Even though I have been working professionally for more than 20-years, Craig Morris from Leadership Creativity has been the first business coach that I have worked with. After one year with Craig, my attitude and approach to my business operations shifted 180 degrees. Craig guided me through the principles of what I wanted to achieve and help me identify some things I did not know I wanted to achieve as a business owner both professionally and personally.
During this time Craig has assisted and guided me through unprecedented growth of our business, managing staff/teams and pushing me to help the business achieve operational efficiency and continued growth. At the start of our coaching I had many tasks and goals to achieve and with Craig’s guidance consistently challenging me, we have achieved 95% of those goals within 18-months.
I cannot recommend Craig and the team at Leadership Creativity highly enough to achieve your own personal goals, your business goals and your vision.
Anna Saunders has been an excellent choice of coach. I’ve worked with Anna for over 12 months and she is high energy, very insightful, and has a superb manner of assisting clients to develop tangible approaches to succeeding in life. I’ve been a strong performer in the corporate world for over 15 years and the coaching has helped me create strategies for harmonizing all facets of work and life. The outcome is that I’m achieving more and feeling happier than ever before.
My business provides logistics services to importers and exporters. When I first met Craig, my business had achieved triple digit growth year on year since 2015. Our growth was achieved through belief and passion of our people and the very passion and belief that achieved our growth was also causing high amounts of stress within myself and my leadership team. It was affecting the quality of life that I had hoped to achieve by starting my own business.
Craig quickly understood what we were looking for and designed a solution to support us.
Since working with Craig I have become a better business owner, leader, colleague, husband and father. I have learned how important it is to be in the moment and treat every situation without bias and be grateful for my achievements and what I have and to use my failures as a source of learning and growth. Since working with my leadership team our business has continued to grow, our employee engagement has risen to over 82%, company culture at 85% and employee loyalty at 88%.
Today, with the help of the Performance Accelerator program my team has driven my business to win awards with the NSW Chamber of Business for 'Business of the year' and 'Excellence in Business', we have been recognised by a regional industry body as 'The Best Logistics Company in Asia' and by a global industry body as 'Employer of the Year'.
Craig improved myself which in-turn improved our business overnight, Craig has been an invaluable asset to me, my team and my business.
If you are looking for support or someone to help you unleash your potential, I highly recommend Craig and Leadership Creativity for coaching, team building and masterclass programs.
I engaged Craig as my business coach during an extremely exciting and challenging period in my professional life. Craig helped me develop tools and methods to filter the noise and to understand what I wanted to achieve. The outcome was an increased ability to not only operative effectively, but also with a high level of awareness.
However, it's Craig's ability to offer objectivity that I often found most useful. I benefited greatly from running scenarios without the impedance of bias or excessive context; and as a result, the path forward was significantly clearer. He is highly recommended.
Anna Saunders to me is a coach, mentor and now a friend for life. I met Anna a couple of years ago and from the beginning I looked up to her from both a professional and personal perspective. I am someone who had never had a formal coach and felt I didn’t need one. I was so wrong. Anna formally started coaching me last year and had a great impact on me from the very first session.
Anna helped me identify my limiting beliefs and how to turn them into positive ones. Some of those beliefs have been there my whole life and I only realised through her coaching that they define the way I react to situations. I am now far more aware of the existence of these beliefs and with techniques learnt from Anna, I have been able to turn them into more resourceful ones.
I use various techniques that I learned from the sessions almost every day. It brings my mind and body to their most resourceful state even in difficult and stressful situations.
Craig Morris first started working with Argus TrueID in 2017, providing leadership coaching to the Executive as the company was undergoing a quantum leap in terms of growth. The growth being experienced was phenomenal and that required the development of new cultural norms, expectations, and new levels and styles of leadership so critical to managing the human dimensions of growth and upheaval. Through helping develop new ways of thinking, a new culture, and the retention and development key people in a company's journey, Craig has been an integral component of our change phase and forward strategy development facilitating the strategy workshops. Craig is an exemplary professional who's skills and knowledge have had a significant effect on the individuals and the teams as we move through these exciting times.
Over the course of my career I have always ‘managed’ to progress, however until I started working with Anna I have never done it with purpose. Over the past six months Anna has helped me understand and apply my personal values and discover my missing purpose. Truly understanding where I am going and why has enabled me to strike a real, sustained balance in my life. Anna helped me understand what and why I think certain things are really important and to add those items into my tool kit for use in professional and personal life. I’ve never thought that I was working with Anna as life coach – I’ve always seen it as a leadership coaching that helps me live better.
Again, thank you so much Anna for working with me on this over the past few months.
Craig was referred to me by a mutual associate and I felt comfortable with Craig from the moment we first met. He was quick to understand me and our challenges as a business and offered some effective tips on things we could improve immediately. Craig worked with myself and the team over a six month period guiding us on improving the culture and morale through building a supportive team and developing a more empowering mindset.
He certainly has a great ability to help you look at things differently from various angles to open up more opportunities than first thought. Craig not only helped everyone as individuals and the team but also provided valuable assistance in building processes and systems to achieve greater efficiency across the business. He guided us in overcoming staffing issues, hiring staff, consistently monitoring our financials and marketing initiatives. I have no hesitation in recommending Craig and Leadership Creativity to anyone wanting to improve their own performance and that of their team and their business.
Being a driven and ambitious person I initially didn't understand the need for an executive coach but when the opportunity presented itself and I found myself in a position where I was overlooked for career advancement opportunities I signed up. It was difficult to start with as you really need to open up, be honest with yourself and explore the real you. Anna has done a remarkable job of helping me increase my self-awareness, understand the impact I have on others, how I can modify behaviour and language to suit the situation and overall become a much better leader. She has a knack for getting to the why and developing strategies to make lasting improvements. Anna has not only helped me grow as a leader, she has also helped me understand what kind of leader I want to be and build on my strengths and aspirations to get there.
I remember being at work one day, it was one of those stunning early spring days. We were flying through the work getting ahead of schedule, music was on, everyone was happy. I was miserable.
I sat there having morning tea, I was angry and everything I said negative (one of those really pleasant people to be around). This was quite rapidly becoming my attitude toward life and work. Bitter and feeling that life was unfairly happening to me, I was about to throw the towel in.
A friend of mine suggested that I meet with Craig. I’d considered coaching once before but didn’t connect with the person and shied away from the cost. Although I was a great builder, as a business owner I felt overwhelmed by the mountain ahead and I knew that a business coach would assist me greatly. I would have never considered the impact that it came to have on my life and outlook.
Craig became my coach over coffee and the process began. Our very first session I had nothing to say. I was choked up with the questions proposed. I felt so uncomfortable, my head felt light and was spinning. I wanted to tell Craig to fuck off. When the session was finally over, I grabbed a beer from the fridge sat with my wife and felt the best I had in years.
The sessions continued with every one of them challenging the process, agenda and expectations. It was never a counselling session, my thoughts were carefully guided and I soon realised that everyone in business is challenged by similar problems around uncertainty. And those who seem to do it easily, tend not to live in their head as much as others.
As a direct result of Craig's coaching I have changed forever. I start every day differently. My relationship with family and friends are more consistent and less strained. I have always had a good relationship with my wife but now love her more than ever. And even though my business is now way more challenging than ever before, I approach it differently and the outcome is better. My mindset has changed, what I once deemed success to be is now irrelevant and I consider myself to be successful simply by giving life my all. I now have a strong foundation for both myself and my business to grow and thrive.
In summary, I am astounded by the effective service Leadership Creativity offers. I will always be grateful and hope to remain friends.
Anna provided me with the guidance, the insight, the strategy and the resilience to go after my dream in a real way. I worked with Anna for 3 months and during that time, she challenged my limiting beliefs, inspired me to succeed and helped me focus my energy where I needed it to go. As a result I have taken massive action towards a much needed change in my career. I’m very grateful that our paths crossed and for the opportunity to be coached by Anna.
Thank you so much for all your support and your genuine willingness to help me along my journey at such an important time in my life.
Craig Morris……what can I say? An absolutely amazing coach and mentor to me over the past year.
I met Craig a few years ago on a Mastermind retreat on the Gold Coast and I knew after a few minutes that he had the potential to have a hugely positive impact on my life… both from a personal and business standpoint… and I was not wrong!!
Craig has coached me for the last year now and he has taught me so much. I have never felt so confident in myself and in my potential. I know that 2018 for me is going to be a huge year and honestly, I have Craig Morris to thank for that.
He has allowed me to build on my beliefs and create positive change in my life which has helped keep me focused in the tough times when it all feels too hard. I am now always able to move forward towards my goals even if it’s just a little bit, every single day.
He has pushed me when I needed to be pushed and he made me feel unstoppable when I was feeling overwhelmed. He taught me how to demand more from myself and how to be kind to myself. He held me accountable through the good times and the more challenging ones ensuring that I didn’t settle for average….with his guidance and coaching I feel like I can do anything I want.
Thanks so much Craig. I will never forget this opportunity.
I’ll make you proud.
Prior to me working with Craig my life had a definite lack of joy and fun. I was work focused and structured everything around my financial/career goals. Life was draining, boring and mostly a chore.
Craig has a unique ability to break through the barriers. He is a brilliant professional in his field. He offers a very compassionate approach, intuitive in his assessment and clear about how to approach change and transformation with the issues presented to him.
Craig’s inspirational and warm style allowed me to direct my life with renewed passion. Since beginning this amazing journey with Craig I am seeing myself and my life with more clarity than I have in a very long time.
"Craig assisted me in opening up to new possibilities and dared me to dream and plan a life filled with pleasure, fun and love."
I wouldn’t trust anyone one else. Very grateful indeed.
I had the opportunity to be coached by Craig during a challenging and pivotal time in my life. What I walked away with is a much clearer understanding of my values and how they influence me in my daily interactions. This awareness has allowed me to create a better operating model to make decisions from and turn challenges into opportunities. Craig has a rare combination of experience, wisdom and knowledge and I have no doubt that any business or individual looking to grow can gain massive value from working with him.
Before I met Craig, I thought I knew everything about business and how to handle everyday situations.
In a short space of time, and with Craig's vision and insight I was able to get a much better understanding of where I was heading and what I needed to do in order to achieve the lofty goals that I had set myself.
I signed up for a one to one coaching program and I couldn't have been more impressed with the way Craig went about helping me. His methods of self analysis and creating awareness are both sound and practical and he sets you up with the right tools for you to succeed. To say that I was impressed, would be an understatement.
I don't think I could recommend anyone any higher. Thank you Craig for changing my life!!
I am blessed, honoured and proud to have had Craig Morris as my coach for the last few months.
I still recall my first ever conversation with Craig about the process. I'd told him I've tried seeking all sorts of counselling for many years, all of which had failed me. I've battled with my demons all my life, since I was 7 years old. I am now 41 years old. I have succeeded a lot in life, I'm a father to a beautiful 10 year old son. In my chosen career, I am a Finance Executive. But I live with my demons, I was still unhappy.
And so naturally I was somewhat pessimistic. I told Craig he had a big task and challenge on hands. And really, he was my last resort, my last hope. I was convinced that if he couldn't help me, no one can. I truly believe Craig was sent to me for a reason. And in this first hour of getting to know each other, Craig got me to open up and tell him a little about myself and what I wanted to achieve. In return he told me about the work that he does as a coach.
The first couple of weeks was tough but necessary. Craig had me open up and accept who I am and to let go of my past. He helped me realize that the negative beliefs I was holding onto no longer served me. They do not define me and that I was limitless in my potential to succeed in becoming a fulfilled and happy person.
His words of encouragement echoes in my mind at my most trialing and troubling times. Craig's commitment was not only limited to our weekly sessions. I've often said to Craig that he somehow knows when I've needed support. Often at times when I have been troubled, I would miraculously receive a email or a text sometimes even a call from Craig to check in on me and encourage me to forge ahead. It was like he was in my head and heart and somehow knew of my thoughts and how I was feeling each time. Craig has been there for me each time I've needed him. He was only a phone call away and always happy and willing to listen and provide encouragement.
I often felt like I was a amateur boxer going in for the fight of my life. And Craig would always remind me that what I put in I get out. But it is always reassuring to know that if I look back in my corner Craig was there, telling me to "get up, get up and fight. The bell hasn't rung, the fight is not over. You only ever fail if you give up".
So to this day I continue the fight, equipped with the life's lessons that Craig has taught me. His voice has etched words in my mind as loud and clear as he had spoken them. I continue to seek life.
I owe a great deal to Craig for his encouragement, his inspiration, his unwavering commitment and belief in me. He has been able to turn my life around. I can honestly say, Craig has literally saved my life and I continue to fight. When this is the case, there is not one thing I could do to ever repay him but to be grateful, feel blessed and honoured to have Craig in my life, in my corner, my coach.
My name is Troy and I am the owner of Get Spark Electrical.
After starting my own electrical company I found it very overwhelming and stressful as I had never ran a business before. I was afraid that I would not get enough leads to keep my business afloat. I didn't know if I was doing the right thing to try and find work.
After sitting down with Craig to see if he could potentially help me with my business I knew I had taken a step in the right direction as he quickly assured me he could help.
After just 3 sessions with Craig my business expanded so much that I had to take on another worker. I continued and finished my 5th session with Craig and now have two workers and another work vehicle. He has helped me think positively and given me many helpful tools along the way. I look forward to continuing working with Craig to help me grow with my business in the future.
Massive Thank You to Craig Morris at Leadership Creativity, business coaching.
I have been working with Craig since June 1 this year to help get Empowered Wellbeing Coaching Launched.
I started off with 2 clients, and after working with Craig, my database has quickly grown to 35 clients.
His wisdom, support, creative thinking, and ability to think outside the box has help me and the business tremendously. He is able to see things, the important things I need to accomplish, make me aware of the connections I need to make, holds me accountable and encourages/supports me throughout. I was able to take a massive step out of Personal Training and into the full time role of Wellbeing Coach which I previously thought to be unrealistic and unachievable.
I’m over the moon with how awesome the business is now growing, the type of clients I am attracting into the business, the results I am consistently helping clients achieve, and all this maybe would never have happened If I hadn’t engaged Craig as my business coach. I highly recommend Craig Morris at Leadership Creativity, if you have a small business you have always dreamed of doing, it is possible, with the right guidance, support structure and focused actions you can make your dreams a reality, otherwise you will work for someone else and help them build their dreams.