My school reports (especially IT) used to make my parents cry, I once worked in a call center selling double glazing, I love psytrance, I don’t understand what most of the coffees on the menu are in Starbucks, my favourite food is instant noodles from the Chinese supermarket and I once got my thumb stuck in a pencil sharpener when I was 8.
Understand who I am as a person
I was born here in the UK and swiftly moved across to spend my formation years in Hong Kong because my father was sent over there to serve with the army. We then moved to Germany until I was 14 then finally to Scotland. I disliked school so much and yearned for adventure I left at 17 and entered the big wide world by joining the army like my father before me.
My career path can only be described as a boxing match between two options. In the red corner, weighing in at 13 and a half stone, fit as fiddle, clean shaven wearing a combat smock, Corporal Staunton…. And in the blue corner, weighing in at 11 stone, a little podgy on the belly, sporting stubble or a beard wearing business casual we have Eloqua consultant Greg. Obviously I chose Eloqua over the army, but those stories will need to wait for another time over a beer or two.
Outside of my work life I enjoy adventurous travel having been all over South East Asia and South America. I started backpacking in the days before wifi when people actually had to talk to each other in hostels and would save up my annual leave to take it all at once, flying out in the full knowledge that I would not be taking my return flight and would be grovelling to keep my job after a further two to three weeks of unpaid leave. Over the years these trips have got longer and more adventurous. My next dream adventure would be to travel the full length of the Amazon with my partner but it looks like that might wait for a couple of years.
Along my trail I have met all sorts of people, good, bad, honest, unreliable, fun, boring everything under the spectrum. For the most part they have all been very instrumental in forming who I am as a person so for that so I guess you have them to thank (or blame) for that.
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So you’ve got to know a little bit more about me as a person, let’s take a look at what I have to offer professionally.