Ian Schubach

The Power of the Pride

From African game ranger and lion expert, to speaking around the world on lessons from the wild, lead facilitator and keynote speaker Ian Schubach links the law of the jungle to the wild, unpredictable and sometimes predatory world of business to build more effective leaders and teams.

He is also the co-founder of Peak Teams, a leadership consultancy with a reputation for accelerating outcomes in leadership and team development, engagement, and culture change.

A business consultant and former game ranger in Southern Africa, Ian Schubach has a unique understanding of business and nature, and how the two can mirror and benefit each other.

A dynamic and inspiring speaker, Ian believes that teams, and especially business teams, can absorb and learn from the animal kingdom.

Using dramatic wildlife imagery and gripping story-telling ability, Ian Schubach engages and thrills his audiences. His presentations are full of sound business sense interlaced with humour. They cover key teamwork themes such as communication, goal setting and synergy. Audiences leave enthralled and repeat the stories to friends and colleagues resulting in immense take-home business value from the wild.

Ian has delivered over 500 keynote presentations and designed and facilitated leadership events in Australia, Asia, Europe, South Africa and the United States. The Nature of Success ...

Having spent many years working as a safari guide in Southern Africa, Ian Schubach has a great understanding of what it takes for an animal to survive and thrive in this super competitive environment.

In his presentation, The Nature of Success, Ian explores how business teams can learn from the behaviours and characteristics of four iconic African animals to create sustained success in difficult environments. Africa contains some of the most complex and competitive ecosystems on the planet. The animals that live within this ecosystem are subject to rapid change and intense competition. Ian identified the competitive advantage that each species has developed which allows them to thrive in even the most hostile conditions:

  • Lion - Teamwork
  • Elephant -Communication
  • Leopard - Adaptation
  • Giraffe - Leadership

Ian combines personal stories with spectacular images in his presentation which provides enormous benefits that will relate to both the work place and the home.

Client testimonials

Thank you for presenting the most relevant and practical workshop I have ever attended, which was both inspirational and motivational. I remember all the messages from the session and have applied them immediately upon my return to work.

Flight Centre

Thousands of people could talk to us about values and teamwork, but you actually showed us and let us experience it for ourselves. The response has been very positive; the participants immediately applied the learning’s on an individual and team level. This visually impressive program was one of the best we've ever seen.

Seagate Technologies

It was amazing to observe the team moving from the start of the day where they were visibly acting as individuals, then small teams, moving to a 'one team' approach. This has been brilliant, and has transferred back to the office, with everyone being a lot more open and communicative. VERY EFFECTIVE INDEED.

Commonwealth Bank Australia

The Peak Teams exercise was brilliant and like nothing I have experienced in 20 years in retail. Our people felt connected to the experience and gained real insight into the value of diverse skills in the team.

Telstra Customer Sales and Service Conference

A brilliant concept that was fun and very instructive. I learned a lot about myself and the fact that limitations are applied by ‘self’ and are not born from others.



Westpac Banking Corporation