THE FUTURE OF LEARNING
Season 2, Episode 7: Graeme Cowan
THE FUTURE OF LEARNING
Episode 7: Graeme Cowan
Leaders Who Love. Building Resilient Teams at School and Work, with Graeme Cowan.
Graeme Cowan helps future-ready leaders build more caring and resilient teams, who enjoy growing together.
He joins Mariane in conversation, to share how his lived experience of depression served as a catalyst for change within himself, and the development of an authentic purpose. Graeme loves being a professional speaker because he believes that sharing ideas can lead to conversations, and conversations can lead to action and change. As one of the founders of R U OK?, a charity he continues to contribute to as a Board Director, he’s watched this simple idea lead to substantial impact.
Today, he shares his insights on how the most caring CEO’s he’s met are creating space for flourishing and optimising their personal development experiences for their people, and how we can reimagine the curation of youth-based learning to achieve the same.
Graeme loves being a professional speaker because sharing ideas can lead to conversations, and conversations can lead to action and change.
As a Board Director of R U OK?, he has watched this simple idea lead to substantial change. Audiences around the world frequently describe his style as authentic, relevant, compelling, and thought-provoking.
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 “resilience expert”. He is the author of 5 books, including the internationally acclaimed “Back From the Brink”, which has a testimonial from the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and which has become a best seller in China.
Graeme lives beside Sydney’s Lane Cove National Park with his wife Karen, and enjoys bushwalking anywhere nature shines. He loves spending time with family and friends and eating great food.
“Those that are 13 to 14, and up to 15 have had it really tough. And in Australia, they have been the ones who have had the most mental health challenges.”
~ Graeme Cowan
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“Be caring, be helpful, and go for the growth zones!”
~ Graeme Cowan
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