My first career was as a professional musician. I performed the piano as well as taught music in a wide variety of educational settings and also published articles on Mozart, music theory and many other subjects. I now performing the piano (click here for further details) and teaching and writing about music with my coaching work. I find the two complement each other well.
I have sat on the boards of a conservatoire of music, as deputy chair, and a large music festival and am involved in various music-education initiatives including holding a research position in the music department at King’s College, London, and being deputy artistic director of, and pianist for the music education charity Water City Music.
Following my musical training and first career, 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 do some consultancy work for my firm, including facilitating business skills assessment courses for lawyers.