We’ve been chatting to Craig for a while now about what topics rock his world, but what about the man himself? We’re eager to know more.
Q. How do you get ready to start your day?
As I’m up early, I get bored quickly at home and either jump in the car to go visit my clients or drive into the office and have a coffee… oh and work obviously!
Q. What is something you look forward to every day?
Music, drums, chatting to colleagues at work and making someone smile. If it’s ultra-early and I’m travelling for work, it’s the sight of daybreak and hearing loud music in my ears. If I come into the office, it’s hoping that the dishwasher doesn’t need emptying!
Q. What makes you happy/laugh during your day?
Music. Genuinely listening to people and what they chat about; not just their work stuff.
I love childish humour. I may admit to, on occasions, adjusting the height on someone’s office chair when they’re sitting on it! (yes, I realise the health and safety implications and this has been risk-assessed).
I can be at work, remember something in my head and laugh in my mind. Then I realise the laugh is out loud. People just being themselves can, on occasions, be the funniest thing to observe.
The bunch at work say what makes them laugh includes the typos in documents I write and my approach to fashion. Don’t know what they mean!
Q. Why do you work as a management consultant?
Because currently, I’m not in a band that tours the world!
No seriously, my call in life is helping others. Apart from teaching, social care or nursing, it’s a fabulous way to help people improve their mental agility and be the best version of themselves. My clients inspire and motivate me. I’m immensely lucky to have such an awesome job.
Q. What’s the most challenging part of your job?
Paperwork. I get excited by new ideas, helping people and turning complex problems into straightforward solutions. Looking at a spreadsheet doesn’t rock my world. Thank goodness other bunch members love spreadsheets… over to Ed, our numbers guy!
Q. If you could change anything what would you change?
The ability for everyone else to see good in every single person… with the odd exception (names withheld for the sake of my health!). It’s about seeing the world through other people’s eyes and understanding how they behave and interact. Can I add that I’d like better weather, weight loss by eating chocolate and (with being a football supporter), Arsenal being consistent and winning the league.
Q. What three habits could improve your life?
Reciting my positive affirmations even more.
Not having to work so hard to keep my weight down.
Working tirelessly to see the good in others and to see it more in me (bit deep that one!)
Q. If you could have lunch with one person dead or alive, who would it be?
Apart from family; John Lennon. He was an outspoken genius, smart and funny. I want to understand him directly and not through media, press and other people.
Q. Who’s your role-model?
My parents because I get my stubbornness, my beliefs and caring about people from them. My step-daughter as I have learnt so much from her and continue to learn more.
Q. What’s your why?
Each person I interact with, I want them to be a little bit better off because we’ve spent time together. It’s what drives my every waking moment. I really believe I’m here to help others be the best they can be… not in an evangelical, ‘look at me I’m great’ or big-headed way, just in a typical man sort of way. (editor’s note: Craig – a typical man!)
Q. How do you end your day?
Listen to music and feel happy about life.
Thanks Craig, it’s been emotional and enlightening!