Andrew May is CEO and founder of StriveStronger.com, a boutique media and digital consultancy that delivers workplace wellbeing, coaching and leadership programs. He presents inspiring presentations and is recognised as one of the world’s leading performance strategists.
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 (body) and a Masters in Coaching Psychology (brain). He is exploring a PHD looking at how PQ (Performance Intelligence) impacts leadership capacity (body and brain). Partnering with Dr Tom Buckley, Andrew launched the StriveStronger Research Institute to translate evidence-based research into all of the programs and products delivered across the andrewmay.com and StriveStronger platforms.
Andrew is a serial entrepreneur, having built and sold Good Health Solutions to ACCOR (now trading as Executive Health Solutions), Australia’s largest provider of Executive Health Assessments; and in 2016 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 book Flip the Switch and the recently released MatchFit, which has sold more than 75,000 copies. He has a regular segment on ABC News Breakfast and appears across multiple media platforms including TV, radio, printed publications and online. His popular Business Fit Podcast is designed to support small business owners manage their physical and psychological wellbeing.
Andrew is coach and confidante to a number of Australia’s leading CEO’s and executives, elite athletes and performing artists. He trains 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.
Andrew has a unique background in professional sport, academia, performance coaching and scaling businesses which allows him to cut through and ask simple, yet profound questions, that inspire individuals and entire organisations to reach their full potential.
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, understanding small and large business that positions Andrew to cut through ask simple, yet profound questions, that inspire individuals and entire organisations to reach their full potential.
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