I do truly believe that being an Independent Celebrant is the best job in the world!
I have always been a people’s person and very curious about the world around me. At school I enjoyed biology, English and sports. It was no surprise that at the age of 27 I decided to study a degree in Nutritional Medicine. But before I chose to study I met my wonderful wife Viki whilst working in London and after being together for 8 months we bought a round the world plane ticket and went back-packing for a year. We travelled to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali and New Zealand. When we came back we decided to settle down, have a family and for me to study.
I really enjoyed my professional career as a Nutritional Therapist and Public Speaker and helped hundreds of people of all ages improve their health and well-being. I spoke to small and large companies about how to improve the performance of their employees through dietary and lifestyle management. However, after many years of this I started to think about changing my career. My mother is an Independent Celebrant and has been for the past 11 years, and after talking with her I decided to re-train and become a Celebrant.
I am so pleased that it has all worked out and I love nothing more than visiting families to help them, guide them and to support them through one of the most difficult situations that at some point we all face; preparing and planning a funeral service for a loved one. Then on the day, helping them through the service by honouring their loved one with a celebration of life service.