I am a self-taught social change maker, urban farmer and creative designer. I am highly passionate about our environment, making a contribution to mitigating climate change and helping others reach their potential.
I started my first small business in 1995 working as a living statue street performer and have entertained hundreds of thousands of people across Australian and throughout the world.
In 2003 I established my own fashion label designing and manufacturing bespoke tailored apparel and haute couture garments for a range of private and corporate clients. In 2009 I was diagnosed with Klinefelter Syndrome which turned my world upside down with the deep sadness that I would never be able to father children. This realisation led me to consider other ways to make a valuable contribution to the wider community.
With my background in self-employment, I strongly believe that “we can all make a living from our own hands”. In 2012, armed with this belief, I co-founded Green World Revolution, a not-for-profit social enterprise and charity established with the purpose to grow jobs for long-term unemployed people using urban farming and horticulture activities. I am passionate about helping to change people’s lives through the creation of new work experience and ongoing employment opportunities for long-term unemployed people with the development of environmental social enterprises.
Skills & Expertise
- Creative thinking, on-demand problem solving and design
- Working with diverse and vulnerable people
- Complexity leadership and one-on-one mentoring enabling soft skills development
- Urban food production systems design and development.
- Autodidact and polymath
When I was 8 I wanted to grow up and be, for a fleeting moment, the Prime Minister. I also wanted to be a creative artist.
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