Graeme loves being a professional speaker because sharing ideas can lead to conversations, and conversations can lead to action and change. As a Board Director of R U OK?, he has watched this simple idea lead to substantial change.
Audiences around the world frequently describe his style as authentic, relevant, compelling, and thought provoking.
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 is described by the Australian Financial Review as a “resilience expert”.
He is the author of 5 books, including the internationally acclaimed BACK FROM THE BRINK, which has a testimonial from the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and which has become a best seller in China.
Graeme lives beside Sydney’s Lane Cove National Park with his wife Karen, and enjoys bushwalking anywhere nature shines. He loves spending time with family and friends, and eating great food.
Many of our leaders said that your presentation was the best they had seen at a Partner’s meeting. I would recommend you to any CEO who is interested in the sustainable success of their leadership team.– CEO, Russell McVeagh
Graeme is a passionate presenter with an inspiring personal story, who backs up with facts, figures and evidence to appeal to the heart and the head of diverse audiences.– Former Chief Customer Officer, AGL
I cannot recommend Graeme Cowan highly enough. All participants felt energized and focused on putting his ideas into action.– People, Safety and Culture Director, Serco
Graeme is at the forefront of research around what is needed to thrive in rapidly changing world of work. Our clients often engage Graeme beyond the event, to continue the conversation. He has his finger on the pulse of what business needs today.– Founder, EMG Events