For the last decade I have been gently shedding the layers of my life to get a better understanding of who I am. I have had many labels: Eldest Son, Captain, Dad, Husband, Consultant, Therapist – all have meaning, none define me.
I can be grounded. I often make people think, and in my enthusiasm can sometimes make rash decisions. I am both confident and shy. I can be very patient and at times want things to move faster than they need to. I am good at seeing things that other people don’t seem to notice and a big part of my purpose is standing up and sharing what I see. It has taken me a while to work this out.
Many of my roles have involved leadership in one form or another. I have commanded, influenced and guided, sometimes with formal authority and sometimes with just my wits.
I understand how to hold space for other people, so that they can be who they want to be. It is not always a comfortable experience. The balance between wanting to help and allowing time for growth is hard to strike sometimes.
Conscious Leadership is not a new concept but I believe it offers a way to connect the intelligence of billions of people with the existential problems we have created on the planet. I think of myself as a conscious leader – with of course still much to learn.
I continue to do my inner work and have learnt to accept myself with all my flaws. The more I accept myself, the better I become at accepting others. (no surprise there then)
My more conventional CV is on Linked In