In the early 90s, Ray Good (aka DJ Sugar Ray) was one of the world’s Top 100 DJs, spinning the decks at sold-out raves in London, Tokyo, and Berlin and running dance parties for thousands of people. It was a wild ride, but life as a globe-trotting DJ doesn’t leave much time for sleep or inner tranquillity. Burning out, Ray turned to mindfulness and has had a daily practice ever since.
As the founder of The Good Place, Ray is on a mission to create a more mindful world and help fight the global mental health crisis. Ray teaches mental fitness, high performance and mindfulness grounded in neuroscience and positive psychology to help individuals, teams and organisations fight stress, think better and perform at their peak.
Having practiced mindfulness now for 28 years as a founder and entrepreneur across a range of industries, mindfulness has been essential in helping Ray navigate high-stress situations, achieve professional success, discover personal contentment, and find his Good Place. Ray completed mindfulness facilitation training under Dr. Craig Hassed at Monash University, is an accredited meditation teacher and member of Meditation Australia. His personal practice is backed up by extensive and ongoing professional training.
Ray’s clients have included Macquarie Bank, Crownbet, Nova 100, The Essential Services Commission, Carsales, Simonds Homes, MNF Group, Racing & Wagering WA, Lee, Hub Australia, and more. Ray has also spoken at Pause Fest, Australia's leading business and innovation event alongside speakers from NASA, Google, Facebook, and Amazon.