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.