He started his training as a classical actor at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1979 and then as a physical theatre performer with the Suzuki Company of Toga in Japan before focusing his research into the areas of applied psychology and theatre for education.
He is a visiting lecturer at Soka University in Japan lecturing on Global Citizenship, Education for Peace and the application of mythology, neurology, psychology, sociology and self-organising systems to support the management of individual and organisational learning and transformation.
In the 1990’s he was invited to establish the commercial and educational training arm for The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He has assisted a number of national and international clients including Sotheby’s auctioneers, global leaders at BP, GSK, members of the The House of Lords, barristers at The Inner Temple, school leaders in the UAE, social workers, school leaders, parents and students at every level, ability and age.
He is the author of eight books and was a finalist for the People's Book Prize in 2011 for ‘101 Days to Make a Change’. His latest collaborative book ‘The Working Class: poverty, education and alternative voice’ edited by Ian Gilbert was released in 2018 and went straight to the top of the best sellers. All profits from the book go to support children and families in need.
He is currently leading a ‘Global Citizens’ programme to raise awareness of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development goals with children in schools in the U.K. and Nepal.
He is the recipient of The Min-on Art Award for his contribution to peace through education and culture.
He is also an instructor in the martial art of Tai Chi.