Sure. I initially studied in Nottingham for an HND in Sociology and Psychology with a particular interest in Communication and Human Behaviour. I went on to qualify as a social worker with a view to working with disadvantaged children. However, quickly determined there was far too much politics involved in social work and began looking for a change in career.
Many of my friends at that time had seen all the adverts for “The Army needs YOU” in the run up to the Falklands War, and had joined the Armed Forces. And by the time I was becoming more disillusioned with my career choice to date, they all had qualified and deployed and were coming home with Money, and Girlfriends and war Stories.
I joined the Army as a Combat Medic, initially with a view to doing the minimum 3-year term. But quickly fell in love with the work hard, play harder mentality and the fact that no two days were ever the same. I served for slightly over 12 years, rising through the ranks and responsibilities, before a series of ‘incidents’ eventually saw me Medically discharged in 2003.
Since then, I’ve worked at Directorship level for one of the UK’s largest Supermarket chains, At Regional Management level within the Public Sector in both Change Management and Training & Development, before branching out into the world of entrepreneurship.
I’ve either bought, acquired or set up four of my own businesses, and currently sit on the Exec Board for a Rapid Growth Tech Company, and have recently completed a role as Chair of the Board for a Registered Charity.
I am a Global award winning motivational speaker, published author and the founder of the #ADDAZERO Business Challenge.