat Guy speaks around the world –from Atlanta to Amsterdam, London, UK to Los Angeles– revealing the million-year-old proven secrets you need to thrive in YOUR jungle.
He is one-of-a-kind.

See this interview with Lorne.


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How does the leopard thrive in a constantly changing and challenging landscape?

Just as every business situation presents a totally different set of variables and challenges, for Africa’s Big Cats, every hunt presents a whole new set of conditions and challenges, in a changed landscape.
The leopard is arguably the most adaptable of all large predators, found in habitats from mountains to desert, stretching from Africa all the way to Asia. What makes the leopard such a supreme hunter, able to thrive in and have a reach across so many different ecosystems?

Can you adapt when things change? What can you learn from the leopard on adaptability and resilience in the face of change?

In his Thriving in a Wild World™ presentations, Top Motivational Speaker Lorne Sulcas reveals the leopard’s success secrets you can apply to the change and challenges you face every day.


How is it possible for a lion to kill a buffalo seven times its weight?

Lions collaborate to form teams we call a ‘pride’ which allows them to synergise their efforts to be able to hunt the massive herbivores -wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and in some cases even elephant-that the other cats can’t hunt. Their collaboration and synergy also allows them to defend a much larger or more prime territory, which in turn gives them access to prime habitat and resources.
In this way the lion can get results that the other felines can’t. Lions get exceptional results. But exceptional results can only come from exceptional teamwork and potency. So what is truly exceptional teamwork? What makes lions so potent?

What can your organisation learn from lions about what it takes to get seemingly impossible results?

The Big Cat Guy shares the potent Lessons from Lions™ that we can apply to get exceptional results.


How does the cheetah survive despite the massive competition from the larger, stronger predators?

Because the cheetah is built for speed not strength, it is right at the bottom of the totem pole of the large carnivores and subject to constant and brutal competition from the larger predators such as lions and hyenas.
With incredible speed, but limited stamina, the cheetah has to be very calculated and strategic in terms of opportunity selection and energy expenditure, and has to make its efforts really count. As a result, the cheetah has the highest ‘conversion rate’ of Africa’s three big cats: about 80% of cheetah’s attempts result in successful kills. Why is that? What makes the cheetah so efficient?

What can the cheetah teach us about what leadership, vision and opportunity have to do with surviving competition?

Lorne’s stories and message will imprint forever on your audience, the cheetah’s incredible keys to success.




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Some of Lorne's Clients

I’ve heard the best keynote speakers in the world and Lorne’s presentation was World-Class! A masterclass in professional speaking!

Neil McCoy-Ward

Managing Director, Forward Thinking Group, UK

Today I had the great pleasure of hearing Lorne’s motivational speech. He was an amazing storyteller. Truly captivating! I loved seeing the pictures and hearing the detailed stories about how he applies what he knows as a gamekeeper to business. I never thought that there would be a connection but it was really inspirational and really connected to me. I’ve definitely taken away some lessons that I’m going to apply to my business, which is pretty fabulous!

Julie Holmes

Keynote Speaker, Inline Strategy Ltd. London, United Kingdom

We do a lot of conferences every year,… in the US, Europe and South America, What I loved about Lorne’s presentation today, it was different and it was really exciting. Lorne was probably the best motivational speaker I’ve ever seen. We see a lot of these and the keynotes are just typically snoozefest and they’re really boring. But this was fantastic. I was texting my colleagues about how great it was during the presentation. It was absolutely incredible!

Patrick Green

CEO - thinkSCM; CFO - SCM Connections, thinkSCM; SCM Connections, Chicago IL, USA

Wow! I’ve just sat in on Lorne’s motivational speech. Oh my word, it was awesome! The way that he actually brings in the big cats and the behaviors to the wild world that we live in is simply incredible! You can absolutely see where we battle and how we can actually learn from those amazing animals and the amazing cats. Lorne, you’re a master!

Cany Bugler

MD, Tri Active Events Management, Grabouw , WC, South Africa

Strategy is what we use in football. Lorne taught us about exceptional teamwork that gives exceptional results and the Big Cats’ unique way of surviving in the jungle. I really, really value his input and his knowledge and all the key points he showed us. Now we are using it in sports. You realize that all these values and principles of success happen in the business environment… and in football and they’re happening in the wildlife! Unbelievable!

Pitso Mosimane

Head Coach and Former Head Coach, Mamelodi Sundowns & Bafana Bafana

Where Lorne Frequently Speaks

United States and Canada

Atlanta GA; Greater Atlanta Area; Los Angeles SC; San Diego CA; San Francisco CA; Denver CO;
Washington DC; Miami FL; Tampa, FL; Chicago IL; Detroit MI; Las Vegas NV; New York NY; Philadelphia
PA; Phoenix, AZ; Dallas TX; Houston TX; Seattle WA; Vancouver BC; Toronto ON; Edmonton AB

Europe and the UK

Paris, France; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Munich, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Oslo, Norway;
Stockholm, Sweden; London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Ireland;

Africa and the Middle East

Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Pretoria, South Africa; Durban, South Africa;
Nairobi, Kenya, Lagos Nigeria; Windhoek, Namibia; Dubai, UAE; Abu Dhabi, UAE


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; Melbourne, Australia: Auckland, New
Zealand; New Delhi, India; Mumbai, India

Lorne Sulcas - The Big Cat Guy

Lorne Sulcas - The Big Cat Guy
Top Motivational Speaker/Keynote Speaker
Charleston, South Carolina, 29407
Tel:(USA) +1 (770) 999-0447
Tel:(ZA) +27 (72) 833-3555


Atlanta Convention Centre

Atlanta, Capital of Georgia

Atlanta is the largest city and capital of Georgia and situated in the northwest part of the state at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Chattahoochee River. The first European settler was Hardy Ivy, who built a cabin there in 1833.

Atlanta is a unique destination in the heart of the South. It is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia and apart from its fine dining, shopping, and rich history, it is also host to one of the most connected convention spaces.
One of these convention centers, the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, has a team of experts with more than 50 years of experience in operating, managing, and providing solutions for events of any size. It has 500,000 square feet of space, 100,000 square feet of contiguous space and over 45 breakout rooms.

Atlanta History

Did you know that there are over 55 streets with the name "Peachtree" in Atlanta? Apparently, they're named after the Native American village of “Standing Pitch Tree.”

Atlanta's symbol is a phoenix because. Atlanta was the only city in North American destroyed as an act of war. Only 400 buildings survived after General Sherman burnt it to the ground. So the city is almost completely rebuilt after the fact.

A highlight of visiting The King Center in Atlanta

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in a two-story frame Queen Anne style house that was built in 1895 and bought by his grandfather in 1909. After Dr. King's assassination on April 4, 1968 plans were begun to restore the house as a historic museum.
Dr. King was born and lived in this house for the first twelve years of his life.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is considered the busiest airport in the world because it’s just a three-hour flight from many major American cities.


Things you might not have known about Atlanta

  • Atlanta is the major commercial and transportation hub of the southeast United States.
  • Atlanta has one of the world's largest aquariums which offers an up-close look at exotic marine life where you can also learn about aquatic habitats and see of the most diverse examples of oceanic life in the world. 
  • World of Coca-Cola is situated at Pemberton Place, Atlanta, the only place where you can explore the fascinating story of the world’s best-known beverage brand.
  • One of the largest Hindu temples outside of India is located in the Atlanta metro area.
  • Stone Mountain outside Atlanta is one of the largest blocks of exposed granite in the world.
  • It was an Atlanta resident, Margaret Mitchell, who wrote the well-known novel, "Gone with the Wind". An ankle injury kept her from walking and so she reverted to writing her novel.
  • The Winecoff Hotel was thought to be absolutely fireproof when it was built in 1913. But an enormous fire engulfed the hotel in 1946 and 119 people died. As a result of this tragic event, President Truman called a conference that led to the creation of modern-day fire safety codes. The hotel is known today as the Ellis Hotel.

Georgia World Congress Center

Georgia International Convention Center

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

Loudermilk Conference Center

Atlanta Expo Center South

Cobb Galleria Centre


GTRI Conference Center

Atlanta, GA GWCC

TLC Atlanta

World Congress Center

630 Convention & Event Center

Blackburn Conference Center

Travelodge San Diego Downtown Convention Center

Los Angeles Convention Center

Staple Center Convention Center

Knights Inn Los Angeles Central/Convention Center Area

Discovery Conference Centre, Inc.

San Diego Training and Conference Center

San Diego Concourse Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center

Professional Conference Management

TMM The Meeting Manager Convention Center

Liberty Station Conference Center

Complete Conference Management Convention Center

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego/Downtown/Convention Center

Marina Village Conference Center Conference Center

Admiral Kidd Catering & Conference Center Conference Center

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center

Colorado Convention Center

Moscone Center

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

AMA Conference Center Washington, DC

Top of the Hill Banquet & Conference Center

Capitol View Conference Center

National 4-H Conference Center


Miami Beach Convention Center

Tampa Convention Center

Convention center

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

McCormick Place

Summit Chicago

The Conference Center

Conference Chicago

World Outreach Conference Center

Midwest Conference Center

Las Vegas Convention, Visitor Convention Center

Detroit MI convention center

International Banquet & Conference

Edward Hotel, Convention Center

Las Vegas Convention Center

Siegel Select - Convention Center

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Sands Expo Convention Center

Downtown Conference Center

NYC Seminar and Conference Center

Javits Center North

AMA Conference Center New York City

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Convene Conference Center

Phoenix Convention Center

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Convention Center

George R. Brown Convention Center

Norris Conference Centers - Houston/CityCentre

Texas Contemporary Convention Center

Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds

Comicpalooza Convention Center

Stafford Centre Convention Center

Texas Training and Conference Centers

Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation

RAC Houston-Conference Center Inc

Bayou City Event Center

Washington State Convention Center

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

Vancouver Convention Centre East Convention Center

Canada Place Convention Center

Fan Expo Vancouver Convention Center

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Enercare Centre Convention Center

Beanfield Centre Conference Center

Shaw Conference Centre

Radisson Hotel & Convention Center Edmonton

Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre

Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre

Edmonton EXPO Centre

Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre

The Oasis Centre


Meridian Banquets & Conference center

The Royal Palace

Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre

Congress Centre, London

ILEC Conference Centre, London

ExCeL London

London Conference Bureau

Central Hall Westminster

America Square Conference Centre

London Conference Bureau

Emmanuel Centre

Conference London

ICO Conference Centre

1VS Conference Centre

etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate

The Mermaid

Congress Centre Conference Center, London


Business Design Centre, London

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, UK

Clarity London Conference Center

One Moorgate Place

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

COSLA Conference Centre

John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh

Marketing Edinburgh Convention Bureau

McDonald Rooms Conference Centre

Norton Park Conference Centre

CPP Seminars Scotland Ltd

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD)

Docklands, Convention Centre

Assembly Buildings Conference Centre

Titanic Exhibition Centre

Belfast Waterfront

Spires Conference & Exhibition Centre

The Skainos Centre

Riddel Hall

Whitla Hall, Q.U.B

Agapé Centre Belfast

Eikon Exhibition Centre

M C I Conference Center

Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre

The King's Hall

Cape Town International Convention Centre

CTICC 2 (Cape Town International Convention Centre 2)

Century City Conference Centre

The Range Function and Conference Centre

J & J Conferences at Belmont Square

Little Stream Conference Centre & Tea Garden

CAB Conference Centre

Durbanville Conference Centre

Lagoon Beach Hotel

Bridgeways - Event, Function and Conference Venues

Lofdal World Conference Centre

Welgemeend Cape Town - Event, Party, Conference and Wedding Venue

Ruslamere Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre Durbanville

Avenue Conference and Event Venue

Atlantic Imbizo

High Constantia Conferencing

Special Memories Halaal Function Venue

The Pyramid Conference & Venue Centre, Day Spa and Beauty School

Sandton Convention Centre

Turbine Hall

AstroTech Conference Centre

FNB Conference Centre

Oaklands Inn & Conference Centre

Corporate Conference Centre

CSIR International Convention Centre


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Lorne Sulcas
Lorne Sulcas
The Big Cat Guy
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Top Motivational Speaker
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Lorne Sulcas - The Big Cat Guy
Lorne Sulcas - The Big Cat Guy