Thanks for making the time to visit my website. I'm known as The Entrepreneurial Futurist - because I specialise in helping entrepreneurs and business owners to future proof themselves. And let's be honest, in a world spinning ever faster, where we all struggle to keep up with the rate of change, it's very easy to lose relevance, and once lost, it's impossible to regain.
If I can sum up what I do in one sentence - I help people of substance to build businesses of substance. I draw on my own 35 year experience as a business owner and entrepreneur in all that I do. I share what I've got right as much as what I've got wrong, through a host of platforms and tools.
As a bestselling author, entrepreneur and global presenter, I get to work with some extraordinary people and organisations. I've written 14 books, sold in over 65 countries around the world and presented over 750 keynotes, workshops and presentations for a huge range of organisations in 25 countries. My clients include everyone from new and aspiring business owners right through to global companies and organisations including the European Union, CBS, Hewlett Packard and many more.
At the same time I’ve built a strong reputation as a trainer and mentor, helping people to become world-class communicators through writing books and building their speaker skills. I run all kinds of specialised training programmes and workshops, where I share the knowledge and expertise that has helped me to build a successful global business.
My belief is that there are a number of strategies behind future-proofing ourselves, either as individuals, business owners, companies and even industries. I draw on my frameworks and experience developed over many years to give practical advice on the futureproofing process.
If you're looking for any of the following, I can certainly help -
I can help with all of the above and a lot more. All of the information is on my site. Or you can email me directly atif you'd like to discuss working with me.
Some might say that mine is a ‘rags to riches’ story, and I guess that’s true. But, if you’re thinking I shot to fame in some kind of overnight success, you couldn’t be further from the truth…
I don’t know exactly when or where I was born, I just know that my start in life was as an orphan. Like thousands of other kids in this situation, I ended up in the system. That could have led to the sad and predictable story, but I refused to be a victim.Cut to 35 years later I’m an entrepreneur on the global stage, the best selling author of 14 books and a ‘small business authority’ in the media. I teach big business how to talk to small business, small business how to think big, and individuals to build the business they have spent their life dreaming about.
I've had incredible life experiences, I share these through my speaking, my writing and my training - and I'm passionate about helping others find that unique spark buried within them.
This video is a TEDx talk I did titled "Imagine if we were 33% less angry". Enjoy.
If you're a fan of Flying Solo you can check out the articles I've had published on their site. Flying Solo is a great resource for anyone in business on their own.
This is the real me - connecting, referring and promoting any kick–ass ideas that I come across, and sharing all the stuff that inspires and energises me.
I've written almost 400 articles for INC.com over the years. They cover a lot of ground, but in true INC style they are meant to be thought-provoking.
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The Business over Breakfast podcast is the perfect mix of opinion, advice, commentary and smart know how, all designed to challenge the way Small Business owners do business now and into the future.
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Every week I’m going to give away a copy of one of my bestselling books. All you need to do to go into the draw is put your details in the box below. If you win, it will appear in your mailbox. Simple as that.