I've worked in training and development for more than 25 years. After 21 years with two of the 'Big Four' professional services firms, Arthur Andersen and PwC, I left to become a freelance trainer. I've worked in four continents and more than 40 countries, designing and delivering training in local and national government and nearly every industry sector in a variety of disciplines, including leadership and management development, business strategy and a range of soft skills.
My clients include the European Commission and European Parliament and their agencies, most of the major Middle Eastern oil and gas companies, the United Nations, the BBC, the Syrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Russian Federal Commission, the Chinese Ministry of Finance, the Croatian and Serbian & Montenegran Ministries of Defence and many others.
I'm the author of 15 books, the latest of which "The Smart Solution Book" (FT Pearson) was published in October 2016. Two of my books have won publishers' bestseller awards and an e-learning package which I co-designed won two international awards.
In addition to my BA degree, I am a Fellow of the British Institute for Learning and Development, a Member of the ILM, a certified NLP practitioner, and have Diplomas in Training and Development and in Hypnotherapy. I'm a certified DISC trainer and accredited ILM and CMI trainer.
When I'm not working and travelling, I play Association Croquet for a long-established club; I compose and arrange music (I've published over 800 pieces to date); I have regular columns in a specialist music magazine; my wife and I play appalling golf, but we are good long-distance walkers!