Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson is the Human Powered Explorer. Born with an intense natural curiosity, for 20 years he has been achieving powerful goals in the world of business and exploration.
With a unique blend of both corporate and extreme exploration as a background, Grant has challenged himself from the street level to the boardroom, and over 50 expeditions across the globe including walking across countries, cycling across continents, summiting Mt Everest and crossing oceans and continents completely by human-power. His preferred style is lightweight, self-supported and exploratory expeditions using as little support as practically possible. Grant now uses the knowledge he has gained to inspire and help sales and business teams make more effective decisions and adopt the mindset of explorers, to ultimately achieve higher, harder and more powerful goals.
Grant has been involved with highly successful expeditions where great decisions have been made but also expeditions where massive failures have occurred because of poor decision making. He has seen people die because of their choices. Grant teaches individuals and teams how to make more effective decisions by understanding the relationships between our intuition and our rational thought processes, the strengths and weaknesses (biases and errors) which self-consciously inhibit all our judgement and practical techniques and thinking styles to improve our individual and team decision making effectiveness.
He has twenty-five years of competitive rugby including 3 years representing the Singapore National 7-aside rugby team. Eventually forced out of rugby through injury including broken legs, 3 x broken collar bones, broken nose, broken ribs, broken ankle, dislocated ankle, broken wrist, broken teeth, dislocated fingers and concussion. He has also summited over 50 mountains worldwide including Mt Everest, Exploratory 1st ascents in Kazakstan and Kygrystan, Patagonia, USA, Africa, Winter expeditions to Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Australia, South America, Europe and New Zealand.