Interactive keynotes for teams aspiring to innovate and lead in a complex world 

Inspiring Keynotes


Described as ‘life changing’ for individuals and ‘game changing’ for teams, Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson signature keynote speech 'The Explorer's Mindset' is an emotionally immersive experience that brings the learning points to life in a way you will never forget! 

Grant speaks to audiences around the globe, from New York to London, Dubai to Hong Kong and Singapore to New Zealand.  Each talk is tailored to the specific themes of the event, using the backdrop of Grant's exploratory, life and death human-powered journeys across countries, continents and sea's.

Inspiring Keynotes



In today’s highly competitive and fast moving world, more than ever business’s need to learn how to stand out from the crowd.  To stand out, we need to think differently, to experiment, to innovate, to try new things and explore new ideas.  This is what Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson calls the  ‘Explorer’s Mindset’ and is about being number one by being unique, instead of playing in the same field as everyone else.

The ‘Explorer’s Mindset’  encompasses the ability to:

  • Drive INNOVATION and transform bold, unique goals into reality 

  • Make COMPLEX DECISIONS together based on uncertain and ambiguous data

  • Build highly ALIGNED & ADAPTABLE teams to navigate complex environments 

  • Take responsible RISK & learn to effectively manage failure and setbacks 

  • Develop ANTIFRAGILE mindsets and organisations


"A true professional" – STANDARD CHARTERED

"Extremely relevant to the challenges faced in the corporate environment. This is what made him and his content stand out" - VODAFONE

"He had people hooked on his very word from the very beginning" - LIGHTFOOT HOLDINGS

"A perfect way to kickoff our annual Sales and Marketing conference" – FITBIT

“Lightens up the room and a very interactive speaking style” – SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY (SMU)

“We were all experts on receiving training for how to manage change but this was by far the best.” – ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND

"A hit with all the attendees and served as a great motivational boost!" – CBI ASIA

"Exceptionally well received by the industry CEO's in attendance" – SAP

“A world-class experience and Axe taught me more practical take-home value in three hours than three weeks at business school” – ALLEGIS GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

“I’ve worked in food companies for 40+ years and at Kraft Heinz for 20+ and never saw anything like that. Probably the best session in my whole professional life” - KRAFT HEINZ

“You know the session works when two months later you are still using the techniques he coached you on. His sessions are innovative, thought-provoking and most importantly our teams had a lot of fun exploring the unknown with him” – SPOTIFY

"For our team it gave us the opportunity to share, reflect, challenge our individual thinking and go back to work together with more openness for other views and appreciate diverse thinking."


"His content is immersive and his authentic, engaging style draws maximum attention and participation; crucial elements for the successful outcome of any business capability enhancement program."   – ABBOTT NUTRITION

"A great job of emotionally engaging participants behind a common goal. They were able to build on key behaviours that will help drive success at HP Inc . A valuable and impactful experience for my leadership team" – HP INC.

“A brilliant program for our team, inspiring us to think bigger, be bolder and take on large goals, our team is revitalised thanks to his session” – MICROSOFT

"He doesn't put the focus on "do the impossible" but instead talks about the leadership, decision making and working styles that make high performance possible.” - DATABRICKS

“Simply game changing” - S&P GLOBAL

"He managed to achieve a very high level of interaction with close to 1,000 people over 2 hrs. And the audience feedback to me was awesome” - HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISES


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The story of the first 
exploratory journey 
from the summit of 
Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand to the summit 
of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

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