a LinkedIn Power Profile Award Winner, Official IBM Futurist, Writer & Brand Marketer
My formative years to the present day, briefly…
Being born into a long established entrepreneurial family, on both sides. I have from an early age known the struggles business leaders can go through; to build their skills, their brands and to create jobs.
My father influenced me a lot during my early years, he taught 2500+ post graduate business students and I had the pleasure to work with him in our family wine business. Even now at the age of 84 he continues to be a wealth of knowledge and a great inspiration to me. He studied industrial management at MIT and ran Flush Metal Corp with my grandfather in the 1950s and 1960s; until moving to the UK 45 years ago to start a new life.
Nearly 10 years ago I left my family’s boutique wine business to become an independent consultant. I quickly acquired the knowledge, insights and skills to leverage the use of my personal brand. With much resilience and focus, I contacted people, nurtured relationships and grew my network. I have built many opportunities and a few good friendships along the way.
Prior experience in premium retail, wholesale and export taught me business communication is about real world relationships, (avoiding techno speak and meaningless jargon).
Today I am grateful to have access to a portfolio of networked, Global technical expertise and experience and can create opportunities from empowering, encouraging and guiding people to take control of their brand(s).
Using time honoured branding processes and best practices; a heavy dose of infectious enthusiasm and the right interpersonal skills to educate and inform the clients I work with create real results.
By digging into ALL the key issues (to grow insights) and build brands ‘through the beating heart’ of business, to create tangible value from your partnerships, relationships and story.
I deliver transformational brand marketing workshops and courses, select scalable, suitable technologies (being a recognised assessor of technology platforms). I can make brand marketing and storytelling work for businesses who want to achieve real tangible results for their brand and bottom line.
I work with businesses of all sizes from solopreneurs, start-ups and SME’s to the likes of Microsoft and IBM.
I help to grow the values of your business and brand(s) online and offline, crafting every story to be clearly focused on engaging, connecting and forging commitment with all stakeholders and your business.
I have set new expectations for brand marketing campaigns and am constantly ‘reviewing’ business strategies.
I am grateful to live this “If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life” Lao Tzu
Get in contact if you are looking to be a guest on our podcast or for some help with your brand.
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