Dr. Kobus Neethling

President of the South African Creativity Foundation, Dr. Kobus Neethling is “one of the top 3 speakers in the world on the topics of creativity and innovation’ – as quoted in the programme of the 12th European Conference.

A Member of an international steering committee to research the possible integration of the two disciplines – Creativity and Innovation – he gave the opening keynote at the European Creativity and Innovation Conference (ECCI) in Belgium.

He was invited as a co-author to contribute to the trend-setting book on 21st century innovation ‘The Future of Innovation’, coining the phrase. ‘Innovation of the mind without innovating the heart is no innovation at all.

A Member of the International Innovation Alliance – a group of 7 innovation reward recipients from five continents – he is also a Recipient of the Excellence in Innovation Award (Mumbai) – one of the most prestigious innovation awards in Asia.

He was the Co-developer of the Hit TV show ‘Out of the Box’ (WINNER OF THE 2007 ‘US INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL’ SILVER SCREEN AWARD).

Further, Dr. Neethling is a Guinness World Record Holder as co-author of ‘Making the Impossible Possible’ ‘the book of more than a 100 pages written in the fastest time ever – four and a half minutes.

Kobus holds six degrees including two Masters, a Doctorate and Post-Doctorate (cum laude) in the identification and development of creative behaviour (Universities of Cape Town and Georgia, USA) and received an International Leadership Award from the CreativeProblem Solving Institute, USA:

Has written more than 80 books and 9 TV series including three international best-sellers: ‘Creativity uncovered’; ‘Very smart parents’ and version two of ‘Am I clever or am I Stupid?’ which has sold more than 200 000 copies))

He works with major corporations, national sporting teams, and education groups from all over the world.

Dr Neethling invented the largest battery of whole brain instruments in the world (used in 35 countries), including the unique 8-dimensional instrument and a whole brain picture instrument for illiterate people.

He published a world-first video/book integration entitled ‘Taking you Beyond’. It includes 40 bar-graphs (one per chapter) which allow the reader to view 40 videos by swiping their smartphone across the bar-graph.


Moving from Ordinary to Beyondness 
The ordinary paradigm (personal and business) – ordinary creativity = ordinary results ; – understanding the Stretch Zone and Stretch targets – – entering Beyondness – developing the profile of a Beyonder – creating new futures – getting Beyonder results.

A New kind of creativity for a new kind of century 
The 3 zones of creativity – the qualities of a Beyonder – moving from problems to possibilities – ideas for extraordinary times – seeing the future first.

Using your Whole Brain in the 21st century
Understanding your 4 quadrant brain – moving beyond your comfort zones – discovering the 8 dimensions of your brain – putting your 8-dimesnsion brain into action – gaining an amazing edge.

From Creative Problem Solving, to Opportunity Finding to Miracle Making
Understanding the stages of creative empowerment – expanding the power of your whole brain – redesigning your beliefs – the essence of your human being-ness – becoming the miracle maker.