I was born in Karachi 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 stained glass art and supplies 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 in 1998.