Profile Rowdy McLean

Rowdy McLeanAward Winning International Keynote Speaker

Travels from: Los Angeles, California

Topics: Leadership, Peak Performance, Motivation, Service Excellence

Rowdy shows individuals, teams and organisations how to raise the bar, how to get remarkable results by changing the game and playing all in! HOW they CAN achieve more, be more, do more and have more than they ever thought possible and more importantly WHY they should!


Play a bigger game is Rowdy’s life story. It’s in every fibre of how he shows up, thinks and behaves. No rah rah, no bull dust. Just a calm, honest, down to earth, practical, no nonsense approach to getting so much more out of leadership, business and life.

In a world gone soft, where average is acceptable, ordinary is ok and just enough is good enough, Rowdy shows individuals, teams and organisations how to raise the bar, how to get remarkable results by changing the game and playing all in! HOW they CAN achieve more, be more, do more and have more than they ever thought possible and more importantly WHY they should!

Rowdy is a trusted advisor and mentor to successful leaders, businesses, team and individuals across the globe. He is the go to guide for those that truly want to Play a Bigger Game. Showing leaders how to create a remarkable legacy and leave a positive impact that endures beyond their lifetime, motivating individuals and teams to perform at their peak and helping businesses crack the code of their future success and achievement are what he does best.

Rowdy retired at age 34 from his first entrepreneurial business…. got bored and got back in the game. As a CEO he has turned around one of Australia’s largest hospitality companies. An adventurer at heart, Rowdy has climbed the worlds highest free-standing mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, kayaked in Antarctica, tracked gorillas in Rwanda and numerous other challenges. When it comes to Playing a Bigger Game, he walks his talk!

His best selling books “Play a Bigger Game” and “Leadability” have been published in 7 different countries. He has given keynote presentations to over 350,000 people, in all corners of the globe.

Clients have described working with Rowdy as “climbing into an express elevator in a 100 story building! You find yourself at the top much faster and more smoothly than you can possibly imagine!”


Leadability Keynote:

Play a Bigger Game for Leaders – Creating the best leaders – Ideas, thoughts and concepts for leaders that want to make a lasting positive impact.

Never underestimate the power of a leader to shape the direction and outcomes of organizations. Good leaders get results. Remarkable leaders leave a legacy, they create a positive impact that is experienced by the generations that follow. In this presentation we go beyond good to great and step into being at the top of our game. How to become a remarkable leader. How to leave a lasting positive impact and how to create a legacy that is admired beyond your time in your role.

“Remarkable leaders are the driving force of amazing teams and organizations.”

Play a Bigger Game Keynote:

Play a Bigger Game for organizations, teams and Individuals –Raising the bar – How to achieve more, be more, do more and have more than you ever thought possible.

An Inspiring and motivating keynote with a touch of agitation. Recent research by Dr Brenee Brown has shown a direct correlation between individuals personal growth and an organizations success. There are 4 things that every human being can control that ultimately affect their ability to get the results they want. Very few people control or 4, however in this keynote I show you how to take control so you can achieve more, be more, do more and have more than you ever imagined. Its easier than you think.

“One idea executed really well can completely change your world.”

Simplicity Keynote:

Play a Bigger Game for Business – Creating the best business – Insights, strategies and actions for SME’s that improve the bottom line.

Success in business is about doing the right things for your business at the right time. Not doing more things or adding more things. The best businesses are lean success machines. In this keynote we explore the play book for removing complexity so that you can focus on the drivers of your success. 7 simple tools that will streamline your bottom line. When your whole team understands the game and exactly how you want to play the game. Your results invariably get better, you win more often and reap the rewards of that success.

“Simplicity is the magic metric that drives successful businesses.”

Cultural Dynamics Keynote:

Play a Bigger Game for cultural excellence – Creating an amazing culture – The critical elements of cultural dynamics.

Every successful culture is built on the back of 7 key aspects. This keynote explores these elements, what they mean and how to create them. An engaging keynote with insights into most successful ancient cultures and their modern equivalents. Great culture are about belonging, contributing and creating strong foundations for a successful future, This keynote delivers on all of these.

Serviceability Keynote:

Play a Bigger Game for service excellence – Creating exceptional service – The only real differentiator.

In the modern business world its almost impossible to differentiate your business on product or price, Products are easily copied, pricing is competitive, However exceptional service is a rare commodity. Many organizations try to create it, few succeed. I own a company that has been creating service excellence in organizations for over 15 years. In this keynote we explore the critical elements that will take your service from erratic to exceptional and keep it there.



“Rowdy set the scene for our most successful conference ever! He had the audience enthralled, engaged and on the edge of their seat for the entire 2 hours! Our participants constantly referred to Rowdy’s key messages throughout the 4 days.”  – Adam Davids, Director Learning Development, Career Trackers

“Playing a bigger game with Rowdy was amazing. The program was interactive, professional and inspirational. Our sales team is refocused and ready to be awesome. We will definitely do it again” – Lisa Ariansen, Head of Sales Australasia, Hoyts Corp.

“It was like Rowdy had been working with out team for years, yet he had only been in the room a few minutes. I have never seen someone connect with and understand an audience so quickly” – Tony O’Connell, GM- Volvo

“I have worked with Rowdy on leadership programs for my team and a cultural program across the business. His down to earth style, practical strategies and ability to see what is really happening with the teams has made a massive difference in our team and business results. If you want to get real with your team and drive performance to a higher level I’d highly recommend Rowdy!” – Anthony Day, CEO, Suncorp Insurance




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