I work with individuals and teams including leaders of multinational businesses and arts organisations, homeless people, academics, charity staff and boards, actors, dancers and yoga teachers. I've developed and deliver courses on Re-thinking Learning, “100% you” and Conflict Resolution for VAIL (Victoria and Albert Museum Innovative Leadership programme) and Sapient Nitro’s CMTO (Chief Marketing Technology Officers) high potential leadership course and I'm a tutor on the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the Said Business School, Oxford University.
I founded HaveMoreFun 30 years ago after having been on the board of directors of 2 major London advertising agencies; Ted Bates (1986-88) and BBDO (1984-86). I strive to bring together the best of arts practice, scientific discipline and management theory to help people from different disciplines, cultures and traditions to communicate more precisely and clearly, and to bring more of themselves to their roles as leaders. Much of our work deals with the challenges of managing across borders and through periods of change, and with helping R&D departments communicate the increasingly complex science of their products with their non-science colleagues, and with their consumers.
Corporate clients include: EDF Energy, Heineken, Procter and Gamble (EMEA, Latin America, Japan, USA), Samsung (Korea, Europe, North America), KAO/ Goldwell (Japan/US/Europe), M&S, Carat Media, GSK, Sapient Nitro, McCormick (herbs and spices), Nutmeg (financial services). Charity and public sector clients include: Sue Ryder Care; DEFRA (the UK department of the Environment); The University of Bangor, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Teenage Cancer Trust and National University of Ireland.
I graduated from the University of London in 1976 with a BSc in Biochemistry, and spent a year in the Max Planck Institut fur Biophysik in Frankfurt, co-authoring 2 papers on ion transfer across the erythrocyte membrane, before making the rather unexpected move into market research and advertising.
I was a contributor and assistant producer on the BBC TV series on advertising and society, “Washes Whiter” aired in 1990.
After founding havemorefun I lived in Venice, California for 2 years and studied improvisation and acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. I've also studied drama and dance improvisation with a range of teachers, and I have a teaching diploma from Yoga Therapy Ireland.
I also write, produce and perform dance theatre shows and stand-up comedy routines, have a ranty angry blog, and run an improvised recipe project in Islington, London. If you'd like to buy a set of recipe cards and a booklet on how to improvise with food, just click here.
I speak English well and French, Spanish and German badly.
contact us. email@example.com phone: +442072881520/+447808399447 snail: #6, 21 Popham Street. LONDON N18QW. UK