Craig Johns is a 10x National Sport Champion, International coach and CEO turned high performance leadership expert, international speaker and Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast host. He is relentlessly curious, has an obsession with human behaviour and performance, and thrives on helping people become inspiring great leaders.
Craig brings 27 years experience working in the sport, health, mind, education and hospitality industries working with CEO’s, emerging leaders and high performing leaders across the globe.
He focuses on coaching, mentoring and training high performers in the areas of performance mindset, managing high pressure stakes moments, developing winning strategies, developing self leadership, and establishing successful team dynamics and culture.
After being hospitalised three times with stress related heart problems and burnout, which included flat-lining in the emergency room, Craig Johns realised that he needed to be more than a leader of high performance and become a high performing leader. He has now transferred those strategies into working with CEO’s, senior executives, coaches and leaders from some of the world’s leading companies including IBM, EY, Nestle, P&G, Standard Chartered, JP Morgan, AIG, Boyden and Nike.
Born in New Zealand, he has was an elite athlete he competed at the Hawaii Ironman, four World Triathlon Championships and continues to play competitive golf. A hip replacement and second pacemaker, at the age of 30, meant a full-time shift to focusing on being a high performance leader, CEO and National Head Coach.
He has coached and managed multiple Olympians, National Champions and World Championship athletes. He has worked with world leaders such as the Dalai Lama, Mind and Life Institute, WTA Tennis, IRONMAN Triathlon and United World College.
Living in 5 countries, Craig has held senior executive and CEO roles at Thanyapura, Taipei American School, Triathlon ACT, and is the founder and CEO of NRG2Perform, Speakers Institute Corporate and World Sport Coach. He is the host of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, an international keynote speaker, leadership performance expert and is currently authoring Break The CEO Code.