Husband to Dorothy and dad to Erin and Robbie.
Brother, Ian, runs his own company: Movement and Learning Centre Scotland www.mlcscotland.com
MSc Coaching Edinburgh Napier University, Diploma in PE, BEd (Hons) Physical Education Strathclyde Univeristy
Ran first Glasgow marathon with my dad when he was 65
Trustee for Kidney Kids Scotland www.kidneykids.org.uk
Travelled to 34 countries - some more than once
Like to keep up to date with future trends
I often use surfing as a metaphor in my coaching approach
Coached the GB volleyball team at World Student Games and Scotland Senior/Junior teams
Created what was described as a 'world class' mini rugby programme and won two National Youth Cups with Stirling County RFC producing 15 age-group internationals and 4 full internationals.
I have been a Head of Department in schools, Senior Manager in a local authority children's service and Senior Adviser to Scottish Government. I have worked with Scotland's Colleges, supported professional development for Children in Scotland, developed successful coaching programmes in schools and local authorities.I have present at national business and education conferences, coach a range of individuals in education, health, business and sport and support individuals in career development. I work with national sports agencies in coach mentoring and coach development. I create highly effective executive coaching intervention programmes for executive teams.
Current work includes:coach/mentoring business teams and leaders in performance development, mentoring in elite sport programmes for UK Sport, sportScotland, national sports bodies and supporting individual national team players. I support Forth Valley/Scottish Chamber of Commerce as a mentor and mentor trainer. I also co-ordinate and project manage a national enterprise in education network.
I enjoy working on a range of projects at the same time - portfolio working!