Imagine what life would be like if you were so scared of spiders that you could not even enter a room if you spotted a spider lurking within? To not be able, for example, to go to the bathroom because there was a spider there and nobody else in the house to remove it? That’s got to have rather an impact upon your life!
I am someone who was massively held back by a very strong social phobia – speaking with strangers, or even meeting strangers, was at best deeply uncomfortable, and at worst utterly terrifying. For far too many years.
So I did the logical thing – I pursued a 20 year career in IT with some success (becoming a Fellow of the BCS in the process).
Until one panic attack too many, which forced me to reconsider me life.
So I studied NLP and hypnosis, used those tools to conquer my own fears and phobias, and since 2010 I have helped over 5,000 others around the world to transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths through my coaching, speaking, books, and trainings.