Helping you to become the best version of you that you can be.
During my military career in the British Army, I was fortunate to serve with exceptional soldiers who I was able to learn from every day. I learned key fundamental life skills both in friendly and hostile environments. I was part of humanitarian efforts in one part of the world and was exposed to horrific situations in another, it was being immersed in a variety of complex environments that gave me the platform to grow not just as a professional soldier, but as a person too. The highlight of my military career seen me deploy to Sarajevo, Bosnia, at the heart of one of the most gruesome war's the world has seen in recent times. It was during this period of time where I needed to learn and absorb so much, but the General I was working with and the Special Forces team I was interacting with, enabled me to take onboard so much in terms of personal growth and development.
Following my time in the Army, I moved into the field of Global Security, and went on to work with some of the biggest names in film, music and business, where I developed, managed and led protective operations in almost 100-countries. I've been immersed in poverty stricken environments, been shot at multiple times, avoided kidnap in the Philippines,, been responsible for one of the world's top private sector rescue missions following a major terror attack, and even been accused, wrongly I might add, of kidnapping a baby for a celebrity. Throughout it all however, I've always been learning and developing as a person, using the experiences I'd gained both in the military and private sector to be the best version of myself that I can be. My mission now is to help others achieve and feel that same level of personal fulfillment, thats what's important to me.
ENGAGING TALKS, WORKSHOPS & THINK-TANKS
Online or in person, what better way for you and your colleagues to re-engage and become motivated and inspired as you work together to achieve mission success. I host educational and fun talks, workshops and think-tanks that are designed to ignite that teamwork and excitement again.
'The Fortitude Warrior' is now available for pre-order.
It was on a remote white beach on the island of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in The Caribbean, that I knew I was on the right path with my personal development. I’d had no training or mentoring as a young boy on life skills and career advancement, and despite being a British soldier from the age of sixteen through twenty-six, I’d solely focused on being exactly that, a soldier. But, here I was helping Larry Page, one of the Founders of Google, unfurl his kite board for some ocean adventure, an activity he was highly skilled in. I’d jokingly asked if he’d done this before, however, I learned from his wife Lucy that he was somewhat of an expert at this dynamic water sport. He grinned before saying something that resonated with me — “Never accept anyone telling you that you can't do something”.
I could tell by his eyes as he glanced over at me that there was something more meaningful with his words, something far deeper than he was prepared to talk about with me. “Never accept anyone telling you that you can't do something”. I never accepted it as a young boy or throughout my military career, but here in Anguilla, at thirty-six years old, it meant more, especially coming from someone as intelligent and successful as Larry Page, a man with a net worth of approximately $77 billion US dollars and having founded one of the worlds biggest and most prominent companies in Silicon Valley and the world.
I watched from the shoreline as he flung himself around on his kite board, navigating himself in sync with the wind and waves, I could tell that he had a passion for it. If something happened to him and he was hurt or in danger however, I’d be scrambling out on one of the jet skis to get him. Watching him zipping around brought to light the importance of not getting carried away with the highs and not being down about the lows, this was a simple example as he stayed on his feet, he looked like a serious boarder. He fell often, he couldn’t catch the wind, but he never packed up and went back to his luxury suite, he kept going, remained focused, while each and every time that low came he would keep working hard until he found the high. Just like in our everyday lives, it’s all about balance.