At two years of age, Zhivargo Sean Laing, the son of a straw vendor in The Bahamas, Naomi Seymour and a former hotel worker, the late Cedric Laing, was stricken with Scarlet Fever and the Chicken Pox; it was almost certain that he would die. However, as he has demonstrated ever since, he is a fighter and has lived to lead a productive and impressive life.
Zhivargo was born in 1967. He lives with his wife, Zsa Zsa, and their four children in The Bahamas; on the gorgeous island of Grand Bahama. Laing achieved national acclaim, and is perhaps best known, for his work with young people in The Bahamas and then as national political leader, twice a cabinet minister and Member of Parliament and then a senator.
Laing has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Western Ontario and pursued a George Washington MBA. He has served as cabinet minister in The Bahamas responsible for youth, sports and culture, education, economic development and finance. He has also a respected public speaker on matters of leadership, finance, economics, faith and youth development.
Zhivargo is the founder of the Laing Consulting and Research Group, which specializes in business consulting, market research and human resource training and development. He is a leadership and motivation expert. His leadership expertise is especially targeted at “Nurturing Emerging Leaders” , “Developing and Maintaining Public Trust in Leadership”, “Effective Executive Execution” and “I Can Wait One Hour Customer Service Excellence”. His motivational skills are broad ranging but he especially focuses on “Eliminating Worry to Promote Wellness”, “Eradicating Fear as the Path to Freedom” and “Understanding and Building Trust as the Key to Optimizing Relationships”. He is the author of three books: Who Moved My Conch that addresses issues of free trade in The Bahamas; A Trust Out of this World that provides a modern day parable on faith; and College, Career and Money- A Guide for Teens and Young Adults, a co-authored book for young people.