Some Things About Me
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.
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