''Becoming Harder To Kill, for both humans and brands, is a skill and strategy that can be learned."

Conn Bertish is extraordinarily hard to kill:

He builds tools and strategies to help others do the same.

He is a multiple internationally awarded creative director, cancer survivor and founder of  Cancer Dojo – A mobile app that empowers cancer patients to become active participants in their own healing by merging creativity, technology and medicine.

Conn’s ‘Harder To Kill’ ideology and approach to seemingly impossible challenges has enabled him to beat brain cancer; tackle massive waves as a Red Bull big wave surfer; win South Africa’s very first Fear Factor and resign from his job to launch a one-man startup social enterprise, in a recession.

He is respected as one of South Africas top creative thinkers having won gold awards at all the major festivals around the world as well as performing the role of Creative Director of the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 after beating cancer in 2013.

Conn consults as a Creative and Purpose
Strategist for brands, organisations and individuals facing seemingly insurmountable challenges.

He is also an international keynote speaker on the intersection of creativity, technology and resilience.


Conn uses Creative Purpose-driven strategy to engender Resilience as a consultant for projects, brands and organizations facing tough challenges.

He also offers creative programs and workshops to help people become happier, healthier and harder to kill.



Book Conn here – conn@cancerdojo.com