Writing this blog has been a great way to reflect on the experiences I’ve had in life so far, and how I’ve managed to make them happen. I’m often being asked for advice on how to do some of the things, that I’ve done (see more on this below!). Over the years I’ve developed practical tools as well as ways of approaching life that have helped me find clarity, make decisions, create change, pursue new careers, move to new cities, and in summary, live a life that’s a bit ‘less ordinary’. I’m offering mentoring to anyone who’s interested in doing the same. I can share with you the practical tools and ‘thinking’ approaches that have worked for me, and coach you through using them yourself. Some of the things I can help you with:
Figuring out what you’re really good at
Getting a job that makes you happy
Changing careers without going back to formal education
Getting some clarity on what you should actually do with your life
Create change in your life, and breeze through it
As Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University’s Design School I’m experienced in mentoring students and graduates, I’m responsible for developing and delivering training and coaching programmes for Trend Bible, and I also work with Intelligent Action, assisting in facilitating leadership training workshops with organisations like the UN and Médecins sans Frontières. My life so far...
I have a degree in Fashion Marketing, and an MA in Design Practice.
Got a textile internship in New York.
Worked as a fashion designer for Topman.
Traveled the world researching consumer behaviour for brands like Nike, Converse and MTV.
Took a 2 month sabbatical to travel around India.
Spent several weeks in silence (not all at once) on Buddhist meditation retreats
Lived in London for 7 years
Retrained as an Interior Designer (without going back to Uni) - and got a job with the biggest design practice in Newcastle
Joined trend Bible to advise manufacturers on the future of life at home.
Moved to Barcelona.
Drop me a line if you’d like to talk about how I can help you. firstname.lastname@example.org