Origionally a personal trainer before being promoted to health club General Manager, Working with vairous multi site providors until getting my MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School, Setting up my own enterprise and joining my favourite social enterprise, YES. Having worked with Health clubs I was used to managing up to 40 staff and a multi million pound P&L I craved a more entrepreneurial environment, A chance to try new things, react quickly to a changing world, being agile enough to meet the customers needs. Burn It Bootcamp helps me combine my Tacit knowledge of the leisure industry with the dynamism of the entrepreneurial worls. Working for Young Enterprise helps me share my learnings and inspire Scotlands next batch of Entrepreneurs.
Changing mindsets, Entrepreneurs are not just millionaires and business owners! they are free thinkers who are not afraid to take risks to acheive their objectives.
If we changed our education system to accept different learning styles, and focussed on Life skills as much as we focus on traditiona academic acheivement, would Obesity decrease because people understood the affect different foods have on their body, would Racism decrease beacuse people understood the differences didnt change the human, would people be more content in their existence because they took time to think about their purpose.
Entrepreneurial spirit in life, Exercise motivation and the prevention of stress, burn outs and obestity using exercise
Rock Climbing! I love it, the adventure, the challenge, the risk & the time away with my own thoughts!
I recently had the biggest challenge to my rapport building and negotiation skills in france, When stuck up a mountain with a group of Disabled and Disadvantaged children, after lightening had stuck the feicular rail way. We had just came back from a large celebration and were complete with face paints (mine was painted like a cat) Rather than show concern we rounded up the children, Including the French children that were also stuck and played games like 'duck duck goose' When the French fire brigade arrived they were insistant on taking the children down first, without their adut helpers, which was against british child protection laws but not french. After 20 min of translated discussions and my cat face, we found a middle ground and all children were transported safely, complying with both french and british safety laws!
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