As an author, speaker, facilitator, coach and radio host, Greg strives in the pursuit of better. He is a card-carrying member of Generation X. Like most his age, he’s trying to find his way in the world at a time of shrinking outlooks and expanding waistlines. A ‘Gen X Vigilante’, he’s tired of society fretting over delicate millennials and how they’re coping, all the while propping up baby boomers who demand a quality of life they haven’t prepared for.
He’s fighting on behalf of the generation stuck in the middle – old enough to be raising families, yet young enough to be caring for parents. Gen Xers who are squeezed from both ends having become the workhorses that keep society ticking. Who is looking after them – their mental health, anxiety, stress, health and fitness?
Greg’s not sure what happened when he turned 40. It wasn’t a mid-life crisis, because there was no crisis, he just thought, “enough”. He’d had enough knowing that the upcoming year was going to be a carbon copy of the last. He knew his life was good, but he wanted phenomenal. If the next 40 years were going to be different, his cage needed some serious rattling.
Everyone accused him of always sitting on the fence. He had thoughts – good, bad and ugly – but kept them to himself at the risk of rocking the boat, being confrontational, or god forbid, disliked. He ended up doing stuff he didn’t like, with people he tolerated for money, and usually less money than he deserved.
He worked for other people despite the word ‘boss’ never resonating, never imagining someone else ruling his time and effort. He was happy to work with people, but working for them left him feeling bigger stages awaited. The idea of a commute, offices and rules seemed to be written for people who were happy to accept them. That’s not him.
Greg worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years, presenting to more than half a million people in 55 countries on behalf of companies and sponsors including Nike. Regardless of his achievements, he had recurring questions about what life was going to be like for him at 50, or even 60 and beyond. What would his future look like?
In the spirit of “enough”, he hacked his status quo. He literally turned his life upside down. After moving back to Sydney following 17 years in London, Greg studied coaching, leadership and mentoring, focusing on neuroscience, positive psychology and NLP.
He took everything he had learnt from his work, travels and the extraordinary people he’d met and decided to act. His speaking, workshops, coaching and programs are the result.
No more saying yes to please others, no more beating around the bush, and definitely no more under-valuing his experience. He’s truth telling as he understands it – compulsively, immediately and repeatedly.