About Lorne Sulcas, The Big Cat Guy 

International Motivational Keynote Speaker

Powerful Success Lessons
from Africa’s Big Cats.”


Top International 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.

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Since 1996, Top International Motivational Keynote Speaker Lorne Sulcas has been ‘WOW’ing top teams and organizations around the world with his unique Thriving in a Wild World™ keynote presentations.  After many years as a sought-after Leadership Trainer and Management Consultant, Lorne Sulcas went from the corporate jungle to the real jungle.

Everyone thought he was crazy. For nearly a decade, Lorne was a game ranger, tracking and photographing Africa’s Big Cats on a daily basis.  Today, The Big Cat Guy travels the world sharing potent life and organizational lessons from these super-predators that have been thriving for millennia in the face of change and competition. Lorne’s keynotes are one-of-a-kind. And tailored to your bespoke context.  Lorne reveals to your audience the age-old proven secrets of success:

  • Sustaining growth and exceptional results
  • Resilience in the face of inevitable change
  • Truly exceptional teamwork
  • Potent leadership, innovation, and opportunity
  • Getting and maintaining competitive advantage


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He’s unorthodox; definitely not your average conference keynote speaker. Lorne’s clients include organizational giants on five continents, from Hershey’s to Bank One to Rolls Royce.  He has spoken on the world’s biggest stages.  He appears on CNN.  His captivating stories and award-winning photos will pierce your audiences’ hearts.  His inspiration will stay with them forever.   His message moves people to act. He’s an extraordinary expert; renowned professional; a ‘cat’-alyst; trusted Motivational and Conference Keynote Speaker to CEO’s and Event Planners.  Around the planet.

Because there’s no excuse for mediocre.

Click here to see some of the rave reviews Lorne gets from audiences across the globe.


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(USA) +1 770 999 0447
(ZA) +27 72 833 3555

Lorne’s speaks in places all over the world from the United States to CanadaSouth Africa and the rest of Africa, the Middle EastEurope, United Kingdom, and Australasia.


  • Motivational Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Conference Keynote Speaker
  • Sales Speaker
  • Leadership Speaker
  • Teamwork Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Leadership and Teamwork Trainer

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I really enjoyed the presentation on the wildlife in Africa because I believe that in every business there are the same challenges as in the wild. Lorne explained in very clear terms how nature’s species have survived in extremely hostile environments. These lessons of the African bush are relevant to every business … I think that if business people were to adopt those fundamental paradigms in their own businesses, they would be much more successful. Lorne’s lessons from the ruthless plains of Africa should be applied to every business. Well done Lorne!

Graham Woolford

Actuary and Chairman , Unihealth Unlimited, Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, SA

Lorne’s talk relates to a lot of what we do in the elite sports world.  I thought it was a fantastic opportunity … how he related to what we have now on the cutting edge of elite sport. From my side, it was fantastic! It really made things real. Something that I could relate to as a coach but also someone that works with a lot of high-performance. Fantastic and really glad I got the opportunity!

Matt Hawkins

Director of Operations; Asst Coach, PRO Rugby San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

I work with Eyegym. We train the eyes and the brain. We work on decision making and I think out of Lorne’s talk I realized again that we are actually designed to, like animals to hunt, look far and be aware of what’s happening around you … The talk from Lorne really reminded me again of those basic skills that we’ve got inside… that we can awaken again.

Christi Botha


What really stood out for me was the quality of Lorne’s photos and specifically his stories … and new angles on animals and how they work together and how we can borrow those lessons to our world. What really stood out for me was how Lorne’s game ranger experience of how you can tell stories… that apply to you in your life, and the metaphor … To see the photos of that, the talk really came alive to me … and to add the detail that’s relevant and extract the story in the metaphor really was very powerful. I enjoyed it very much!

Tim Goodenough

Managing Director, High Performance Coach, Beyond the Gap, Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, SA

When is the ‘right time’ to partner with Lorne?

You can count on Lorne making a profound impact in your organization, if:.

  • you are in a competitive environment, needing to sustain competitive advantage
  • you’re looking to build resilience in the face of change
  • you’re striving to grow and build teamwork and synergy
  • you want to develop leadership in your organization
  • you have to overcome massive challenges in your environment
  • you need to ensure sustainable growth
  • achieving truly exceptional results is a non-negotiable

In what industries does Lorne specialize?

As a Business Motivational Speaker Lorne has deliberately developed the body of content of his presentations around key high performance and personal/ organizational growth takeaways that apply and appeal to a hugely diverse market. 

So over the years Lorne’s audiences all around the world span a huge range of corporates, businesses, retail chains, franchises, financial institutions, sports teams, government departments, professional bodies/associations and schools, and in the public and private sectors.

Lorne has spoken in amongst many others the banking, technology, finance, medical, pharmaceutical, recruitment, hospitality, cellphone, media, travel, mining, agriculture, utilities, and construction industries.  He has inspired executives, employees and members of just some the following teams and organizations, to name but a few:

  • Bank One
  • Old Mutual
  • RGA
  • ABSA-Barclays
  • Standard Bank
  • RMB
  • 3M
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Pfizer
  • Bosch Siemens
  • Wella
  • Hershey’s
  • Samsung
  • SAP
  • Gartner
  • AT&T
  • HP
  • Seeff
  • Fine & Country
  • Keller Williams
  • Sony
  • Afrox
  • Momentum
  • Engen
  • Bidvest, Adcorp
  • Tesco
  • Woolworths
  • Cape Union Mart
  • HomeChoice
  • NASA
  • The World Bank
  • CNN
  • Associated Media
  • MultiChoice
  • Taj Hotels
  • Sun International
  • One&Only Hotels
  • Southern Sun
  • England Cricket
  • Scottish Rugby
  • Toronto Bluejays
  • Cape Cobras
  • ARC
  • Charterhouse
  • Kingswood College
  • International Round Square Organization
  • Wynberg Boys High School

This is by no means a full/exhaustive list, but please contact us should you need more information, or click here to see what some of these members of Lorne’s audiences across these diverse environments have to say about Lorne’s presentations. As a Business Motivational Speaker Lorne has deliberately developed the body of content of his presentations around key high performance and personal/ organizational growth takeaways that apply and appeal to a hugely diverse market.

What size audiences does Lorne present to?

Lorne’s wide exposure as a Motivational Keynote Speaker to all kinds of situations over the many years, has made him comfortable speaking to any type and size of audience, from the biggest stages to intimate boardrooms. Lorne often addresses audiences of between 100 and 300 members.  But he is equally at home speaking to several thousand people at international conferences such as the Conqa Leadership Summit and at prestigious venues such as the London Stock Exchange.

Lorne is also frequently invited as an After-Dinner Speaker, or a Business Motivational Speaker or Sports Motivational Speaker to facilitate training to a single team, forums in which there might even be just a small number of people in the room.

Lorne’s service and delivery is not dependent on the number of people in the room.  Whether your audience is big or small, rest assured that Lorne will always give it his all!

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 International Motivational Speaker
Charleston, South Carolina, 29407
Tel:(USA) +1 (770) 999-0447
Tel:(ZA) +27 (72) 833-3555


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