trainer, comedian, best-selling author & HuffPost blogger
“Your course helped me to change my life, so thanks!”
– Dr Sharie Coombes, Psychotherapist
Gerry started out in professional life as an architect. Next, he worked in health-and-wellbeing counselling. He then trained in facilitation at Roffey Park international training and leadership institute and went into comedy based training and coaching. Gerry is standup comedy tutor at Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training. He is a facilitator for the alwayspossible agency, Company Paradiso and Yurt Academy
Turning disaster into triumph:
As a young adult, Gerry was painfully shy – introverted and withdrawn, hating attention, and terrified of looking stupid. Learning how to wield humour and then training as a stand-up comic, he overcame these challenges. Gerry is now a confident speaker who can stand up in front of audiences of thousands – and enjoy it.
A life-changing experience:
Gerry dropped out of his career as an architect. He then embarked on a life-changing overland journey from Turkey through Iran, Afghanistan, Kashmir, and the Himalayan kingdoms. He was subsequently initiated into Buddhism by the Dalai LLama of Tibet. Gerry’s teachers also include Robert Holden, Daisaku Ikeda and Herman Aihara.
Gerry has a side career as an extremely successful author and editorial consultant. He has written twenty-five books, funny and serious. These have sold half a million copies in a multitude of languages. His most recent title is “Inspirational Gamechangers: How the best business talent create astonishingly successful companies”. It’s published by Financial Times Publishing, also in Chinese: more about this book
Gerry has co-authored ghost written and mentored many titles with other authors.
The artist tells the story of his journey to empowerment through comedy:
Gerry doing stand-up at Brighton Comedy Festival:
Gerry sings an impromptu song with appalling ukelele accompaniment:
The comedian Gerry performing a sample of his comic poetry:
Gerry doing stand-up: why people are really annoying:
For more information and video clips of Gerry’s comedy performances, visit his personal website
For more information on Gerry’s books and other writings, visit his personal website