I was lucky to be made redundant from my corporate career in 2001 when my son was one and my daughter a small bump. I started a small consulting firm, just myself, and this allowed me to truly achieve work-life balance, enabling me to spend many valuable hours with my children as they grew.
My world lurched once again when my children were six and eight and I found himself a single dad sharing care of my children with my ex-wife. This book is the result of my journey as a single dad raising his two wonderful, challenging children.
I have a PhD in management and run a small consulting business. I have a part-time role with the local health board, I'm writing a management book with a colleague I met during my studies, I'm collecting material for a sequel to this book, and I teach on the Massey University MBA programme. Most importantly I'm a dad, father, parent, teacher and friend to my two children now aged 17 and 15.