Through speaking, personal training, and interactive workshops, I help people tap into their ability to create and discover new ways of working. My approach is creative, yet practical and systematic (with some good
What do I know about creativity?
My knowledge is informed by ongoing creative practice.
I write music and poetry, make stone sculptures and draw. I’ve written four books and produced a documentary film. I write poetry and blog regularly. I’ve been an actor, radio host, TV scriptwriter, band manager, and journalist. I have also had operatic vocal training.
So yeah, needless to say, I have a wide range of interests and manage to keep the creative juices flowing.
What do I know about business?
Over two decades working in the arts and entertainment industry taught me a thing or two about business.
I ran my own public relations business in South Africa and I was a project manager for a PR agency in London.
At event management companies in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London, I managed a range of accounts from sporting clients, to corporates and customer service initiatives.
As an independent freelancer in Amsterdam, I have taught Business English to corporate clients. I facilitate workshops on creative careers, leadership skills, entrepreneurship, and the music business.
You can find my full, professional profile here on LinkedIn
How I help businesses and individuals innovate?
Through speaking, personal training, and interactive workshops, I help people tap into their creative source and discover new ways of working. My approach is creative, yet practical and systematic (with some good
I love fine food. I was
I once worked behind the counter at a ski shop in Switzerland despite not speaking, French, German or Italian. As a
I was awarded the Ernst Van Heerden Creative Writing Award in 1998 for the short story: The Pin Stripe Punk.
I once met Johnny Rotten and he told me that if you want to start a revolution, you shouldn’t know what you’re doing… Don’t copy anything!
Born in Portsmouth, England, I grew up in Johannesburg, lived in Cape Town for five years, spent a total of about four years in and out of London and now I live in Amsterdam.
I was a really good schoolboy rugby player. The sport turned professional after I stopped playing. Makes you wonder what could have been.