I was born in Karachi in 1955 to English parents and grew up in the West of England. I studied in Oxford and graduated in Art and Design from the Oxford Polytechnic. In the early eighties I came to Germany and settled in Hamburg. There I first owned a shop for Tiffany glass art and worked as a glass designer. However, I only found my calling during my training as a Business English Coach and Trainer, which I then started.