Jonathan Payne

Motivational and Keynote Speaker - Durban
Jonathan Payne


As a writer Jonathan has contributed regular columns to the local press and has been quoted in magazines ranging from Psychologies to Cosmopolitan. His book “Instant Coaching for Busy Managers: How to have constructive conversations in the workplace” is due for release in March 2011.

Jonathan has held memberships of COMENSA and the Association of Psychological Type International and is currently the President of the Durban Chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa.

Jonathan is a highly experienced, inspiring and entertaining speaker. His humorous yet sincere style creates instant rapport with his audience.

You want to book Jonathan to speak to your sales team and management if you want an edge over your competitors.

Jonathan says: "the people who work with you to deliver your business goals need more than skills". They need

  • Enthusiasm
  • Vision
  • Motivation
  • Drive
  • Confidence

With more than two decades of experience in working with individuals, Jonathan Payne’s understanding of people and what makes them ‘tick’ informs his powerful presentations"

As a coach, speaker, facilitator and writer he has accumulated extensive insight into human behaviour, workplace relationships, leadership issues, career decisions and life balance. As a highly experienced speaker he has the ability to capture an audience, hold their attention and leave them with practical ideas for change and development. Jonathan understands that clients require more from a speaker than a hype session. He works carefully with each client to define the exact outcomes required from his presentation and then tailors each presentation to deliver on those outcomes.

Jonathan is a professional member of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, Vice-President of Education in Toastmasters, a member of Coaches and Mentors South Africa (COMENSA), International Federation of Professional Speakers and the Association of Psychological Type International.

The organizations he has worked with include: Spar, Unilever, Discovery, Smith and Nephew, Icembe, Cold Chain, Private Property, Nycomed-Madaus, Bearing Man, Business Connexion, Durban University of Technology, Liberty Life, Surgitech and Transnet.


In a fascinating and entertaining 45 to 60 minute address, Jonathan unlocks the secrets of personality types, inspires audiences to appreciate what they bring to life’s party and motivates them to work with people who approach life differently.

Without resorting to an alphabet soup of letters, easily forgotten acronyms or hard to understand colours, Jonathan reveals the essentials which underlie most personality profiling tools and brings them to life in a way which audiences will remember and be able to apply long after they have left the auditorium.


In a full day seminar, during which participants get to complete a personality profile, Jonathan delves deeper into the many applications of personality type such as stress, leadership, communication and team development.

Speak to Jonathan about the particular needs of your team or organization and how they can be addressed through understanding the various personalities in the group.


This is the Power-Session. One-on-one coaching sessions with experienced coach and personality expert, Jonathan Payne. These individual sessions are designed to unlock the potential of your personality type, help you understand your particular gifts and how to minimize the negative aspects of your personality through awareness of the traps and an understanding of the alternatives.


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