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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Spanish, Swiss German
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Transformational Coach
  • Life - especially living on a boat for 2 years!
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About Me

I'm a transformational coach living between Spain and the UK.

Kite Surfer
Woman Whisperer
Superfood Plant-nourished Acro Yogi
Creator of '2017 - Best Year of my Life'

I also host coaching clients who want to experience life without compromise.

My mission in life is to live with grace & power and to be a catalyst for others.

My philosophy for living is 'Minimalist Abundance'. I have everything that I need and nothing that I do not. I like my space to be clean, clear and functional on every level - physically, energetically and socially.

NB I GET A LOT OF REQUESTS AND UNFORTUNATELY DON'T HAVE TIME TO ANSWER ALL OF THEM. I do respond to more personal messages where someone has taken the time to read my profile...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet other Go-Givers. People who are generous by nature.

I want you to leave here knowing that both of our lives are better as a result of the time we spent together.

So if you want to stay then let me know what gifts you bring. There are some ideas below...

I also host on AirBnB and can do you a special deal if you just need somewhere to stay for a night or two.

NB Last minute requests are usually better for me.


If it is something to do with living a more healthy and inspired life then I will probably be interested in it. If it isn't then I probably won't be...

  • kite surfing
  • acroyoga
  • motorbikes
  • human design
  • conscious relating
  • energetic bodywork
  • organic plant based nutrition
  • radical authenticity
  • rubik's cubing
  • sexual alchemy
  • the work of byron katie
  • transformational coaching.

Music, Movies, and Books

Favourite and most recently enjoyed on top!


Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
Does Woman Exist - Dario Salas Sommer
Loving What Is - Byron Katie

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
Gaia - James Lovelock
The Road Less Travelled - M. Scott Peck
The Teachings of Don Juan - Carlos Castaneda
Knowledge of Higher Worlds - Rudolf Steiner
Blink! - Malcolm Gladwell
The Gift of Fear - Gavin de Becker
Wild Swans - Jung Chang


La Belle Vert (the Green Beautiful)
The Intouchables

James Bond
Fight Club
The Princess Bride
To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck's as Atticus
Into the Wild
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Withnail and I


Nora en Pure
Jodi Martin
Emily Arin

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I don't want to pick just one...

Created "Best Year Of My Life" coaching programme
Created a lifestyle with abundance in time and income
Created Bare Fish Swimming - helping adults to overcome fears and swim further faster and easier - coached swimming all around Australia, NZ and also in Japan, UK and the US.

Trained to be a Steiner/Waldorf Teacher
Studied 5 years at Cambridge University

Moved to Tarifa to pursue my passions
Lived on a boat for 2 years in and around Bath, UK
Lived in Australia for 11 years

Kite Surfing in Extreme Conditions
Raced 7 Ironman Triathlons in 3 continents including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. 2005
Dancing naked in the streets during a rainstorm
National Rowing Champion and Henley Regatta winner in 1997

Spent time with Shantam Nityama - The Tantric Mongoose

Teach, Learn, Share

I am open to many different forms of value exchange:

Perhaps you would like to try out my coaching and write a testimonial for me...
Maybe you are going to help me to learn guitar or give me a Spanish lesson...
You might have skills in photography, video editing or graphic design...
If you have a van maybe you are going to take me for an adventure...
There is always washing and cleaning to be done...
You might even bring raw vegan chocolate...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, China, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Indonesia, Spain, United Kingdom

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