WHO I AM
I’ve built my skills from observation. Throughout my varied business and sporting career, I’ve been able to study and highlight the behaviours that truly drive better performance.
I’ve applied these learnings to my own successful businesses, built super teams and completed personal challenges that I would never have thought possible. I deliver results not theory.
I fell into the financial services sector at the age of 17 and was fortunate to identify role models (not that I understood that then) that I started to emulate. I mimicked the ones that were successful until it became naturally the way I behaved.
I am now a successful entrepreneur with over 37 years’ experience in the financial services sector. I own and manage two Independent Financial Advisory businesses, Strategic Asset Managers Ltd & SAM Wealth LLP, and I ran a specialist management consultancy practice for 15 years.
During my financial services career I witnessed a lot of bad practice, which has led me to develop my own style of how to manage a team positively; playing to the strengths of the team and getting people aiming at the same objective.
Combining business and sport
I have always been interested in sports and learned by observing the best.
I realised that the lessons, disciplines and mindset I gained from being a professional Tennis Coach translated easily into the world of business. These transferable skills also helped me to achieve my 3rd Dan black belt in Karate, complete triathlons including Ironman events, and run The Marathon des Sables (5.5 marathons over 6 days in the Sahara Desert).
These events have shaped both who I am, and how I work with others. It’s provided me with a suitcase full of examples of grit, determination, pain and survival – and how to achieve your goal in extreme circumstances with the right mindset and process.
I continue to enjoy pushing boundaries in my quest to raise funds for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.
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