Richard Bowles is a multi-world-record adventurer and founder of Adventure Alchemy, dedicated to exploring how leaders lean into the challenges of the modern world.
His risky adventure experiences and unique research have enabled him to accelerate performance and organisational progress for clients like NAB, Woolworths, BHP, and Flight
Centre. As a multi-disciplined educator, executive advisor, and award-winning presenter, his work features in worldwide media for the likes of CNN, Sky News and The Financial Review. He's also the host of the multi-accoladed documentary series 'In Their Shoes,' a gritty blend of education and factual reality.
His extraordinary story starts from modest beginnings; he failed school, worked in construction, and retail, drove a truck, and made cold calls, all before competitively growing a
successful sales leadership career. From there, he co-pioneered a global sponsorship consultancy and established a national annual convention with over a thousand delegates from around the world before founding Adventure Alchemy, working with a research team of psychologists to understand the secrets of change, resilience and high performance in an unpredictable world Bowles has dedicated his life to exploring how success can arise from within chaos.
His miraculous accomplishments, which include surviving volcano eruptions, crocodile-infested rivers and missile fire, have given him a unique perspective on how businesses can succeed even when the odds are stacked against them. Whilst it's unlikely that your business is facing the threat of molten lava or ferocious animals, Bowles' experiences help companies thrive in the face of adversity.