Our Team

Steve Barlow - The Change Gym

Steve Barlow is primarily an educator (BA, Grad Cert Ed, Grad Dip Ed, MEd, PhD, Cert IV TAE) with a background in psychology. His PhD is in change readiness and, before starting The Change Gym, Steve worked in prisoner rehabilitation in the NSW criminal justice system. 

Steve is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Tasmania, where he teaches change readiness in several Masters programs.

Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, a Member of the Change Management Institute, and a Member of the NSW Institute for Educational Research. 


Craig Saphin - Craig Saphin Consulting

Craig Saphin is a highly capable and experienced executive coach who specialises in strategy. With over 30 years of experience in Asia Pacific Operations, he has a well-developed skillset that includes turnarounds for troubled entities, and growth strategies for businesses. As an executive director and CEO, Craig was instrumental in driving business acquisition and post-merger integration projects across multiple countries in Asia. He has also been a non-executive director and Chair of the risk and compliance committee for a nonprofit organisation.

Craig’s experience in leading diverse teams across different countries, driving business acquisition, and developing growth strategies make him a valuable and confident asset to The Change Gym and his own venture, Craig Saphin Consulting. With his Executive MBA from AGSM in Sydney and being a Certified Executive Coach, Craig is well-positioned to offer expert advice and guidance to businesses seeking to improve their strategic effectiveness. He is based in Sydney and is ready to take on any challenge that comes his way.

Jonathan Riley – Road to Growth

Jonathan is an accomplished associate of The Change Gym, a specialist in continuous improvement, and founder of the successful business coaching platform, Road to Growth. With over four decades of experience in various industries and across global markets, including the UK, Middle East and Australia, Jonathan (MBA, MSc) has built an impressive portfolio of successful projects from small family owned businesses to huge multinational companies.

Having worked his way up from the accounting department to General Management and CEO roles, he understands better than anyone, which aspects are key to building a thriving business. Jonathan is passionate about mentoring business owners and guiding them in the direction that will take their start-up to the next level. If you’re looking for a mentor who can help you achieve your business goals and objectives, look no further than Jonathan, the Director of Road to Growth, who is based in Brisbane.