"... is not a doctor someone who helps someone else?" Hunter 'Patch' Adams
I've had the great good fortune to discover who I am and what I love doing. My sense of self, of who I am, and what's possible has transformed. I love seeing more of who people, teams and organisations are; more of their potential. Transformation comes from uncovering the wonder of who we really are, and fully expressing our potential.
My first career spanned nearly 25 years in IT services, working as a programmer and project manager, sales and business development, and finally international executive leader. It was a wonderful period working with a number of leading firms and clients, start-ups, investment and retail banking, asset management, insurance, electronics,, and software. I was able to spend time in USA, a lot of Europe, India, Asia, and to live and work in Australia.
About ten years ago, I became dissatisfied. The motivation was waning, a new sense of purpose was developing, I became inspired by a different path. I made the decision to embark on a portfolio career, with being useful to people and organisations at its heart. As many others find, these choices bring confusion and periods of not knowing, as well as profound reward.
My professional profile can be found by clicking on the adjacent photo. Currently my work offers developmental, transformational and systemic coaching and facilitation. This includes leader, executive and team coaching, as well as group and a variety of other forms of facilitation. I love helping to build clients' insight and generative ability, hosting conversational leadership, and harvesting collective organisational intelligence.
Under the collaborative banner of Organisation Dynamics I am also working with clients as they seek to navigate their organisational journey, and to build the leader and team capacities required for successful growth, re-formation and potentially transformation.
I am passionate about my own learning and development, which has been transformational in recent years: Campbell's motif of The Hero's Journey, Jaworski and others work on synchronicity and presence, Lencioni's down to earth approach to team cohesion and organisational clarity, Meg Wheatley, Christina Baldwin and others on new forms of leadership - these are all inspirations and continue to be areas for exploration. If you're interested you can click to read my own rather personal guiding philosophy and purpose statement and see some of my own story here.
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." e e Cummings