My 40 years on this earth have been packed full of excitement, fun, love, good times and also some pretty harsh lessons. The concept of ‘working on myself’ was completely alien to me just a few years ago. It’s still crazy to me that I find myself as the Head of Client Experience here at TPM – a role that fills me with a sense of purpose and being able to help other men like me. You just don’t know what’s around the next corner if you surrender to it!
I grew up in Scotland, but was born in and returned to the NW of England where I now live with my gorgeous wife Clare and our girls Ava (9) and Isla (6). We also have a nutcase of a dog called Ralf (a 2 year old Jackapoo) and a chilled out cat called Winston. There’s never a dull (or quiet) moment at home and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I studied Physical Education and Theology (quite a mix) at University and continued my passion for sport by growing my own Sports Coaching and Teaching business which operated successfully for 14 years. At its peak I employed over 40 staff working remotely in schools in England.
My journey with TPM began in 2018 when I joined the Activation Method as a participant. I was just really struggling and didn’t know why. My wife had no idea that anything was going on inside for me. I just never felt good enough and nothing was really making me truly happy.
This started a journey of understanding why I felt the way that I did – digging into my background, upbringing and ways I had been taught to live and think. I am now in the best place I have ever been and decided to give up my previous career to jump into the movement to help other men.
Any spare time I have is spent with the family running the girls around to their activities, or creating memories with family trips and adventures at home and abroad. I’m also lucky enough to follow Liverpool FC home, away and into crazy places in Europe too. World travel remains a huge passion of mine and I’m happy that my role with TPM has helped me add new places (Costa Rica lately) to the 52 countries (and counting) that I have visited. If it’s linked to sport – even better!
My passion and aim at TPM is to help as many men as possible deal with what they are going through to become better husbands, fathers, and comfortable in their own skin. I struggled for a very long time, often without realising what was happening, and nobody should suffer in silence.