I was born in Perth, Western Australia. While still at school, I found a book on my father’s bookshelf called "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. It inspired me to think about life beyond the schoolyard, but it also launched a lifelong interest in business and the psychology of business success.

 

Once my school days were over, I started my career in cartography. At the age of 22, in search of a more exciting life, I joined Ansett Airlines as a flight attendant. As cabin crew, we often had to attend seminars and it was at one of those seminars that I heard a motivational speaker. She was amazing and because of her, the goal to become a professional speaker emerged.

 

8 year later I was still flying but still compelled by aspirations of business success I decided to leave the confines of the aircraft cabin behind. Over the next 20 years I moved, more often than I care to admit, between numerous roles and my own start-up businesses - all in search of that elusive business success.

In 2000 I started work in the media – in front of the camera. It was in that role that my dream to speak professionally became, in some small way, a reality.

I was invited to MC events. With every job I did I would look to add my own inspirational material to further enhance and complement the client’s objectives.  Eventually, I established a television production company where my love of writing and storytelling became a part of everyday life.  At 54 a long held idea crystallised in the form of a book and I began to write.

Four years almost to the day, “Entrepreneur to Megapreneur – Why they did what they did, and how they did it” was finished, printed and ready to launch.  I set out on this book writing journey to discover and share the secrets of business success – what I didn’t expect is that I would learn so much about me along the way. Not only did I achieve my goal, but I finally understood why business success had always eluded me.

Today, my words as an author and professional speaker are driven by a desire to see everyone live their dreams – because now I know it’s possible.

With my two sons Alistair and Julius.