“The destination is important but it’s what we learn about ourselves on the journey that makes the difference”.

- Robert Ian Bonnick

- About -

A tall charismatic English born Jamaican, Robert Ian Bonnick who has co-run a hospitality business voted number 3 in the world, as a sportsman represented his country at the highest level, danced for M-People, Womack and Womack, recruited for Madonna (MTV Music Awards) and modelled alongside supermodels such as Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Eva Hertzigova and Christy Turlington. He has also travelled the globe living in destinations such as London, Sydney and Milan.

As the main promoter for Australia’s most iconic venues and parties, it would be easy to dismiss Rob as one of the ‘lucky few’ who has rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous. In reality, there has been a lot of self-work behind the scenes which strongly influenced Rob’s success.

Growing up in two orphanages between the ages of one and eighteen, Rob did not get a running start in the game of life. In addition to the initial challenges of not having his parents, Rob was faced with a choice. Would he choose to reflect and follow the path of fellow orphans who ended up in jail or dead, or instead choose to step into his greatest potential as a human being?

As a speaker, trainer/coach and Author of Soul Survivor (published by New Holland Publishers), Rob is a born entertainer bringing grace and charisma to any corporate stage. He has hosted events for the globe’s biggest stars and has mastered the art of influence when it comes to connecting people, engaging audiences utilising a natural penchant for being animated in his humour whilst storytelling.

Rob is deeply passionate about providing people with the tools that enable self-reflection, awareness in an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. After all, the reflection of ourselves that we hide from, is more often than not, the fuel that ignites our greatest potential as human beings.

Despite the scars of a troubled youth, Rob has used his pain to embrace purpose, and today also as a father, is a passionate advocate for, self-mastery/self-acceptance, youth at risk, overcoming adversity, standing united in diversity with inclusion and developing key strategies to maintain the best of our humanity as we embrace future technologies including AI.

- SOUL SURVIVOR -

PUBLISHER : NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS

ISBN : 9781742575957

Book Description

Robert Ian Bonnick grew up in a children’s home, yet, when so many of his fellow orphans ended up in jail or dead, he overcame his difficult start in life to achieve success in sport, modelling, hospitality and a motivational speaker. While there were failures along the way, he learnt quickly how to prosper and realised there were five keys that, when applied correctly and consistently, allowed him to unlock great success and happiness.

Robert outlines his humble beginnings and how he applied the five keys in his own life, with colourful examples to illustrate each and show that it’s not where you come from but where you are going that matters.

This inspirational book provides key to unlocking your own potential using self-reflection, self empowerment, dream activation and tips for overcoming adversity.

this book is for you

If you have ever struggled to accept yourself because of your past or ever wondered how to turn your life around, Rob delivers five steps that anyone can make no matter where they come from or their circumstances. In the end it’s not about what you do… but who you are and become in the process.

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Delivery in AUS & Worldwide
Delivery in AUS & Worldwide
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- MEDIA -

SPEAKER DEMO - YOUTH

Featured Documentary - UrbanGrowth NSW

The Life of Robert Ian Bonnick

OPEN AUTHORS PODCAST

Listen to Robert Ian Bonnick speaks with Warren Moore about his book, Soul Survivor: How an abandoned child went from nothing to everything.

- KEYNOTES -

THE “UNCONSCIOUS ROBOT” (Keynote/Facilitator)

Back when l was twelve and sitting in a history class at school in London England a fellow pupil asked a question of the teacher which was to change the course of my life! Not only that but to start a journey of discovery to understand why we are programmed to think, act, behave and believe what we do unconsciously.

Usually it takes a life threatening, situation or event such as being diagnosed with cancer or post a serious accident – which causes us to question our lives, our decisions, our thought processes. Only then do we begin to garner the clarity of this information. But it doesn’t need to wait for that or be that way.

What was that question? “A war for one hundred years, it can’t be the same people fighting…can it?” We were studying a war called the “hundred years war” (of which there were many around the world throughout history) and the question was posed by a fellow pupil. At the time it sailed over my head. But in my quiet times the question kept coming back.

Only 4 years later in a shocking racist attack committed on me personally, not only shocked and appauled but caused me to question this again – this time with far more intensity!

This thirty-plus year search goes to the heart of who we are and why we think, act and behave the way we do! Put simply this knowledge instantly frees us from cause and affect, discrimination, judgement of others and gives back our Freedom and peace of mind. This in turn allows us to authentically master compassion and transform our personal/business relationships no matter how deeply engrained they appear to be.

In this presentation, participants are empowered with takeaway tools to awaken a level of self-awareness and mastery in order to recognise, then reframe subconscious belief systems and behaviors that inhibit our ability not only to truly connect with other people but to step into our greatest potential both personally and professionally.

Whether you are an organisation employing a selection of staff from a plethora of backgrounds, or an individual looking for more personal fulfilment, or a professional looking for career advancement, or a leader looking to inspire their team, many of the keys to success start with understanding how we are programmed subconsciously and how that affects our every waking moment.

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Understand why we are mainly unconscious most of our waking lives
  • Discover the process of how and why we became programmed that way in the first place
  • Uncover the motives behind the preconceptions and generalisations we have about other people and how to overcome them
  • How to melt, opposition and friction between friends, colleagues or family members and come into harmony with them instantly
  • Identify the keys to unlocking your potential and freedom from your subconscious programming
  • Adopt practical solutions to allow greater connection, friendship and compassion between your friends colleagues or team members

TESTIMONIAL

Robert, you are a mesmerising and inspirational speaker. Enjoyed by all. Thank you.”

Tricia Kim, Canggu Rotary Club. Rotary International

MAN IN THE MIRROR (Keynote/Facilitator/Coach)

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see the reflection of your greatest potential? In this presentation, participants are empowered with the tools to awaken a level of self-awareness, in order to reframe limiting belief systems and behaviours that inhibit the ability to step into our greatest potential both personally and professionally.

Through key learning methodologies, participants will walk away from this presentation, empowered with the skills to take personal responsibility for the outcome of our decisions, rather than external conditions. This enables participants to feel more engaged in their lives, aligned with purpose, and
empowered in creating a fulfilling and happy life.

Whether you are an individual looking for personal development, a professional looking for career advancement, or a leader looking to inspire, all the keys to success start with you…and the man in the mirror.

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Understand the keys to becoming your greatest self
  • Develop a focus to enhance personal performance
  • Gain clarity of purpose
  • Gain insights into the road blocks to personal performance
  • Gain insights into overcoming adversity

TESTIMONIAL

“An inspiring story full of useful strategies and learning methodologies to ensure your teams reach their greatest potential.  Rob is a storyteller with a magician like quality.  His ability to MC an event or host a crowd is second to none, and I would make him as the next big star in the speaking industry.  I really wanted a wild card on my team to bring fresh new talent to the industry.  With the potential of a shining supernova, Rob was my pick.”

Rebecca Tapp, CEO Rebecca Tapp

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE (Keynote/Facilitator/Coach)

What do you see when you look at your work colleague? What if you have a fundamental mistrust or negative view of them? Or a lingering doubt without even knowing them which affects your performance at work or that of your team.

In this presentation, participants are empowered with the tools to awaken a level of self-awareness, in order to reframe limiting belief systems and behaviors that inhibit the ability to step into our greatest potential both personally and professionally. Moreover you will gain a clear insight into why you think in the way you do, why you have generalisations about other people in the way that you do and why bringing this to your working environment has a negative effect.

Through key learning methodologies, participants will not only walk away from this presentation, empowered with the skills to take personal responsibility for the outcome of our decisions, rather than external conditions, but also with greater compassion for themselves and the people that they work with. This enables transformation in the working environment – which will lead to transformation in the culture of the team and the atmosphere at work. This in turn will produce greater rewards for the organisation as participants will feel more engaged in their lives at work. They will feel greater alignment with their purpose and most importantly each other – creating a more fulfilling and happier life at work.

Whether you are an organisation employing a selection of staff from a plethora of backgrounds, or an individual looking for more personal fulfilment, or a professional looking for career advancement, or a leader looking to inspire their team, all the keys to success start with understanding diversity and inclusion, knowing why we think they way we do, create greater compassion and more uplifting productive environment at work.

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Understand what is diversity and inclusion and why it is so important
  • Discover why we are the way we are and why we think in the way we do
  • Uncover the power of preconceptions and generalisations we have about other people and how to overcome them
  • Recognise the keys to becoming your greatest self
  • Develop a focus to enhance personal performance
  • Gain insights into the road blocks to personal performance
  • Gain insights into overcoming adversity
  • Adopt practical solutions to allow greater connection and compassion between your colleagues/team members

TESTIMONIAL

“Robert, you are such an incredible person. A thousand “thank yous” wouldn’t be enough for the energy, enthusiasm and passion you gave to this event. We were so lucky to have you a part of this day and we’ve received nothing but positive responses about your presentation and charisma.”

Nikolina Marinovic, Human Resources, Goulbourn Mulawaree Council

SPEAK YOUR PURPOSE (Keynote)

Public Speaking still remains one of the most disempowering experiences which can strike fear in to the heart of the bravest of us. What would it be like, what would it feel like to speak with confidence from a place of authenticity and connectedness in front of an audience of whichever size. 

From the outset Robert Ian Bonnick or RiB has been exploring and studying what, connects, inspires and motivates us as human beings. His experience of growing up over eighteen years in 2 Children’s Homes in London and 20 years studying with some of the key educators and thought leaders on the planet, provided him with his opportunity and purpose of finding ways to bring the best out of us over and above our fears.

Over the past 20 years he’s enjoyed some great successes working with individuals and organisations alike in a variety of roles which engaged his ability to naturally disarm people’s internal (mostly unspoken) objections and invoke passion to inspire rapport, create safe spaces for people to speak their truth and have fun in the process, whether running nightclubs, bars, cafes, community initiatives/programs. As an Inspirational Speaker, or more recently coaching corporate teams, this has led him to create his own workshops such as “Speak Your Purpose”.

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Discover why we are the way we are and why we think in the way we do
  • Gain valuable insights to uncover your dreams/purpose and take action on activating them
  • Understand the keys to becoming an effective speaker – one who speaks with passion and purpose
  • The basics of designing your own keynote/presentations
  • Learn the keys to become your greatest self on stage/in front of audiences
  • Gain insights into the road blocks to personal performance and how to overcome them
  • Develop a focus to enhancing personal performance
  • Gain insights into overcoming your fears
  • Gain lifetime skills which will allow you to have success in almost any area of your life

TESTIMONIAL

“How much can you really get out of a one-time session with Rob? More than you could ever imagine! When I made the appointment for my session I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to address since it was a one-time thing.

He quickly helped me decide what areas would best serve me with our time together. The time spent with Rob was fun, relaxed, extremely informative, and very productive. I know now the power of meditation!

I highly recommend giving Rob a go!! It will transform your life ”

Juliana Stanger, Project Manager – Invictus Games Sydney 2018

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