17 July 2024, Wednesday





South Africa is renewing itself :  Cyril Ramaphosa in Davos, Switzerland


As many of the World’s Leaders meet in Davos, including Cyril Ramaphosa, windows of opportunity are opening up for a ‘renewed’ Brand South Africa – opportunities for us to accelerate on a path from:

Good to Great to Greater.

If you require any further motivation to see what’s possible for BRAND SOUTH AFRICA – watch this two minute video which pays tribute to South Africa’s sporting greats. Power players on the world stage.

( music courtesy of Paul Almeida at Hot Fm , production by Dan Wessels at Plume Productions)

Please do share it with your team.

Read on below to see how we can help your team to power up in 2018.

GET IN TOUCH : robopie@thegameplan.co.za

Invite Rob to share insights , innovation and inspiration with your team :


Rob recently put together an online development programme for MY PLAYERS – that’s the 984 professional rugby players in South Africa today .

This dynamic online programme is now the basis of his latest eBook ( available on Amazon ), and his 2018 POWER TALK:

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The talk takes you inside the game plans of the Great Champions of Business & Sport –  taking you on an inspired journey from Good to Great to Greater .

the great champions know, yet coaches seldom teach !

It’s the stuff of Champions , the stuff that you cannot Google, the stuff you will not find on the Internet, and the stuff they do not teach you at Harvard!

Rob’s talks are unique in that he coaches LIVE throughout the talk.


GET IN TOUCH:  robopie@thegameplan.co.za

Here’s more on his book and his talk  :

If you want to be the best  – you must learn from the best


THE GAME CHANGERS: foreword by John Robbie

Achieve your own greatest potential in life

The book is kindly sponsored by Cell C in the interests of  “Growing South Africans Great”,  and putting the power in your hands .Thank you Cell C.

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The Game Changers presents that everyone can find the key to real achievement in life. Finding real purpose need not be random. It is an awesome proposal and one that must be investigated by anyone who fears being ordinary – John Robbie : Radio and Television personality and host  


Rob shares 11 game- changers from the world of the great champions of business, sport and life:

Here they are: (this will give you a sneak preview of the talk )

Game Changer No.1: Mindset matters most

Game Changer No.2:  Step inside Great

Game Changer No.3:  Branding is Everything

Game Changer No.4:  The One Thing

Game Changer No.5:  Conquer. Never Fight

Game Changer No.6:  The Power in the Peloton

Game Changer No.7:  Turn Adversity into Advantage

Game Changer No.8:  An Attitude of Gratitude

Game Changer No.9:  Measure it. To improve it

 Game Changer No.10: No Health. No Wealth

 Game Changer No.11 : Don’t chase the game. Live the Journey



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Here’s more about Rob Opie :



For more than two decades Rob Opie has explored HUMAN GREATNESS (and human implosion) in search of Insight. Innovation and Inspiration. To date he has written five books on the subject.

Rob Opie  (B.Business Science : University of Cape Town) is the founder of a specialist brand consultancy:THE GAME PLAN , a Brand Strategist, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author and Life Performance Coach to both teams and individuals.

He helps teams and individuals to achieve their greatest potential in life – and in health.

A Corporate Entrepreneur at heart, Rob has worked extensively in the dynamic South African FMCG business environment – for both leading South African companies, and global companies – in both Brand Development and Sales Directorship roles.

Running in his blood as a Professional and Personal Performance Coach is branding and people – and helping both teams and individuals to reach the next level of Performance, Growth and Contribution.

One of the parts of his life that he is most proud of , is the non-profit work he does through his cancer resource site at cancerchampions.co.

His game –changing , life changing THE GAME PLAN METHODOLOGY is helping people all around the globe – to do life better.



Email  ROB on  robopie@thegameplan.co.za for a NO commitment discussion on your EXACT needs, and to see how his  ‘THE GAME CHANGERS’ performance talk will help you and your team to reach the next level of great. 


 What others are saying :


 Life- Changing. Thank you for your great presentation and especially the perspective of what you present – I found it incredibly informative, thought provoking and refreshing – it’s a Game Changer not only for business but for life..!

Al Karacki. Bizmix Network. 93.8 FM


Well done Rob !  An inspirational experience.  Please keep doing what you’re doing for Brand South Africa –  your ‘Growing South Africans Great’ initiative is what we need more of as a nation .

Gary Player


Just a short note to thank you for sharing your vision in leadership with our group at our annual conference. It is not often that I see 100 of our execs sitting on the edge of their chair and ‘soaking it in’ as they did in your presentation. You stepped up our conference title from ‘Good to Great’ and made it ‘Great to Incredible.’ Game Plan, Set & Match! Much appreciated Rob and my sincere thanks once again,

Gavin Varejes: Executive Chairman. Richmark Holdings


Thanks for sharing game changing insights, innovation and inspiration .You have a unique talent when it comes to deconstructing complexity, and opening up the road to individual and team greatness . 

Clinton Irwin. Bata SA : Group Operations Manager

Thank you for sharing such powerful insights in our professional and personal lives. 110 ladies went home with new thinking on how to reach that next level up in their lives .  #UPYOURGAME.

Tina Cartwright. KZN Woman in Business: Chairperson


I have worked with many coaches and leaders at international level ,and Rob has by far championed our destiny to a higher level .

Luisette Mullin. Executive  Head D.A.V


Well done Rob . You have an unique ability to deconstruct complexity, and unravel daily constraints in people’s professional and personal lives  . Inspired to live ! 

Gavin Baudinet.  Managing Director. AEI Group

Thanks for much for taking time out to chat to the lads.Your insights were relevant, informative, inspiring  and perfectly pitched to our young athletes.We would welcome you back any time.Kind regards

Graham Bennetts.Deputy Head. Maritzburg College