I was born at a very early age. Don’t worry I’m not going back that far!
I know people often go for professional fancy photos but I love this photo.
This is one of my favourite photos (yes that really is me) – even at that young age I had attitude.
I stood there, posed and then stuck my tongue out!
Okay, I admit there have been changes over the years. This is me now.
Some things haven’t changed.
I admit I’m a geek, but I’m also a sharer and I love to teach.
Many years ago a Maths teacher once told me that if someone didn’t understand what was being taught, if wasn’t their fault it was the teachers. The teacher had to find a way through.
I still believe that what she said is true so I always turn “geek speak” into English.
I’ve always worked in male dominated industries (must be the geek coming out) – first as an EEG technician measuring peoples brain waves (but not reading their minds!), and then progressing through IT as an operator, programmer and analyst programmer.
One of things that annoyed me most is my lack of ability to be heard in those industries (I was a lot younger then!). I was often seen a loud mouth, but sometimes I had to be loud to be heard over all the men. There were many occasions when I would come up with an idea, which would be shot down. Moments later a male colleague would come up with the identical idea and it would be accepted. I would be left saying but I just said that!
It’s so important to be heard.
I want you to be heard.
People need to hear what you have to say. Some people won’t hear it no matter what, but the ones that do will be the ones that need to hear it.
I originally became a freelance IT programmer because I couldn’t understand why day after day I had to work 9am to 5pm on a project that was decided for me and attend boring meetings.
Why was that? Seriously why? Oh yes because I was an employee.
I was sitting next to IT contractors who could work the hours they wanted, on the projects they wanted and they didn’t have to go to meetings. And they were paid more!
Sounded like heaven to me.
It wasn’t really that easy. I had to move around every 6 to 12 months from one contract to another and I had to prove myself on every contract. I became an IT contractor in 1996.
I haven’t had a full time job since 1996.
My business in 2008 started because I love helping people, businesses and organisations grow. I want their voices, your voice to be heard. I create an online presence for you, based around a website, to get you out there.
It’s not always a one size fits all. The website has to work with your business, for the way you want to work.
I hold your hand (not literally, although that can be arranged) while we discover what website is right for you and your business, and how to drive traffic to it. Build it and they will come rarely happens with websites.
If you have problems, then together we’ll create the solutions.
You are not alone.
I’m here to help.
Together, you will be heard and your message told.