We are both proud Africans, Ian being born in Zimbabwe and Bryan in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. Although we have lived in the UK since 1986, we still bring our African directness, commitment, energy and honesty to all our business dealings. Inspired by Nelson Mandela, we believe rapid change within organisations can only take place if the leadership are the champions and the role models.
Professional Certificate in Coaching
I qualified as an accountant with Deloittes in Zambia which has always provided me with a good understanding of finance, but my true love has always been working with people and helping them to perform to their full potential. Working in Zambia, South Africa and Europe across multiple sectors has enabled me to evolve as a leader and understand the importance of inspiring, motivating and growing talented people around you. I worked for the Nestlé organisation for 22 years, where I was given the wonderful opportunity to develop unique leadership and team programmes. I set up Release the Magic in February 2010 as a way of sharing my knowledge, skills and passion and it is my great pleasure to have my son Bryan join the business.
I have spent most of my career doing loads of different jobs for Britvic Soft Drinks. I was given the opportunity to try many different roles and learn different skills from Sales, Marketing and in my later years in Change project delivery. What I found out was I love working with people, delivering change through engaging training, clear communication, creative stakeholder management and challenging people to be their better selves in coaching sessions. I wanted to strive for a better balance in my life, to work with Dad releasing the magic in more people, and spending more time with my amazing wife and our wonderful daughters...before I get too old!
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