The official take:
Leadership and business consultant. Leadership coach. Advocate of mastering the power of expectations. Author (The EXP Factor). Speaker. Think-tank facilitator.
The other side of the story:
There is always more to a person than what is viewed as their primary vocation. What I do, the experiences and knowledge that I want to share, goes far beyond my “daily job.” Who we truly are, and what gives us all the ability to add value into the lives of those around us, is not the conditioned state of the nine-to-five activities we perform.
It is the sum of all the other interwoven stories, battle scars, victories, vulnerabilities, courage, failures, getting up after a knock, love, trust, expectations and …. well, life in general, that truly shapes and defines who we are and what we are. So … this is the greater part of my story.
I am a restless soul and a very low threshold for boredom fuels my appetite to constantly seek out new and challenging things. When combined with my DNA to become passionately involved and immersed in what interests me, it has afforded me a very colourful life and some wild opportunities to pursue.
Along the way some ventures have had successes while others have failed miserably, but each has added to my experience base and become a springboard for every new chapter of life. It is what has shaped my life and in particular my passion for making a positive meaningful impact in the lives of those around me. I love to share, coach, inspire and help others to become greater than whatever limitations are holding them back.
A career in engineering and technology development afforded me wonderful opportunities to manage major projects, consult to multi-national organisations, reside on the board of numerous companies, and establish and manage businesses. This is the rich tapestry of business and commerce that I have been able to experience and enjoy over the years.
But that is the “job”. Away from the pursuits of what I do professionally I have indulged my passion for motorsport, been an extreme sport competitor, motorsport champion, television commentator and done many television voice overs and narrations. Along the way I have engaged with some of the most colourful, insightful and often, the weirdest but super fun human beings.
My public speaking engagements over the years have been experiences that I will never exchange. The people whose lives I have sown into have equally sown back into my life, and for these moments I am eternally grateful. This rich and mixed tapestry has equipped me with a little something to share, and energised me to continue striving for a purpose by far greater than myself.
Join me on a journey that will help you re-think many of the things you hold onto, challenge the norm you have embraced, and perhaps just find that breakthrough for the expectations you once had that have been put in a stuffy old box in the attic of your life.