Before Richard Bowles became a 5x World-Record-Adventurer and sought-after Keynote Speaker, he had his fair share of challenges to overcome. Surviving volcano eruptions, crocodile-infested rivers, life-threatening foot infections, desert warfare, and once had a shotgun stuffed in his mouth. Richard' story is an inspiring and entertaining experience of how anybody can adjust to rapidly changing conditions, confronting uncertainty and unpredictable circumstance and adapt to a complexity that has become the new 'normal' in business and life.
More than a multiple-world-record-setter, he brings two decades in sales leadership with successes across B2C and B2B, he co-pioneered a global sponsorship consultancy and established a national annual convention with attendance in the 1000's.
Fast forward a few short years, and Richard is voted in the top 50 Australasian motivational speakers by Keynote Magazine; his mix of adventure, business and science-backed strategies, deliver what CNN called "A Walter Mitty Experience." He became a Tourism Ambassador for Israel and a representative for Australia's Indigenous youth. His documentary works have been commissioned by South Australian Tourism and he is a regular contributor for Outdoor Magazine, formally Australian Geographic. Richard has been featured on CNN, ABC, Sky News, The Today and Sunrise shows, Men's Fitness and many other international media outlets
Richard's research into human potential combined with creating genuinely unforgettable keynote experiences continues to initiate worldly conversations on how leaders adjust, adapt and achieve in the modern business environment.
"It was a real joy and we heard great feedback about the ways in which you inspired our delegates on how to navigate through challenges, giving them the tools and strategies to follow through - to execute plans, and ultimately gain results! We were so thrilled to have you!"