Farmer and rancher…popular author…nationally syndicated radio and TV broadcaster…it’s a unique combination that captivates, entertains, and motivates audiences. Since 1996, Andrew McCrea has traveled the nation, producing the “American Countryside” features that are heard daily on radio stations coast-to-coast. He’s interviewed Emmy and Grammy winners, All-star athletes, Iditarod sled dog mushers, and even the world’s rooster crowing champion!
But what makes Andrew unique is the broad background his life encompasses. He continues to operate and work on his family’s 4500-acre ranch in northwest Missouri. His blend of humor and real-life strategies for living life with purpose inspires groups to action. He has provided keynotes and leadership/communications training for groups in 49 states, addressing audiences of over 10,000 people.
Andrew’s broadcasts are five-time winners of the Oscar in Agriculture from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. He is the past chair of the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, served three terms as an elected member of his local school board, and is past chair of the Missouri Beef Industry Council. Andrew is also a certified lay speaker, a role that brings him to speak at many churches on topics of faith.
Andrew’s broad background and his over 7,000 radio and TV broadcasts, provide the backdrop for programs with many real-life applications that have literally led him to present programs from local classrooms to large arenas to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.
“From Ordinary to Extraordinary: What is the ‘Extra’?”
What qualities move leaders from ordinary to extraordinary? Discover ways to quit managing and start leading by incorporating easy to apply principles into your daily activities. Learn how to create an environment where people want to come to work, value each other, and achieve meaningful goals.
“The Team of You”
You’re asked to lead your team. You’re asked to move people to success. You feel like you’re a team of one. How do you unlock the potential in those you lead? How can you motivate those around you to undertake difficult tasks…and like it? Learn the keys to motivational teamwork that bring success.
“To Hell and Back”
Andrew has quite literally been to hell and back. He’s been to heaven too. That’s Hell, Michigan and Paradise, Missouri, and about 3,000 other points in between. The “American Countryside” program that he began on one station in 1996 has grown to be heard coast-to-coast today. All those interviews have provided a humorous yet practical view of how to make the most of life, no matter who you are or how old you might be. Laugh, learn and be inspired to make a difference in business and life.
“Making Molehills Out of Mountains!”
Turn the cliché upside down, and develop habits that bring lifelong success! Andrew provides an insightful and authentic look at proven strategies for personal and team success. This title is both a great keynote and/or workshop for your group.
“Making Mountains Out of Molehills!”
Whoa! We aren’t supposed to do that, are we? When it comes to communications and media relations it’s actually a great strategy to make simple words say so much. This topic is perfect for a workshop or training session.
American Countryside: Where Does Lost Luggage Go?
Ippy Award-winning book contains real-life stories from the American Countryside broadcasts with applications for leadership today.
The Man Who Was President for a Day
An insightful journey to the pivotal points in the lives of our presidents and what we can learn from them.
God’s Perfect View
Christian devotional filled with real-life stories of practical ways to live faith with purpose.
Making Molehills Out of Mountains: Leadership Strategies for Conquering Life’s Summits
A great read and a great training manual on how to build better lives and organizations through better leadership and teamwork.
Making Mountains Out of Molehills: Moving Small Words to Lofty Heights
Join Andrew on a journey to create better speeches, presentations and improve media relations.
“He was motivational, interesting and humorous. People were still talking about Andrew days later! You will leave his presentation entertained and inspired.”
Kellie Bray, Professional Insurance Agents, Washington, D.C.
“Andrew has served as a speaker for our Health Care Leadership Series since its inception five years ago. We have consistently found him to be an energetic and effective speaker. His presentation motivates and inspires!”
Beth Morell, Missouri Hospitals Association
“Andrew did an amazing job of using real-life experiences to help our team develop the right framework around teamwork and leadership. It was amazing to watch our team develop and grow through the use of his examples.”
Christy Holtman, Cerner
“Andrew presents topics such as goal-setting and self-motivation in electrifying packages…”
Scott Stump, Colorado Community College System
“Andrew’s presentations are dynamic! He inspires, motivates and entertains the crowd all in one presentation.”
Shelia Stannard, American Angus Association
“Andrew does an outstanding job of motivating and entertaining his audience with real-life experiences. His presentations are fast-paced and humorous and he keeps his audience engaged throughout his workshops and keynote addresses. Every evaluation was positive and many said that it was the highlight of the State Conference.”
Darrell Martin, Missouri Phi Beta Lambda
“The evaluations were very positive. It was the perfect message for our convention!”
Julia Wickard, Executive Secretary, Indiana Beef Cattle Association
“Andrew McCrea is an absolute delight to have on your team. I have hired him five times to share workshops and keynotes for a variety of groups. Every time Andrew was asked to deliver a quality program he went above and beyond what was expected. I cannot say enough good things about Andrew and his quality work.”
Patty Hendrickson, Hendrickson Leadership Group, Wisconsin
“I have the highest respect for Andrew and would recommend him as a speaker or workshop presenter to anyone. He has always proven to be conscientious, organized and motivating. Without hesitation, I would say that Andrew is my ideal speaker!”
Tyler Grandil, Arizona Department of Education
“Months after our event our attendees continue to talk about how much they enjoyed Andrew’s program. He has a unique ability to teach people through stories and personal examples-one minute you’re on the edge of your seat wondering how the story will end and the next minute you’re reflecting on how you will apply what you learned.”
Jennifer Himburg, Division Director, Alabama Farmers Federation
“Andrew did a great job of delivering on our organization’s strategic themes while weaving in stories with a purpose to help our audience be champions for our cause. He was funny, relatable and inspiring!”
Kathleen Cuddy, SVP Communications, Midwest Dairy Association
“Andrew’s message was timely and well-received. This leadership session was very worthwhile.”
Paula Gough, Missouri Department of Transportation