Who I Am


I have climbed pyramids on two continents, sailed down the Nile on a Dahabiya, and watched turtles hatch on a Caribbean beach. I have written books, flown a plane over Leicester Cathedral, ridden a camel in the Sahara, and my blog was reviewed by the Guardian. I left school with no qualifications, drunk vodka with Russian pilots, and swam in a Cenote in Mexico. I have snorkelled in the Red sea, taken a Beetle engine out in twelve minutes, and wandered the souks of Jemma el-fnaa at night. I have written poetry, sat nine meters below the surface of the Caribbean sea, and taken a taxi across Cairo. I was a father at seventeen, I have never been unemployed, my first website was online in the year 2000, and I went round the board in nine darts. I have had lunch with the captain on board his Romanian cargo ship, auditioned for a part in a major Hollywood movie, beaten a chess grand master, and competed in the Greater Manchester athletics championships 200m final. I was taken to an illegal gambling den at 6 years old, I’ve abseiled, gill scrambled, and flown a glider. I have lectured at university, been paid to be in a police line-up, driven in a jag around Silverstone, and solved the Knight’s tour.

All these experiences have shaped the way I think, given me a different perspective, and allowed me to apply my own creative twist on the process of learning and development. To create engaging and effective learning, you must value your own outlook, and have an ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

You have to be willing to step outside your own comfort zone, if you're asking others to do the same.

Regarding my life