PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

A logo wall of my clients, who do you recognise?

Working for Myself…

2005 /NOW: – I have been coaching and running consulting practice. My focus has been in the areas of: Lifenergi™ Coach, Leadership Coach & Public Speaking Coach. I have been using my Lifenergi™ Coaching model since I led my Lifenergi™ Retreat on Bowen Island, BC Canada in 2007.

2003: I was the speech coach for the Canadian Olympic Bid Team. I coached team the In Vancouver BC Canada for Olympic Evaluation Committee investigation to see if Canada could host the 2010 Winter Olympics. I coached the Canadian team in Prague, Czech Republic for the final presentation, and Canada won! Speech and presentation skills for winning 2010 Winter Olympics.

1995/2004 I was a workshop leader/lecturer at the “Sauder School of Business” – in the MBA program – I also led Presentation Power for Executive Education, UBC and Sales Talk for Executive Education. I am the author of “Presentation Power”.

Business Owner

1993-2000: I was the founder and President of NuMethod Executive Education Inc. NuSpeak Workshop and Video Training (for media) Our client list included: BCTV, Electronic Arts, Tourism Vancouver, VanCity Credit Union, London Drugs and Sandwell Engineering and many graduates of our public version of the workshop.

1968/1985 I became a partner with Lisa Kerfoot in 1968. Together we ran retail and service (hair & cosmetics) when Lisa retired it became Moods Hair Technology with locations in: Pacific Centre, Denman St Vancouver BC I sold it in 1985.

Working for Others…

1985/1995 I worked for Context Associated in Vancouver BC.  I led the Pursuit of Excellence for 8years travelling across Canada. As a facilitator and program leader I was involved in Curriculum Development & Training. I facilitated “The Advancement of Excellence” – a six-week program. I loved the experience of working with Context, a mission driven company.

1973: My Public Speaking career stared with REDKEN a cosmetic manufacturer and distributor. I led REDKEN Seminars  Challenge of Success – Salon Success – Canadian Tour and the Redken Regional Seminar – Motivational Speaker – USA Tour. I also taught at the REDKEN Academy in Los Angeles CA. USA I was a member of the REDKEN Laboratories Education and Marketing team and coached and trained field staff and managers – customer service & sales

1975/1985 As a keynote speaker I led a retailing and marketing workshop for the Allied Beauty Association Canada. Canada wide tour – Retailing & Marketing Workshop

1966 I emigrated to Vancouver BC Canada. When I arrived in Vancouver BC I could not find any movie related work. For 6months I worked for a local small cosmetic manufacturer who made shampoos and conditioners, I travelled across western Canada selling it to small pharmacies and outlets – it was a wonderful way to see Canada. Then I worked for two different hair salons until I joined Lisa Kerfoot in 1968.

1964/1966 I worked at MGM Film Studios in Elstree, Hertfordshire UK.  I worked in the Property dept, biding my time to transfer to the make up and special effects department ~ basically I was a “gopher” .

 

 

My Eclectic Education

 2018 I went to Inspired Outcomes, a school in Quelph, Ontario to refresh and update my NLP education from Allen Kanerva, recognized as one of Canada’s  leading NLP Educators and experts. Brilliant Trainer.; NLP Practitioner Training, PACE Coaching Program and Hypnosis Training.

2000 I wanted to bring more spontaneity to my speaking and training so I went Carousel Theatre School on Granville Island: Improv Theatre for 8 weeks

1993/1995 I took training while Investors Group; Brokers License, Financial Planning, Insurance License Level 1 & 2 Mutual Funds License

1985/1988 I went to Professional Development Seminars: The Haven, on Gabriola Island BC. The Haven is a non-profit learning centre on beautiful Gabriola Island in British Columbia, Canada. The focus is self-responsibility, effective communication, healthy relationships, creative expression, and integration of mind-body-spirit. I took the 5day residential programs:  Come Alive – Couples Workshop – Men Body and Energy – Anger and Boundaries – Creative Planning Workshop (Licensee)

1986 I joined Context Associated in 1986 and entered their 2year Program Leaders Training; where I studied the background to and then led “The Pursuit of Excellence” program for 8 years. I also learned how to the lead The Wall and The Advancement of Excellence, but my focus was “The Pursuit of Excellence” program.

1985 I took the 5 day The Pursuit of Excellence following up with The Wall 6 days residential program and then The Advancement of Excellence 8week program

!984 Virginia Satyr – 3day workshop. I went to my first NLP Training 7day program and Fire Walking Coach Training Anthony Robbins San Diego

1966 I migrated to Vancouver BC Canada the biggest learning experience in my life.

1965 Vidal Sassoon Academy on Bond St London UK.

1962 BBC Television- evening classes theatrical make-up while in college

1961-1963  South West College of Education, Watford, Herts, UK 2-year Diploma program Cosmetology & Salon Management

1961 Graduated from Campions Secondary School (General Certificates of Education). I was the School Athletic Captain, Senior Prefect

1945 Born in Plymouth Devon and raised in London UK.

 

 

 

 

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