Half Kenyan, half English, 100% Mancunian
Brought up in the best multi-cultural-colourful environment anyone could wish for. Was the shyest kid on the block until the local pantomime company took me in hand, launched me onto the stage and I’ve not shut up since.
Driven by the love of diversity, the thrill of the experience and the grounding of the need to earn money, my career has been completely accidental but my achievements very tangible.
Boundless energy has fuelled working and travelling around the world (6 out of the 7 continents), delivering some of the most complicated change projects for some of the biggest organisations, finding time to throw in high altitude trekking, parachuting, paragliding, diving, mountain biking the world’s most dangerous road as well as cooking, writing and of course football, the only other language outside of Mancunian I have mastered.
Work that's personal
My work is personal, it is my job to help others, use my experiences, energy and skills to help you achieve your goals, businesses maximise their potential, the UK be the best country it can be, the world be a better place for all of us.
“My work is personal. It is my job to help others, use my experiences, energy and skills to help you achieve your goals, and businesses to maximise their potential.”
I was always a square peg in a round hole as an employee, not because I hated it or my employers hated me, I just didn’t quite fit. No-one was surprised when I started my first business in 2004 and I haven’t looked back. Being entrepreneurial is a way of life for me, I am always on but my life and work are so integrated, it never feels that way.
HNC Business Studies
American Red Cross Lifeguard.
Swapped a food grade lab coat for a clinical one.
Europe in a VW camper
10 months on £2k.
This time clinical admin, UK/USA work, project communication.
BA (Hons) Business Studies
Working in the Supply Chain.
Chartered Institute of Purchasing
Delivering Change Management.
Merger & Acquisitions & Board Directorship.
Round the world trip
11 countries travelling overland in each one.
Created Cheeky Monkey
The start of developing the Human Approach to Innovation & Change.
Created PLM Made Simple
Food TV Broadcasting
Delivering person-centred Change Management.
A subsidiary to allow Cheeky Monkey staff to create.
Transform Your Business
99 Steps to Transform your Business published by Hodder.
Turning Workplaces into Fanbases.
Delivering Fan Culture in the workplace.
Executive Coaching Course (Member of World Wide Association of Business Coaches).
Things I am a fan of
I think you need to be a fan to be able to talk about fan psychology. We are all a fan of something and in my experience of talking to people about this, just thinking about it makes us smile.