Personal development themed comedian, Intuitive catalyst, speaker, author and communications specialist
I have been turning the dry world of self-development on its head with a down-to-earth and uniquely funny style for over two decades.
My first career was in theatre as a stage manager, lighting tech and automation. I was attracted to theatre because of the storytelling and deep dive into the characters ‘wants’ and psychology. I worked mostly on West End musicals such as ‘Closer to heaven’ with the Pet Shop Boys, but also internationally on large events such as the Hong Kong handover to China in 1997.
I have always been insatiably curious about what makes people tick. This led me down many rabbit holes of study including: psychology, neuroscience, coaching, spirituality and what I’m known best for – intuition.
Intuition was not always understood to be the neuroscientific and somatic ability that it is today. I think we are all somewhat neurodiverse, and this is very true of me. The word people used to describe me during my first career in theatre was psychic. I had the ability to be in the right place, or say the right thing at a time of distress and anxiety often faced by performers.
Feeling curious, I went to study at the college of psychic studies.
This led me to become a highly acclaimed psychic medium, Publishing books, and being a TV and radio pundit. I did not, however, believe in future predictions, crystals healing you from inside your bra or angels who had nothing better to do than solve your love life.
To find answers and a sense of normality I moved to America for two years to study at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
This is where I wrote my Hay House book ‘You Do Know – Learning to act on intuition instantly’ which pioneers some revolutionary ideas on the brain in the gut and the heart. The book gave me many stage appearances including the world-renowned ‘I can do it’ summit. ‘You Do Know’ was written before the phrase ‘Fake news’ and is perfect for right now when learning to trust yourself is vital for inner calm. To live in freedom is to unplug from fear-based thinking and programming. You need to use your intuition to observe your thoughts, not live by them. ‘You Do Know’ is one of five published books I have written.
I presented my intuitive stand-up show to audiences in San Francisco and in New York.
I have shared the stage with or interviewed some of the most sought after minds of our time.
Upon coming back to the UK I moved to the vibrant city of Bristol. Having been a presenter on LBC Radio in London. I worked freelance for BBC Radio Bristol whilst still seeing clients and presenting my comedy show (See the media page).
During this time I became a senior speaker curator coach and script editor for TEDx Bristol and took up my old career as a stage manager to call the shows.
I also had my own TV show’s on the MADE Network (See the media page).
I moved to Weston-super-Mare to live by the sea, where the house prices in comparison to Bristol were ‘gert lush’. To support getting a mortgage I took up a job as communications and marketing officer for a local council. I discovered that it is not only the personal transformation I love but also ‘town’ transformation. As well as my continuing work with the council, I was the community manager for SEE MONSTER the reimagined oil platform creating a strategy for radical community engagement. The project is led by NEWSUBSTANCE. Curating a community through my strategy called ‘SEE MONSTER Think Tanks’. To-date, the community has over 800+ members who have now created over 40 community-led events around the SEE MONSTER theme of STEAM.
I have also taken my work as a personal development trainer to the public sector. I work with the SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) giving webinars and speaking at conferences on a range of topics, bringing my sense of humour to training Town Clerks. I was MC for their 50th-anniversary national conference introducing Ben Fogal and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. I created four of the modules in the Civility and respect’ programme and deliver them regularly.
I coined the term ‘interdisciplinary mind’ because I do not fit into a conventional box. Within the thousands of clients I have worked with and the hundreds of people I have interviewed, I am yet to find an ‘average’ person. So when faced with the question ‘what do you do?’ I find it very difficult to answer as it changes with each client, and the next bright shiny project. I have normally got more than three projects on the go at the same time, which I cannot wait to get stuck into.
Not quite my whole life story, but enough to show you some of the journey that got me here.