I grew up in a middle class ‘religious’ family in the Southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Starting my working life as a cabinet maker, I moved into photography and trained professionally for six years. In the mid-1990’s, I took up a career in sales and management within the rapidly growing IT industry, as well as modeling part-time for a leading agency and fulfilling my passion for motor racing.
After fifteen years in the cut-throat world of corporate IT, failing health and immense personal losses caused my life to spin dangerously out of control. Having several massive wake-up calls, I took a risky step and walked away from all I knew: my career, status and what was left of my family.
In search of meaningful life experiences and of course the perfect photograph, I embarked on a six-month trip around South America, which turned out to be over ten years and still counting. Throughout my “adventurous journeys”, I came to some harsh realizations about myself, life and a newly emerging perception of the world I thought I lived in. Over time, the odyssey began to unravel leaving me with no option of turning back to my old ways of life.
I have travelled to over 70 countries around the world living, working and studying in Australia, Bali, Ecuador, India, Spain, Vietnam and Thailand (Chiang Mai) in my search for understanding the human experience, looking for the answer to the big question of ‘why we do what we do?’
I am now working on the sequel to CHRONICLES of a CORPORATE HIPPY, The Detox Diaries ‘Unplugging from the System’ along with a new Book Series on the lessons I have learned from around the world, The Little Human Handbook. In 2017 I launched a global movement, ‘Corporate Hippy R-evolution’ which encompasses over twenty-five years of research and sharing lessons learned.
My adventure continues…
I have been very fortunate and unfortunate enough to have experienced so many life situations, be they good, bad or indifferent. The best thing was I had endless amounts of help, information and people to assist me in those challenging and confusing times.
However, a lot of the time I did find it baffling to decode the information, theories and tools to assist me in a practical way. Paying the lessons learnt forward in sharing with others honors my experiences. It gives them reason and my life a sense of meaning.
So, to sharing the information, theories and tools learnt from over 25 years of experience in corporate, travel, different cultures, self-development and spiritual-hippy stuff (mental health) is my #1 mission.
WHAT IS YOUR WHY…
What makes you happy?
What are you passionate about?
What motivates you?
Why do you do what you do…join the r-evolution
“Influence and ’empower’ people, executives and corporations in making ‘balanced’ choices with ‘awareness’ for an improved and sustainable life experience for all individuals involved.”
MY CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
NLP – Certified Master Practitioner (NLP Top Coach), Thailand
NLP – Coaching, Certified Master Practitioner (NLP Top Coach), Thailand
NLP – Time Line Therapy, Certified Master Practitioner (NLP Top Coach), Thailand
Diploma of Business Management (Australian Institute of Management), Australia
Reiki Practitioner, Reiki Master Level (Practical Healing), Thailand
Millionaire Master-plan program (Wealth Dynamics), Bali
Wealth Management program (Wealth Dynamics), Bali
Oneness Trainer Certificate (Oneness University), India
Level One Spanish (Academia Latinoamericana), Ecuador
Transcendental Meditation program, Australia
Corporate Sales Mastery program (Tom Hopkins USA), Australia
Marketing Certificate (Southern Sydney Institute), Australia
Merchandising and Human Relations (Kodak Eastman Australasia), Australia
Photographic Certificate (Southern Sydney Institute), Australia
Retail Sales and Management (The Kodak Retail Group), Australia