I work with organisations from concept through to final delivery on all areas of their business, where effective change is needed. The key principle at the heart of all change is innovation. To that end, much of my work with clients is creating safe and dynamic innovation workshops were a roadmap for the future could be created.
My work is all about engaging clients, winning more business, rebranding the internal culture and developing authentic leaders.
I don’t have all the answers, but after a fashion I act as a catalyst to help organisations find the answer they need, identify it and action it. I do this through a variety of initiatives – the delivery is by way of executive retreats, master classes and speaking at conferences. Additionally, I coach both corporate executives and professional sportsmen and women.
How did you become a motivational speaker?
I went to university to study Human Biology. But in reality I wanted to be a comedian/comedy writer so when I left university that is what I did. My working life has been in and around creativity and problem solving. I ran a theatre company for five years before going into television for fifteen years. Originally I worked in TV as a writer and then ended up Head of Entertainment Development at the BBC. Then I set up my own training company, which specialised in team building and leadership development.
I was then asked to speak at a conference in 1997, and because of my background as a comedy writer it just made sense to me to make the talk as entertaining as it was informative.
People would describe the talk as very motivational. As a consequence, I became best known as a motivational speaker. Although if I am meeting people socially I tend to say I work in business education, because whenever you say ‘motivational speaker’, there is a puzzled look on the face and they start listening very intently, waiting for you to motivate them