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Stephen Kirk – Board Advisor and Coach

March 3, 2020

stephen kirk

Hello!

I’m blessed with an ability to see the future and this gift enabled me to establish companies, with varying degrees of success, in technology. In my mid-twenties, with no business experience, I founded one of the first UK cable TV companies – Cable London. It was the first company to offer telephony as well as cable TV. It won the franchises for 5 London boroughs and eventually became part of Virgin Media.
Simultaneously I founded Broadsystem, which pioneered interactive services for newspapers and TV companies. I sold the company to Rupert Murdoch – somehow I was introduced to him – and I’d exchanged contracts for the company’s sale to News International in 4 days.
In around 1985, I investigated the establishment of a virtual reality theme park. You know, complete with goggles. You’d call it a Metaverse project today. But back then it was too early. The internet was just starting out. So I dropped it.
Anyway, you get the gist.
Then in 2000, I narrowly avoided death from colon cancer. Really it’s a miracle I’m still around. It took me 3 years to fully recover and I wanted to step back from establishing new enterprises and help others instead. I was asked to Chair or become a Non-Executive Director of many companies in technology and media including Shine (Elisabeth Murdoch) and Ink Factory (the sons of John Le Carre).
In 2015, I trained as an Executive coach and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner to help me better understand the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and myself and I’m open to helping you whether as a Board Advisor or Coach.
I live in Richmond, Surrey, have practised Transcendental Meditation (TM) for over 40 years, recently had The Authentic Entrepreneur published (http://mybook.li/skae) with the profits donated to The Princes Trust. I’m direct, funny, eccentric. I have little time for management-speak.
So if you want to chat drop me a line to stephenmkirk1@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Stephen

By the way, I my book The Authentic Entrepreneur is in support of The Prince’s Trust which helps young people start their own enterprises. See https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust

It consists of my own journey into business and also those of 12 entrepreneurs of varying age, location and experience. Some just starting and others at the end of their careers but all interested in giving something back as well as making a living.

My publisher Genius Media and I are donating all our Royalties to The Trust and £3 from the sale of every book is donated to the Trust.

To buy The Authentic Entrepreneur here

Thank you!

 

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