This is My Story
I walked into the office and sat down, not my normal cheery self. The job so far was paying the bills but I was not happy. I asked myself ” Alex, What is Your Dream?”
At the age of 9 I was taken to Jamaica by my parents. This was heart wrenching. I lost my friends, my home and my cousins.
For a long time I was resentful, I lost out . Years later , when I could think for myself, I realised it was one of the most exciting things that had happened in my life. The outdoor freedom , the food, the people and the life style. But after eight years I returned to the mother land.
My mother always said, “get a good education so you can get a good job”. So I pursued accountancy just because of that one statement. When I qualified in 1994 I knew I did not want to do this for the rest of my life. Only now do I understand why my mother was so purposeful in her statement.
My dad was a builder and life had its ups and downs, great when there was work, hence positive cash flow, and devastating when things were quiet, lack of cash.
In 2002 after a business trip to Australia, I new something had to change. A consultant I hired on a project said, “Alex, accountancy is not where your heart is, you need to be on stage”. I should have sacked him. Not long after my boss said, “Alex, you are so motivational, you remind me of Tony Robbins”.
That year I was set free, “You’re fired”, were the words echoing in my ear. I wrote my first book “What is your dream” and took to the stage.
Since We Started
I was always coaching for free because that’s what you do in our community. So I began the journey of a life coach and started charging. But something was still missing , I loved talking about dreams and visions hence the book – “What is your dream” . In 2011 my wife and I piloted a TV program called Get Focused, all six episodes. In 2012 I saw Andy Harrington on stage, attended the professional speakers academy and was smitten, this is it. A birthday present changed my life , the book, the Nuts and Bolts of Public Speaking by Craig Valentine. I birthed Master Your Message and became a Certified Speaking Coach.
I help business owners and executives to craft their message, uncover their ‘mega magic’ story, while overcoming their fear of public speaking and raising their presence.
What is your dream?
You are a powerful speaker!
You set the place alive!
You have something!