About


I am a professional speaker, trainer and independent management consultant who for the past 17 years have worked with governments, companies, public sector bodies and individuals in 13 countries to build, sustain and protect their reputations. I do this through Reputation & OD management consultancy, training and speaking services, with a focus on:

  • Stakeholder Reputation Management
  • Crisis Management inc. Crisis Communication
  • Strategic Communications/PR

I love speaking to and working with audiences and groups, writing articles and providing 3rd party objective insight when required.

Although I am based in Johannesburg, I work globally depending on need or technology.  My travels and assignments have taken me to 13 countries including China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and all over Southern Africa.

My Past

Prior to my solo career, I worked as an Organizational Development/Behavior Consultant and as a Corporate Affairs and Training Adviser to small businesses.  I also served in the South African Medical Services (Armed Forces) as a medical instructor and management support staff member at a variety of locations, including the Institute for Aviation Medicine.

I have studied widely and multiskilled myself and I have formal qualifications in Strategic Management, Public Relations, Governance, Risk and Ethics, Human Resources Management and Occupational Health & Safety. But that’s not all.

I am a life-long learner and a voracious reader. To date, I have attended and completed more than 50 short courses ranging from NLP to Critical thinking subjects. I pride myself on my uncanny ability to stay up to date and informed about latest issues and developments.

You can find more details about me on Linkedin

Since 1977, I have had many articles published in trade, business and consumer publications and on websites; some of these with a focus on public relations or other professional topics, while others address topical issues of the day.

I also wrote a chapter on Consultancy Marketing published by Prentice Hall in Professor Charles Fombrun and Mark D. Nevins book  –  The Advice Business: Essential Tools and Models for Management Consulting.

I am the editor of my own newsletter, Powerlines – a Newsletter on Strategic Reputation insights which is read by more than 10, 000 international and local readers.

Personal

I love music especially dark alternative and metal. I have an incessant quest to read and love the Far East.

I am told that I am as mischievous as Sun Wokong, the Monkey-King and that my star sign is not Sagittarius but actually Ophiuchus, the 13th Star– the Serpent Holder, which is still widely used today to represent the medical profession, and explains my interest in Health issues, but you will have to work this out for yourself.

I am married with 2 wonderful children, my son is the lead singer of one of South Africa’s top metalcore bands and my daughter runs a pre-school with her Mom.

I am easy to get in touch with. Email me at deonbin (at)icon.co.za, call me on 27 011 4753515, Tweet or Skype me – deonbin, or connect with me via other social networks.

I look forward in working and sharing with you.

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