For 35 years I held senior marketing positions in companies such as Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s and ICI before setting up my own marketing consultancy. I had a range of hobbies including holding my private pilot’s licence, amateur dramatics, DIY, mountain walking and a range of crafts. In 2012 I realised that there was more to life than working, plus I refused to be on my deathbed saying “I wish I’d…..” so I specifically designed what I call my “second life” which has a road map that could be loosely called my bucket list and which I use to live life to the full and ensure that I clock off all those “I wish” things whether that is dying my hair electric blue for a fortnight to travelling to Easter Island to becoming a published author.
About my talks...
I offer several talks, all of which encompass a degree of humour, even for serious topics as it helps to keep the audience engaged and interested, not to mention awake! I gave the one on Creating my Second life at an alumni day at Warwick University and it was exceptionally well received, with emails after the event telling me how inspirational people found it, and how well presented.
The talks covering places I’ve visited do use my holiday photographs however the talks are angled to cover a particular aspect of the country and not just a series of “holiday snaps”.
My talks aim to be around the 45 mins length allowing for 15 minutes questions, however they can be lengthened or shortened to suit. I provide my own lap top, projector and flip chart. I just need a screen or white wall to project on to.
£50 for small organisations (circa 50 people or less) plus travel at 35p per mile if more than ten miles from my home address.
Larger organisations, company events and after dinner speaker, from £150 plus expenses.
I am happy to travel within Yorkshire Cleveland Cheshire Lancashire and Durham