In 2017 I released my first book The Shape of Engagement, which puts forward a compilation of models to help people understanding and increase engagement.

As a speaker, I’m at about two events per month. My talks are energetic and insightful, and I’m proud to say, always rated as one of the top 3 talks at conferences.

As a consultant and advisor, I work with leaders and organisations across the world to increase their engagement with employees, users, customers and communities.

Formerly I was a church pastor, which is where I learnt an awful lot about how people engage, and what engages people. In particular, I got a superb insight into how people engage with intangible things such as belief, values and identity.

Engagement is something I’ve been curious about all my life, even back when I was building LEGO as a kid or building websites at 13 years old, but it’s been the specific focus of my thinking since 2009 (although I didn’t focus on the key word of engagement until 2015). It’s also led me down many paths in life, like a pilgrim I suppose. I addition to being a pastor, I also used to be an event producer, creative director, TV producer, web developer, and business owner, amongst other things.

Most fundamentally, my life has been greatly enriched by the people I’ve met, and it is my core belief that engaging more richly with other people is really what the world needs right now.