I was born in England, the son of a Royal Marine Pilot and grew up in the Far East, Middle East and Africa and educated at boarding school in Somerset.
I joined the Royal Marines as a boy soldier and my career led me to becoming a very adept Human Intelligence Specialist operating across the globe in hostile and extremely stressful environments. Now an international speaker, author, trainer and coach, I utilise lessons from a life of action along with many years spent training in psychology, psychotherapy and coaching to help people prepare for and overcome trauma and other stressful situations.
I have survived three separate kidnappings which developed an extremely strong psychological and mental resilience which I now share with people through my well-attended speaking engagements and training courses. I deliver a compilation of keynote, motivational and inspirational talks for a wide variety of clients, internationally. Some of these have included the UK Military, FBI, New York Police Department, NYPD Hostage Negotiation Team, oil and gas, and other energy companies, global banks and various UK Government departments in need of my unusual experiences and expertise.
Since 2010 I have also provided voluntary charitable services in mental health for the serving UK Military, Veterans and all Uniformed Services. In 2017 I cofounded a unique and innovative uniform services mental health charity in the UK called Icarus.
In 2021 I moved on to continue expanding my work taking it into North, Central and South America, Europe, Scandinavia, Far East and Africa.
I have been frequently featured on BBC, STV, BFBS, BBC Radio, Northsound Radio, Forces News, Sunday Mirror, Financial Times and various International podcasts and interviews.
International Speaker & Author