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Hi, I’m Rob, Father to three young boys, husband and Yorkshire man living in Winchester, Hampshire.
I like tea, cars, basketball and helping parents remain relevant and employable.
It’s why I started this blog / vlog.
I’ve spent years in the corporate world in Tech, HR and Consulting. Throughout this time I deconstructed work to understand which levers to pull in the workplace to get the biggest change.
I distill these insights down and share it in a fun and interesting way, to help you accelerate your career and effectiveness at work.
Whilst you’re here – why not grab the free 11 Step Guide to getting started in becoming a more employable parent brain.
If you’re ready to get REALLY serious about your career then the Employable Parent Brain was written just for you.
Parent Brain came about one cold winter’s night when I was browsing a popular parenting forum.
I stumbled across a series of career related posts. I was saddened by what I read.
Talented, experienced, dedicated and eager parents who simply could not land jobs, get promoted or find meaningful work.
And so I figured I could share my own knowledge and experience with other parents. But also with organisations so that they can build the kind of organisation where nobody needs to ask for permission to parent.
I like to make learning and personal growth simple to understand and spend a stupid amount of time breaking things down and piecing them back together in simpler forms.
Hence, the Parent Brain model is simple to understand, but it’s not easy to implement without hard work – and the simplicity hides the fact it’s incredibly powerful.
In a nutshell I focus on looking after the Pillars of life; Education, Health, Family, Money, Societal Impact and Effectiveness.
Couple this with being Effective AND Liked, and you have a powerful combo. Whilst many people are effective, they often are disliked if they aren’t warm, open and considerate of others. We’ve met those people in the workplace – effective but awful to work alongside.
Equally, there are plenty of people who are well liked, like cuddly bears, but we often wonder why they are still employed and what they do all day.
The best way to get started in these areas is to download the free guide – I walk through these very concepts with practical activities for you to complete.
I believe very strongly that every person (and animal) has the right to the best quality of life they can, even if that life may be short.
That’s why I donate 5% of all revenue from Parent Brain, and my other business Cultivated Management, to charity.
2.5% always goes to Naomi House – a hospice in Winchester for life limited children and their parents.
The other 2.5% goes to a different charity each year.