Andrew May caused us a great deal of concern. That concern was how do we fit twice as many people into a room for his second presentation once the word got around how fantastic his first session was. Andrew's productivity and performance messages seem to strike a chord with the AMP delegates and their partners who flocked to his two workshop presentations. All his feedback pointed to how relevant and useful The Science of High Performance principles and philosophies are to real people. Andrew was a joy to work with and nothing was too hard or difficult.
ABT (Australian Business Theatre, Conference Manager

I can not commend you highly enough for your professionalism and friendly approach to both the Emerald Club Business Session workshop and our annual Connections Conference. My expectations were met and exceeded for both of these events. Our audiences felt that you had a great understanding of their business challenges which is a very important nut to crack with such a diverse group. Your presentation was the perfect mix of a serious business based message, along with a funny and engaging delivery. Our members are still talking about Hapa Hapa and the 100 points Recovery Toolbox.
ACP, Trade Marketing Communications Executive

Keynote Speaker Sydney

5 Reasons to book Andrew May

1. Experience. Andrew has spent the past 15 years working with some of the world’s leading athletes and sporting teams including the Australian Cricket Team, The Sydney Swans, Olympic athletes and world champions.

2. Qualifications. Andrew has studied Sports Coaching and Exercise Physiology and is currently completing his Masters in Coaching Psychology.

3. Profile. Andrew is the author of the best selling books Flip the Switch, Switched On Health Professionals (vol 1 & 2) and Between Jobs; The redundancy survival guide. He has regular segments on national TV, radio and in the press a leading commentator on health, performance, productivity and psychology.

4. Fun. Participants rave about Andrew’s energetic and entertaining style. He blends entertainment with evidence- based research. We guarantee your delegates will laugh out loud and remember the message long after the conference is over.

5. Support. Andrew has a highly qualified support team who do a great job organising everything behind the scenes. We also have a range of products that support the learning experience and ensure accountability long after the conference has finished.

Andrew’s Core Keynotes

The Science of High Performance

The rapid speed and intensity of modern business demands a new way of approaching performance. Today’s workplace is a highly competitive cauldron sharing many similar characteristics with the world of the high performance athlete. Intense effort, thriving under pressure, focused concentration and the ability to recover are fundamental to success. Being able to consistently perform at your peak requires a balance between intense effort and essential periods of rest and recovery. You cannot be 100% efficient if you are on 24/7.

The Science of High Performance is drawn from the fields of performance psychology, sports coaching, exercise physiology and business management.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn about the 4 pillars of performance – Psychology, Productivity, Physiology and Recovery
  • Learn how to put these pillars to work to improve your performance and output
  • Understand the 4 different performance zones – chill, thrill, spill and kill
  • Tap into your biologically determined Energy Personality and make every day productive and on purpose – even when you’re feeling flat!
  • Learn how to get more done in the hours you dedicate to work
  • Leave with techniques to help you stay focused and productive throughout the year
  • Use the Recovery Rocket to help you recover, recharge and reconnect
  • How to be ON when you have to and OFF when you can

Resilience and Positive Stress

Resilient people and resilient organisations have a competitive advantage. They adapt and thrive better than others in environments of non-stop change, have a greater sense of purpose and social conditioning and have the ability to bounce back quickly following times of stress or hardship.
Resilience is not just for the ‘lucky few’ who were born with it, resilience can be taught. People with high resilience bounce back from difficulties faster, tend to thrive under pressure, adapt better to constantly changing environments, have higher energy levels and are better adapted to managing stress.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn why some people are naturally more resilient than others and how to increase your personal resilience
  • Understand the behaviours and traits that underpin both learned optimism and learned pessimism.
  • Realise why many of us suffer high levels of stress, anxiety and depression during various stages in our careers and how to reduce the likelihood of this happening with a proactive approach
  • How Psychological Skills Training (PST) is now being used in the corporate world to help workers improve their ‘mental toughness’ and increase performance
  • Why it is essential to have a defined purpose and regular boost of passion in your life
  • Natural ways to boost energy levels and avoid ‘resilience fatigue’


Stress is now described as the great modern plague, with resulting anxiety, depression and ‘burn out’ growing at a rapid rate. Building in activities and habits where you consciously change gears, switch off and recharge are essential to clear thinking, effective team-work and managing day to day pressures. Elite Athletes spend more time, money and resources on this process of recovery than on training and now the corporate world is cottoning on to its power.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the difference between pressure and stress
  • Learn the physiology of stress and recovery and the risks associated with not spending enough time in the recovery mode
  • Strategies to switch off and relax and daily rituals to boost performance
  • Walk away with a structured annual recovery plan including holidays. Mini-breaks, weekly recovery points and relaxation
  • Build in regular periods to recharge and reconnect with what is really important

Get a life

Seven out of eight Australian employees report wanting to have a better work-life balance. As work hours increase and advancements in technology allow the invasion of work into our homes we are struggling to integrate our private and professional lives, to balance day-to-day work and family pressure, stay fit and healthy, maintain relationships and find time for our hobbies and passions. Our lives are filled but often we are unfulfilled.

Get a life is about knowing what is important to you and finding the right use of your time for all of these areas of your life.

Learning outcomes:

  • We introduce the concept of Work-life integration and explain the most common Work-Life balance myths
  • The starting point for achieving a better integration of work and life is to understand who you are, what you want and most importantly, why you want it.
  • We teach you strategies to organise your daily tasks, avoid distractions and get things done in less time so you can focus on what is really important at work and use the time you save to build the life you want outside of work.
  • Use our proven system to start planning your ‘Perfect Week’ and achieve a lot more in the time you allocate towards work.
  • We teach you strategies to balance your Capacity (daily energy levels) vs. Demands (requirements of your job and life) and how to have a positive balance between the two. This is then integrated into your ‘Perfect Week”
  • We teach strategies to help you utilise and recover energy throughout the day, month and year so you can be 100% on the and 100% off the job.

The 8-day week

In today’s time-poor society, more and more people are exasperating ‘if only I had an extra day in the week!’ What if I could give you an extra day a week? What would you do with it?

If we can get crystal clear about the activities that will make the biggest difference to our productivity and then connect these with what is truly important – we can get more done in less time, effectively creating ‘8 days a week’. Then spend the extra day doing the things you love.

Learning outcomes:

  • Eliminate email overload with a proactive email management system
  • Make your meetings, sharper, more productive and focused on outcomes
  • Manage your internal body clock and boost your daily output by 30%
  • Learn mindfulness techniques to focus your attention and improve concentration
  • Gather the time you save into a half-day of forced isolation, work uninterrupted and watch your productivity soar.

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