One hot Brighton summer’s evening, with the time creeping into the early hours of the morning, Curtis was peering into his computer yet again. Commercial and art projects were piling up, deadlines were looming, and Curtis was feeling it. His stress was growing as the deadlines were approaching. If he stopped working, he wasn’t able to think about anything else, never mind his health, friends or family.
As a well-respected music professional, Curtis was used to blending personal and private time. The long hours and the lifestyle were part of the package. And Curtis loved his work. Starting at the precocious age of 15, Curtis started as a musician before moving over to music management and production. His professionalism, talent and drive meant that, in his late 20s, he was spearheading a team creating, selling and producing music products worldwide on behalf of Heineken. In addition to his paid work, he was also working as a volunteer for the last six years at the Samaritans.
Life was too busy. In the back of his mind, he knew that he could not continue on this way. Something had to give.
Curtis knew he wanted to keep working, but had to find a new way how. Like many busy people, he was confusing the length of his working day with the effectiveness of his work. Luckily, it was around this time he was introduced to Accelerated Productivity. Applying these new techniques, he realised how revolutionary they were to his working practice.
When telling friends and colleagues about AP, they asked him to teach them. Steve Stark was one of these friends. He was impressed by the results. As a former colleague of Curtis’, he knew they worked well together and thus they decided to come together to create People Who Do.
Empathy is born of experience. Curtis is a case in point. Nowadays, Curtis helps people understand their priorities and how to work to reach their goals as efficiently as possible. Our clients like his calm, insightful manner, as well as his humour and his creativity. As a person who does, Curtis will help you do, too.