top of page

OUR STORY

Since 2006 the Circle of Excellence Group has worked with over 300,000 entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries worldwide. With over 3,000 events, 7 International Best Selling Books, 12 Business Awards and a reputation for helping Conscious Leaders to ‘Play A Bigger Game’ the Circle of Excellence Group has created over 100 bespoke unique business systems for getting any business from their current state to their desired state, fast and sustainably. There is no other group in the world that does what we do in the way in which we do it. We are proud of our clients' achievements, our incredible partners and our magical team. Our mission is to help create 432 High-Level Conscious Leaders that impact over 1,000,000 people. Our Values Are: Love, Intuition, Freedom, Enrichment, Nobility

Circle of Excellence Group

OUR JOURNEY

Mike Handcock

MIKE HANDCOCK

CHAIRMAN

Meet Mike Handcock, a globally recognised Certified Speaking Professional, President of the Global Speakers Federation 2025/26, and accomplished author with 14 books, including 7 International Best Sellers and 6 Amazon #1 titles in business and personal development. As a musician, Mike boasts 13 albums and a No#1 on iTunes in 2013. Distinguished for his philanthropic endeavours, Mike serves on the boards of three charities and has received praise from President Clinton for his work with the SAGE Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative. As the Chairman & Founder of The Circle of Excellence, Mike, along with business partner Landi Jac, has successfully established five companies in Events, Business Intelligence

Licensing, Investments, and an Experts Institute, operating across more than 50 countries.Mike is a sought-after speaker, consistently flying 4.5 times around the world annually sharing the message of playing a bigger game and conscious leadership. Additionally, he has earned numerous accolades, including multiple Speaker of the Year awards, the 2020 APAC Award for Conscious Leadership and the Global Presidential Award for Speaking in 2020. Beyond his speaking and writing accomplishments, Mike is also the Producer & Director of the film Dreamcatchers (2010) and the Publisher of LEAD Magazine, aglobal platform promoting conscious leadership. He co-founded the Conscious Leadership Movement, contributing to a positive impact on leaders worldwide.

LANDI JAC

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Landi Jac’s extensive travel and work in over 50 countries have given her the reputation of a Global Citizen. As CEO of the Circle of Excellence Group, Landi is known for her high levels of energy, global community, and jet-setter lifestyle as a sought-after international speaker on Peak Performance, Customer Delight, Deal-Making, Impact Speaking, and Cultural Diversity.

Her pioneering strategies for business growth and mindset potential are implemented in boardrooms, universities, and schools all over the world. Her solutions are accredited by Education Alliance Finland (EAF), a global quality standard for 21st-century skills. Landi is the genius behind the Worldwide Business Intelligence “Octopus” EdTech Platform, a revolutionary online business accelerator for entrepreneurs. She personally works with a hand-selected group of conscious leaders who are committed to playing a bigger game in business and life. 

Landi Jac

Recognition and Awards

APAC Eco-Conscious Leadership Development Award
President’s Award: Global Speakers Federation
South African Leader Honorary Award: World Women Leadership Congress
Author: The Book of Sacred Prescriptions 

Landi loves energising her audiences with world-class content, humorous stories, and globally sourced solutions. 

KEY TEAM MEMBERS

Diane Boorman

DIANE BOORMAN

HEAD COACH

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

Diane is a sought after coach and business growth expert who works alongside Mike and Landi.

Greig Fitzell

GREIG FITZELL

DIRECTOR: WORLDWIDE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Greig heads up the global partnerships and sales for our accredited EdTech "Octopus" Platform

Chris Visagie

CHRIS VISAGIE

MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

Chris is our marketing guru that makessure we have a constant flow of the right clients.

Lisa Bell

LISA BELL

EDITOR IN CHIEF 

LEAD MAGAZINE

Lisa and her team are responsible for creatinga superb publication to showcase leaders from our world.

Esther Botes

ESTHER BOTES

FINANCE

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

Esther manages the flow of money and ensuring ourcompliance across borders.

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

Dr Akhil Shahani

DR AKHIL SHAHANI

MUMBAI

Akhil won educator of the year 2021 in India and hisfamily are one of the most well known families in education in India

Dr Akhil Shahani

ANNE THAM

MALAYSIA

Anne has been named by Cambridge University as one of thetop 50 educators worldwide seven years in a row. She is the winner of Her WorldWoman of the Year.

Stuart Patton

STUART PATTON

UNITED KINGDOM

Stuart is the CEO of ACE Edventure and the founder of Me2We fashion label. He is a well known education entrepreneur.

Dr Akhil Shahani

DR TODD HUTCHISON

AUSTRALIA

Todd is an expert in strategy and systems, a multiplebest selling author and accredited speaker focussing on project management.

Lisa Dudson

LISA DUDSON

NEW ZEALAND

Lisa is the best selling author of numerous books onproperty and money and is regularly in print media and on breakfast television.

Dustin Mathews

DUSTIN MATHEWS

UNITED STATES

Dustin has been a mentor on marketing to the TonyRobbins Group, Robert Kiyosaki, Kevin Harrington and Russell Brunson.

LEAD MAGAZINE

Lead Magazine

LEAD Magazine was launched in 2018. It features clients and partners who areliving extraordinary lives of conscious entrepreneurship and leadership. LEADheralds, ‘where making a difference is as important as making a profit’

You can gain a free copy of the magazine by going to www.lead-magazine.com

If you wish to become a cover story on LEAD please contact our editor:

lisa@lead-magazine.com

CLIENT RESULTS

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE MEMBER HALL OF FAME

We are very proud of our incredible clients, many of whom we have hadrelationships with for years. Below is a sample of our ‘Hall Of Fame’ AwardWinning Clients. Maybe you will be on this board someday.

award-7.png
award-2.png
award-8.png
award-3.png
award-11.png
award-4.png
award-12.png
award-5.png
award-13.png
award-6.png
award-14.png

TRUSTED GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Our reach is significant. We often hear people say at our events “Oh - I get it now.This just feels so different.” Clients often describe the Circle of Excellence as‘coming home’ That says as much about the people we attract as what we do.

OUR
REACH

3000 Events

Since 2006 in more than 50 countries globally - check our events page to seewhat is happening next.

300,000 People

We have helped over 300,000 people in 6 continents gain prosperity, freedom &purpose.

120+ Cities

We work globally. 20 Trips to India, Over 50 to Asia, and dozens to Europe, theAmericas and a base in Africa and the Pacific.

OUR
FOLLOWING

50,000

Connections in our Target Market on LinkedIn.

17,000

Facebook Footprint across various platforms.

250

A List Clients in 6 Continents Globally

30,000

Subscribers from combined lists on varying platforms

THE CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE GROUP

LOOKING FOR MORE?

The Circle of Excellence Ltd is a holding company for the following brands:

RING OF STEEL INVESTMENTS


6 CONTINENT EVENTS


WORLDWIDE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE


GLOBAL EXPERT INSTITUTE


CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP MOVEMENT

exl-grp-1.png
our-causes-bg.jpeg

OUR CAUSES

We believe in playing a bigger game. Since 2006 we have been involved in thefollowing causes, with our founders serving at board member level.

cause-1.png

Providing Enlightening Education for Underprivileged children.

cause-2.png

Assisting Unity in Diversity across the globe, between cultures and religions.

cause-3.png

Building the leaders of the future where making a difference is as important as profit.

gsf.png

THE GLOBAL SPEAKERS FEDERATION:

The Global Speakers Federation governs the activities of 17 global speaking associations representing over 30 countries.

Mike Handcock is the 2025/26 President of the Global Speakers Federation.

personal-insight-bg.png
mike-grp-1.png

A PERSONAL INSIGHT INTO

WHAT DRIVES OUR FOUNDERS

Typically we spend 8 months of the year away from home, meeting incrediblepeople who are really making an extraordinary difference to the planet in thereown way. We Could Be In Any One Of 6 Continents Gathering Experience,Intelligence Or Sharing Wisdom Or Partnering With Other Well Known GlobalExperts To Make Lives More Simple And Fulfilling For Our Community. We aredriven to not let people live life without maximising their potential and driven tofind the 432 conscious leaders to fulfil our vision.

bottom of page