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Richard Bowles

Record Holding Adventurer Australia

Self-LeadershipResilienceOvercoming Challenges


5X World-Record-Adventuer

Famously recognised for running wilderness mountain trails that span nations upwards of 5,500kms; navigating crocodile-infested rivers, traversing desert war zones, negotiating with lunatics with shotguns and being showered in rock and ash from exploding jungle volcanos while running 85km a day self-supported for months, makes his experience truly extraordinarily.

Countries all over the world have seen the global media excitement, brand engagement and TV appearances that comes along with a Richard Bowles adventure, seeing him appointed a Global Tourism Ambassador to Israel in 2015.

Sales Management and Business 

He's far more than an extreme multiple-world-record-setter, with close to two decades in sales leadership with successes across B2C and B2B, covering all positions from consultant to Director level. He co-pioneered a global sponsorship consultancy and established a national annual convention with attendance in the 1000's.


Richard has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars of funding bringing his adventure projects to fruition and securing charitable funds partnering with charities SANE Australia and Red Dust Role Models  He is also ambassador to some of the worlds biggest brands through sponsorship agreements.  

Research and Speaking

Richard's continual study of human potential has to lead him to co-author a world-first research paper with Australia' Monash University; his research and ideas have initiated worldly conversations on how leaders lean into the challenges of modern business.

He is a highly captivating and entertaining speaker, voted as one of the top Australasian speakers by Keynote Magazine, as well as a sort-after educator with scientifically backed leadership development programs that drive results.

Richard' real expertise is in creating genuinely unforgettable experiences that stimulate action and lead to change.

Key Facts

Countries Performed In

  • 4

Clients Past & Present

  • NAB
  • Woolworths
  • Professionals Real Estate Group

Talk Time Duration

  • 60