I’m a rally driving, record-keeping, wine-and-cheese loving professional speaker.
My life started out fairly typically.
I grew up in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and my life was stereotypically normal. Mum, Dad, brother, dog and cat.
I did my HSC and moved to Canberra for my dream job in IT training. That morphed into a nightmare when I became the department’s sole helpdesk operator. I found refuge and my forte in record-keeping.
And for fun, I was a high-achieving direct-selling party-plan consultant.
This whole time, though, being ‘normal’ sometimes felt like a battle. I was doing the same things as everybody else, but with a hearing loss.
Growing up, my parents were oblivious to my condition until a caring teacher suggested that ‘something was wrong’ at primary school. I had no choice but to fit in with the rest of my family/friends because I didn’t know anybody else who was deaf.
But I’d rather be known for my ability than my disability. The skills I’ve gained over my life are the foundation for the skills I want to share with business.
My speaking style is warm, vibrant and very real. I want my audience to have their own epiphanies, both professionally and personally.
To challenge myself further and feel the fear – I am a driver in forest rallying events. Get in touch if you would like to join “Team Cumquat”, you don’t even have to be IN the car.
And if you would like me to speak at your event, please get in touch – I’d love to hear from you.
Hear and see me anytime – in print, on TV and on YouTube
Yes this is my scrap book – all my articles, interviews and screen time in one place.
What’s the Best Way to get in Touch?
Phone calls are tricky. I wear hearing aids and phones tend to cause a lot of feedback. Think a sound check at a rock concert, but much less enjoyable.
So How Can I Contact You Then?
There’s lots of options. Email works. Or please use my contact form. I’ll reply within 24 hours.
Any Other way?
Yes. We can talk via:
- Skype instant messages, or video calls – I can lip read if the download speed is fast enough.
- Via the National Relay Service
- And if you’re in Canberra or Bega and places in between, we can even meet in person.