Corporate Speaking Bio
Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters, educators, coaches and commentators in the areas of health, fitness and personal development. Craig has been an integral part of the Australian fitness landscape since 1982. In that time he has worked as an exercise scientist, corporate consultant, professional development speaker, university lecturer, AFL conditioning coach, radio host, TV commentator, writer and successful business owner. In 1990 Craig established Harper’s Personal Training, which over the last twenty-one years has evolved into one of the largest businesses of its kind in the world; completing over 80,000 Personal Training sessions annually. Craig can be heard regularly on the ABC, SEN and LIGHT FM radio stations in Melbourne. He can also be seen weekly as the host of Foxtel’s Living Life Now and for three years he filled an on-air role on Network Ten’s ’9AM’ morning show as their resident Fitness Expert and Life Coach. As well as having authored five books, Craig is also the driving force behind Australia’s most successful Personal Development website – craigharper.com.au
Self Help Motivator, educator, ex-fat kid, radio personality, precocious only child, author, international presenter, TV fitness bloke, high-performance coach, realist, philosopher, teller of crappy jokes, entrepreneur, innovator, business owner, exercise scientist, cheesecake-aholic, wanna-be alpha-male warrior and possibly the world’s worst singer; Craig Harper is all of it and more.
In a world where coaches, educators and motivators are hell-bent on convincing you that creating your best life is all about buying into their philosophy, their program and their products, Craig Harper is an anomaly. Craig’s not about convincing people that he’s the answer to their problems; in fact, he knows he’s not.
He teaches that you’re the solution (and the problem). He teaches that forever change is a process which works from the inside out… and that too many people try and fix the internal stuff with external solutions…He’s kind of blunt, challenging, honest, silly, amusing and confronting (periodically offensive) but he knows what works and if you’re genuinely ready to change then perhaps you will connect with him.
“It doesn’t matter how hard we look for a solution, when we’re looking in the wrong place”
Craig believes that anyone can create amazing change and incredible results in any area of their life in a relatively short period of time, if they are prepared to get a little uncomfortable, see old things in a new way, and open their mind and their heart to a different way of thinking and being.
“The biggest obstacle to our success is not our life situation, environment, education, genetics, time availability, parental support, bank balance or God-given talent… It’s US; our attitude, our thinking, our destructive habits, our excuses, our procrastination, our inability to make significant decisions, our amazing ability to blame, our fear, our pride, our ego, our apathy and our laziness. It’s not about what’s going on around us; it’s about what’s going on within us. Once we start to change how we see ourselves… we start to change our reality.”
Craig Harper is an average bloke who has an amazing perspective on life and living, a bloke who believes that success doesn’t ‘happen to us’ or fall on our head; we create it. A bloke who believes that success has nothing to do with fate, destiny or chance and everything to do with attitude, passion and action.
If you want to be like everyone else, then do what everyone else does. If you want to be exceptional, then do exceptional things”.