A brief history of me
I grew up in Hong Kong, spent time on an island in Scotland and then lived north of London for 15 years. Travel has been my way of life and I have been to and worked in locations such as France, New Zealand, Australia, the US and the UK. My extensive personal studies and life experience in over 30 countries have lead me to uncover fundamental skills and tools in confidence, purpose and communication which have provided me with incredible opportunities and living wealth.
During my earlier career, I worked for organisations such as Accenture, Coca Cola and Barclays Bank until I realized that solely that kind of work didn’t satisfy my desire to connect and contribute. I decided to move to New Zealand and then Australia for 2 ½ years on a kombi excursion to have fun and find myself. This provided the adventures and debt you can probably imagine. I returned to the UK inspired by some learnings from Anthony Robbins, but not clear on the next step.
At this point life wasn’t all roses so two years later and after listening to a motivational CD one cold miserable evening in a leaky rainy flat in Manchester, I made a decision to move to Australia on a whim and a prayer. $65,000 in debt, no job or visa to work there yet, no family around me and almost no friends, I moved to Australia. Incidentally I had never been to Brisbane before and I chose it because it was the biggest city, in my favorite climate, in my favorite country.
Over the following years I paid off nearly $100,000 in debt and worked on $billion projects for international organisations in their training departments such as Rio Tinto, Boeing, BHP Billiton and Queensland Government.
Global travel and global jobs … I have been a chef and temporary manager of a 13th-century hotel near Cambridge, a barman in Hong Kong, an exchange coordinator in France and a French teacher in the UK. From Australia to Vietnam to the USA, I have been a research assistant, a graphic designer, project administrator, management consultant, corporate trainer and an executive director. I’ve also tried my hand at network marketing, life coaching and running my own business.
- Having tried so many jobs, I can see the connections so can help you.
- Having been to so many countries, I respect our similarities and differences and see we’re all people.
- I love inspiring and training so am constantly looking for ways to make it easier for you.
- I love providing practical tips no matter where you are right now in life.
I am certified as a Demartini Values Facilitator and also trained in the Demartini Method. I am a Master Coach and have completed NLP training to Trainer’s level and am a certified hypnotherapist. I have also created materials for international personal development speakers as well as my own books and courses.
My purpose is to help inspire people to fulfill their purposes. I achieve this through teaching and sharing core knowledge about Confidence,Clear Direction and Communication using practical technology, the written and spoken word as well as experiential activities.
I also created www.onemilliontouches.com, in a mission to impact one million people in my lifetime. I’d appreciate if you could head over there and leave a note if you’ve been impacted by me in any way.
“Unconventional creativity is the secret sauce I like to add to life.”
David Alan Woodier
Here are some of my certificates and qualifications