Brent “the Good Things Guy” Lindeque
Blogger, influencer, journalist, change maker but he is best-known as “The Good Things Guy”.
He is proudly South African with the power to inspire kindness wherever he goes. He is regularly featured in the media, spreading good news about South Africa and ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things in their communities.
In 2015, he turned a reckless challenge into a random act of kindness. Fast forward a few years and today his ‘Good Things Guy’ platform reaches over four million people every month, sharing good news stories about South Africa and ordinary South Africans. Brent says that after launching the website, with the idea to share good news, has changed his life completely. “What I didn’t know at the time is how much this little concept would change my entire life in the process. It would help me find my purpose and give me the best job title in the world.”
Brent over the years, has proven the misconception that good news doesn’t sell; an average social media post reaches over 500 000 people with close on 400 000 loyal followers across the Good Things Guys Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube platforms on a daily basis.
With a 76% South African and 24% global readership across all ages, it’s clear that we all want more good news.
With several local and international awards and recognition under his belt, including the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans and being named a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a modern-day proudly gay South African family man, passionate entrepreneur, determined dreamer and a primal optimist whose story and vision is as inspiring as he is.
Brent is hugely in-demand as a truly inspiring speaker. Ask any of our current and previous clients, and you’ll hear only Good Things about how Brent has a unique talent for leaving his audiences not only feeling inspired, but hopeful, positive and ready to take on the world.
Some of his most requested talks include:
- Becoming the Good Things Guy
- Finding Good Things – even in trauma
- CSI and how to create sustainable projects for your business
- Changing the narrative
- Happiness – and the importance of mental health
- Climbing Kili
- The Alphabet Mafia
- The importance of daily gratitude
- The extraordinary-ness of South Africa and its people