It’s no secret that i’m a big fan of the mountains and skiing, and for those following the Podcast Series you’ll know that over 10 years ago I quit my job in the City of London and headed out to Whistler to train and teach as a professional ski pro.Continue Reading
For this episode of the HelpHandles™ Podcast Series, I thought it would be great to catch up with Derek, learn more about his new business Median and share some of our thoughts on the importance of getting started…
It’s been over 10 years since I first met Barry Allison on the Yes Improvement Programme in Whistler. At that time, i’d taken a career break to spend some time in the mountains and train as a ski instructor. Barry was a ski coach on the programme, and leading operations in resort. His job was to pass on his expertise, coach me through my CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance) exams and make my stay in Whistler a memorable one. He did a great job!
Since the global financial crisis of 2007–2008, banks have been largely focused on regaining public trust and confidence in the financial system, while more recently a number of challenger banks and fintech startups have risen from the ashes focused on providing more convenient and consumer friendly digital products and services.
I love to ski. From my first school ski trip aged 11 years of age, to family ski holidays to Colorado, and much later on regular ski trips to the Alps with my Dad. One thing that has remained over the years is the memorable experiences that have kept me returning, time and time again to the mountains.