Leadership and Coaching Specialists > Podcasts > THE P3 PODCAST – SEASON 1 – EPISODE 10 – CRAIG WILLIAMS – MY STORY – PART 1


Posted by: Phil Kelly
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In today’s episode, Phil speaks to Ex-Royal Marine and Co-Founder of TEAM Bootcamp Craig Williams. They discuss Craig’s upbringing and his time in the Marines in which he was a leader and a sniper. Craig then talks about his troubles with the law, and how he ended up in prison and, after that, on the streets for a while. He describes how he built his own business whilst homeless and managed to get off of the streets.


Topics Discussed:
  • Craig’s childhood, his natural adventurousness, and his experience of playing rugby as a young adult.
  • Craig’s love for being outdoors and how it brought him to the Marines. 
  • Craig’s first Marine interview and how he was turned away so he could explore other avenues. 
  • What it is like to train to be Marines at such a young age and the conditioning involved.
  • The fine line between conditioning and bullying and how things have changed a lot in the Military since Craig was there.
  • Craig’s experience serving for the Marines, the places he went, and the sports he played whilst there. 
  • How it took Craig a while to properly fall into his role as a soldier and eventually grow to be a leader. 
  • Craig’s ascent in the Marines and some specific examples of some of the tours he went on and what it was like. 
  • The roles and responsibilities of being a Sniper and what it is like on the battlefield. 
  • The importance of clarity in goals in order for a team to work efficiently.
  • ‘Situational leadership’ and the importance of being a flexible leader. 
  •  Tips for being a good leader in stressful times and how this relates to being in the Marines.
  • Craig’s career post-Marines, and how he got into a gunfight which ended him up in prison.
  • Craig’s experience in the prison and, albeit him feeling in danger for his life, how he used it to his advantage.
  • Craig’s experience dealing with trauma from his past during his time in Prison. 
  • Craig’s job in the gym whilst he was in prison, and how he eventually got a job at a charity which enabled him to leave the prison daily.
  • Craig’s institutionalization both in the military and the prison and how he ended up homeless for a while. 
  • How Craig started a personal training program from the back of a rusty van he was staying in, and how he taught himself to market his business and get clients. 
  • How Craig eventually went to counseling, and how his commitment to it really helped it.
  • How Craig met his wife and they started a Bootcamp together. This Bootcamp became TEAM Bootcamp.
  • The principles behind TEAM Bootcamp, and how it’s important not to beat yourself up too much.  Rest is key.
  • How Craig deals with a lot of clients who are suffering from chronic fatigue, and how they deal with these people differently. 
  • Craig’s plans for the future and where people can find him.
Related Links:

TEAM Bootcamp – https://team-bootcamp.com/
Craig William’s Website – https://getcraigwilliams.com/

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Author: Phil Kelly
An award-winning business owner and TED presenter, Phil lives and breaths performance. Having designed and delivered successful training packages across various industries worldwide, he now spends most of his time within business development and consulting. Phil Kelly
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