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About The Baobab Bed & Breakfast

The Conference Centre started in 2005 where Trevor runs his own conferences, training courses, motivational talks and meetings and hires the centre out for training and meeting purposes. Because delegates come to The Baobab from all over the world and from all parts of South Africa and looking for accommodation whilst attending events at the Conference Centre, they were sent to guesthouses in the area. Trevor realised the inconvenience of additional and unnecessary travelling that he started to look at alternatives. He started off with one suite (Pool and View). This became so popular and overbooked, that he was ‘forced’ to create another suite (Gym and View) … and now there is the Patio View.

About The Host - Trevor Ketler

Trevor is a serial entrepreneur. His career started at the age of 16 when he started a business in sales and then as a handyman before doing his compulsory national service in 1976. He went on to study to become a draughtsman in the engineering field designing pumps, agitators, industrial fans and mining plants, he moved into designing and selling specialised home additions and new houses. He then joined BMW, where he worked his way through the ranks, and in a very short period, to becoming their youngest dealer principal.

Trevor has been in the training and motivational speaking arena since 1987. His entrepreneurial skills kicked into gear again, when, in 1990, he launched two new additional companies simultaneously, in the construction and insurance industries. Since then he has retained Ketler Presentations, which has grown into a leading training organisation.

Having developed various strategic skills in so many areas, and together with his vast experience with people and management skills, Trevor has trained and coached many individuals from large corporations including various government departments and parastatals in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia.

As a leading international Motivational Trainer, Public Speaker and Executive Business Leadership Coach, his clientele extend the length and breadth of Africa and over 10 countries around the globe.

Trevor is the author of:

  • Time – Your Responsibility to Manage
  • Against All Odds – a motivational novel

He loves the outdoors and attends work parties with the Friends of Pilanesberg (FoPS). He enjoys 4×4 safari’s, camping in remote areas in Africa

Trevor is an Advanced Toastmaster (ATM-S) with Toastmasters International and a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association of South Africa (PSASA) where he has been inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the South African Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA).

He loves the outdoors and attends work parties with the Friends of Pilanesberg (FoPS). He enjoys 4×4 safari’s, camping in remote areas in Africa

He is also a keen beekeeper where he believes so strongly in the preservation of the dwindling bee population, that he removes hives from various strange locations and re-hives them in safe and secure areas. He bottles the honey directly from the hive, so be sure to buy a bottle of this amazing and natural honey when you stay over.

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