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Cobus Visser \S/uperman of Africa

International Motivational Keynote Speaker

Teamculture and Firewalk Guru

Peak performance mental strength Consultant 

Business & Marketing Strategist


With over a decade in executive and personal coaching, motivational speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches experience – Cobus Visser has shown how one can change your life around and meet greater heights with the correct methods, training, and guidance.


He is an author, motivational speaker, international trainer, life coach, and the only Master Firewalk Instructor in South Africa, dedicated to helping all individuals, be it business leaders, entrepreneurs or people with disabilities.


Cobus was diagnosed with Haemophilia as a child - he endured pain every day of his life since a young age but never has he had his condition define him as a person. In 2013 Cobus found himself in hospital – unable to move and in excruciating pain. But instead of giving up and succumbing to his situation Cobus decided there and then that he will not have his body imprison him for the rest of his life – instead he was determined to move his arms again one day, crawl again one day, and maybe climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro one day. He did all of that. In 2018 Cobus conquered Mount Kilimanjaro and is already planning his next adventure: the Camino de Santiago, Everest base camp & Machu Picchu - Nothing to lose and a world to see..

His own mental strength and abilities have given him the skills and tools to help thousands of people every day to change their lives for the better.

To be born with Haemophilia is not an easy card to have been dealt in life - it involves waking up and going to bed every day in constant  pain.

It involves days where he can not leave his bed.

It involves warming up his ankles a minimum of one hour  every morning just to be able to move

It involves not knowing if you will wake up tomorrow morning and find yourself in a wheelchair for the rest of your life.


These are the constant physical and emotional battles a Haemophiliac struggles with.  “The doctors recently told him that he will have to go for an elbow and two ankle replacements very soon - this all at the age of 37. he feels more like an 87 year old, and is scared to think what might happen to him in the future if these are the struggles at 37.”


However, he still regards himself as ‘lucky’ to be able to walk and move at his age, as many Haemophiliacs in their 30’s can not. he does however share a lot of the struggles and worries that so many Haemophiliacs have , ( the Haemophilia mutation occurs in about 1 of every 5,000 male births)  such as providing for their families.

It is impossible for him to find physical work,  even a ‘desk job’ is hard to keep as he finds himself unable to move and/or leave the house at least 4-8 days per month - now, which employer will be ‘understanding’ towards that? So not only are you in physical pain, but constantly worrying about the welfare of your family, your wife, your children. As he say “I have never been able to play ball with my children . I will never be able to run and play rugby with them. I feel sad every time I think about that. Not sad for myself, but sad that they will never experience having a father to do those simple things with’


That is why he is regarded as a real life Superman by so many across the globe. He might have been born with a disease that has influenced every single part of his  life, but he  NEVER let it define his  life. 

He shocked everyone, including his family, when he climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018. 

He also shocked everyone when he trained  and started conducting fire walks across the globe as a motivational technique.

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