BARRY VAN ZYL
Creative Strategist I Educator I Music Specialist I MBA I Internationally Recognised Drummer
Welcome. Barry is a serial creative entrepreneur, life long learner and believer in people. His purpose is to collaborate authentically and create growth for individuals and businesses
Barry van Zyl is a world-renowned musician with over 30 years experience in the creative sector, from performance and production to executive education, strategy and business development. Having toured the world for 21 years with South Africa’s most famous export, Johnny Clegg, and while working with artists like Annie Lennox, Carlos Santana, and Die Antwoord, Barry completed an MBA at Henley Business School and is now focused on the business of music, creativity and culture.
Henley Business School and Executive Training
HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL
Since 2018 Barry has been growing new business for Henley Business School, starting in Nigeria and then in other areas of sub-Saharan Africa, with the aim of ‘building the people, that build the businesses, that build Africa’. As the Chair of the Henley Africa Alumni community, Barry is leveraging Henley’s network of 80,000 alumni to build the brand in new territories, develop the offer in existing markets, and create innovative new revenue streams. Through his work with Henley Denmark, Barry is partnering with institutions like the Foundation for International Management Education (IME), and developing exciting projects that bring together African creativity and entrepreneurship, the future of leadership, and Nordic design. The aim is to create a two way flow of learning content between the 'South and the North'.
In addition to his Henley work, Barry embraces his passion for the marriage of the creative sector and executive leadership by designing and delivering corporate leadership programmes in creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, and the business of rhythm. His clients include major South African companies in financial and professional services, energy, travel and education.
2020 sees the launch of a new consultancy partnership with Chicago based speaker, author and coach Rob Sullivan. Branded as SulliVanZyl, the consultancy offers onsite corporate training to elevate communication, listening and decision making capabilities, which together contribute to overall business growth.
WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMS
Barry designs and delivers programs using unique materials on cycles or rhythmic frequency, to heighten performance, teamwork and productivity.
These customised programs focus on the areas of unlocking creative potential, unique chronobiology & flow, value creation & capture, and big picture thinking.
THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC
Barry helps individuals and companies to build strategies in the music and creative sectors.
NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Companies and Individuals
Barry helps businesses to identify new revenue opportunities, benefiting from his experience in global creative and commercial eco-systems.