Wolfgang is energetic, innovative memorable and every delegate will look forward to every time he walks on stage. but even more important is that he manages to inspire, mesmerise and entertain his audiences in a sophisticated, yet light-hearted manner interweaving non-stop tasteful humour throughout the authentic keynotes, moderation and shows he offers, all in alignment with YOUR event theme.
Every event organiser, company and delegate will suddenly realise the incredible value and profound ‘return on investment Wolfgang adds to your meeting, conference or event.
When you meet him for the first time, you’ll not only encounter a leading pioneer awash with authentic passion who remains a humble, insightful, intellectual and brimming with playfulness, but a man that changes lives when he speaks & entertains.
You will immediately notice the power and wonder he creates when he walks onto the platform. A true creative visionary and professor of hope, who has created magical moments for many of the world’s top organisations.
Wolfgang has spent his entire life challenging, manipulating and beguiling cognitive functioning through keynotes, conjuring & humour. His vast global experience (over 150 countries), coupled with a logical laser focus in the corporate sector has led Wolfgang to establish a variety of offerings tailored to the business market.
From strategic & inspirational speaking where he engages his audiences on an authentic level, sharing real-life experiences, academic research and magical effects that link with his messaging to enhancing and leaving practical, sustainable tools that delegates can implement immediately.
As a child, Wolfgang dreamt of becoming a magician and dancing on ice as a professional ice skater. During his teenage years, he would rather focus on learning new tricks and honing his skill, instead of school work. It was during the role of ‘Abracaban, the Wicked Magician’ in Aladdin on Ice, that a young lady approached him after a performance and said, “You do what people dream of doing.” Little did he realize that this life path would eventually lead him to his current profession.
In Cape Town, he finished his schooling and completed compulsory military service, all the time yearning to follow his dream. This, however, was much to the dismay of his German parents – a university degree was a priority!
When he moved back to Europe to seek fame and fortune in London, sleeping at stations and entering pub talent shows in the East End was part of the course and a necessary sacrifice. Wolfgang became a regular on British television, then set his sights on travelling the world as an entertainer on cruise ships.
He thrived at hosting dinners, meeting and learning from successful passengers. It was during this same time that he completed his first university degree in Communication & Psychology, followed by his MA and PhD during which time his entrepreneurship spirit was born. Over the next few years, he sought business opportunities and partnerships throughout the world, including taking part in expeditions in the Arctic & Antarctic.
Returning to Cape Town and starting a family – another innovative venture ensued. Within a short time, his own production company sprung to life with over 175 of his own television shows being aired. His passion, commitment and wit rubbed off on everyone and soon corporate executives asked him to share his life lessons and enthusiasm. His unique style of using magic tricks to cement key messages suited the corporate market perfectly. Coupled with many years spent in the international speaking market, this contributed towards a true speaker that could authentically walk his talk. His goal, of delegates leaving his keynotes with usable, practical and easy implementable life-skills was achieved.
This life path led him to complete further postgraduate studies in 2015 in Leading Innovation and Change at York St John University in the UK. with his thesis entitled, “Does complexity thinking inhibit innovation amongst leadership in multinational companies.” Today he specializes in logical thinking and inspiration and lives in Frankfurt and Cape Town. His focus is on the EMEA English speaking business market as an international Enter-Trainer who speaks and performs at company events and conferences helping his audiences escape into a world of wonder and merriment.
Wolfgang follows his vision of creating memorable magical moments for all that cross his path. He is an ardent believer in ‘practising what you preach’ and firmly believes that as a youngster you are a ‘go-getter’ and as you mature, you become a ‘go-giver’ – as can be verified by his huge offering of over 900 videos on his YouTube channel ‘inspiring the world‘ – a true specialist who ‘walks his talk‘ when it comes to thinking differently and creating magic.