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My background


 

The creative tension inherent in all personal development between idea generation and pragmatic implementation is reflected my own background. I hold a BA in English from Cambridge University, an MSc in Organisational Behaviour from the University of London, and a postgraduate theatre diploma from The Drama Studio. I began my career in the creative and media field, working at various times as an actor, musician and composer, radio scriptwriter, advertising copywriter, stand-up comedian, drama specialist in secondary education, and managing editor in the publishing industry.


In 1990 I joined executive education consultants Harbridge House, where I spent three years developing experiential approaches to building clients' core interactive skills. For a further three years, I was a senior consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and from there moved to Goldman Sachs' London head office where I spent a year as a people development manager, responsible for Europe-wide implementation of a new performance management process.  Believing that I serve clients best as a true outsider, I have worked independently since 1997, including two years as
an Honorary Teaching Fellow in Training and Development at Birkbeck College, London.

I
have co-authored two books on management development, Individual Excellence and Management Development Beyond the Fringe, both published by Kogan Page, and was co-devisor and writer of seven series of The Board Game for BBC Radio 4.  I have featured as a semi-regular pundit on Newstalk on BBC Radio 5 Live and have contributed as a writer to, among others, Business Life magazine and Fenman Training's Coach The Coach series.  I am a Fellow of the RSA.

 

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