On the sixth day, God created mankind in his own image, therefore, he created creators! I have been creating for my entire life. Like many small children, I used to create and live out my own fantasies in play (often quite constructive and ingenious). Creativity has filled every corner of my working life, firstly in engineering, then construction, before settling into charity development and youth work. As a youth worker, I used creativity every day, but especially in helping to shape and form the lives of young people. It reminded me that God is the Potter and he moulds and forms us all, just like clay (Isaiah 64:8). Now, I have returned to the storytelling of my youth and I use all of the many skills and tools that I have gained on my journey of life. I do hope you will join me on this journey, as we share bold and exciting stories together and communicate in as many creative ways that we can possibly find.
I am so pleased that you are looking at my website, but let's not leave it there! I am sure that there are many that read this 'ABOUT' page and then they say that they know me. Now, let's face it, that is not how you get to know a person, it's how you get to know 'ABOUT' a person.
I would love to get to know you and I hope that the feeling is mutual, so let's chat. For now though, here is a little about me.
My Life Journey: School > Mechanical Engineering > Sales > Construction > Youth Work & Charity Development > Consultancy > Creative Communicator.
I have over 40 years experience in business and charity development. I have worked extensively in many different volunteer roles and right up to CEO level. I am one of the Founders of The Door Youth Project, based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which I helped to develop over 24 years. After moving on from The Door, I have spent several years supporting many other small charities and even saved two from closure. This mainly involved work in three areas:
1. Income generation 2. Communication 3. Governance
Though I do still offer advise in each of these areas, my passion is in communication and to communicate creatively and artistically in as many ways possible, but especially poetically.
Stroud College - Mechanical Engineering Technician
Brunel University - Youth Work
Brentwood College - Digital Marketing