Random Facts

Some other random points about me, you may or may not find of interest:

A sample about the randomness of my life so far..

  • I have diplomas in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (gained in 1998), and have hypnotised over 1,000 clients to date (specialising now in teaching people self-hypnosis).
  • I was one of the first members of CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council), for my work as a professional senior massage therapist (from 1996 onwards).
  • I trained in advanced Kinesiology with the late John Logue (and feature in the leading advanced training videos/DVDs).
  • I’ve been a Reiki teacher for more than 10 years.
  • I’ve been a member of the British Mountaineering Council, and a trained Mountain Leader.
  • I have an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (BEng) and used to be a member of the IMechE.
  • I used to average earning £1,000 per day, working part-time as a salesman for a government funded training company (making on average just 10 phone calls a day). So in around six weeks I earned £35,000 in commission (at 10% commission). Unfortunately it was just a limited short term contract at the end of a Government program)
  • Whilst working for Microsoft for 9 months (from late 2008), at one of the European head offices in Reading, I had a larger office than the UK Managing Director!  My job there was predominantly to teach Microsoft employees, press, and clients, how to use the latest Microsoft Windows, in a virtual home environment. (And my job was between presentations, was to watch TV, play computer games, and surf the internet, to help encourage more passing tours!)
  • I’ve taught myself to write extensive legal contracts (subsequently highly commended by senior law partners) and have brought 8 court cases against people who owed me (or my close friends) money, and so far won them all.
  • I’ve successfully taught professional stress management techniques to mental health doctors working with the NHS.
  • I once ran up a mountain (and back down again), just for fun (loosing around a stone in weight in just 3 hours).
  • I can juggle balls, clubs, rings and other random objects (and used to run a juggling club at Uni).
  • I was once a well known chinese pole and pole dance performer.
  • I’ve been trained in four different forms of martial arts.
  • I was once a trustee of the National Nightline charity (after becoming the National Coordinator in 1999)
  • I’ve worked as a doorman in both North London and Cardiff.
  • At 19 years old, I backpacked solo back from New Zealand.
  • In November 1995, I tried to walk 450 miles across the UK, without support (following the original Ridgeway path from Lyme Regis to East Anglia).  (Unfortunately after 50 miles in fewer hours, with my feet, shoulders and back bleeding, I postponed the completion)
  • I’ve been on first name terms with most of the staff from ITN and Channel 4 news.
  • My step brother is an internationally famous professional golfer who beat Tiger Woods.
  • My late great grandmother used to babysit Tom Jones.
  • I don’t drink alcohol, smoke, nor take non-prescribed drugs.
  • I’ve been an egg free vegetarian (for a variety of reasons), from around 1997 onwards.
  • I can see Auras at will.

Some of my job titles

So for a bit of a random list on the various other titles I’ve held over the years (both professionally and honourably), I put the following list together for my own reference.  Other people seemed to find interesting to read too (hence publishing them here). These are in approximately reverse chronological order (the earliest was the first time of starting, ), but any other queries about any single one of these, do let me know and I can explain more.

Obviously I don’t profess to be an expert in all these, and I know so many people can do every single one better than me.  They are generally just titles/roles I’ve been paid for professionally (either part time or full time), been trained to at a professional level, or something I’d participated in for a long time.

  1. Lighting Assistant on set
  2. Art Department Assistant
  3. Data Wranger
  4. Unit Stills Photographer
  5. Barista (coffee, not law)
  6. Double Glazing Fitter
  7. Yacht Racer / Sailor
  8. Media Manager
  9. Head Victualler
  10. Sail Maker / Repairer
  11. Presenter
  12. Acting / Singing / Dance student
  13. Refrigeration Engineer
  14. Restaurant Manager
  15. Bar Owner / Licence Holder
  16. Hotelier
  17. Housekeeper
  18. Artistic Rigger
  19. Board Game Developer
  20. Minibus Driver
  21. DofE Award Leader
  22. National Representative on International Conference
  23. Mountain Leader
  24. Civil Servant
  25. Database Developer
  26. Storeroom Manager
  27. Envelope Stuffer
  28. Administrator
  29. Co-director of a pole dance school
  30. Fell Runner
  31. Diver (both scuba and high board)
  32. Paraglider
  33. Sub-Contractor
  34. Contractor
  35. Consultant
  36. Employer
  37. Business Manager
  38. Business Director
  39. Job Interviewer
  40. Recruitment Advisor
  41. Kitchen Surveyor
  42. Call Handler
  43. Telesales
  44. Sales Director
  45. Audience Member
  46. TV Guest
  47. Radio Guest
  48. Plasterer
  49. Presiding Officer (local and national elections)
  50. Poll Clerk
  51. Postman
  52. Waiter
  53. Receptionist
  54. Chef
  55. Cook
  56. Carpenter / Joiner
  57. Electrician
  58. Plumber
  59. Listener
  60. Self-Hypnosis Trainer
  61. Pole Dance Photographer
  62. Photographer
  63. Backpacker
  64. Martial Artist
  65. Speaker
  66. Social Secretary
  67. Educational Coordinator
  68. Ts & Cs Writer
  69. Copywriter
  70. Book Keeper
  71. Corporate Trainer
  72. HR Manager
  73. Stress Management Trainer / Instructor
  74. Programmer
  75. Web Developer
  76. Graphic Designer
  77. Web Designer
  78. Microsoft Presenter
  79. IT Specialist / Technical Support
  80. Business Telecoms Specialist
  81. Power Tools Specialist
  82. Gardening Equipment Specialist
  83. Printer Specialist
  84. Sales Assistant
  85. Regional Supervisor
  86. Event Manager
  87. Team Leader
  88. Promotional Worker
  89. Adult Literacy and Numeracy Teacher
  90. College Lecturer
  91. National Charity Trustee
  92. Graphologist
  93. Kinesiologist
  94. Massage Therapist
  95. Stage Hypnotist
  96. Recruitment Consultant
  97. Door-to-door salesman
  98. Hypnotherapist
  99. Complementary Therapist
  100. Reiki Teacher
  101. Filing / Archive Manager
  102. Reiki Practitioner
  103. Engineer
  104. Juggler
  105. Labourer
  106. Plasterer’s Mate
  107. Assistant Kitchen Fitter
  108. Palmist
  109. Caterer
  110. National Helpline Coordinator
  111. Local Helpline Coordinator
  112. Telephone Helpline Volunteer
  113. Fire Marshall
  114. Student Warden
  115. Barman (The Happy Barman)
  116. Security Guard
  117. Doorman
  118. Set Designer
  119. Assistant Outdoor Pursuits Instructor
  120. First Aider
  121. Assistant Hostel Director
  122. Handyman
  123. Fruit and Veg guy
  124. Laundryman
  125. Outdoor Pursuits Equipment Repair and Maintenance
  126. Caretaker’s Assistant
  127. Maths Assistant Tutor
  128. Librarians Assistant
  129. Craft Technician
  130. Science Technician
  131. Cleaner (hazardous waste, blood, vomit, etc.)
  132. Glass Collector
  133. Pilot (gliders and powered aircraft)
  134. N.C.O. (non commissioned officer)
  135. Trolly Boy
  136. Cashier
  137. Pet Food Specialist
  138. Shelf Stacker
  139. Drummer
  140. Fantasia Hopper Hygiene Specialist (a.k.a. a pick and mix dispenser cleaner)
  141. News Delivery Agent
  142. Choir Boy

One Reply to “Random Facts”

  1. Some great credentials on display. I am a firm believer in the positive results gained through hypnotherapy. It must be a gratifying job to be able to help so many people with their fears, stresses and phobias.

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