My unique journey to discovering WickedPeople.
My journey started here...
My first exposure to global transformation programmes of £10m+, where I managed, led, and took the helm of over 20 strategic programmes within a genuinely multi-national setting. I learned very quickly the importance of genuine transparency and the strength of a trustworthy network of ‘WickedPeople.’
One thing I truly believe and will take away from this unique position is that ‘Military Leadership’ is the best in the world. An experience that I still live and breathe.
Leaving the military...
Departed the Armed Forces after full 22 years of service. I met some fantastic people, lots of breathtaking experiences and many, many great stories to tell… But, it was time to enter my second chapter of life, seeking new pastures and help to create some much-needed family stability. It was time to transition into the ‘real-world’ and my very rapid welcome into the Emergency Services.
Firstly as Training Manager for Kent Fire and Rescue, followed by one of the most challenging roles I have ever experienced, the first ‘Babcock’ Head of Training for the London Fire Brigade.
Hello to the Corporate world of ‘Outsourcing’ – Pressure like I have never experienced before and wholly different from my previous 22 years of organised fun and high achievements… Expectations, budgets, complaints, compliments, stakeholders, my new glossary of terms.
Great exposure to the inner workings of the Financial Services, Capita, and Babcock and dipping my toes within the Creative and Technology industries.
Graduating from Bedfordshire...
Turning my hand to Post-graduate education at the University of Bedfordshire, another proud moment in my life was obtaining a Master of Sciences in ‘System Leadership and Organisation Development.’ I cannot underestimate the impact this study had on my professional life. It transformed me, inspired me, and helped me personally to become a better version of myself.
I’m genuinely thankful to my tutors and fellow students who made this experience one to remember and helped me forge a new and exciting path of discovery.
WickedPeople is born...
A pivotal year in my professional life where I established WickedPeople, a ‘Learning Performance Agency’ designed to help organisations to grow their internal capability and do things better for themselves.
I relished the opportunity to add value where I couldn’t before, develop a competitive and market-disrupting brand that I was ready for, and more importantly, I wanted to collaborate with people I know can make a notable difference in everything they do. WickedPeople is a brand for the future, a brand to be trusted, and a brand that ‘walks the talk.’
Recover, Redefine, Resurgence...
A year to be remembered and never forgotten, it certainly tried and tested my resilience, persistence, and creativity. This was a year of help, support, and thankfulness to the many who went above and beyond their calling. Over the past 18 months, I have come to appreciate that the small things in life quite often make the most significant difference in life, work, and relationships.
I have grown to love what I do, how I do it, and the marked differences WickedPeople strive to make. 2020 is an etched memory of a crucial turning point.
Re-branding our future...
Working with several prestigious industry-leading brands and honing the real value WickedPeople can offer clients through challenging times of transformation and change. Our unique immersive and engaging 3D (Diagnose, Design, Develop) approach has formed the centre of our re-branding. As a result, our revitalised brand represents balance, harmony, and growth.
As a challenger brand, we seek to tread the grounds that others haven’t mastered, fully explored or experimented with new ideas and approaches. We are not Management Consultants. We are Designers; We are Deep Thinkers; We are Pragmatists; We are WickedPeople.