A freelancer for over 30 years, I write, speak and deliver workshops around doing business creatively, how to find and build relationships with customers and how to tell a great story about your work – drawing on my wide-ranging experience of working in the space where creativity, business and personal development meet.
My life is a mix of working one-to-one with people on their businesses and delivering inventive and engaging talks and workshop sessions for universities, creative organisations and private companies.
- I speak to a very wide range of audiences. Talks are illustrated with my own hand-drawn images – designed to evoke creative thinking.
- I deliver workshops and interactive sessions with students and entrepreneurs who want to make a living from the things they love to do.
- I work with quiet people who want to connect with their audience or develop their leadership skills.
- I coach individuals who want or need to develop their career, business or organisation, morphing from one area of specialism to another, exploring and setting new goals for life and/or work.
Highlights from the last 12 months
Cambridge University purchased copies of The Art of Shouting Quietly for every young person on the prestigious Queens Young Leaders programme – a global development programme for emerging young leaders throughout the commonwealth – and commissioned a series of webinars on themes from the book to be broadcast across 50 countries within the timescale of the 2015-6 programme.
The Art of Shouting Quietly is now featured on Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution website and I have written other articles for her.
I’m a business trainer on Crafts Council UK’s prestigious Hothouse & Injection programmes, delivering business development sessions across the UK – this year has seen me deliver sessions as far afield as Inverness and Newcastle.
I’m Business Editor of craft&design magazine – contributing articles to every issue and providing a wide range of podcasts on business issues.
My writing is featured on the Creative Choices website. Creative Choices is the portal of Creative and Cultural Skills – the UK’s Industry lead body for training in the creative sector. My most recent article is the most read post in the history of the website.
I’m a regular contributor to The Design Trust UK webinars – which are followed internationally. The Design Trust is the most trusted source of advice to creative business people in the UK. http://www.thedesigntrust.co.uk
The crowdfunding campaign for The Art of Shouting Quietly generated sales in 15 countries – sales from my own website, Amazon and Kindle have added to that geographic reach.