I’M A WRITER WHO IS CURIOUS ABOUT THE PROCESS OF HUMAN TRANSFORMATION FOR EVERYONE– FROM THE BOTTOM UP
WHO AM I?
I love words and I love ideas and I love shaping them together.
I have always been very curious about why people do what they do and how people can change. Whether it’s our character, our potential, our vocation or how does someone who is trapped in intergenerational hopelessness change so that they become the person who gets themselves out of poverty.
I am primarily a practitioner of leadership, as founder & CEO of the NGO Emerging Leaders (www.emerging-leaders.net). My career spans leadership development in the well-known global corporate and public sector organisations, right through to the world’s most vulnerable communities. Emerging Leaders has trained over 50,000 people in 15 countries with an indirect impact on over 2.5 million people, where I have witnessed first hand the impact of what happens when people put heart and character back into the centre of their life’s leadership.
My background in corporate leadership development and my conviction that world class leadership can be brought to the worlds most vulnerable communities has created Emerging Leaders mission to equip youth to lead themselves out of poverty. At the heart of my work in the corporate, public and 3rd sector is the conviction that historically, heart and character sit at the centre of all effective leadership.
In my past life I was a top Executive Coach in Europe, working at senior levels of organisations in all sectors. People spoke of my ability to combine leadership thinking with identifying the personal and group blockages to change as being well recognised. My backgrounds in the world of leadership, spirituality, education and psychology give me a unique blend of experiences and perspectives as a thought leader.
I’m an established international speaker & author of 5 books of fiction and non-fiction, including The 18 Challenges of Leadership and To Plant A Walnut Tree.
"Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art"
BECOMING MANDELA - 15 LETTERS TO MY SONS
In Search Of A Meaningful Life
This is my latest the book that I'm working on. I can't get the thought out of my head whether older means elder and whether the fact the young people and old people share exactly the same life-question - who am i becoming? Where are the older, wiser people around young people who bring wisdom, perspective, ideas and inspiration to help them navigate this amazing journey called life?
Just before he died Abraham Joshua Heschel was asked what his message was to young people. He said,
"Remember, there is Meaning beyond Absurdity;
Know that every deed counts;
that every word is power.
Above all, remember that you must build your life as if it were a work of art"
EMERGING LEADERS IS WHERE I SPEND MY DAYS
How we can help young people in the worlds most vulnerable communities shift from intergenerational hopelessness to become produce youth change makes in their communities?
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