I am a laughter yoga specialist (Laughter Ambassador and Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher trained by Dr Madan Kataria, Founder of the Global Laughter Yoga movement)
I am the Founder of the Joy Conference (Bristol, UK, 2019 - see my homepage for more details)
I am a 2x TEDX Bristol workshop leader.
I am the author of 3 books:
- 'Awakening the Laughing Buddha within'
- 'Laughter yoga and Happiness: 7 tips from 15 years of laughter yoga'
- 'Laughter Yoga for Joy'.
I am the founder of the Bristol Laughter Club (2003) which was the longest-running series of continuous laughter yoga workshops outside India.
To reach this point, my life has been defined by several critical strands.
First, I have never worked a day in my life. I have always loved the activities I've been engaged in and have never performed them primarily for money. Ever.
Secondly in my initial career, managing forest operations, I was lucky enough to have clients with exceptional standards who expected the best from me at all times. I was trained to deliver solutions & results, think logically & coherently, and to be able communicate clearly both with the written and spoken word.
In 1992 I was awarded one of the UK's first 'Centres of Excellence' award by the Forestry Authority for my multi-objective management at Stourhead (Western) Estate.
My own personal wake-up changed my life forever, in one ripping instant. I realised from that spiritual and emotional catharsis that my life was one of service, and all my endeavours have been directed to that end ever since (1991). Even in the most corporate team-building and conference environments my agenda has always included encouraging people to connect with their good-natured, creative individuality and perform better not just for themselves but for a bigger picture for the good of all. And it works.