Thanks for your interest in my speaking, something I’ve enjoyed doing professionally for over 20 years. This page will give you an overview of who I am, some videos of what I sound like, and some ideas as to how I could help you. The links to the right provide more detailed information if you need it. When you’re ready please tell me about your event. I look forward to meeting with and speaking for you!
A Little About Me
I am a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality, and the author of seven books including The Making of Us: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned, Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings, Resilient, and the award-winning Unseen Footprints. I am a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2 and other international networks, and have been featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC News, Day of Discovery, CBC Canada’s Tapestry, and in publications like The Times and The Sunday Telegraph.
Before moving to the UK in 2011 I was the host of Open House, a nationally-syndicated radio show in Australia. I am married to Merryn and live and travel from Oxford, United kingdom.
Who I’ve Worked With
I enjoy speaking at a variety of events around the globe. Here are some previous organisations I’ve spoken for:
Here are some of my more popular topics. I aim to make each of my presentations rich in story, humour and insight, customising each presentation to meet your event objectives or crafting a new talk for you.
|This Could Be The Making of Us: The keynote talk from my book The Making of Us: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned, this message explores how adversity can help us discover who we really are and even release our greatest gifts into the world. Also available as a one-day or week-long retreat.|
|Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings: The keynote talk from my book Resurrection Year, in it I highlight four ways God changes us through hard ‘wilderness’ experiences. This message has brought hope and healing to listeners around the world. Also available as a one-day or week-long retreat.|
|The Resilient Life: It’s easy to feel insignificant in a world that values power and popularity. In this keynote I explore Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as the ultimate guide to resilient living. When he’s in the picture the insignificant become blessed, the small become great, hate becomes love, and weakness becomes strength. Also available as a one-day or week-long retreat.|
|Recalibrate Your Life: Who are we and who are we becoming? What callings has God given us and how can we fulfil them? What dreams are yet to be pursued, and what do we do with our broken dreams? This popular five-day retreat is an inspiring week of refreshment and refocus.|
|Four Elements of Compelling Storytelling: Tell a story and people will lean in, read and watch longer, become emotionally engaged and moved to action. In this seminar we will explore four elements of compelling storytelling that work across all media including radio, articles, talks and books.|
|A Basket Full of Stars: In this seminar I explore creativity and its uses for the Christian cause. The seminar consists of two parts: a 4-phase creative process, and 6 elements that communicators can implement into their writing, speaking and other communication ventures to stimulate listener curiosity.|
|Listening to the Soul of Your Community: What does your community’s culture—its stories, songs, buildings and advertisements—reveal about its soul: its beliefs, values, anxieties and longings? In this presentation I offer some tools to ‘read’ culture and social trends so you can better bring change to it.|
Premier Women’s Conference, London
Bayside Church, Melbourne
Digital Media Conference, London
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