I first got my taste for natural health by calling into the local health food store on my way home from school each night to buy goat's milk for my lactose-intolerant toddler brother, from the age of 14. I was constantly asking the owner questions about the vast array of supplements, and I was hooked! I opened my own Health Store 9 years later and embarked on my entrepreneurial career in natural health! After spending most of the 1990s training in various therapies, for body and mind, and running a successful therapy practice, and supplements wholesalers, in 1999 I started the Sports Therapy Organisation, a UK-based professional association for sports injury professionals, followed in 2000, by Active Health Group, which is now the leading provider of sports medicine, health coaching, and nutritional therapy training in the UK.
My passion is helping others succeed, and so I still see therapy and coaching clients, as well as teach on the courses that we run at Active Health Group. If you pop into our plant-based, gluten-free cafe within our Active Wellness Centre in Manchester City Centre, you may even see me behind the counter helping out!
Throughout my career, I have hit pretty much every high and every low, and take everything as a teaching aid to help me grow both self and business. I offer business coaching and mentoring to wellness businesses, retailers, and hospitality businesses.
Despite what seems to be a very busy career, I still get 8 hours of sleep every night, go on regular trips away, and most importantly have lots of quality time with my family!
As well as developing training courses up to degree level, I have written the following books:
2002 - DETOX (out of print)
2019 - The Recipe for Success (Co-authored with Jack Canfield)
2023 - Supercharged Productivity in Business and Personal Life
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health
Fellow of the Sports Therapy Organisation
Member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners
Member of the International Coaching Federation
Registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council
Member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Member of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists
Member of the Nutrition Society