Initially, I trained as an artist, then actor. Creativity is still central to who I am and how I operate, both personally and professionally. I’ve also worked as a manager, small business operator and school teacher (amongst a myriad of other forgettable jobs), providing me with the practical skills and experience to find tangible solutions for real world challenges. In addition to coaching, I work as a facilitator in leadership, culture, communication, presentation skills and mental health.
Outside of work, I’m Dad to an awesome teenage boy. It’s both a pleasure and challenge seeing him develop and wrestle with this phase of his life, negotiating the complexities of social dynamics and the haunted forest of online life, showing incredible resilience during our seemingly endless lockdowns and ultimately, carving out an identity that speaks to his values and integrates with the world in a meaningful and fulfilling way.
I feel a deep affinity for nature and love exploring forests, mountains and coastlines. It never ceases to amaze me how rejuvenating this is and I miss it if I get city bound for too long. I’m a big fan of dogs, and though I don’t have one of my own at the moment, you’ll often see me patting or playing with someone else’s. I love most art forms and try to keep my hand in by playing music, acting, writing or cooking. Discovery is also important. This has taken the form of travel in the past but is also just about trying something new. The latest has been indoor sky diving. Mind blowing!
And finally, friends, food, exercise, good conversation or just finding the time to sit outside and stare at the clouds all help keep me grounded and appreciate the gift of being alive.