Our Vision / Purpose

Dedicated to attaining exceptional and measureable results for our clients through leadership and personal development


Assisting every client to achieve progressive realisation of their worthwhile 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

Our History

Founded in 1960 by Paul J. Meyer, LMI/SMI South Africa represents one of over 80 countries using the LMI/SMI method. 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 and our materials are now translated into more than 25 languages, and implemented in 80 countries around the globe from South America to Sweden.

Our Founder

Paul J. Meyer was more than a leader, he was an achiever and a winner.


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

With an entrepreneurial spirit dating to his youth, Paul was a game changer, he acquired and started a variety of businesses. Before he was 25, he built the largest insurance agency in North America, recruiting

820 agents in 12 months at a time when the average agency comprised about 5 to 20 agents. As a

sales agent himself during that time, he personally earned the equivalent of $8 million a year in

today’s dollars, most of which he gave to philanthropic pursuit. Since the formation of LMI/SMI almost

60 years ago he and the team dedicated their business work to motivating people and leaders to their

full potential.

His belief was his contention that whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass. And for more than five decades, by spreading

this message he has inspired millions of people around the world to become winners in every facet of their lives.