Stephen van Basten – Professional Speaker


Stephen van Basten – Professional Speaker

After almost 25 years of leading Spiritual meetings both locally and internationally, officiating at hundreds of Weddings and Funerals and decades of presenting at corporate level in his Sales and Marketing capacity, Stephen has many hours of public speaking experience. He is well known and appreciated for his incredibly candid and thought provoking messages. For cleverly making one re-evaluate ones beliefs and paradigms in a humorous, gentle questioning manner. Stephen is respected by many as a Philosopher, Minister, Life Coach, Human Behavior Specialist and Expert on Relationships, Life Skills, concepts of Life & Death and the Meaning of Life. The following talks are the product of almost half a century of questioning, studying and researching.


  1. Talk 1 – Avoiding the top regrets of the dying

A deeply moving and life changing experience based on insights gained from researching and interacting with the dying and bereaved.

In this talk, Stephen highlights these regrets and then gives pragmatic advice on how to avoid them in your own life.

Who better to gain insights into living a more fulfilling life than those who are about to lose theirs.

This is a 45 minute talk with a 15 minute question and answer session.


  1. Talk 2 – The Relationship Experience

An incredibly insightful look into Human Behavior in “love relationships” and what marriage is really about.

Stephen draws from his 25 year relationship with his wife and experiences gained from taking many couples through his course with the same title.

Learn about Axiology, the study of values, and how values interact in marriages. How your differences are a blessing and not a curse.

How to use the 5 love and 5 apology languages to improve your relationships. That nothing is actually missing in your life. The role of friends in your marriage.

In this talk, Stephen debunks many of the myths and fantasies about marriage, bringing a pragmatic and reassuring new vision of marriage.

This is a 45 minute talk with a 15 minute question and answer session.


  1. Talk 3 – The Life Skills Experience

An uplifting, inspiring and motivating message for those who feel overly challenged by life.

Drawing from his own life experiences, both difficult and fulfilling, and augmenting it with hours of study with his current mentor, Dr. John Demartini, Stephen unravels the enigma of disappointment, stress and even depression. Coming to terms with what is and seeing both the blessing and curse in every situation reframes even the worst of experiences.

This talk will reframe your past, clarify your present and give you newfound hope for the future.

This is a 45 minute talk with a 15 minute question and answer session.


  1. Talk 4 – A philosophical look at the meaning of life

A more esoteric and Spiritual perspective on Life, Death, the Universe and Eternity.

In this talk Stephen draws on his experience of years Spiritual Leadership, a lifetime of questioning the status quo and decades of study to bring enlightening concepts to his audiences.

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? What is the nature of God? What is our relationship to that God? How do we relate to this to enhance our lives? What is the role of religion? Do you need a church to get to heaven? And introducing the concept of Higher Universalism. Explore these and other questions designed to augment your Spiritual Awareness.

This is a 45 minute talk with a 15 minute question and answer session.


About Stephen van Basten - The Marriage Expert

When you meet Stephen van Basten you instantly realize that there is more to him than meets the eye. This is not a moment to judge a book by its cover. Stephen boasts a list of achievements: He met his wife, Jacqui, 27 years ago, married her 21 years ago and is the proud father of a 'very together' 18 year old daughter. Stephen will immediately tell you with a twinkle in his eye, that Life, Work, Marriage and Parenthood are not for sissies. That while they are all hard work, they can be, and should be, incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Stephen is a past Karate World Champion, a yoga enthusiast and recovering golfer. If you opened Trip Advisor on his facebook page you will see that he has visited 81 cities in 52 countries including the USA, Alaska, Japan, Europe, Australia and China. Stephen has owned his own company, worked in his family's business, being employed by small and large businesses like Shell SA and the BTG Group. His titles include Brand Manager, Sales Manager, Account Manager, Sales Representative and Business Owner. He now sees himself as an Author, Speaker, Trainer and Coach. Stephen published his first book, "So you're engaged, now what? The journey from engaged to married" in December 2013. His ingenious marketing strategy put this book into over 2000 hands in its first 6 months. His second book "So you're alive, now what? The journey from birth to death" is available online and he is working on 5 more books in the series including "So you're married, now what?". Stephen's obvious passion and first love is Human Behavior and specifically Human Behavior as it manifests in RELATIONSHIPS. He is quick to point out that we have many differing relationships: employer, employees, customers, suppliers, colleagues, friendships, marriage, parents, siblings, children, our maker, other drivers on the roads and we generally have issues in most if not all of them. Stephen is a student of the well-known human behavior specialist, Dr. John Demartini and is constantly researching and honing his understanding of this incredibly complex subject. In 2013 he completed over 175 hours of intense training on T. Harv Eker's signature courses.
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