Richard is not motivated by traditional academic methods and practice and found school and university quite challenging. Usually he was hatching escape plans to get outdoors, have fun or occasionally a little bit of mischief. One of his greatest frustrations was the lack of experiential learning, practical skills and real work examples. He is passionate about bridging the gap between education and life and this has been a large part of the motivation for Inspired Life Community Interest Company. Despite day dreaming his way through education he managed to obtain 3 different degrees including a MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Cranfield University.
Richard was the product of state education with plenty of different schools as the family moved 13 times in 13 years. completed a BSc (Honours) in Marine Studies at the University of Plymouth which was selected on its location by the sea and including commercial diving as part of the course. Richard then completed a Post Graduate Diploma from Institute of Water and Environmental Management (IWEM). Like his late father Alan, Richard completed a MBA at Cranfield University which has equipped him with many practical skills including strategic leadership, facilitation skills and marketing practice.
Richard has continued to explore new ideas and practical learning and has completed his UKCC canoe and kayak qualifications, a PRINCE 2 practitioner qualification and also attended a programme in Transformational Leadership at Cranfield.