About Mike

It’s not all about work:

Outside of work I do my share of grown-up stuff such as being a parent, running a house and all that. As I get older I find all of these projects have something we can learn from. You need some healthy variety in your life.

What’s happening now?

Recently I’ve made the move from marketing and the corporate digital world into L&D and learning design. It’s been a great next step and many of things I loved about the old area I’ve found in greater abundance in my new area.

A big career move can seem scary, takes a lot of research and planning and I’ve had to get some new skills along the way. It took some persistence too. If you want some recipes for changing your career, I can give you some tips and share my recent experiences.

Don’t delay – it will be worth your while.

Me and that ‘work’ thing:

For 20 years I’ve worked for some amazing brands – in technology companies, or in the digital marketing team of different businesses.

I’ve been a writer and an editor, a producer and a manager. I’ve spent a fair amount of time writing, making new digital things and checking that user needs are met.

My work world has often changed quite radically during this time. I’ve ridden the restructure roller-coaster (screaming and smiling) through three major redundancies and been ‘bought and sold’ during two acquisitions.

I’ve guided others through the hiring, on-boarding, restructuring and ‘exiting’ (a weird word) a few times too. I’ve also used a ‘side-hustle’ creative project to help land a new role.

All of this has given me some great insight into career change, coaching and the many things you need on top of the skills to do your job, like how to leave it or break-through barriers to find an even better one.

How can I help?

If you need some support on next steps in your career or a difficult work problem, I can bring some experience and a little coaching training to your door.

If you need some help with a creative side-project (your book, game, app, support service, or learning project) very happy to help. Let’s really understand it and help you get it moving.

If you’re planning or starting something new and want some support and confidence, I’m great for that too. Most people say I’m a very calm person, so if you need some sense, order and calmness to get your show on the road, give me a call.

Let’s get connected:

If you want to get in touch, please contact me.