how may I serve you?

change your thinking. change your life. make life amazing.

inspired speaker

with a compelling story of personal transformation, and over 25 years of diverse life experience, I relate my stories to your circumstances and requirements.

this leads to inspiration, motivation and change at a personal or organisational level.

wakeup coach

you have dreams and goals locked inside. they have probably been there for some time, latent, stagnant, slowly forgotten as the years rolled by.

work with me to rediscover those ambitions, to wake up to your own potential, and to take the steps to make your life amazing.

why work with me?

why work with me?

I am just an ordinary guy, I possess no particular special skills that are not found in anyone else. I have limited athletic ability, and for many years (decades) I allowed those facts to limit what I believed to be possible.

The moment I changed my thinking, I started on my own journey of discovering that not only was I capable of far more than I had allowed myself to believe, but that truly anything was and is possible.

From being an obese, inactive middle-aged driver and smoker, with a high risk of suffering a heart attack, I became an ultra-marathon runner who walked and ran over 5000km across Australia. It is my passionate and wholehearted desire to help YOU make similar discoveries and changes in YOUR life.

I will show you that you can change your thinking, and in doing so you can change your life, and you can reach for and achieve the amazing life you always dreamed of.

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from the blog

  • a week of good news

    there’s been a bit of a delay getting this update online, however I am very pleased to report that week 1 of training went without a hitch! it’s actually not really week 1, I just got itchy running feet, and could not hold off any longer, so the 30 week training plan has now become a […]

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    monday monday

    so today is monday, and today is the first day of this new era/chapter/phase/cycle/etc… the start of a 30 week training program (extended to 32 weeks, by doing weeks 1 and 2 twice each, because I am impatient lol), and a day where a few things have been noted, to clearly mark the state of […]

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  • running with mona

    today i ran with australian distance running legend, Steve Moneghetti. as many others have quipped, i won’t mention the fact that this is only true in as much as we ran on the same course! the course in question was the perth marathon – i ran the 10km third leg for the “hearts across australia” team, […]

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    a new dawn?

    “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me. And I’m feeling good” ~ Nina Simone, Feeling Good we have been here before, other false dawns, but this week feels different. time to start a new chapter. maybe the new moon at the start of the week helped create that vibe. anyway, […]

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  • let the fires burn inside

    a scary thing happens when you start listening to your heart, many scary things in fact. you start finding yourself in places you never imagined, starting finding yourself outside of the comfort zone. you start finding yourself looking back and wondering “how on earth did i get HERE?” it is all so very confusing. you […]

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    fading away

    been while between posts, and in reality this one has spent quite a while developing and taking shape in my mind… the reason for the theme of “fading” is simple; it’s a very good way to describe how I’ve felt since the Perth to Brisbane adventure came to an end. I didn’t expect it, well […]

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  • early morning silence

    you know you’re back on track when you’re awake, out the door and finished your training session before the sun rises. a nice 5 x 1km intervals session this morning. 6:00 per km target pace with 60 second rest between. overall I was pretty happy with the way things went; 3 good solid intervals […]

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    dreaming wildly

      in my usual 60 seconds “pitch” at leads2business this morning, i touched on the topic of losing mojo and refreshing motivation. for me, or so it seems, the cure is to be physically active, outdoors, and in touch with nature. this week i have restarted the habit of getting out for a short walk […]

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  • comfortably numb

      it’s taken a while, but this morning i finally realised the full degree of my stagnation. having ripped a pair of jeans and struggled with a 6km easy pace run at the weekend, the tightness of my once-loose work shirt this morning was the final straw. since reaching brisbane in september, i have steadily […]

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    24 mar 2016 – return of the journal

    well it’s been a while, but now seems to be a good time to get the daily journal activity happening again. after several stuttering starts to training, sloggin my way through a 50k ultra with little training, and more recently a hilly half marathon with practically no training, i finally accepted what had i had […]

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