Shoal Projects Ltd
Where Business, Adventure & the Media meet to inspire action
Founded in 2002, Shoal manages my extreme adventure habit! I go on crazy expeditions then we write books, make TV programmes and use the lessons learnt along the way to inspire company workforces worldwide.
My first introduction to a company is often through attending their conference as the Motivational Speaker but many of these introductions have led on to fascinating projects. Our partners have had a variety of reasons for supporting my adventurers – the BBC made beautiful documentaries, whereas some of our corporate clients wanted media exposure, internal employee engagement or unique client entertaining platforms.
MIX Diversity Developers Ltd
Diversity isn’t about difference, it’s about excellence
At MIX we are passionate about helping organisations maximise the opportunities present in a diverse workforce and customer base. To achieve this we offer a range of services including D&I consultancy, keynote speakers on topics such as unconscious bias and training and workshops on subjects such as inclusive leadership, as well as unique storytelling projects, such as the Women’s Arctic Challenge.
National Diversity Awards – Shortlisted – Positive Role Model for Gender
European Diversity Awards – Finalist – Inspirational Role Model of the Year
Personnel Today Awards – Finalists – HR Supplier Partnership Award
Your Speaking Career
Expert Speaking Made Simple
YourSpeakingCareer.com helps existing speakers to grow their business and teaches amateurs how to turn pro. We help individuals spread their message and present with total authority. Hayley and I have developed beautiful online courses which are easy to use, full of practical tips and real-life examples and, most importantly, are full of insider knowledge which leaves speakers raring to go on the stage.
We also have a podcast called Expert Speaking Made Simple to further assist and inform those in the speaking business, which feeds off our collective 35 years in the industry. We love helping others take the stage.
The Well Hung Art Company
Where I made all my mistakes and learnt how not to grow a buisness!
The Well Hung Art Company was my baby, launched at the end of the 90’s, just as the first dotcom boom combusted! It took off fast, thanks to a cheeky name and logo and because the press loved stories about young CEOs back then. The problem was I was ahead of my time!
Very few artists had digital cameras to take images of their artwork and web developers were wrestling with how to build the backend so that images could be uploaded from anywhere in the world. It makes me laugh now when I upload an image to Facebook – so quick and easy! I learnt a huge amount in those early days and so although it failed I don’t mind as I gained a whole heap of business knowledge.