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The Symbologian standing in a London street

The Symbiography

A resumé you won’t find on LinkedIn  c espresso 01

I get it. You want to know more about the Symbologian.

I think this is the part where I’m supposed to start listing the household names I’ve worked for, and throw a few logos in at the bottom. People seem to like that sort of thing.

But that’d be... well, symbollocks.

It’s enough to say this: I’ve spent several decades mastering a range of skills and helping individuals and organisations to grow. Along the way I’ve written for international businesses, quangos, public bodies, innovative tech startups, heritage organisations, global wealth platforms and charities; I’ve composed lyrics, spliced together video scripts, created ads, penned position papers, travel pieces and a number of ridiculous poems to make my children laugh.

On my desk right now is site content for a London-based fintech scale-up, explanatory pieces for a US-based UV-tech business, editorial for a Brazil-based leadership consultant and editing for England’s most quirky provincial tailor.

In short, I’m good at giving clients what they need. But as Howard Thurman said: ‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’

What exactly is ‘coming alive’? It’s understanding what you’re here for, knowing what you bring to the party – and then learning to live it, every day of your life.

I’ve worked on that for a few decades. And now I help others do it too.

You could call it getting LinkedIn to what really matters.


Photo: Tony Knox