Drew Knowles

Vice President, Partner, and Senior Faculty

Drew Knowles is one of five global Partners and Vice President of Influential U Asia-Pacific.

He has over 20 years of experience in human performance and behaviour, facilitating programmes to over 15,000 people in various industries, occupations, and cultures all over the world.

Before joining Influential U, he owned his own boutique consulting company becoming known as the go-to expert on stress and its effects on the mind/brain. Drew specialised in helping CEOs and Executives of some of NZ’s largest companies deal with chronic stress and improve their mental performance. He has also authored almost 30 articles on this topic for M2 Magazine, New Zealand and Australia to help readers cope with the stress of modern day living.

His early history includes work in the delivery and management of a specialized leadership and performance curriculum for a global training and development company. He has facilitated training for thousands of people internationally and has been responsible for the training, development, and management of hundreds of leaders, managers, and mentors.   

Today, Drews’s primary responsibilities are enterprise growth and client management for the Asia-Pacific region. He also mentors and develops our global client managers and program faculty.

Drew is married and lives in Auckland, New Zealand. He loves playing tennis, paddleboard surfing, spending time with his two miniature dachshunds, and is passionate about music.


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