Graeme Cowan, Keynote Speaker

Graeme Cowan, Keynote Speaker 

Graeme is one of Australia's leading experts in building resilience and engagement in the workplace. A director of R U OK?, he previously endured five years of depression that cost him his job as a joint managing director.

Prior to this crisis he worked in senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and AT Kearney. Graeme has spoken across a wide range of industries with a focus in banking and financial services, healthcare, professional services, government, and education.

Some of his clients include NAB, Medibank, Ramsay Health Care, Defence Department, Comminsure, ANZ, Centrelink, The CEO Institute, and Real Estate.com.

He is the author of the bestselling BACK FROM THE BRINK book series and is soon to launch Thriving Naturally internationally. His report The Elephant in the Boardroom: getting mentally fit for work was featured extensively in the media.

About Graeme's keynote

Depression and anxiety disorders account for 34% of lost productivity through absenteeism and presenteeism; yet 86% of those afflicted suffer in silence rather than discuss with work colleagues. What can be done to address this? 

In Back From The Brink, over 4000 people who have learnt to manage their depression or anxiety were asked "what worked best?" Their answers reveal surprisingly simple themes. Not only will Graeme provide practical tips to help individuals, he will also be discussing critical success factors for creating a mentally resilient culture.

I CARE: 5 Ways to Help a Stressed Workmate
26 October 2016, 10:15am to 11:15am
Plenary 1, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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