I'm lucky enough to have had parents who were not afraid to try new ventures whether this meant moving to new cities, towns and countries or going self-employed and launching new business ventures. This means that much of my "spare" time was spent as a bus conductor, bartender or shopkeeper, invaluable life lessons. It also means that though I studied Business Administration and also Accounting, being an accountant was never going to hold me. It became clear early on that the managers and salesmen could affect the profitability of the businesses I worked for while all I was doing was recording the events after the fact. So I launched One Stop Travel and have not looked back since.
There are not many greater feelings than taking that leap, taking the risk and turning your long held idea into an actual business and then getting your first new paying customer, a complete stranger. Even getting monthly reports and royalties from some of my books does not come close (but is certainly very much appreciated).
Through being an entrepreneur I've been able to explore other passions and interests and try new things. This means that now I'm known by some as an author, playwright, athletics fan, community activist, businessman and, I'm glad to say, a great business coach. I believe that entrepreneurs are the ones that can, and often do, change and look after their families and their communities.
So I realise that It's not often that one gets the chance to bring together two things one is passionate about, much less make a career out of doing so. However, I've managed to do just that by fusing my love of track & field athletics and coaching with my lifelong habit of developing and supporting entrepreneurs and developing a climate of enterprise. The result is the Olympic Sprint Business Coaching programme.
The courses I have put together here are all about supporting you becoming the best entrepreneur you can be. They are about being at the top of your game in the league you operate and with your unique advantages and constraints. Please let me know how you get on.