Graeme Cowan helps leaders and teams to be more caring, resilient, and growth-oriented. 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 “workplace mental wellbeing 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 become a best seller in China
He attributes his writing prowess to religiously reading every edition of Rugby League Week when he was in Year 12. Graeme also helped to start R U OK? in 2009, and is an active Board Director.
On a mission to increase team care and resilience.
Small steps, remarkable results In times of change and frantic activity, it can be easy to forget self-care. Adopting small rituals helps us to enjoy the direct link between self-care, resilience, and growth. You will learn: ● The 3 foundations of resilience - VIP: Vitality (physical), Intimacy (emotional), and Prosperity (contribution) ● 7 rituals for a thriving career and life ● How to identify your resilience gaps – and adopt a new ritual Video: You should act like a VIP Video: How to achieve big goals
Show you care, ask R U OK?, & guide to help The CSIRO nominated ‘rising stress and mental health issues’ as a megatrend that will thump Australian productivity for the next 20 years. In a team or 12, 3 employees will be living with depression, anxiety, or a substance abuse problem. Based on researching 4000+ people in his book BACK FROM THE BRINK, Graeme explains how to: ● Show you care ● Ask R U OK? with empathy, and: ● Guide the person to help Video: Are you too scared to care?
Care, community, and contribution As we rush into the digital revolution, workplaces can seem less human, and yet we all yearn to feel accepted for who we are. We want to enjoy being at work, have a purpose that excites us, and have the opportunity to grow. Based on the latest research, you will learn: ● The #1 secret of great teams ● How to build team connection and meaning ● How to boost motivation and progress Video: The #1 secret of great teams Video: How to combat team change fatigue
A blueprint for team innovation The more employees that agree with: “My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person.” – the higher the profit, productivity, & customer service levels (Gallup research). Leaders are what they repeatedly do. You will learn: • Self-care rituals that work • How to be a caring leader • How to make it safe to take moderate risks, learn, and grow Video: How to build a future-ready team