Farmer and rancher...nationally syndicated television and radio broadcaster...popular speaker…it’s a unique combination that captivates and challenges audiences to action. Since 1996 Andrew McCrea has traveled the nation, producing the “American Countryside” features that are heard each day on over 100 radio stations and XM satellite radio.
He’s conducted interviews in all 50 states and on six continents talking to people from all walks of life - Emmy and Grammy winners, All-star athletes and even the world’s rooster crowing champion! He continues to actively manage and work on his family’s farm and ranch in northwest Missouri where he checks cattle on horseback and still runs the feed truck, planter and combine. His blend of humor and real-life strategies for living life with purpose inspire groups to action. He has provided leadership programs for groups from coast-to-coats, addressing audiences of over 10,000 people.
He believes in building strong communities. He is the vice-chairman of the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, a three-term elected member of the school board and past chairman 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. He resides in northwest Missouri with his wife and two children.
Most Requested Programs
Ordinary to Extraordinary – What is the Extra You are Missing?
What makes some people stand out from the crowd? What’s the “extra” they have that others don’t? Andrew’s thousands of interviews from every state and six continents reveal three qualities the “Extraordinary” have that others do not. They are the qualities that bring individual and team success and that add life, to life itself! Listen, laugh and learn the secrets to being Extraordinary in what you do!
Making Molehills out of Mountains – Leadership Strategies that Work!
We’ve all done it. We make little things into big things and soon those little molehills turn into huge mountains that keep us from accomplishing what we want to do in life. Adapted from Andrew’s award-winning book by the same name, learn the leadership strategies that reduce your work without reducing your goal. Become more efficient and effective in building teams, pursuing goals and achieving success. The perfect message for individuals and organizations looking to make the most of every opportunity!
The Total Town Makeover – Rethinking Business, Community and Home
How does your organization or community stand out from others? Perhaps it looks like the rest, facing similar struggles and challenges. How could you change things? How do you perform a makeover? Andrew’s broadcast travels chronicle the “makeover” taking place in the nation’s top organizations and communities. What are they doing to stand out and thrive? How can you make it happen as well? Andrew shares the key steps you must take to complete the total makeover.
“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
“I have the highest respect for Andrew and would recommend him as a speaker or workshop presenter to anyone. He has always proved 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 in the next minute you're reflecting on how you will apply what you learned.” — Jennifer Himburg, Division Director, Alabama Farmers Federation