Bowdre is an international motivational speaker and creative marketing business consultant. His early career experiences in finance consisted of conducting financial and strategic due diligence on Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms for internal marketing to ultra high-net worth clients for several leading investment banks in New York.
After the financial crisis, Bowdre reacted globally and launched his brand strategy group with a partnership in Shanghai, China. Utilizing this platform, Bowdre consulted small to midsized U.S. enterprises on best practices to expand strategic relationships within China. In addition to analyzing and synthesizing complex market data to advise clients, Bowdre created original branding strategy for local and multinational companies.
Executive Training Experience:
Bowdre has served as a trainer, coach, and counselor to a diverse array of clients from various industries including finance and accounting, marketing and branding, oil and gas, construction, nutritional supplements and automotive. He has engaged clients at all levels of organisational hierarchy, from conducting private performance coaching with CEOs, creating executive skills developmental programs for senior management teams, to facilitating large scale company-wide staff trainings.
Education & Professional Accreditations:
Bowdre is a proud alumni of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where he obtained his degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, and serves as the youngest member of the prestigious International Advisory Board. In China, Bowdre attended Shanghai University where he studied Chinese economics. In Hong Kong he studied at the Hong Kong Securities and Investments Institute. Currently he is seeking his certification from the International Coaching Federation.
Bowdre has a personal passion for education, informing and inspiring students around the world in cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Wenzhou, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Atlanta. He has also lectured for institutions such as the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Hong Kong University, the Hong Kong University American Society, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Shanghai University, Jiatong University, Florida Memorial University, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Bowdre is also regularly involved with the youth, providing self-confidence and public speaking coaching and hosting motivational assemblies at high schools in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and America.
Areas of Expertise:
Bowdre has lectured and motivated audiences on various topics ranging from international trade and leadership in the global economy to opportunities in American education and confidence building. Bowdre is increasingly being viewed as the authority throughout Asia and is sought after as a thought leader on understanding and overcoming challenges in an increasingly culturally diverse global professional landscape. He assists his clients in enhancing themselves by helping them attain clarity of purpose, create a strategic plan, and calibrate their current path. Bowdre specialises in cross-cultural and cross-generational leadership.
Partial Client List:
Bowdre has provided professional training/coaching or motivational presentations for the below companies and/or their representatives: Dragages Construction, Wyeth Nutritional, EET New World Professional Training, J.P.Morgan, HSBC, Sun Hung Kai Financial, BP Petroleum, and the Los Angeles Urban League.
Fluent in English and Conversational Mandarin
Elijah John Bowdre
Executive Leadership and Communications Coach