I was a pretty shy kid. Lacking in confidence, I found it hard to put my thoughts and personality out there, and struggled to find my voice.
But I loved to read. In quiet corners with my nose buried in a book, I found a way to connect with humanity and discover universal stories and truths that make us all tick.
And, instead of talking, I would write. Scribbling my life and thoughts out on paper, I finally found my own voice.
Shyness isn't an issue for me any more. But I continue to use my writing talents - now primarily to give a voice to business owners and brands, when they need the right words to say.
I created Words Inspire to help people and organisations who are awesome at what they do successfully and meaningfully connect with the people they love to work with and for.
Our values make life – and work – more meaningful.
These values underpin my business, and will inform the work that I’ll produce for you.
I love bringing authenticity and creativity to my work, helping to make the business world a little more human again.
I have 18 years of professional experience spanning marketing, communications and journalism. And I’ve learned a lot in that time.
I’ve learned to devise meaningful messages rather than sweeping statements, apply strategic thinking to creative campaigns, and spot a rogue apostrophe at a thousand paces.
I’ve created verbal brands and tone of voice for organisations and projects, developed content for print and digital media, advised on communications strategies, contributed articles to national newspapers, reviewed holiday destinations, restaurants and bars for magazines, and contributed ideas and words to a number of award-winning initiatives, projects and publications.
I have a Diploma in Marketing Communications. More importantly, I’ve completed three wonderful Dark Angels courses, which I highly recommend for anyone interested in harnessing their innate creativity to write more effectively for business.
And I’m flattered to have received many glowing recommendations of my work throughout my career.
But don’t take my word for it. Take theirs.