Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters, writers and educators in the areas of health, high-performance and personal transformation. Craig has been an integral part of the Australian fitness industry since 1982 and in that time has worked as an exercise scientist, corporate speaker, consultant, University lecturer, AFL conditioning coach, radio host, TV presenter, writer and successful business owner. In 1990 Craig established Harper’s Personal Training, which evolved into one of the most successful businesses of its kind in the world and inhabited the Australian fitness landscape for almost a quarter of a century.

Craig can be heard weekly on various radio stations around Australia and hosts his own weekly show on Melbourne radio called ‘the Science of Sport’. For two years he was the host of Foxtel's Living Life Now and for three years Craig filled an on-air role on Network Ten's '9AM' morning show as their resident Fitness Expert and Performance Coach. Craig currently fills an on-air role as the host of a lifestyle show called ‘Get a Life’, airing on Channel Seven-four nationally. As well as having written for the Herald Sun newspaper, numerous magazines and authoring five books, Craig is also the director of Health and Wellness for DayHab; one of Australia’s leading addiction treatment facilities.

As an Exercise Scientist, Craig has worked with many professional athletes and teams including St. Kilda F.C., Melbourne Vixens, Melbourne Phoenix, Port Melbourne F.C., Nissan Motorsport and a long list of Olympians and world-class athletes competing in a broad range of sports. Craig is currently working with one of the world’s best professional bodybuilders – Josh Lenartowicz - helping him prepare for the 2016 Mr. Olympia Competition.

While still working with teams and individuals on a regular basis, these days Craig delivers more than one hundred corporate presentations annually.

Topics

Here is a sample of the subject matter he explores:

  • Motivation: what is it and how do we maintain it?
  • From Mediocre to Amazing - creating our best life.
  • Defining, Exploring and Creating Success - As a company. As individuals.
  • Effective Goal Setting -we know what it is but we don't do it!
  • Exploring the Principles and Mechanics of Positive Change.
  • Effective Communication 101 - at work, at home, in relationships.
  • The Relationship between Physical, Mental and Emotional health.
  • The Obesity Epidemic: why we're so fat and what we can do about it right now.
  • What is Stress - and how do we manage it?
  • Creating our Ideal Work Culture.
  • Getting the 'People Stuff' right in Business.
  • Time Management - why we waste so much time (and how not to).
  • Effective management; managing 'me' first.
  • Leadership - in business, in life.
  • Self Sabotage - getting out of our own way. Exploring our potential.
  • Overcoming our Stinking Thinking - winning the war of the mind.
  • The Relationship between Attitude and Outcome - creating a winning attitude.
  • Developing our Opportunity Consciousness.
  • Time-efficient Fitness.
  • Making Change a 'Forever' thing.
  • The Destiny Myth - it's not pre-ordained, it's created. Destiny or decisions?
  • The Seven(teen) Habits of Highly (In)effective People
  • Excuse-ology; the Science of Excuse Making.
  • Energy Vampires and Dream Squashers.
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