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LMI/SMI have been dedicated to transforming organisations and the lives of people since 1960. 

Ready to start your journey with us?

About Us

Our Founder

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Paul J. Meyer is considered one of the most influential people in the personal achievement industry. He is perhaps the No.1-selling author of personal development materials in the world, having sold more than $2.5 billion worth of his materials which have been translated into 26 languages in more than 80 countries through Leadership Management International and The Success Motivation Institute.

With an entrepreneurial spirit dating to his youth he was always a game changer. Before age 25, he built the largest insurance agency in North America, recruiting 820 agents in 12 months; at a time when the competition averaged about 5 to 20 agents.

His belief and contention was that 'whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.' In 50 years of sharing this he has inspired millions of people to become winners in every facet of their lives.

Our Purpose
  • Dedicated to attaining exceptional and measurable results for our clients through leadership and personal development.

  • Assisting every client to  progressively achieve the realisation of their worthwhile business and personal goals.

  • Developing leaders and organizations to their full potential.

  • Being the most effective resource worldwide for Leadership, Personal and Organizational development and change.

  • Developing the Positive and Engaged culture of our clients businesses.

  • Achieving measurable results.


Our History

Founded in 1960 by Paul J. Meyer, LMI/SMI South Africa represents one of over 80 countries using the LMI/SMI process and concept.

Thanks to the expertise and professional background of its team LMI/SMI succeeds in the development of leadership and motivational competencies throughout South Africa.

LMI/SMI’s role is to develop effective leaders, people and organizations through the implementation of  unique LMI/SMI processes. The success of our work has led to LMI/SMI material being translated into more than 25 languages, and implemented in 80 countries around the globe from South America to Sweden.

What We Do

Achieving Behaviour Change

Total Leader Concept®:

Leader-directed, positive change is not about a simple shift in direction but through cultural transformation. The degree of change in subconscious organizational awareness is the single most determining factor in sustaining effective change.

The creation of dynamic organizational purpose is a continuous process stimulated by "effective" leaders at every level of the organization both with and without title. Organizational purpose fosters insights and behaviours that transform "good" into "great."

Leadership Management International

Developing the Total Person®:

Change is a process that involves planning, training, goal setting, and practical application.  LMI's process embraces a person's Personal Plan of Action based on the “Total Person®” concept.   We understand that each person in your company or organization is a complex, unique individual with many roles to fill in life as well as being an enthusiastic member of your team.

Increasing productivity:

Effective leaders are organized and focused, and they keep their commitments.

By helping companies evaluate their strengths and opportunities and maximize them, LMI bridges the gap between potential and performance. Companies working with LMI achieve measurable results with an almost immediate return on their investment.  

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Motivating people to their full potential:

With its global reach and pure fundamentals, the SMI focus encourages people to realise their full potential and achieve goals that they wouldn't have believed possible. The underlying philosophy of each SMI program is that “whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.”

By working with you to understand whats  standing between you and your greater success? We strive to help you adopt this ethos and achieve in whatever area of your life you choose to. 

With over 60 years’ experience in helping clients maximise their professional and personal potential, we are confident in our know-how. and process. Join us and let us work together on developing your impact, your leadership and your future.

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Our Team

Cape Town City Center

Western Cape


Johannesburg South Africa





“Success is not final; failure is not fatal:

It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

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