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Andrew May

Andrew May

Andrew May specialises in performance and productivity, having over 15 years experience in coaching elite athletes and executives. Founder of The Performance Clinic in Sydney, Andrew offers solutions on both an individual and group level, to achieve greater productivity and sustained peak performance.

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“Thanks for your great 'Switched On' keynote at our annual conference. It was our pleasure having you as part of our 'people' day and I thought your speech was fantastic! One of our international guests from London was so impressed with your presentation that he said he's going back this week to let them know what an innovative company we are down here and to speak to International HR about running something similar in UK - all very positive."
EMI Music Australia


“From the very start your message was powerful and to the point. I was particularly impressed the way you researched the audience and continually linked the key messages back to our specific business and day to day pressures."
Accor Hotels


“Your session on Tuesday night was great and I have had a heap of positive feedback. 'On When You Have To - Off When You Can', featured heavily during our conference and I will be really surprised if any of the group don't attempt the on line learning opportunity."
Coca-Cola Amatil

Andrew May Travels from NSW
Fee Range: ::$10001 to $15000

Andrew May's Biography

The success of Andrew's programs can be attributed to his understanding that achieving high performance required an integrated approach to the way we think (psychology), the way we work (productivity), the way we eat and exercise (physiology) and the way we recharge (recovery). He is at the forefront of his industry, constantly breaking new ground and leading the way when it comes to the Science of High Performance.

Andrew's programs are the only scientifically proven Performance Coaching programs measuring the psychological and physiological effects of stress and recovery for executives and corporate workers. Andrew delivers keynote presentations around the world and is a columnist for a number of newspapers and magazines. He is a regular voice on radio and is a popular TV personality. Andrew May's philosophies on work life balance and individual performance were recently chronicled on the critically acclaimed SBS observational documentary The Nest.

Andrew is a best-selling author of 4 books including 'Flip the Switch', 'Between Jobs', the 'Redundancy Survival Guide' and 'Switched On Health and Wellbeing Professionals' Volumes 1 and 2. Flip the Switch has now sold more than 10000 copies and is one of Australia's best selling books in the performance and productivity category.

Andrew has worked with the Australian Cricket Team as their Physical Performance Manager, with the AFL Sydney Swans and with many Olympic athletes. He co-founded Good Health Solutions, Australia's largest corporate health and well being company. With his background as an elite athlete, high performance coach and business builder, Andrew understands the key strategies that give you the power to achieve more in less time so you can be super productive at work, and build a rich and colourful life outside the office as well.

Andrew's presentations and tailored conference programs deliver key strategies to give your team the power to really Switch On when they need to, and to Switch Off when they can!

Speaking Topics Include

The rapid speed and intensity of modern business demands a new way of approaching performance. Today's workplace is a highly competitive couldron sharing many similar characteristics with the world of the high performance athlete. Intense effort, thiriving under pressure, focused concentration and the ability to recover are all fundamental to success. Consistently performing at your peak requires a balance between intense effort and essential periods of rest and recovery. You cannot be 100% efficient if you are on 24/7.

- Proven strategies used by the world's leading athletes and coaches to inspire optimal performance.
- The 4 difference performance zones - chill, thrill, spill and kill.
- The 7 switches of performance: how to be on when you have to and off when you can.
- How to avoid road Runner Syndrome and set yourself up for a high performance day - every day.
- the latest research on positive psychology and productivity.


SWITCHED ON THINKING (everyday ecstacy)
The way you think affects the way you feel and the way you feel affects the way you behave. Learning to manage thoughts has a direct impact on mood, behaviour and energy. Rather than racing to the nearest pharmacy to buy a magic formula to fire you up; the best possible remedy you can subscribe to is turning on the internal pharmacy within.

- How to make clear decisions in an on demand world.
- Understand positive phychology and how to control the key "chemical cousins".
- Avoid the chemical rollercoaster and tap into sustainable energy.
- Realise thinking is habitual; and you might need to change some of your habits!
- Illuminate your life with the latest strategies used by athletes and peak performers.


SWITCHED ON LIVING (the work life balance myth)
The boundaries between work and life are blurred more than ever before. The continual rush of trying to fit everything in leaves us feeling disconnected and flat. The key is not having more time; it is crystallising what is really important and ensuring that is where you invest your energy.

- Realise it is about choice, not balance, that will ultimately achieve fulfilment.
- Understand what is really important in your professional and personal life.
- Prioritise time and regularly recharge so that you can keep burn our at bay.
- Boost productivity and have more time to do the little things you've always wanted to do.
- Differentiate between quality of living and standard of living.


Leadership is not about making as much noise as you can and charging into the opposition team! Some of the best leaders are quiet in nature, yet very loud in their delivery of results. With the merging of generations (Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers), flattening of the world, changing work patterns and an obsession with speed; strong leadership is not just necessary, it is critical. Join Andrew as he explores what he has learnt from working in elite sport for 15 years, and from consulting to some of the world's largest companies for the past 5 years.

- Proven strategies used by the world's leading coaches to inspire optimal performance and teamwork.
- How to be clear on your teams vision, trademark and behaviours and project a world-class leadership brand.
- True leadership comes from within, not from external motivation sources.
- Understand 'Rigid Flexibility' and how fusing tension and opposite attitudes together provides a platform for success.
- How to cut through all of the leadership rhetoric, management speak and consulting theory to come up with a simple, yet results focused one page Leadership Plan.


What defines great achievers in business, sport, entertainment and life is their ability to sustain performance. It's not about only having a good month, or a good quarter, or even just a good year and then dropping back again. It's about consistently turning up and delivering time and time again. There is a process and set of behaviours high achievers and the world's best teams follow day in day out.

- Learn the frontiers of modern brain science and how the best play to their strengths and focus on what's right, not on what's wrong.
- Understand 'esrever gnireenigne' and how to begin with the end in mind.
- Why 'happy discontentment' is an essential component displayed by all top performers and how it is different from perfectionism.
- Why the world's best have the world's best support teams, and how you can apply similar strategies.
- How to quickly adapt and learn from mistakes and not get stuck in the 'performance dip'.


SWITCHED ON SELLING (passion, performance, profits)
Switched On Selling is not another sales skills course. It is for sales professionals who already have the basic sales and marketing skills, yet aren't achieving the results they really want or deserve. Selling is very different today compared to 5 years ago. Switched On Selling is all about optimising the time you spend focused and on target to guarantee a better sales result! It is a proven program that establishes performance platforms and new behaviours that enable sales people to position themselves for success.

- Understand how to iPOD your business.
- Apply positive psychology for improved sales performance.
- Clarity and how to prioritise and focus on what's really important for results.
- Learn about the peak performance mind set and how to access it.
- Use the 7 Switches of Performance to set yourself up for daily success.


Great ideas for turning up the voltage and adding value to your next event! Upsize with one of the following Conference Boost options to get even more value out of your next event.


Provide a boost of energy and fun with an early morning/pre conference wake up. Activities range from soccer, touch football, basketball, kicking the footy and cricket; to yoga, kayaking, boxing, bushwalking, beach games and more. No matter how fit or how unfit your people are, we will tailor an activity session to match the participants, facilities and conference theme. This is a great way for delegates to get together outside their normal working environment. Wake Up sessions last for 30 to 45 minutes.


Outdoor activity sessions are a great way to enhance communication, team work and morale within a working group; and to reinforce key messages of the performance keynote/workshop. Sessions generally run from 60 to 90 minutes and include:

- Team clues course/survivor challenge.
- Range of team sports (soccer, cricket, AFL, football, netball, softball, basketball).
- Relaxation and flexibility session (yoga, pilates, tai chi).
- Adventure races and team building activities.



We can arrange a variety of mood food options and high energy snacks for your next conference. These options not only add energy and flavour to an overall theme, they taste great too!

Combining a Conference Keynote with a Conference Boost is a guaranteed way to get your people to turn up, freshen up and fire up!