- An African safari guide of 20 years and director of safari travel company, African Family Safaris.
- Survived an attack by a wild African lion where he was mauled and bitten on the back of the head.
- Has been featured on Studio 10 (network 10) and the Daily Edition (Channel 7).
- A regular media commentator on African conservation and safari issues.
- Keen conservationist. 10% of speaking fees go to lion, rhino and elephant conservation organisations.
- Embracing the lion
Turning challenges and difficulties into personal gold through personal responsibility. Leadership/inspiration/motivation.
- The lion in the work site
A unique perspective on workplace health and safety. Using the story of Richard’s dramatic lion attack to reinforce the message of personal responsibility and other specific safety issues. OH&S, Safety, leadership. Particularly relevant for blue collar workers.
- Guiding lights
Leadership keynote using lessons learned from guiding safaris through volatile and unpredictable areas. Attendees become safari guides and learn the three core leadership principles to use in their work and life. Leadership, self awareness, personal development, embracing change.
- Guiding lights
Discovering and deconstructing the essential elements of leadership in constantly shifting landscapes. Leadership, self awareness, personal development, embracing change.
- African safari stories
Tailored short sessions where Richard adapts stories from his 20 years of guiding in Africa to specific themes and takeaways of a business or event.
- Embracing the lion (for schools)
Specifically tailored ‘Embracing the Lion’ keynote which helps kids understand the most vital aspects of resilience.
Richard Field was the keynote speaker during the rollout of our Road Services national safety campaign in 2017. He spoke at 7 events to over 3,000 attendees in total. Richard was fantastic to work with. He worked closely with us in the lead up to the events and tailored his content beautifully to link with our key messages. His authenticity, humour and ability to weave a story kept the attendees spellbound. There were times when you could hear a pin drop in an audience of 650 people (mostly road construction workers!). The most impressive aspect of Richard’s talk was his ability to build relevance and connect the message of personal responsibility and safety. It really hit home and his talk was integral to the success of our campaign. We loved having Richard as part of our team!
Richard kept our staff focussed and enthralled for the whole presentation. It aligned perfectly with the goals of our workshop and reinforced the importance of personal responsibility, growth and change. Our staff were inspired and motivated by the presentation and I know it will stay with everyone for a long time.
I had the pleasure of meeting Richard earlier this year and from the outset he was engaging, honest and real. It was a great choice to have Richard present his keynote presentation at our staff incentive program in March, which was extremely well received by all attendees. He has a very genuine and humble approach to what is an incredible story of courage, self-awareness and self-responsibility. He delivered his message with clarity and passion and the worth-while key messages that came from the presentation absolutely resonated with the audience. I look forward to having Richard host a workshop for the upcoming Leadership Forum. He is an inspiring human with an incredible resilience and a wonderful ability to communicate key messages around the power of conscious leadership.
Richard Field shared his powerful keynote “Embracing the Lion" with our leadership team. Richard's great ability to share stories had our team engrossed - we felt we were on safari for real. The key lessons around using personal responsibility as a tool to overcome adversity was powerful and very relevant. He was able to translate his experience to that faced by a corporate leader today and his in-depth knowledge of the safari and his correlation to our business world made the session personally and professionally enriching for everyone.
Juniper Networks APAC
Richard was absolutely fantastic and engaging and held our team on the edge of their seats for the whole hour. His message showed the empowerment to take responsibly of your own actions to prioritize what is important in life. Our staff came out with a new energy and lease of life!
Taldumande Youth Services
A sincere thank you for sharing this amazing story with our team. It is unique to share such an honest and personal story that inspired us all to look at ourselves and take responsibility for our own destiny.
Raine and Horne