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Richard Bowles

Richard Bowles is an international keynote speaker and delivers development programs for leaders.Richard Bowles' insight in the subject areas of change, adaptability and high-performance, has helped some of the worlds most prestigious brands to futureproof their mindset.

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Testimonials for Richard Bowles

Richard is a lively and engaging storyteller and his description of the triumphs and challenges he faced running the Bicentennial National Trail had the Board and staff enthralled.

Dr Paul Morgan, SANE Australia

 

Richards’s charisma, approach and interaction with listeners while talking about his journey was professional, informative and inspiring.

Dane O’Hara, Athletics North Queensland

 

Richard's extraordinary adventures resonated incredibly well with our highly travelled staff. The secrets of how to consistently put one foot in front of the other to achieve your goals was a fantastic insight that will help us drive the right business results in the future.

Flight Centre

 

Richard engaged a team of area managers; a tough crowd! He was fantastic at making his experiences relevant to their working lives and giving them great perspective on a different way to look at challenging situations.

Woolworths Australia

 

A real standout presentation at the event; an entertaining, original approach which visitors loved.

Informa Australia

 

Richard’s contribution to our event was incredibly fresh! Professional, entertaining and informative.

Cancer Council Victoria


 
Richard Bowles Travels from VIC
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Richard Bowles's Biography

Richard Bowles is an international keynote speaker and delivers development programs for leaders.

Richard Bowles' insight in the subject areas of change, adaptability and high-performance, has helped some of the worlds most prestigious brands to futureproof their mindset.

With two highly successful decades in sales leadership, he co-pioneered a global sponsorship consultancy and initiated a national convention with attendance in the thousands. Voted as one of the top Australasian motivational speakers by Keynote Magazine, his work is featured on CNN, ABC, Sky News, The Today and Sunrise shows, Australian Geographic and other international media outlets.

As an awarded Adventurer, he has survived volcano eruptions, crocodile-infested rivers, life-threatening foot infections, desert warfare, and shotgun-wielding lunatics, while running upwards of 11,500km through the wilderness, engineering these accomplishments into real business success.

His researched strategies assist leaders to adjust to rapid-change, confront uncertainty, and adapt to complexity while under pressure. His ability to draw on his exclusive experience means he delivers practical, innovative and science backed business strategies, inspiring people to act.

He’s seen how reaching these objectives have been defined numerous ways over the years.

Is it exceptional skills and talent? Is it a positive mind set? Is it only meant for the chosen few and the star performers? Or is there a different story?

Richard appreciates and shares with listeners that long term commitment, dedication and driving results is not just for the elite few. Sustained commitment is needed for everybody, every day and is how we should live our lives.

Known for his high energy, entertaining, but practical style, Richard’s fusion of real life extreme stories and controversial techniques connect him with his audience on an intimate, intense and individual level.

His keynote experiences inspired clients including NAB, Flight Centre, Woolworths and Trend Micro. CNN labelled his presentations "A Walter Mitty experience." and Keynote magazine, rated him as one of the 'top 25 APAC speakers'.

Partner with Richard when you want to inspire and motivate your people towards achieving long term targets, when you’re looking for a strategy that has continual motivated momentum towards results.

Speaking Topics Include

Preparing for the next move - CHANGE, VOLATILITY, UNCERTAINTY, COMPLEXITY, DOUBT - WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL

We are going through unprecedented change; full of complex interactions between people, places and technology, the environment in which our leaders and teams operate is continuously challenging, incredibly confronting, uncertain and fearful.

It's time for something new and different, an approach which can respond to today’s rapid-fire pace of change. What is needed is Leaders and teams that are robust and able to adapt continually to changing business demands.

The ability to keep pace with new opportunities and altering circumstances of rapid-driven modern business is a prerequisite of success.

 

ADAPTABILITY IN THE NEW REALITY

Adaptability is the only competitive advantage in business today; it determines who wins and loses, its seen time again through evolution and the collapse of some of the world most prominent brands.

Yet, leaders, teams and organisations tend to be reactive in keeping up to the accelerated pace of work and complex challenges. Some are proactive; however, this isn't enough; even the fastest reaction time isn't quick enough in this rapid-changing business environment. This whitepaper is an insightful antidote to being adaptable.

These pages contain a road map to guide you to shift from a reactive or proactive state to an adaptive one.

 

SUSTAINED COMMITMENT

When we think about what it takes to achieve results, most of us focus on things like willpower and motivation. Those are important factors, but as anyone who's fallen short on a New Year's resolution knows, willpower and motivation eventually expire.

Whether your goal is to be a top producer, create a winning team, or be the star in your career field, the factor that determines whether you'll succeed or fail is your commitment level.

However, even the most potent commitment level can be hard to maintain on the long road to gaining results. This paper outlines what is needed to not only commit to goals but establish longterm dedication that will see you with lasting success.

 

CHAOS

The world is changing at a rapid rate. It's throwing up an endless supply of change, challenge and crisis - and opportunities. In other words, it is chaotic. How does a business survive, and indeed thrive, amid this chaos?

By embracing the chaos and providing the direction and environment that helps make the most of the opportunities it creates. Leaders can transform their business and thrive in times of rapid change.

 

THE PERSEVERANCE PAYOFF

We've all familiar with the quote 'hard work beats talent every time.' However, even skill, experience and intellect are less valuable than persistence. Continuing to take the necessary action steps despite difficulty or delay is most to achieving high levels of success. Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.

 

PERSIST

Persist is an extension of The Perseverance Payoff.

We're all familiar with the quote 'hard work beats talent every time.' However, even skill, experience and intellect are less valuable than persistence. Continuing to take the necessary action steps despite difficulty or delay is most to achieving high levels of success. Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.