Graeme Cowan is a speaker and author who helps leaders build resilience, mental wellbeing, and performance.
In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, the only thing we can control, is what we choose to do each day – and that directly impacts our mood and performance. As people leaders we are the Chief Mood Officer for ourselves and our tribe.
Graeme delivers presentations and workshops that provide the building blocks to help you and your tribe outperform, outlast, and outmanoeuvre. A partial list of clients includes NAB, Medibank, CBA, MLC, Comcare, Allianz, Comminsure, AIA Insurance, National Disability Australia, QComp, Ramsay Healthcare.
In 2000, after working senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Morgan and Banks, and AT Kearney, Graeme 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 build our own resilience and mental health to thrive through change.
His third book, BACK FROM THE BRINK, was released in the US in January 2014, with a Foreword by the actress Glenn Close, and a testimonial from former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
He has been interviewed by The Australian Financial Review and ABC TV about the recommendations from his report “The Elephant in the Boardroom: getting mentally fit for work”. He is a current Board Member of R U OK? and has been involved since Gavin Larkin founded and launched the first R U OK?Day in 2009.