Andrew May is recognised as one of the world’s leading strategists on workplace performance and wellbeing. He presents inspiring keynotes around the globe and his latest venture StriveStronger is disrupting the way organisations approach wellbeing, productivity and leadership.
Andrew is a former middle-distance runner who was an assistant coach at the Australian Institute of Sport in Tasmania. He has worked with multiple Olympic/international athletes in a range of sports including track and field, tennis, swimming, hockey, netball, basketball, AFL; culminating in working as the Physical Performance Manager for both the NSW and Australian Cricket teams.
Andrew has dual degrees in the body and brain – completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise Physiology and a Masters in Coaching Psychology. He has recently commenced a PHD exploring the DNA of what makes a successful and fulfilled high-performance leader. Through the StriveStronger Research Institute (in partnership with Dr Tom Buckley) Andrew translates evidence-based research into programs he delivers, with the vision of capturing positive impacts on physical and psychological wellbeing, productivity and leadership capacity.
Andrew is a serial entrepreneur having built and sold 3 successful businesses. He sold Good Health Solutions to ACCOR (now trading as Executive Health Solutions), Australia’s largest provider of Executive Health Assessments, and in December 2015 he sold The Performance Clinic to KPMG. He worked as a Partner at KPMG for 3 years and has experience consulting across multiple industries and domains including banking and financial services, sales, real estate, building and construction, professional services, telcos, oil and gas, retail, mining and industrials, government and the military.
Andrew is author of the bestselling books Flip the Switch, MatchFit for Work and Life; and the soon-to-be released Naturally High. He has a regular segment on ABC News Breakfast and appears across multiple media platforms including TV, radio, printed publications and online.
Andrew is coach and confidante to a number of Australia’s leading CEO’s and executives, elite athletes and performing artists to help them condition their bodies and brains so they can show up and perform in a peak state when they need to, and just as importantly, change state and switch off and relax in between.
It is this unique background in professional sport as an athlete and coach; academia (studying the body and brain); working in a global consulting firm; coaching high performers and entrepreneurial flair that positions Andrew to cut through ask simple, yet profound questions, that inspire individuals and entire organisations to reach their full potential.