About Rowdy McLean

An entrepreneur who retired from his first successful company at 34, Rowdy has since gone on to create 5 more amazing companies. As a CEO, he rescued Australia’s largest hospitality company from the brink of bankruptcy.

His clients describe him as a down to earth, practical speaker and master storyteller, who believes that people are remarkable and capable of extraordinary achievements.

The focus of his work is:

  • Mentoring and developing remarkable leaders
  • Helping people find the motivation to achieve incredible results
  • Showing people how to accept, embrace and drive positive change

Rowdy has, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, tracked gorillas in Rwanda, Kayaked in Antarctica, run marathons, and hiked the Kokoda track. When it comes to Playing a Bigger Game, Rowdy walks the talk.

He has spoken to over 350,000 people in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia, his best selling books “Play a Bigger Game” and “Leadability” have been published in 7 countries. Rowdy is the trusted advisor to leaders and companies both large and small, across the globe such as Volvo, Gloria Jeans, IGT, Hoyts, Macquarie, Suncorp and is the go to guide for their pursuit of bigger and better results.

Rowdy has an MBA, is a fellow of the Australian institute of Management, graduate of the Disney Institute and is the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional designation (the highest honour awarded to speakers across the globe) His greatest qualification, however, is to help people see what is possible, to develop outrageous goals and targets and then make them a reality.

If you, your team or your organisation want to Play a Bigger Game. Rowdy will help you, change the game, forever!


“It was like Rowdy had been working with our team for years, yet he had only been in the room a few minutes. I have never seen someone connect with and understand an audience so quickly”
Tony O'Connell, GM – Volvo
"Rowdy is engaging, true to life and relevant for all businesses today. If you want to be relevant in the future, you need Rowdy on your team"
Learning & Development Manager - Gloria Jeans
"Highly engaging, interactive, fun and informative…for anyone owning a business, working as a Leader or managing a team this session is essential."
Executive Manager – Qantas
Rowdy set the scene for our most successful conference ever! He had the audience enthralled, engaged and on the edge of their seat for the entire 2 hours! Our participants constantly referred to Rowdy's key messages throughout the 4 days.
Adam Davids, Director, Learning Development - Career Trackers
“I have worked with Rowdy on leadership programs for my team and a cultural program across the business. His down to earth style, practical strategies and ability to see what is really happening with the teams has made a massive difference in our team and business results. If you want to get real with your team and drive performance to a higher level I’d highly recommend Rowdy!”
Anthony Day, CEO - Suncorp Insurance
'This was the second time I have heard Rowdy speak and each time has delivered aha moments that I need to hear. The feedback from his latest presentation in Las Vegas was so fantastic that I know I was not the only one inspired by his story'
Kristy Ellis - event specialist

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