Philip J Bradbury
Main writing experiences
Summary list of writing/publishing experiences
Writer of 18+ published books,
Publisher of books
Commissioning Editor for Business Books
Publisher of national magazine,
Columnist for magazines in four countries,
Editor for national magazine,
Reporter for weekly newspaper,
Professional freelance writer, proof-reader and editor for clients in Australia, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovenia, Germany, Romania, Arabia, Britain, Canada and America.
How not to live ... trying to impress people!
I tried and gave up impressing others ...
I spent 20 years in a boring job to impress my father. I finally realised he wasn’t impressed with an accountant son so I slunk sideways into business coaching and teaching and wondered why I’d avoided what I loved for so long. 20 years later, I still love teaching/coaching and have done it ever since, in different countries and in different guises:
Business coaching in NZ, UK and Australia
University lecturing in NZ and UK
Personal development workshops in NZ and Sth Africa
Grief counselling in NZ
Men’s groups in NZ
AIDS workshops in Sth Africa
I started living
From time to time, I played in other occupations, just because I could:
Truck driving, reporter/photographer for a newspaper
Magazine columnist then editor
Commissioning editor of books
Writer of 19 books (to date)
I’ve become a Jack of all trades, master of some and a Master of Change, so can help you with your change.
Along the way I picked up some qualifications:
BBS – Bachelor of Business [Economics & Accountancy majors] degree.
ACA – Qualified Accountant.
CAT – Certificate in Adult Teaching.
Diploma of Leadership & Management
Diploma of Business
Diploma in Transactional Analysis
Life is not short - it's the longest thing you'll ever do!
I’m here to tell you that you don’t need permission to do DIFFERENT things in this lifetime. Making a change will not be the end of anything … it will be the start of something amazing!
Also, nothing is wasted. I gave up accounting but that set of skills allowed me to work as a corporate trainer in England and to do my own accounts. Nothing you have done will be lost if you change – everything counts and nothing is for nothing!