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Key Points for Craig Hollywood

  • Craig Hollywood is Western Australia’s Local Hero for 2022 as part of the Australian Of The Year Awards.
  • Craig is the Founder of Short Back & Sidewalks, a national for purpose organisation helping vulnerable people in need to receive free haircuts and conversations.
  • He is a Principal Technical Officer with over 20 years’ experience in the Civil Engineering sector.
  • The inspiring story of Craig Hollywood's work impacting communities through the simple act of giving a free haircut empowers the next generation to give back.
  • As an MC, Craig is down to earth and engaging. He brings fun and purpose, effortlessly connecting with all types of audiences.

Topics for Craig Hollywood

  • Collaboration is key to any success, but first we have to connect with each other again
    Demonstrating the power of collaboration i.e. services exist autonomously but achieve much greater outcomes when ideas and efforts come together.
  • Activating social consciousness
    Thinking differently about contributing to society). One of the three pillars of corporate responsibility.
  • Reframing the conventional (soup kitchen) to the inspirational (free haircuts and a chat)
    Thinking outside the box can be a game-changer.
  • After ISO
    Have we forgotten how to work together after so much time apart?
  • The power of positive connections and collaborations
  • Master of ceremonies
    Craig is a charismatic and experienced MC, with years if experience on stage.

Testimonials for Craig Hollywood

Every speaker has a story. Craig Hollywood's story is truly unique. He engages the audience from the moment he starts and keeps them engaged as he shares the Short Back & Sidewalks journey. Craig is ideal for any time slot in an event but if you really want to make an impact, make him first or last speaker and he'll leave the audience with a fire in their belly about their own possibilities and what they could achieve.
Executive Speaking Coach

Craig is an enigmatic speaker whose ability to connect with his audience through profound personal storytelling, creates a strong emotional connection with his listeners. Craig has a humble background and I think his down to earth nature and ability to relate to everyday people creates this personal rapport. I very much enjoyed his message and his work with the Perth community was very uplifting. I left founding a desire to hear more and would have no hesitation recommending Craig speak at your next corporate event.
General Manager

Craig Hollywood is a community focused trailblazer who volunteers his time, effort and leadership to inspire a better future for others. A local hero in the Western Australian community, he is a fireball of community spirit, enthusiasm and energy; a talented and engaging speaker; and a living case study of the positive impact that volunteering can have on the lives of others
Australian Institute of Management WA

I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to Craig Hollywood for a wonderful talk at the Volunteering WA AGM. I speak for myself, team, board and our members in saying how special and stand-out Craig made the occasion. I was thrilled that so many of our guests said how much they loved his talk and how great it aligned with Volunteering WA’s purpose and AGM, a great combination.
Craig's humility and humongous heart are wonderful traits and make him a very special and extraordinary human being. He is an incredible champion for homeless people and volunteering and I hope we can continue to support Craig in his endeavours in the future.
Volunteering WA

Craig Hollywood is warm, engaging and has a deep passion for giving without judgement to all members of the community in Australia. I've witnessed first hand the work he and his organisation Short Back & Sidewalks are doing to create a more inclusive and judgement-free world for all. Craig is an engaging speaker who talks from the heart and I can understand why he is Western Australia's Local Hero as part of the Australian Of The Year Awards'.
Northern Territory Australian Of The Year 2022
Director Aboriginal Justice Unit
Department Of The Attorney General

Craig Hollywood is a passionate, down-to-earth, community leader. I’ve witnessed the community work Craig and his team do to help those who are in need. His openness, humility and determination for more inclusivity is inspiring.
Hon. Mark McGowan MLA
Premier of Western Australia

The work of Craig Hollywood and his organisation Short Back & Sidewalks has had a significant and positive impact on members of our local community. Craig’s commitment to breaking the stigma that is often attached to people experiencing homelessness is inspirational.
Hon Patrick Gorman MP
Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister

Business Events Perth were delighted to work with Craig Hollywood on our recent Western Australia Destination Showcase events, in which we hosted prospective clientele in both Melbourne and Sydney. Aside from being the 2022 Australian of the Year, Western Australia’s local hero and all-round inspiring individual, Craig was an asset to our presentations, echoing an understanding of the value of positive connections and positively impacting others. Craig was so personable with all the clients, truly a ‘people person’ with a genuine care and interest in others that shines through. His story is inspirational and thought-provoking, and paired with amazing energy and a great sense of humour, his very relevant and inspirational message left a lasting impact on our audience. We couldn’t recommend his services enough!
Senior Business Development Manager
Business Events Perth

Craig Hollywood, Local Hero WA 2021 is an engaging, charismatic, passionate person who embodies what is good about society and allows all of us to think differently about the mark we want to leave in this world.
National Australia Day Council

Craig isn’t a hairdresser, social worker or expert on homelessness – he is an empathic listener and great conversationalist. It is these connections formed through his charity Short Back & Sidewalks that create the biggest impact on our community.
Orange Sky Australia

Craig is a community leader who understands the power of a positive connection. Craig is an expert collaborator, he seeks to ensure the services of Short Back & Sidewalks are coordinated and easy to access. Craig believes no one service or organisation can singlehandedly end homelessness, but by bringing resources together to provide better wrap-around support, that we have a real opportunity to do better for the Aussies who need us most.
Hon. John Carey MLA
Australian Labor Party