I’m a self-leadership coach, speaker and author with deep knowledge in the science of building courageous and emotionally intelligent mindsets.
It all began beside the seaside, beside the sea.
The proximity to the English seaside instilled an enduring love of fish and chips.
Although he wasn’t around physically, the legend of this World War II Fighter Ace lived on throughout my childhood.
Selling socks in outdoor markets working for my inspirational mother who boldly pivoted from housewife to family breadwinner.
picking freshly dug potatoes. Back-breaking work. I never complain about the cost of potatoes
running a seaside kiosk selling ice-creams, buckets and spades & sunhats (to ever-hopeful Brits).
to study ecology. Discovered the joy of haggis and hill-walking.
Gave talks & workshops on using exciting new technology, such as the IBM PC – well it was new & exciting back then! Have been speaking and training ever since.
flying 59 miles across the border to land next to Carlisle Castle.
Learnt to work with and learn from diverse cultures in a technical leadership role. Learnt scuba diving.
Between discovering great beer and snowboarding I worked as a technical consultant with Motorola. German stereotypes quickly dismantled by first-hand experience – they’re funny folk!
in time for the Millennium firework show and the Millennium bug no-show.
as a consultant, technical lead, and trainer.
to cycle in Canada and scuba-dive in Indonesia. A fabulous 12 months of immersion in nature.
Began performance & wellbeing coaching, training and speaking full time. Began learning from behavioural change leaders around the world. Haven’t stopped.
at the University of Sydney learning from the pioneer in coaching psychology research, Tony Grant.
across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea & China.