I spent over 30 years working in Finance for a multi million pound Global Wealth Management Company in London. Here, I gained experience in Investments, Financial Services including Banking, Business Strategy and Corporate Governance, Training and Development and Coaching & Mentoring amongst many other things. The list is too long to publish! I was also a Stockbroker for a while, just for fun.
I attended numerous Senior Leader programmes with the Harvard Business School and Durham School of Entrepreneurship & Business Management.
I left the business when I was Regional Wealth Director for South UK.
I'd always wanted to teach so, initially, wrote and delivered training courses for my Company. When I finally left the world of high finance, I grabbed an opportunity to train as an ESL Teacher and have been teaching English ever since.
I've taught all levels of proficiency (A1-C2) and all ages, plus a lot of Business English classes, due to my wide ranging experience. I've helped students from many different industries improve their language skills for their work. I love the diversity of meeting people from all around the world and there's nothing better than seeing them improve and helping them to achieve their goals.
I'm happily married and we live in Bournemouth with our two dogs, both of which we 'rescued'. Our two children are now grown up.
Holidays are a particular favourite of mine and I love travelling to hot places or cold.
Skiing is my favourite sport. Unfortunately, we don't usually see much snow where I live by the beach and, like many others, I'm not able to take a ski holiday this year with travel restrictions. So, I have to satisfy my craving by watching it on TV.