Powerful Humans is founded by Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson to support leaders in developing highly aligned, empowered and antifragile teams so they can work more effectively in complex environments where the consequences of failure are high.
Grant 'Axe' Rawlinson is a world class human-powered explorer and team decision -making coach. From the street level to the boardroom, international 7-aside rugby player to over 50 expeditions across the globe including walking across countries, cycling across continents, climbing Mt Everest and crossing sea's completely by human-power, Grant dedicates his life to the pursuit of Bold, Unique Goals.
A native of New Zealand, Grant lives in Singapore, holds Bachelor and Post Graduate degrees, is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a professional member of the Asian Professional Speakers Association(APSS) and co-chair of the Royal Geographic Society (Singapore branch). Grant is happily married to the beautiful Stephanie whom he shares the joy of raising twin explorer's, Kate and Rachel.
Everyone has a powerful purpose in life. We just need to uncover it. Grant's purpose is to make human-powered, exploratory journeys that contribute to a brighter future for our planet. Here is a snapshot of his journey.
THE BAY OF BENGAL
Founded and leading the team to make the first attempt at crossing of the Bay of Bengal by Human Power.
ROWING FROM HOME TO HOME (CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS)
Founded and lead the first team to attempt a completely human powered journey 12,000km from Singapore to New Zealand by rowing boat.
PEAK TO PEAK – NEW ZEALAND
Founded and lead the first team to make a non-stop, 1,300km, unsupported, completely human powered journey from the summit of Mt Ruapehu to the summit of Mt Cook in New Zealand.
PEAK TO PEAK – EUROPE
Founded and lead the first team to attempt a non-stop, 2,000km, unsupported, completely human powered journey from the summit of Ben Nevis in Scotland to the summit of Mt Blanc in France.
CLIMBING AROUND THE WORLD (INCLUDING MT EVEREST)
Summited over 50 mountains worldwide including Mt Everest, Exploratory 1st ascents in Kazakstan and Kygrystan, Patagonia, USA, Africa, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran.
Twenty-five years of competitive rugby including 3 years representing the Singapore National 7-aside rugby team. Eventually forced out of rugby through injury.
HUMAN POWERED EXPLORER
Growing up in a remote rural in New Zealand, Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson developed a love for human powered exploration from an early age.