A country boy by birth, I was lucky in that I had very multi-cultural thinking parents who ensured that my brothers and I witnessed life in all parts of the world before moving into our chosen career paths. This resulted in extensive periods of my life being expressed in the UK, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, and South Africa, to name a few.
Never really knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up I have been an avid student since graduating from school, always wanting to know more, this passion has driven me to undertake studies in theology, philosophy, psychology, business, finance and specialised areas of medicine and law; which, in short, qualifies me to be a glorified counsellor by trade. In truth it has meant I have been able to perform many roles throughout my career, including trainer, business manager, youth worker, writer, coach, social researcher, political adviser and consultant.
I bring to our relationship more then fifteen years experience as a group facilitator, counsellor and coach. Over the years I have worked with people from all around the world going through various stages of life change and have gained some powerful insights into what stumps us from getting ahead.
I currently hold the following leadership roles within the international coaching community Co-Chair of the Ethics Board of Review for the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC); Chair of Public Relations for APAC, Convener of the Association of Coaches AsiaPac Network; and Licensing Committee Member for the International Association of Coaching.
Through my work I have been lucky enough to receive a few rewards and acknowledgements; these include a number of Career Achievement and Community Development Decorations through the Australia Councils Young Australian of the Year Awards Program; a position within the New Leaders Foundation and Operation Livewire New Business Program; an Order of Australia recommendation nomination and several scholarships and small business awards.
When not working I enjoy spending time with my partner and our children in whatever part of the world our work has taken us!