About me

I am British born and have lived outside of the UK since 1994. Husband and father, my journey has allowed me to call many places home: From the USA (Chicago and Silicon Valley), to Hong Kong, and since 2004,Singapore.

Professionally I have worked in varied industries including Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Professional Services. My roles include General Management, Sales, Sales Leadership, Customer Service, and Sales Operations. Over the years I have gained experience in post-merger integration, digital transformation, product development, and product life cycle management.

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Selected Biography

Experience & Expertise

Jul 2019 - Present

Executive Facilitator and Coach, Lee Hecht Harrison, Singapore

The human side of the transformation we are all experiencing is where I partner with my clients; collaborating on creating personalised insights through assessment; coaching individuals at all levels through career transition; unlocking skills and capability in change,leadership and  development programs.  
Virtually, physically, one on one, one on few or one to many. People are the greatest asset of any company - I help bring that to life in a VUCA world

Dec 2016 - April 2019

Managing Director, AchieveForum (now Korn Ferry Digital) Singapore

Led a multi national sales and operations team in China, Singapore and Australia delivering Change, Transformation and Leadership solutions; managing product life cycle and launches. Recruited, developed and coached sales team on moving from event to subscription sales and faculty on new product delivery

Nov 2004 - Jun 2014

Various Positions, AchieveGlobal

In the ten years at AchieveGlobal I learned the craft of selling products and services; became skilled in sales coaching and; developed capabilities as both an instructional designer and (virtual and classroom) facilitator. My greatest successes were watching the people I led grow develop and be successful in their own turn.

Feb 1994 - Sep 2004

Various Positions RR Donnelley (Hong Kong, Singapore, Chicago, Palo Alto)

RR Donnelley (RRD) is a huge commercial printer. producing books (Harry Potter, the Bible), magazines (Time, Newsweek, Life) and user manuals for DVRs and phones... in those 10 years, I printed money in one role; was part of a digital transformation effort (before that phrase was invented); deployed and evangelised a digital document management system in 1997; was part of the team that managed the HP/Compaq merger

May 89 - Jun 91

Chief Compost Officer, Founder, Green Veg.

Ran and worked an organic small holding in the North of England. Kept goats and chickens; incorporated no-dig green manure techniques with bio-dynamic methods and circle gardening. Produced Heritage crops to protect bio-diversity in the human food chain. I  learned about cash flow, planning and preparation.

 

Future of Networking

As a career coach I encourage my clients to build networks all the time. Here is a webinar I ran for the Adecco Group in early 2021 that captures many best practices for connecting with those around you,