Learn how to tackle the pressures that come with being a business leader with Corné Krige.


How to motivate your team.
In this gripping 40 minute keynote presented by former Springbok skipper and International Speaker, Corné Krige, reveals secrets from 12 years of blood, sweat and tears in the locker room.

A Death threat, a Springbok jersey and a national anthem in-front of 60 000 people. Pressure is no stranger to this man, who uses his own personal experiences to help individuals and business leaders deal with the pressurized corporate environment.

You will walk away with actionable insights into motivation, aspiration and inspiration.

This talk is a must for anybody who feels unmotivated by their current circumstances and everybody who aspires to be more motivated. Do you want to be a more inspiring leader, a better parent or simply a better citizens that make a difference? Then this talk is for you!!



Cornelius Petrus Johannes “Corné” Krige is a former South African Springbok captain, a family man and a successful business owner. Born in Zambia, Corné has played professional rugby for Western Province and the Cape Town Stormers. After retiring in the 2004 - 2005 season, Corné pursued a number of successful business ventures with former teammates and runs an outdoor advertising company called CK Advertising. Together with his wife, Justine, the team run a promotional branding company which specialises in bespoke and sustainable corporate gifting solutions.

I want to sincerely thank you for the contribution you made as guest speaker at my annual “kick-off” conference.

It is not easy to motivate and mobilize salespeople in this economic climate and I believe your message hit home! Your humble, caring approach was an eye opener. Thank you for the professional way you handled me and my team. I now understand that being the Springbok captain is not only about leading a team of rugby players but rather the rare quality of being an example for people around you – it was a pleasure meeting you!

Pieter Van Greuning

Businesss Executive | Discovery Financial Consultants Helderberg

Stabilid Cape would like to use this opportunity to thank you for your time and the great message that you shared with us. Using your rugby carrier background, you were able to present and convey a motivational chat in a uncomplex and meaningful way, backdropping on the construction industry as you went along making it an enjoyable experience.

After the session we had some drinks with the staff and the interesting part was listening to the pointers that they picked from the session that they could associate with. We are looking forward to seeing how the staff apply and implement these pointers. We thank you.

Anro Dames

Stabilidcape Construction

What a true role model for our youth! Knowing that you will meet a world-famous rugby player makes you break out in a cold sweat. How do I act, what do I say to him? With a firm handshake and a straight look in the eyes, all preconceived notions disappear, and you are immediately comfortable. Every child’s handshake  is sincerely meant. The image you radiated was humble and one of not being ‘afraid’ of a challenge, but above all that your actions be a testimony to you.

Corné, our children will remember you! Thank you for being able to inspire them! Sincere thanks

Jeanri Jonker

Ferrum High School

On the 24th May 2022 Corné Krige spoke at an event organised by the Gordon’s Bay Business Forum. Attendees included business owners, employees, partners and sports enthusiasts. Corné was approachable and accommodating with the arrangements in the run-up to the talk. His message is one for every person wanting to be a better version of themselves in whatever situation they are, whatever role they play, at whatever stage of life they are. It is delivered simply, clearly and with humility.

Corné engaged with attendees before, during and after the talk. He answered questions with thoughtfulness, vulnerability, and humour. So many of the attendees thanked the Business Forum for arranging the event. Corné made us look good! I felt privileged to have met and chatted with Corné and came away from the meeting feeling like a had a new friend!

Would I recommend Corné as a speaker? Without hesitation YES!

Gordon Burnham-King

Chairman Gordon's Bay Business Forum

We had the honour of having Corne speak at a recent conference attended by independent retailers of our group. After the past 20 months of dealing with the pandemic, we could not have asked for a better person to give us insight into what it takes to lead through difficult times. Corne is real, authentic, humble and at times even vulnerable. Exactly what we as leaders need to be in times like these. Definitely not your showboating, quick fix motivational speaker, but a person that had to lead our national team through some of the most difficult times. With short, to the point examples of what worked for him, Corne gave practical advice that will be effective in business as well. The response we had from our audience has been phenomenal, a true reflection of the impact Corne had.

Hennie Senekal

South Rand Regional Executive of Built It