Renowned keynote speaker, acclaimed futures strategist and trusted advisor to the world’s leading Fortune 100 companies and future-focused organizations.

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Please meet the secret weapon to your organization’s success: John Sanei.

John specializes in preparing leaders, decision-makers, and high-performing individuals for the future, helping them navigate the challenges and uncertainties that lie ahead.

In the past, understanding the top trends in a sector was sufficient, but now, in today’s fast-paced world, teams need to do more than predict what’s to come. Businesses and the individuals involved in execution and output need to do more than stay ahead of trends—they need to be the trendsetters and innovate in totally new ways.

To stay relevant, organizations need to foster adaptable leadership teams, develop agile organizational structures, and nurture individuals who can unlearn, relearn, and embrace the ever-evolving landscape.

This task is more significant than people realise—it requires a genuine brain rewiring to perceive new possibilities and embrace change.

John’s role is to guide your organization through unlearning, relearning, and changing awareness. Drawing from neuroscience, psychology, business strategy, and futurism, John empowers decision-makers and leaders to prepare for all eventualities beyond the current popular trends that often dominate the conversation.

Get in touch with John to embark on the journey towards future preparation—focusing not just on the what but on the how of building resilience and adaptability.

Together, we will forge a path to thrive in an ever-changing world.

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International Keynote Speaker John Sanei

How John Can Help Your Organization

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Welcome tomorrow with John’s innovative and thought-provoking talks

Led by acclaimed keynote speaker, futurist and bold business strategist, John’s collection of keynotes will shift the way your team and organization think about and prepare for the future.

Immersive Masterclasses

Multi-Session Online or In-Person Interactive Events

Deep dive with John through engaging multi-session masterclasses filled with interactive elements. Through masterclasses, attendees will deepen and integrate the concepts taught in keynotes so that they can anchor new knowledge, develop wisdom and set a new vision for the future.

Strategic Advisory

High-Level Bespoke Strategy

Designed for high-level boards and C-suite executives, work with John as he develops bespoke strategies that will shift the focus and direction of your team and organization into the future.

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The Expansive Podcast

Shift your perspective and elevate your outlook, one episode at a time

Join John Sanei and co-host Erik Kruger for thought-provoking discussions on leadership, business strategy, mindset, personal development and much more. Tune in for weekly episodes. Get ready to become Expansive.
The Expansive
The Expansive

The Expansive podcast is all about exploring the world and our lives in a wide-ranging and expansive way, with a focus on leadership, organizations, and entrepreneurship. Each episode, join in on the banter between friends as we delve into a variety of topics, including business strategy, creative problem-solving, personal growth, and much more. Whether you’re a leader in your field, an entrepreneur, or simply someone who loves to learn and grow, The Expansive has something for you. Our goal is to inspire and motivate you to think big and embrace new possibilities, both in your personal and professional life. So, join us as we engage in thought-provoking conversations and share our own unique perspectives on the world of business and leadership.

Relentless Relevance For You and Your Business
byRichard Mulholland


00:00 Introduction and Reflections on Africa Burn
03:23 Introducing Rich Mulholland
06:00 Rich’s Influence and Generosity
08:16 Transitioning from Swearing on Stage
12:34 Rich’s Move to the Isle of Man
15:54 Building Community in a New Place
20:35 The Risks of Labeling and Contracting
27:14 Mastering a Single Tool
32:11 Releasing Old Versions of Yourself
38:13 Embracing New Ideas and Identities


Don’t label yourself or others, as it can limit personal growth and potential.
Be proactive in reaching out to others and building connections.
Recognize that identities and attributes are fluid and can change over time.
Building community in a new place takes time and effort.
Self-awareness is key to understanding and addressing personal challenges.
Collaboration requires both being a good collaborator and an instigator of collaboration. Stay relevant by adapting to the world’s needs and constantly evolving yourself.
Focus on solving problems worth solving and stay clear on your victory condition.
Avoid trend hopping and shiny object syndrome by mastering a single tool or area of expertise.
Embrace new ideas and identities by releasing old versions of yourself.


Insight and modern wisdom at the turn of every page

Browse the collection of best-selling books authored and co-authored by John Sanei.


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