Some Things About Me

My style of leadership and management is communication focussed, energetic and inspiring.

I sometimes struggle with detail. I value curiosity, learning, strategy, customer service, good communication skills and a focus on being better.

I have three sons who are amazing.

I live in Winchester, UK (I’m originally from Sheffield).

I started my career as a Tester, then an Engineering Manager, then a VP of HR and now as a Director of my own company.

In 2010 I wrote my name on a piece of paper and listed all of the things I wanted to do with my life. I’ve achieved many of the things on the list – but I’m still working it.

I love cars and current run a classic Mazda MX5 and a BMW 640d.

I run a podcast called Parent Brain.

I write books to chill out.

My only real super power skill is my ability to observe and study people – and then make changes to my own communication style to suit the moment. It’s proven a very handy skill indeed.

I ran The Social Tester blog for many years.

I’m an International Keynote speaker.

Cultivated Charity

Every financial year I donate at least 5% of my revenue from books, courses and coaching from Cultivated Management, and my other business, Parent Brain, to charity.

I believe strongly that every person has the right to the best quality of life they can, even if that life may be short.

At least 2.5% always goes to Naomi House – a hospice in Winchester for life limited children and their parents.

The rest goes to a different charity each year.

2015 – Unicef (paid)

2016 – Pencils of Promise (paid)

2017 – Saving Linnea (paid)

2018 – WWF (paid)

2019 – All to Naomi House

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