I love to explore nature, the interactions within creating biodiverse environments, ancient wisdoms and modern science around our health, thinking and inner boundaries.
As an author and teacher, this provides plenty of opportunities and many insights that I love to share.
I’ve worked in large corporates, small businesses, start-ups and had a few ventures of my own over the years. I’ve volunteered in numerous countryside activities, surveys, guided walks, open access patrolling and more. I’ve trained with experts in wild flowers, trees, birds, hedge laying, moorland management. I love life. I love change. I love the natural cycles, the seasons and the ebb and flow of everything.
I grew up in Southern Africa, and have lived in many countries throughout my life, and now I am very happily settled in the spa town of Harrogate, in North Yorkshire. I have found ‘my place’ where I can enjoy the countryside, the big skies and the wonders of Yorkshire.
I love learning and for many years I studied an extremely diverse range of subjects while working in an equally diverse number of jobs and industries. Core to everything though has been people.
You will find articles, blogs, courses and meandering thoughts throughout my websites and a couple of books too. It was a great honour and incredible experience to contribute to The Success Formula, with Jack Canfield and many other amazing thought leaders.
In June 2017, Grant, Ian and I set out for a walk along the Portuguese Coastal Camino Route.
We covered 280 kms, took two weeks and carried around 18kg each.
It was hot. It was magical. We laughed. We sweated. We were quiet. We were noisy.
But mostly we learnt a lot about ourselves, about stripping away the modern niceties, about being in the moment, about friendship, about leadership, about people.
Having been a countryside volunteer for many years, patrolling the moors, fixing gates, laying hedges, surveying paths, supporting guided walks and doing breeding wader surveys I know, love and understand many of the hidden places of North Yorkshire.
I invite you, to join me, on a journey of discovery - of our landscape, our wildlife, our people, our places and of ourselves.
Walking, yoga, great food, fun, relaxation and being present are the key ingredients.
A regular look at what is happening in the great outdoors.
Just noticing the seasons, the changes, the beauty and the wildlife.
Pausing to capture, admire and wonder.
Each observation inspiring some thoughts and providing an opportunity to share some insights and wisdom.
Appreciating the world around us and the connectedness of all things.