Ben Croker

I surround myself with people who inspire me. Who live life as though they have a higher purpose. Who believe in kindness and compassion above all else. Who are in touch with their inner greatness. Who are humble yet powerful.

Originally from Ireland, I spent the last 10 years living and working in the vibrant capital city of Vienna, Austria. In 2017 I moved to the quieter (and prettier) city of Graz in the south of Austria, where I currently live, work and play.

I have over 12 years’ experience founding & running businesses. My first company produced educational software that helped teenagers study for and succeed in their exams. My second company helped language students find and enrol in language courses in 15 countries in Europe. I grew my third company, PutYourLightsOn, to be a business that supports me to this very day in doing the work I love and that gives me the freedom I value.

I am a trained teacher of Contact Improvisation and Dance & Movement Pedagogy. I am trained in hypnosis and clean language techniques, and was a long-time organiser of a local sustainability group. I love physical activity and am regularly hiking and paragliding in the alps. In my younger years I competed in athletic sports at university and international levels.

On a personal level, I help people to see the value in their authenticity and the strength in their vulnerabilities. This pushes me to grow, to explore, to go deep, to get uncomfortable and to challenge myself. Only by facing and acknowledging my fears and my weaknesses, can I free myself of my limitations and become empowered by them, and befriend the emptiness within.