Although my work with Clearing Sky has become my prime vocation, I was initially trained as a Psychiatric nurse (RMN), in the days of large-scale 'mental institutions'. For various reasons I switched to education and became a lecturer in English Literature. For a number of years I then worked in management roles in colleges of Further Education around the UK, increasingly finding myself keen to apply coaching methodologies as an aspect of the management work.
Eventually I took a deep breath and made the jump into self-employment.
Although a Manxman by birth, I've lived in Hampshire, Kent, Sussex and Hertfordshire before moving more recently to the Cotswolds where I live with my partner Yael Hochenberg, her two fine sons, and Monty the Border Collie dog. My three wonderful, beautiful, properly grown-up daughters from my first marriage continue to fill me with pride and awe. (Reading between the lines here you'll hopefully understand that I've also had experience of the vagaries of love and relationships!)
I love being in the great outdoors, especially mountain landscapes, the wild sea, and all the beauty and drama of the natural world.
Underpinning all my endeavours has been the persistent voice of self-enquiry,. This has promoted an active spiritual life which has found its greatest satisfaction in the practices and principles of Sufism.
One of the most important things I've learned along the way is that everything good and beneficial in any of my endeavours is Divinely given. Everything that is in error or ineffective is mine and mine alone.