Fascinated by all things avant-garde, I advocate personal development through exploring the unusual, strange and even controversial things in life – without judgement. I promote positive risk taking and authentic self-expression. I can do this because I have been on many such adventures myself – where I have even forged a path or two. Resultantly, I have seen how a sense of derring-do curiosity coupled with an attitude of radical honesty can lead to self-actualisation. This website is my resulting career portfolio and blog, where I hope to share what I have learned.
Working with all sorts of people including media, arts companies, small businesses, private groups and of course individuals, I provide three main services (which are reflected through my ongoing projects):
- producing live shows and workshops.
- coaching for personal development.
What do I have to impart to others?
Despite what it may have looked like to others, I’ve never considered myself a ‘rebel’ in any way. Rather, I’ve just always followed my curiosity and deep desire to know the ‘other side’ of any given perspective. Advocate for the devil’s advocate. I’ve always asked questions about why a certain thing or idea might be maligned, feared or considered strange, weird, improper or simply “wrong”. Why so? What does it mean? Is it inherent? Is it contextual? Why is psychological discomfort often appealing? To get satisfaction, I have always sought both knowledge and direct experience on anything taboo or unusual that raised it’s head long enough for me to ask questions. In fact, my first ever business cards at the age of 18 had the strap line : “PinUp, Performer, Paranormal Investigator”. I was genuinely all three of these!
But I’ve come a long way since investigating haunted buildings for TV, posing as a ‘professional vampire’ and touring the globe as a latex fashion model and burlesque comedienne. I have been personally successful in the arts despite the odds being stacked against me but, perhaps more importantly I have created recognisable brands that tens of thousands of men, women and children have directly experienced – and through which they have been delighted and ignited, often to their own surprise.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Neale Donald Walsch