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About me

I am...


Creating community

Building a kinder world

A Change Maker

A Mentor

Transformation Consultant

A windsurfer, skier, mad?

Zero veteran suicide: my big scary goal. Deeply driven to help fellow vets struggling with changing careers, losing their identity & sense of social utility, or increasing isolation. Built vLancer platform to create community, connection and support to identify and then help those suffering from poor mental health before it becomes too late. I also drive transformational change in business

What I'm working on

vLancer

Zero veteran suicide... that is my big scary goal.

Co-founded and built vLancer - a platform to create community, face-2-face connection and support to identify and then help those suffering from poor mental health before it becomes too late.

Looking for

values-based commercial models
community engagement tools
mental health advocates and experts

Organisational & Cultural Transformation

Consulting projects to pay the bills while I build the platform 🙂

Experienced strategy consultant who can turn powerpoint into action 😉

Working with executive teams, operational and team leaders, to solve core challenges and align teams to achieve a common goal

Looking for

Paid consulting opportunities

Leadership, culture and your people

I offer talks, seminars, workshops and challenge forums for leadership teams to address the topics at work that drive happiness, productivity and impact:
- boundaries & work life balance
- performance management
- effective communication
- building effective teams
- leading through change

Looking for

interesting events & discussion group
connections to find more opportunities

Experience & achievements

Sales & Business Development in start-ups and scale-ups

Sold, built and led Sales and BD teams in all size of business:
- Amazon UK Marketplace - grew to billion $ rev, built highest performing team
- scale up - doubled rev and built team
- start up - rolled sleeves up as employee #9 and landed business while building processes and tools from scratch

Strategic consulting, change management and implementation

Multiple projects at Boston Consulting Group and as an independent consultant across op model change, IT system implementation, new product development, culture & leadership, compliance, org change, performance mgmt, PE due diligence

Sectors = Finance, banking, retail, energy, mining, tech

Mentoring for Social Enterprise

Putting purpose before profit, OnPurpose is a community that helps people find value-aligned work to solve society's most difficult problems.

I have mentored Associates on the programme for the last 8 years

My top skills

Big ideas and get-stuff-done attitude to improve culture & society

Ex-mil, BCG and Amazon, adept at using imperfect data to identify issues, create collaboration and drive decisions in dynamic environments; challenge and coach senior leaders to build and drive change
Founder, mental health advocate
Consultant (Change & Transformation)
Social Enterprise Mentor (OnPurpose)
Sales, BD, Commercial Execution
Big scary inspirational ideas guy
Empathetic listener for the tough stuff

About me

I am...


Creating community

Building a kinder world

A Change Maker

A Mentor

Transformation Consultant

A windsurfer, skier, mad?

Zero veteran suicide: my big scary goal. Deeply driven to help fellow vets struggling with changing careers, losing their identity & sense of social utility, or increasing isolation. Built vLancer platform to create community, connection and support to identify and then help those suffering from poor mental health before it becomes too late. I also drive transformational change in business

What I am available for

Open to provide mentorship
Open to be mentored
Open to new projects
Provides freelancing services
Open to advise companies

Friends

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Cara de Lange
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Claire Hodgson
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Ryan McGee
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Henni Granzow
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Kevin Withane
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Pete Domican
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Lexi Radcliffe-Hart
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Claire Moss
@claire

Groups

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The Community
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Catapult
Private Group
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Based in London
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