Personally I am:
An adventurer and world nomad. I'm happiest curled up in my sleeping bag on a winter's night in my tent in the woods.
An avid reader, I’ve read over 300 books (2/3 a week for the past 2 years).
An island boy, I grew up in the UK and Malta. My grandad would sit me upfront in his taxi. My job: charm tourists with my cute smile and British accent. Nothing's changed.
Professionally I have
Coached hundreds upon hundreds of adults overcome extreme anxiety around Mathematics.
Failed at several businesses. ($$$, lack of grit etc).
Worked all over the world. 30+ countries. My favourite: Sweden.
Mentored young graduates to help realise their potential and embark on an entrepreneurial path.
And I’m just beginning.
You want an A-player-customer-hero.
You’ve read Essentialism. You get the whole ‘balance’ thing; smart work is what counts.
You share my values: freedom, growth, health and - in particular honesty; if you think I can improve, you'll be direct and say.
You are frikin' excited to apply the 100 business books I’ve read. Delivering Happiness: "OMG Adrian, I can hardly wait; scrap those canned responses, tell me how to pleeeease our customers (even more…..)."
You agree with this: if you pay people peanuts, you get monkeys. I’m no monkey.
You value creativity over CV's.
You are ok with me working remotely from Val D’isere in between off-piste runs and champagne flutes (ha - no, I don’t drink. Ever!).
You think Jim Rohn is swell.
You will fly me to Hawaii once a year to hug and back-slap the rest of the team. Green juices are on me.
What You Get
A monkey (sometimes):
Fast Typing. 90 WPM.
Systems focused. You want someone to write up or tweak SOPs on: onboarding, dealing with complaints and wowing customers. Your mantra: work the system.
An entrepreneurial head. Tick:
- Hiring and managing virtual assistants
- Google Adwords (you want a pro)
- Sales (I can give you theory)
- Marketing (you want someone who loves writing)
- Neurolinguistic programming (you want someone to build rapport in that little box - yes, it’s possible, I can show you)
- Organic chocolate (you’re curious to know how it’s made). Started a business in this too lol.
Wow customer service. The key to this, for me, is: be concise, be friendly and care - I love caring for people.
Proactive. Someone who tackles problems creatively.
Attention to detail. Someone who knows when to use a hyphen and when to use a semi-colon - not always perfect, but getting there.
Spanish. I’m fluent.