Check out the videos below to see me being interviewed for Globis University TV and at the Co-Active Coaching Summit in Napa (where I first heard the quote on my home page that continues to inspire and guide me). Plus a short segment from my Emotional Intelligence seminar at JIC.
Qualifications and Experience
I have 20 years experience living in Japan and working as a coach, counsellor, trainer and educator. I have worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 15 years and was at Chuo University for 10 years. I have a Masters Degree in Adult Education from The University of Leeds, and Bachelors Degrees in Communication Studies (Sheffield Hallam University, UK) and Psychology (Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia). I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC). My training was with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California.
I love literature and films and I love teaching them. I believe we are in a golden age of television. HBO dramas such as Deadwood, Six Feet Under and The Wire are novels for television and are the classics of the future.
I am an amateur song writer and performer. I love the songs of Elvis Costello, Ben Harper, Andy Partridge, Jack Johnson, Joni Mitchell and many others.
I love travel for similar reasons that I love literature: it’s inspiring, enriching, liberating and enjoyable. I have never encountered a problem that couldn’t be alleviated by getting on a train, plane or automobile. For me travel gives freedom from constraint and therefore enables perspective; perspective gives insight; insight is curative because its nature is to solve or, in the best cases dissolve, problems.
I have microlight and hang glider pilot's licenses and take to the skies whenever I can.