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About me and my philosopy

I loved playing with Lego and Meccano when I was a child, and worked out how to dismantle and repair most of my toys. My first computer was a ZX81, swiftly followed by a ZX Spectrum. I excelled in science at school, taking Chemistry, Physics and Pure Maths at A Level.

I’ve worked in STEM since I left University in 1989, moving from my first job as a Science and IT technician for a City Technology college, where I first encountered Intel 80286 PCs, with first MS-DOS 5 and, after upgraded our PC RAM to 4MB (yes, MB, not GB) and installing 40MB hard drives Windows 3 operating systems (from twenty one 3.5″ floppy disks!). As a CTC, we were encouraged to have the latest technology for our students, so we installed Novell servers and a ten-base-T network with Windows 3.11 for Workgroups.

I believe knowledge is power, and that most people know more than they realise they do. I love sharing, educating and creating value in the world.  Giving that “lightbulb moment”. I call it Eclectic Sharing.

My superpower is “connecting the dots” – I’m really good at taking disparate information and forming a gestalt vision from it, allowing you to see the value in what you already have, finding your moment of stillness and from that, helping you figure out where you then want to go.

eclectic
əˈklektik/
adjective
1.
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
“her musical tastes are eclectic”
synonyms: wide-ranging, broad-based, extensive, comprehensive, encyclopedic; More
2.
PHILOSOPHY
of, denoting, or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognized school of thought but selected such doctrines as they wished from various schools.
noun
noun: eclectic; plural noun: eclectics
1.
a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

I also believe that life is made of different facets; art, science, creativity, thought, growth.

Everyone needs balance and sharing freely opens the heart to receiving. The more you give in this world, the more you receive. I find my balance in eating well, caring for orchids, accepting self, dyeing yarn, being kind, learning how to listen to the pace of events, coding websites and being open to change.

I’ve found that opening your heart to art, growth and creativity along with making small changes in mindset leads to big changes in life. I want to help you make these same discoveries.

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