Thought Leader, Cultural Broker, Expert Facilitator and Public Speaker, Writer, Extreme Volunteer.
I have had the privilege to be involved in new market opportunities in retail, artist mobility, landscape architecture and garden design, community engagement, international cultural relations, socially sustainable festivals, publishing, television, dramaturgy, world music, cultural giving and philanthropy, women in technology, visual arts, the migrant voice, the absent voice, digital opportunity, tangible IPRs, cultural tourism, and cross-cultural production.
As a thought leader I have provided focussed conversation, aggregated ideas, global networking and good governance to cultural workers and their organisations, including others from related sectors. I deal primarily in personal and organisational development, leadership, creative enterprise, the benefits of joined-up government, not-for-profit governance. I find myself used a lot for lecturing, public speaking, facilitation, workshops and for my expertise as coach, mentor and (increasingly in these difficult times) mediator.
My teaching work in the university sector considered business awareness, cultural diplomacy and critical thinking in the workplace.
These days I am increasingly involved in the business world and community politics, dealing with issues of representation, transparency, communication, leadership and vision in that interesting interface between the private and public sectors.
I am a truly disinterested listener (and by that I do not mean uninterested!), because I’ve had my career, built my reputation, created a network – so your ideas will be safe with me. People look on me like a favourite relative to whom you can reveal things you can’t tell your mum. If you are interested in this kind of input, do contact me here.
If you were hoping to find out more about my current portfolio of work and responsibilities then my Linkedin page is your best bet. You can also find on there what other people think of my inputs.
Contains my blog suites where I have endeavoured to put some order into my own thoughts (practice what you preach!). The themes are wide-ranging and record the span of my knowledge and experience in order to share these ideas, best practice and opinion.
When there is one, the various themes may be found tagged in the post itself, via the search box top right or in the righthand menu. Concepts such as Uncertainty, the skills of The Creative Entrepreneur or The Cultural Diplomat, issues of Culture and the Heritage, or just plain Networking ideas and results.
Do give me some feedback if you can, thanks.