I’ve spent most of my life seeking adventure and dreaming of making a big difference in the world. I’ve developed an incredible thirst to help people from all walks of life become their greatest self. You see, I firmly believe we ALL have the potential to achieve our dreams and leave a lasting legacy if we follow the right steps.
Over the years, I have done some pretty epic stuff including:
- Training with the Shaolin Monks in the remote mountains of China
- Running 250km Ultra Marathons across the Gobi and Atacama Deserts
- Advising CEOs & executive teams of multi-billion dollar companies
- Working as a high performance coach for the QLD Reds Super Rugby team
- Writing an Amazon best-selling book - ‘Chief Maker’
- Hosting top-rating iTunes podcast, The Inner Chief and The Universal Man
- Interviewing a huge number of inspiring Gurus, Chiefs & Entrepreneurs
It has been one hell of a ride. But it wasn’t always easy.
I HAVE HAD STRUGGLES AND MY PATH TO CHIEF MAKER HAS BEEN ONE OF UPS AND DOWNS.
I GREW UP IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA TO A MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILY.
Mum worked in healthcare, Dad was a teacher and I’m the youngest of 5 kids. My folks were evangelistic catholics and while my childhood was pretty strict, it was full of long hot summers, running and swimming, noisy and chaotic family dinners, and plenty of love.
I loved sport and hanging with my mates and that pretty much summed up my early life. University was the same. I was way more interested in the Beer Appreciation Society and having a good time, than I was studying.
IN 2002, I LEFT AUSTRALIA TO HIT THE ROAD BACKPACKING. I HAD ONLY ONE MISSION - FUN AND ADVENTURE.
I lived and played rugby in England, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, visited the great sites of Europe, travelled overland across the African continent from North to South. You name it, I did it.
Life was carefree and pretty damn wild at times.
IN 2005 I WAS LIVING IN CALGARY, CANADA. LIVING THE DREAM AS A YOUNG, CAREFREE PROFESSIONAL ON AUTOPILOT.
But out of the blue I found myself in financial strife, had an unexpected breakup and some stressful drama at work. I spiralled downward super quick. Why? Because deep down I knew it was all my fault and I had no idea how to deal with the situation.
The one positive - an incredible mentor. He took me under his wing and taught me more than I ever imagined about personal growth.
And deep within me the fire to become the greatest version of myself was lit. I started learning and reading with a passion. It kept me up to the all hours of the night.
I RETURNED TO AUSTRALIA TO A MIDDLE MANAGEMENT ROLE IN GOVERNMENT, DETERMINED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
But one morning I got into the elevator and saw a swarm of zombies looking back at me. They were good people, but there was no spirit. No energy. No meaning. And my fire to be my greatest self was being extinguished every minute that I stayed there.
I looked around and wondered how many more elevators around the world were filled with bored & uninspired people?
And that was the trigger that launched me into coaching.
MY COACHING CAREER BEGAN IN 2008 AFTER A COMPLETE RE-EDUCATION IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HIGH PERFORMANCE.
Pretty soon i was working with ceos, corporate executives, pro athletes, sporting teams and anyone seeking excellence.
But, I was trying to be everything to everyone.
Until, in 2017 I found my crew. I loved working with the big chiefs and the top athletes, but the real people I wanted to help, more than anyone else, were the professionals and middle managers being crushed by politics, overwhelm and stalled career growth.
These are my kind of people. High quality people that want more from their career and life.
And so Chief Maker was born.
It is everything I learned from the big chiefs, masters of their fields and top athletes, distilled into clear frameworks and strategies for success.
And its purpose - helping people become the Chief of their career and life.