My first career was as a professional musician. I performed the piano and taught music in a wide variety of educational settings and also published articles on Mozart, music theory and many other subjects. After a long time as a lawyer (see below), I have returned to my musical career, and now hold a Senior Research Fellowship in music at King’s College London and teach music theory and analysis at various colleges in Oxford University. I also play the piano and continue my academic writing (click here for further details). I find music and coaching complement each other well.
I have sat on the boards of a conservatoire of music, as deputy chair, and a large music festival, I have an honorary degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and I am involved in various music-education initiatives, including at King’s College, London and as deputy artistic director of and pianist for the music education charity Water City Music.
Following my musical training and first period as a musician and academic, I worked for over two decades as a transactional lawyer in a large city law firm. I became a senior partner running my own group, specialising in finance and capital markets. I became very involved in skills development of lawyers, and increasingly interested in HR issues, and this started me on my path into coaching and lead to my interest in psychology.