Rich Mulholland

Having spoken in over 40 countries on six continents, rock ‘n roll roadie turned entrepreneur Rich Mulholland knows first-hand the impact that eloquent and persuasive leadership can make. That’s why he and his team work with executives and speakers around the world, helping them be more confident, more compelling, and more authoritative.

He is the founder of persuasion powerhouse Missing Link and has written three books; ‘Legacide’, ‘Boredom Slayer’, and his latest, ‘Here Be Dragons’.

He was voted top 40 under 40 (sadly, though, he’s no longer under 40), and top 300 South Africans to take to lunch. Mostly though he’s a husband, father, son, brother, and uncle.

For Rich, being a speaker and being a rock star aren’t that far apart. Being on stage means taking your audience on a journey, telling them a story. And who doesn’t like a good story?’ More importantly, who doesn’t remember one?’ But unlike a rock star, he doesn’t care if you remember him or not – just as long as you recall what he said. But why the passion for provoking thought and action in the corporates? It’s just his way of educating companies and rescuing them from the tired practices they sometimes insist on keeping the faith in. After all, he’s a giver.

Richard kicked off his career as a rock ‘n roll roadie, operating lights for bands such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard.

This unforgettable speaker with killer content and priceless takeaway ideas also guest lectures on courses for The Cape Graduate School of Business (GSB) and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

The latest talks from this hyper-exciting presenter are:

  • ‘Why Leaders Fail’ (and why you don’t have to): This one talks strategy and communication
  • ‘Hacking the expectation engine’: it’s about the fact that we shouldn’t be trying to exceed expectations, but hack them altogether.
  • ‘Legacide’: the updated talk from Rich’s book of the same name) – it’s about how legacy-thinking is holding your business back.
  • and when future trends matter – AND THEY HAD BETTER –  there’s his talk on Artificial Intelligence called ‘The Irrelevance Bomb’ and a talk on the Fourth Industrial Revolution called ‘Beware of the fox’.

Never one to be satisfied with stagnation, Rich has made use of his advancing years to accomplish a fair amount. He bred again, tattooed his back (and several other parts), owns two houses, and now rides a real motorbike (after failing his learner’s).

As well as blogging on, Richard is a columnist for Longevity and Destiny Man magazines. …oh, and did we mention that his language CAN be slightly colourful – but NEVER offensively so !