I've been fortunate enough to achieve some outstanding results in my career, predominantly in the Advertising & Media Industry which spanned 25 years, enabling me to win multiple 'Distinguished Achievement' and special CEO ‘Outstanding Business Contribution’ awards in both FTSE 100 & Fortune 500 organisations by coaching people to accomplish things they previously would not have thought were possible.
This sounds wonderful doesn't it and isn't this how so many people tell their stories, i.e. it's all about their successes and they conveniently leave out all the struggles and failures and yet, it's during these exact situations of conflict (within ourselves or with others) that we learn most about ourselves and about life.
I've had plenty of these too, like the time I called out an ignorant ego-driven FTSE CEO and it back-fired on me and my career, or when I jumped too far out of my 'zone of excellence' and allowed my self-belief to overpower common sense. And then there were times when I didn't possess enough desire or confidence in myself that it held me back from doing what I was truly capable of, which meant missing out on some great opportunities.
Throughout all the highs and lows however, one single principle has held steadfast. Namley; I've always had a strong sense of justice and intolerance for what I see as unjust, which compels me to do whatever it takes to right any wrongs. I simply cannot sit idly by if I feel that someone (person, group, even institution) is being treated unfairly.
It's with this in mind that I willingly confront conflict and speak my voice, knowing that any potential conflict will often be the catalyst for progress and not a barrier to success.
My unique approach of 'Conflict Is The Way' means that people know the passion that drives me comes from the most humane place and I'll move mountains to support our joint endeavours.
Even after order has been re-established, I pride myself on making sure that practices are put in place so that 'old habits' around how people deal with conflict are gone forever.
At heart, I’m an 'Introvert' with a strong 'Maverick' streak who likes to break the rules of convention when it comes to embracing and benefitting from conflict insetad of being fearful and avoiding it. I like to disrupt the status quo and rise high above conformity and convention. I know my thinking around conflict is unconventional but then so are the results I and my clients achieve together.
The word most often used to describe me is 'inspiring' not because I think I'm anything special but because I've helped many people in business to use conflict situations to inspire themselves and their teams to new heights.
What you really want to know though is 'can I really help you achieve what you want personally and professionally with less effort, hassle, pressure, stress and make exponential strides forward, i.e. no BS or false promises?
With this in mind let's chat... link below to get in touch.