Duncan is an inspirational Coach in Careers, Sport and Performance Improvement, Talent Management Expert & Networker; some say “visionary”. His innovative, results-orientated, pioneering and infectious spirit has seen him pushing barriers in his daily work and many sporting pursuits; especially long distance swimming, golf and triathlon.
For 17 years he has been helping individuals and organisations decode their talents in order to get more out themselves and, ultimately, to be happier in what they do. In the past he has taught golf and swimming and uses a lot of what he learned in these fields to complement his coaching techniques. He also has the unique, some might say controversial, distinction of having had 35 jobs in the first 32 years of his life. So he knows what it is like to navigate the minefield of not knowing what to do!
At school his English Language teacher announced that one day Duncan would be a Writer. And this is a goal Duncan has worked towards ever since. In his writing he draws upon his many anecdotes to help contextualise his message.
Everything in Duncan’s (a.k.a. 'The Work Aesthete') life hinges around the aesthetics of movement and work. He loves the efficiency derived by the mastery of technique and nurtures this beauty in work and play. He has come to realise that purposeful, proactive and persevering people are innately charismatic and energy-giving in a challenged world where 90% of people are in the wrong job or not engaged by their work at all. Right now everything he does is about getting more people into their ‘right work’ and spreading his ideas through print, coaching and workshops.
An 'Ideas Factory', his passion has led him to design ‘employability’ programmes for the BBC (‘Up for Hire’), contribute to the design of the National Careers Service Advisory Panel for the UK Government’s DBIS & DfE and dynamic career development programmes for organisations like Vodafone and Haringey Action Group on Alcohol.
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With a growing population and the proliferation of technology in a globalized labour market, the competition for jobs is increasingly brutal. There is a pandemic of unemployment sweeping the world. A crisis is looming. Only the career fit and occupationally savvy workers will prevail. In this book, Duncan explains how to prepare yourself for the battleground for work.
Every Person's Path to Purpose: Everyone's Work Manifesto
by Duncan Bolam
With 90% of workers in the wrong job as they quest for meaning, this surprising blueprint aims to sustain your career over the long haul. It helps answer the age-old question: "Why am I here?"; it infects us with an honest hunger to do well in the workplace and contribute enthusiastically. This 'work manifesto' constructs processes, systems and engines to help get more people into great work.
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