IN YOUR SHOES
If you are a startup or SME with a social or environmental purpose, there is a good chance I have gone through what you are now.
I know what it is like to see opportunity where others see threat, to feel the excitement and uncertainty of doing something worthwhile, to give and risk everything when everyone else has given up or buried their heads in the sand.
I have failed and succeeded to create new companies and technologies, and helped organisations in the throes of transition curl up or blossom.
Shifting beliefs, behaviours and paradigms is not easy. Remarkably, though, our progress is exponential.
My commitment: I will bring you empathy, authenticity, discernment, positivity and realistic solutions.
Using the lessons I have learned, I will help you challenge convention, catalyse change and secure a bright future for your organisation and grandchildren.
I was born in 1972, married in 2005 and have two wonderful daughters. We live among the rolling hills near Marlborough in Wiltshire. I work throughout the UK and Europe, sometimes further afield.
I love challenges, like climbing mountains. My driving purpose is to reconnect people with each other and nature.
My mission as a change agent is to find positively disruptive ways of creating an abundant future for us all, and to ensure rapid and sustained behaviour change.
Regarded as a rebel, I didn’t fit in at school, always challenging the system and confronting bullies.
Something was missing between what I was taught and my experience of the world, so I went off to explore.
As an archaeologist investigating the human story – technology, trading, resource exploitation – I saw the rise and fall of civilisations in artefacts and soil, and witnessed our gradual separation from nature and each other.
Accidentally falling into a 5-year corporate career, I was alarmed at how profitable and damaging a company of decent people can be. After taking a year out to study an MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College, everything became clear:
We are one. I hurt you, I hurt myself. I heal you, I heal myself. The same applies to people, organisations and our planet.
With a deeper understanding of natural and human systems, grounded in juicy subjects like systems theory, ecopsychology, sustainable economics, biomimicry and permaculture, I set about my mission to help people like you. 15 years on, here we are.
I have co-founded, led and advised a wide range of organisations from clean technology R&D, green finance, sustainable property development to ecotourism, deep ocean exploration and global climate change communications and education.
What do you do and how can I help you?