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By | October 28th, 2016|Business, initiative, sales|

Marketing, can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Actually in the almost 12 years that I have been in business I’ve not done a great deal of marketing. I send out the odd random newsletter or targeted email to a specific person or group of people and that’s about it. Although I [...]


By | October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

I’m hoping life is good right now and if it’s not then I hope whatever challenge you have right now passes soon. Have you ever done what I did this morning? I walked out of the house early and as soon as I approached my car I got a face full of web. Spiders [...]

My most inspirational post ever…………….Probably.

By | July 19th, 2016|Extra mile, initiative, life, Motivation, opportunities, Resilience, Uncategorized|

So there I was: In London, heading for The Press association where I was delivering presentation skills and as I walked out of Kings Cross Station I saw a man to my left who was stood with a large piece of cardboard with a message on it. I initially thought he was homeless but when [...]

Worlds Youngest Motivational Speaker (8)

By | April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

You may have come across this video already on my Facebook page  but it was so important that I didn’t want to assume that you had seen it there. A few months ago the children at my son Ellis was asked by his teachers what he wanted to do when he was older. He has [...]

Don’t ask, Don’t get.

By | April 21st, 2016|initiative, opportunities|

So there I was. Up at The Marriot Hotel in Newcastle on Tuesday night as I was delivering a presentation skills day for the leadership team at Annalox the next day. I discovered there was a meeting for a company who I had worked with before taking place at the hotel at 8pm that night. [...]

Great Feedback from the 1st iCan LIVE

By | March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Last week we launched the iCan Live event in Newcastle. It was much more than just my keynote presentation. It was a whole day on mindset: goal setting, comfort zones, limiting beliefs and a whole lot more. We had a fantastic day and it laid the foundations for the next event in Leeds on 29th [...]

The Great Lego Experiment

By | March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

I’m not sure about you but when I was younger I loved Lego. Not that I ever had any of my own. No, that was a luxury that apparently we couldn’t quite afford. But my friend Dean Johnson, who lived next door, could. We had many a battle playing soldiers on a lego battlefield. Anyhow, [...]

What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Speaking.

By | January 11th, 2016|presentation tips|

Battle with light sabers Like many people I went to see the new Star Wars movie recently. Actually I probably waited a little long than most to see it. I absolutely loved it. And I’ve just booked it again for tomorrow night, This time with Ellis my son. He’s only 8 but [...]


By | December 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|

This evening I met with an old friend to discuss sharing the stage in 2016. Although I loosely knew his story I had never heard him speak. After our meeting I felt obliged to sit and watch his presentaion online. It blew me away. What James has achieved despite his difficult start is simply mind [...]