Graeme Cowan helps leaders and teams to be more caring, resilient and productive.
In his earlier career he worked in senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and AT Kearney.
In 2000 he went through a 5 year episode of depression that his psychiatrist described as the worst he had ever treated. He emerged from this crisis with a different view about how we can increase our resilience, mood, and performance. He was recently described by the Australian Financial Review as a “workplace mental wellness expert”.
He is the author of 4 books, including the internationally acclaimed BACK FROM THE BRINK, which has a testimonial from the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and which has just been launched into China.
Graeme also helped to start R U OK? in 2009, and is an active Board Director.
I’ve used Graeme three times to help my leaders focus on what they can control to thrive through change. He is real, and passionate about everyone being their best. We walk away with tools, activities, and stories that we can use for ourselves, our teams, and in our personal lives.
Graeme cares, he takes time to understand my needs, builds relevant content, and he follows up. Definitely someone to work if you value your team’s mental resilience & wellbeing.
I cannot recommend Graeme Cowan highly enough. He is an engaging, humble and thought-provoking speaker. All participants felt energized and focused on putting his ideas into action.
People, Safety, And Culture Director, Serco
20 keynotes and workshops for 1500 leaders in Business, Retail, and Wealth divisions around Australia 97.8% of participants agreed with “I have a better understanding of my key strengths, my energisers and my purpose, and how I will use that information to help me lead my team more effectively.
Big 4 Bank
Many of our leaders said that your presentation was the best they had seen at a Partner's Meeting - and we have had some great speakers - so that says it all. You set the mood wonderfully for the weekend and your message has helped move our culture in an enhanced direction. I would recommend you to any CEO who is interested in the sustainable success and the renewal of their leadership team.
CEO, Russell Mcveagh
Graeme has a compelling story that should be heard! He was a keynote speaker at a recent series of team forums we held around the country with great feedback from the team. A few quotable quotes... "Very inspiring, and a good reminder of what makes work and life great." "Good tips on helping people you know with mental health issues." "Powerful story, with great reflection points."
Tim Steele, GM, MLC
Graeme's 4.55 out of 5 speaker's rating by participants was truly deserved.
Director, Institute Of Management Consultants
We absolutely loved you, and there were so many positive comments about you, and also your content. Thanks so much.
Your presentation on the “7 Rituals of the Resilient Leader” was very interactive, thought provoking, and well received. In particular, the practical tips on how to help those around us in the Red Zone, and ways to maintaining your own Green Zone, were of great value. I am delighted that you will be able to assist us in our remaining 4 conferences scheduled this financial year.
Department Of Immigration And Border Protection
Graeme is very engaging. People listen to every word he says. You could hear a pin drop
CEO, Investment and Financial Services Association
Extraordinarily practical advice on how to turn problems into opportunities.
Managing Director, Sentinel Wealth
You could have heard a pin drop as Graeme Cowan opened the morning session with a harrowing account of his battle with the black dogÃ¢Â€Â¦ he received a thunderous applause.
Wyeth Conference Newsletter
I am both inspired and empowered by your concept of Bouncing Back and Thriving. Simply wonderful! Everyone needs to hear your message.