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Andy Craig

I am a Speaker and Trainer. I help my clients find the path out of feeling trapped in their job – even if they don’t leave their current position immediately. I am also an International Best Selling Author.

Three words you'd use to describe your area:

Vibrant, Inviting, Surprising

What's your favorite local cafe or coffee shop and why?

As a coffee lover myself, this is an easy question to answer. I would take that person to All About Cha. It is a Korean restaurant that serves not only outstanding coffee and tea, but breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have great food and drinks. I was in one day asking about their drip coffee and their response was "You don't come here for drip coffee. Let's make you a drink for you to try." My wife doesn't do caffeine so they made us a non-caffeinated potato tea drink. It didn't sound very good - but it tasted AMAZING!!! I have also had their cafe mocha and other drinks and they are all fantastic.

You've got a dog lover visiting, where do you go?

Although I am a dog lover, my wife likes cats, so we have a cat and not a dog. However, a good place to go would be Haikey Creek Park. It has a lot of open space, picnic space and a very long walking trail. Perfect to take your dog there and get some good exercise.

You need a get-away-from it all escape, where do you go and why?

I would recommend going to The Gathering Place. It's new in Tulsa. It was finished about 2018. It's a great family location and it's free to go to. It has all kinds of things for the kids to play on, several restaurants and some great views of the Arkansas River. There are some great attractions to look at there as well. You can spend just a few minutes there or several hours there. It's up to you.

A foodie fanatic is visiting, where do you take them and what will you order?

This is a hard question to answer given that Tulsa has the most restaurants per capita in the entire world. There are too many to count and more opening up every day it seems. I would probably take them to the a fore mentioned All About Cha. It's casual and the staff is very pleasant. Everything I have eaten from the menu has been great so far. The only item I've steered away from has been one with spice (we don't do spice well) I would probably recommend the chicken caesar wrap or the croissant chicken sandwich. Both are excellent. I actually just remembered the Broken Egg restaurant. It has recently been licensed or franchised so I am seeing them in other states as well, but it was started here in Broken Arrow. It's food is MARVELOUS! They serve breakfast and lunch. The portion sizes are very large and you will either be very full leaving or have a to-go box. I haven't eaten there in a while, but it is great food!

You're filling a gift bag that showcases 3 - 5 of your favorite local goods, what do you include?

Gift card to All About Cha, Ol' Vine Restaurant, The Broken Egg and Rocket Brothers coffee. The rest of the places I would recommend are not unique to Tulsa.

City explorers unite! Where would you take a visitor if you only had 3 hours to show off your area and why?

That's a tough question, mainly because I'm not sure I could take you to the places I would recommend in 3 hours. I would probably start of with the Driller Statue on 21st St just because it's easy to find and doesn't take much time. From there, I would do a quick gander at ONEOK field where the Tulsa Driller's play baseball. I would then take you to the Philbrook Art Museum for a very short tour because they have a wonderful collection of art there. Lastly, I would take you to The Gathering Place I mentioned earlier for a brief visit and our time would probably be up at that point.

Sporting teams can bring a community together - what teams do you love to cheer for?

Tulsa has two minor league sports teams here. The Tulsa Driller's AA Baseball team and the Tulsa Oiler's AA hockey team. There is only one professional team in Oklahoma and that is the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team. There are also two main college teams in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Sooners and The Oklahoma State Cowboys.

How long have you lived in this incredible place? What brought you here and why you suggest someone else consider moving here?

My wife, Michelle, and I moved here in 2010 from Alabama after we were married. We came to go to school. It was a two year school and we expected to move back once we were finished. Well, eight years after graduation we are still in town. Apparently, the Lord has more for us here.

The neighborhood you call home and what you love about it:

We live in the Woodland Creek at Aspen Park subdivison. We very much enjoy our neighbors. We know many of them and they are down to earth people that would help you at the drop of a hat. Many good folk here.

All About You

In spite of major challenges and setbacks, Andy Craig went on to become highly successful and a top speaker and trainer. His message appeals to individuals and companies around the globe because it shows them how to achieve more in their lives. His new message about how to break through limiting beliefs appeals to everyone. Andy Craig Speaks was started with the desire to help individuals and companies break through their limiting beliefs and create the results they desire.

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