R I A N A A V I S
Riana is an engaging speaker who takes the audience on a journey to new insights.
She has been inspiring audiences and leading workshops for more than 20 years.
Her style is gentle, evocative and thought provoking.
Vision & Strategy
Getting Things Done
Master your Money
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“The message that came across when I saw Riana give a talk, was very clear. It was delivered with just the right level of pace and energy to bring us along without overpowering us the way some speakers shout at you. Her gentle delivery helped to get the message across and helped the audience to stay with her and engage. In a very nice way, she brought us to the insight that she intended to share.”
Joyful Genius Coaching
“I find the stories Riana uses in her talks very interesting. It is very easy for me to slip into them and BE in the story. Her stories are interlaid with many messages, lessons learnt and life experiences that I value. There is a gentleness in the way she speaks that makes it easy for people to listen to her. She takes people on a journey, helps them see things in a different way and leaves them with something to think about.”
Erkan Ali Creator and Co-Founder BeCollaboration
Riana has always been involved in some form of training and facilitating the success of others. As a radiographer, she trained trainee radiographers and wrote her first ‘How to’ manual when Computer Assisted Tomography was in its infancy in South Africa.
Challenging herself, Riana embarked on a career in Information Technology, and after moving to the UK, became a certified Project Management Professional, as well as a Facilitator of Crucial Conversations, teaching skills for talking when talking is tough.
Following on from her corporate career, Riana now runs Pragmatic Solutions, a Business Coaching Consultancy, offering ‘Pragmatic Solutions for people with Big Hearts.’
Riana inspires audiences of all ages. Children and adults alike love her talks on Nelson Mandela, including the one specifically for business owners, 5 Business Lessons from Nelson Mandela.
She believes owner managers and directors owe it to themselves to ensure strong, healthy leadership in their business. It is THAT that enables happy owners, happy workers, happy clients and a thriving business.
SEE RIANA IN ACTION
Every time I have had the privilege of hearing Riana speak I have been transported into a place where I can connect to my knowing, to who I am. She shares things I do not necessarily know but it feels like I have been given a key to something that was always within me. She has the ability to hold the room simply by her calm energy and takes you on a journey to identify what might be holding you back. An insightful and valuable experience.
As a speaker, Riana comes across as very articulate and very professional. She puts the room at ease. She is an expert within her field and also an expert in her own personal journey. I think that is what makes Riana such a good speaker, because of the journey that she’s been on personally, as well as wat she’s learnt in her professional life.
I have recently had the extreme privilege of hearing Riana speak at a Business meeting in Hertford. Riana spoke with such knowledge and passion I was literally hanging on her every word. She has a special knack of linking her real life experiences with information that can help anyone with their own journey through life. She is very inspiring – I have no doubt of her authenticity in all she says and does in her mission to help people.