I have over 25 years of experience in business and marketing. It all started in a small London based company cutting the business teeth in purchasing and moving around the company as it grew into a national and then international business. The operation had a large product range specific to the retail and garment industry. My team doubled that range over 10 years selling B2B through retail, direct marketing and later internet channels. My experience is wide from international sourcing and Far East supply chain management.
A Change of Scene
I had been in that business a long time and I need fresh air and a new challenge, Moving to the highlands of Scotland meant turning my attention to the issues of rural business and marketing communication.
I was an Adviser/Consultant with the Local Enterprise Company and moved on to become an independent Marketing Coach and Business Adviser. Over the last 15 year I have, advised over 200 companies in the areas of marketing, business start-up, growth and development and is as a specialist in the development of the sales message. Life is good when I am working with people we are exploring stories and encouraging the development of relationships to build and retain customers.
Looking for Real Value
“There is real value in life to be found in the relationships we have with our family and friends. To be in business is no different. The relationships that we forge in our professional life with work colleagues and customers are of great value, they enrich the journey and ultimately are there to be enjoyed.”
Performance and facilitation
I have always been a performer, enjoyed acting, singing and presenting. While in London I followed that passion with performance and vocal training. I also explored facilitating people within a personal development context. On moving to the highlands I developed my coaching skills and today I use a mixture of these techniques a part of my working toolbox.
Speaking is a Passion
When Toastmasters came to Forres I became one of the founding members and served as Club President for a couple of years. If you have any interest in public speaking, join a toastmasters club. They are a supportive space to learn the craft.
2018 saw the launch of the podcast life passion and business. It started as a reaction to life crisis and has grown into a passion. It is where I can explore stories from people in all walks of life.
Who am I is a big question that few people really ask of themselves it is a question that needs to be answered if you are going to find satisfaction in the life that you choose to lead. There is more to say, but the key is that I am here to move people forward.
How can I help you?