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splodge aged 62
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Male , 62

I am 55 years old, married and live in Southampton.

I divide my work between being a mentor and project manager with Career Destinations at the University of Southampton and private career and personal development coaching.

I enjoy watching films, talking with friends over a beer or glass of wine, reading and running. I'm a member of St James' Anglican Church in Southampton and part of a hill walking and hiking group connected with the church. My favourite food is anything that my wife cooks.

Life experiences

Communications

I have a first class honours degree in Corporate Communication and used to have my own Public Relations and Communications business. I coach individuals and organisations on how to get their message across more effectively.

Career Guidance

I work with the Careers Guidance department at the University of Southampton, called Career Destinations. I manage a Career Mentoring Scheme that trains and links people who work in, or have experience of, a particular career sector with students who want to find out about what's involved in working in that sector.

Business Start up and Development

Having run my own small business and advised others about how to start a business or develop one, I can offer advice on the three elements of running a successful company:

Finding an Idea that works
Funding an idea that Works
Flourishing in business

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

I have always found it fulfilling to pass on whatever knowledge or experience I have gained in life and work. Working in coaching and mentoring plus being with higher education careers guidance, my motivation is to help others, especially the 'next gerneration, to be clear about what motivates them and to match that motivation with an appropriate career and lifestyle.

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