Experiences, expertise, skillsets & services include....
Coach, consultant & trainer – being able to listen deeply & relate empathically & honestly with people of all backgrounds, ages & education to help them identify opportunities & areas to focus on & activities & beliefs they can delegate or eliminate.
Tailoring sessions & workshops for individuals & businesses sharing insights, perspectives, practical tools & resources to help make a positive impact. As one client stated ‘in addition to the ideas, insights & accountability, you offer holistic business mentorship to groups & individuals – helping people find purpose & meaning in the workplace & as a business’. Another saying ‘you are a man of of honor, heart, integrity & vision, able to pull together & see interconnections – and you’ve helped us find our way through social media – you are a gentle & compassionate teacher’.
Recently delivering in-house training in South-Africa, Manchester, London, Germany, Vietnam & Amsterdam.
Webinar & workshop host – running multiple events, curating & summarizing best tools & techniques across multiple disciplines. Everything required to ensure a 1st class experience for delegates – content, reference materials, bonuses, value, service, venue, follow-up. Worked with & trained people of all ages & backgrounds across the UK, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Uganda, Peru, Mauritius, Australia, South Africa, Vietnam, Germany & Holland.
Author, publishing, marketing – Conceptualising 350 page e-book project with BBC Radio 1 dance music pioneer Danny Rampling & negotiating & securing subsequent physical book & DVD contract with leading publishing house. Researching & identifying the needs of the target audiences, developing & writing book contents, pulling in contributors developed website, Google & Facebook ads & analytics, video promotion, conversion into audio-book & helping create Facebook group of over 22,000 members.
Setting up affiliate scheme, autoresponder series & organising logistics & events for successful national tour & exhibitions at industry shows. An in-depth guide joining the dots between music, DJ’ing, mindset & business. Other books include ‘101 Ways to Use Online Video’ – fore-seeing the explosion of video.
Workshop creation & facilitation with UK’s leading training provider – Successfully assisted 1000‘s as head speaker, trainer & facilitator for The Internet Business School – provider of industry leading courses, under founder & serial entrepreneur Simon Coulson. All areas of content creation, delivery & service. Also AV manager. Co-authored the Diploma in Internet Marketing modules – a nationally recognised qualification accredited by both Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & NCFE. Helped drive the success of the organisation, trained across Europe – Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, S. Africa, Mauritius & Australia.
Podcast creation, audio editing, AV & sound engineering at events
Helping businesses, experts, enthusiasts & marketers to share their messages around the world through audio podcasts.
Delivering podcasting as a service aswell as providing it as a training, empowering people to be able to record, edit & share audio, interviews & understand the multiple repurposing options for using audio including creating audiobooks, converting written content (such as articles, blog posts, web content, webinars, Zoom recordings, workshop & training events, research papers, commentary etc).
Helped training organisations & workshop facilitators leverage their content by recording, editing & sharing online as audio podcasts or a paid for product – giving it a new lease of life & product extension.
Learning Management Systems – The Pay It Forward Academy, The Online Video Academy, Amoria Bond Learning Portal
Foreseeing the growth in online training & setting up one of the first online learning management systems, a private membership site with over 600 training videos, PDF’s & resources covering all aspects of online & offline business & related skillsets. Recently created ‘The Pay It Forward Academy’ providing 10,000’s around the world with 100’s of empowering resources for free.
Author, publishing, marketing – Conceptualising 350 page e-book project with BBC Radio 1 dance music pioneer Danny Rampling & subsequent publishing contract. Developed & ghost wrote the contents, developed website, video promotion, project managed, converted into audio-book & helped create Facebook group of over 22,000 members. Set up affiliate scheme, autoresponder series & organised successful national tour & exhibited at industry shows. An in-depth guide joining the dots between music, DJ’ing, mindset & business. Other books include ‘101 Ways to Use Online Video’ – foretelling the explosion of video.
Guest speaker, exhibitor & stand manager at Business & Trade Shows – helping create exhibition stands that stand apart from others in a busy space. Researching, preparing & delivering presentations on specialist topics to draw in captive audiences and helping develop teams who provided visitor experiences, generating leads & sales at leading spaces including London EXCEL, Olympia, Earls Court & Birmingham NEC.
Music Curation, Selection, DJ’ing, writing & production & PR – A lifelong music lover & enthusiast I’ve attended, supported & helped promote many musicians, DJ’s, producers & events that I believe in. Have written release & sleeve notes for leading taste-makers & musical pioneers including Kerri Chandler, Atjazz Record Company, Southport Weekender & Suncebeat, created tracks & edits including Louie Vega & Elements of Life’s ‘Children of the World’ (BBE Records), helped initiate & pull together the first ever Kerri Chandler & friends band performance (with musical director Magic Number, Arnold Jarvis & Robert Owens).
Consistently curating selections under alias ‘Delectronic Soul’ & asked to supply mixes for leading shows including Lars Behrenroth’s Deeper Shades of House’, Michael Ruetten’s Soul-Searchin’, Stream 101 & multiple respected shows & stations. Invited to play keyboards alongside Kerri Chandler & warm up slots at Southport Weekender & Suncebeat Festival.
Created first Kerri Chandler website & also heritage sites documenting musical history including www.OscarRompArtist.co.uk – archiving the unique art of infamous jazz dancing artist & performer Oscar Romp. Also www.kerrichandlertribute.com – curating the comments, quotes & favourite KC tracks from over 60 industry leading taste-makers & peers.
Event Management – Helping promote, set up & run world renowned music events including ‘Southport Weekender’ & ‘Suncebeat’ in Croatia. Helping ensure these events maintain their revered status, involved in musical recommendations, production, stage management, boat parties, artist & client liason & DJ’ing. Helped create & run ‘The Sustainable Infrastructure Conference’ at The British Library & dozens of events around the country.
YouTube & Video – An early-adopter & trainer. Helped 1000’s of business owners, marketers & experts to utilize video & YouTube to reach their target audiences & grow their projects.
One project, taking a master drummer & made his respected lessons available on a global platform. Now the most viewed Djembe teacher on YouTube with over 1,000,000 views & was selected as one of YouTube’s ‘recommended videos’ globally as well as nominated African Achiever of the Year. Another student went on to become the leading global authority in her cosmetics niche.
Youth Development, Raleigh International, Government Pilot Scheme & Expeditions – Trainer & content creator on youth development program to engage, inspire & empower disadvantaged ‘NEET’ youths (not in education, employment or training). Equipping them with valuable life & business skills, to get them into apprenticeships before they ‘fell through the cracks’. Ran on various occasions – we got 94% of the participants into long term positions.
Being a leader & project manager with Youth Development Charity Raleigh International in Uganda & Costa Rica helping young people complete 10 weeks off-grid, learning team, project, communication, management & & leadership skills whilst immersed in a combination of adventure, environmental & community projects in remote locations.
Working as a team player under extreme conditions in pressurized environments on various expeditions.
Writing books, tour managing, audiobooks, ebooks, writing for magazines – Danny Rampling, HayHouse, Menis, 101 Ways to use online video
HayHouse Radio Show – Co-hosting & producing global series with internationally acclaimed Dr Menis Yousry on leading mind, body & spirit platform HayHouse Radio station
HayHouse Publishing – Taking an idea from concept to physical book with the world’s learning mind, body & spirit publisher, HayHouse. Book project manager & publishing liaison for Dr Menis Yousry (founder of the www.Essence-Process.com), now successfully published in 7 languages. Involved in concept, editing, design, launch, tour & marketing.
Luxury resort manager – in charge of Sri Lankan 5 star retreat, evolving all aspects of the business: marketing, website, social media & photography & video shoots, nurturing the staff team, delivering exceptional customer service & ensuring clients enjoyed precious memories. Delivering adventure tours, excursions & entertainment and initiating local charitable initiatives including fund-raising to provide extra-curricular education for local village children & emergency relief for families in crisis.
Preparing & supporting cross-cultural teams – Working in partnership with the UK’s leading recruitment company charged with managing teams of professionals in a successful cross-cultural exchange & fund-raising program. Took multiple teams to live & work alongside impoverished Peruvian families to construct 101 homes, community & sports facilities over 4 trips in 7 years. CNegotiation, construction, leadership & management.
Independent Record Store owner – founder, manager & partner of PLAY Music, Leeds. Set up award winning UK record store creating a creative hub for music enthusiasts. Ran 3 shops & promoted dozens of events around England for 7 years alongside a brilliant team of emerging UK talent. Ancillary services included DJ & sound system hire, music consultancy, recording studio, ticket agency & promotions. Learning & developing all aspects of developing & running a small start-up business from a shoe-string budget including creativity, vision, establishing partnerships & joint ventures, team-building, logistics, planning, guerrilla marketing & PR, operations, budgeting, purchasing, accounts, admin, outsourcing, leadership, management & apprenticeships. Supported the younger generation with guest lectures at Leeds College of Music & providing work experience.
Event Management & being part of leadership teams
For over a decade continue to be part of the volunteer leadership team for London’s annual Basket Briggade, where over 600 volunteers come together to provide Christmas food hampers to help spread a little christmas cheer for over 5000 experiencing financial challenges.
Creating outdoor spaces – nurturing other aspects of my personality, including physical practicality, creativity, appreciation of spaces, playfulness & my love of nature by helping families enjoy their outdoor spaces through landscaping, creating furniture & treehouses to enhance their gardens.
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