Miles arrived back in the UK in 1999 having spent the ’90s working in corporate language training in Italy and Japan. He then started working in university IT service management in the north of England and held roles in e-learning, project management and training and development before becoming responsible for delivery of IT help, support and guidance at the UK’s 4th largest university in 2011.
Throughout this period Miles was also on a journey with GTD. He discovered it in 2004 and quickly found that it helped him to be much more organised. Soon he was also able to promote its benefits more widely to colleagues in his organisation since his role had a strategic focus of improving staff productivity through IT training.
As he progressed further in his career GTD helped him cope with the size and complexity of not only a challenging senior management role but also a busy personal life where he was studying for a Masters (in coaching), tutoring online and raising 3 young kids. It simply wouldn’t have been possible without GTD.
In 2015, when Miles discovered Next Action Associates, he decided he wanted to take his journey with GTD to the next level by teaching it. A year later he had qualified as a certified trainer and left higher education to become a Senior Associate.
Miles is based in Stockport and promotes GTD in the North of England, especially the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield. In his spare time he likes travelling, flying and cooking.