My background is in Sport – Badminton. I have been involved in
Badminton for the past 40 years, have competed at the highest level, with 130 Welsh Caps, European Gold and Bronze Medals and a world ranking of 12. After my playing days came to an end I went into coaching becoming Welsh National Coach and culminating in my role as British Coach to the 2000 Sydney Olympics Great Britain Badminton Team, where we came away with a bronze medal.
More recently I have had my own business as a plumbing and gas engineer. Although successful I found it difficult to give sufficient time to my 3 children who are all now playing Badminton for Wales. This requires alot of travelling, weekends away and all the costs associated with that, plus the hours of coaching and training they have to do. I came across Forever Living through my wife who was interested in some of the products. Looking at the Business Opportunity I saw immediately how it could enable me to develop a good income but have the flexibility to support my children and allow them the opportunity to pursue their Badminton career as far as they wanted to.
I have now closed my plumbing business to concentrate on my Health, Well being and Sports Nutrition business, under pinned with the Forever Living Products. I see an exciting future ahead with the opportunity for us all to travel as a family, with my wife leaving her Corporate role too.
The unexpected benefit from Forever has been the self development. Whilst being confident in my field, I was less confident generally. Forever has developed my communication skills so my confidence has grown. The environment working with Julie and Neil is so supportive and encouraging that I have felt able to push out of my comfort zone and develop the skills I knew I needed to become a successful Leader. I enjoy the freedom of having my own business but the comfort of knowing I always have the support I need as I develop and grow.
I am excited about my future with Forever and continuing to develop within the Benefit Team.