I'm a speaker
I share ideas about leadership, creativity and communication, at public events in the UK and internationally.
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“Gave a very moving, inspiring, almost evangelical call to action which sent me a bit mental for a bit. In a good way” – Helen Bagnall, Salon
My focus is on how to change the world through better communication, on creativity as a means to achieve freedom, and using the storytelling skills I developed as a journalist and author.
As part of that, I work with groups and individuals who have ideas and products to change the world, but feel a bit icky about selling them.
Who else I work with
I’m proud to work with global corporations, sports teams, non-profits, prisons and schools that are hungry to keep improving, even when they’re at the top of their game. (See how, and who I work with, here.)
I also work with individuals, as a coach. No matter how successful you already are, I can help you to find new opportunities at work, and to create the kind of life you want. If you’ve not been coached before, why not try it?
I'm an author
GUIDE How to Change The World
How To Change The World, published in 14 languages, will help to identify what matters most to you (not me), and ways to overcome the obstacles that might hold you back. Find out more
What makes you who you are? Where do you come from? What will you leave behind? With my wife Harriet Green, I’ve created a workbook that will help you to capture exactly what makes your own family unique.
MEMOIR Sew Your Own
It was variously described (by other people) as wonderful, amazing, funny, warm, inspiring, moving and utterly brilliant.
MEMOIR Comp: A Survivor’s Tale
The story of my time as a pupil at one of Britain’s most celebrated/notorious state schools, with a bit of polemic thrown in too. “A marvellous account of growing up rough in West London” (The Times Literary Supplement), “Hilarious, hair-raising” (The Sunday Times)
I'm a journalist
For several years, I wrote for the Sunday Times (of London). Before that, I was feature writer and associate editor on the Financial Times magazine.
I met Hollywood actors, rock stars, sportsmen, artists, religious leaders, criminals, and their victims, politicians, financiers, Nobel-winning scientists, philanthropists and any number of “ordinary” people who have had extraordinary experiences.
See also this.
I have written for many English language newspapers and magazines, including:
The latest post is here.
The archive is here.
Recently, I was given a fiendish challenge. To combine my interest in conversation, mindfulness and coaching – in a range of commercial homeware. Click here to find out more.
I also make handmade-books, and teach others to do the same.