As a multi-disciplined sports person, Gareth excelled at Rugby and had the equivalent of a Wales Schools Trial at age 16, playing in a series of regional heats. He is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Solution Focused Psychotherapist and a Specialist Consultant Teacher, working also in schools and colleges delivering a range of courses for Lightbulb Education Solutions.
A PGCE FE trained teacher of adults, Gareth has taught Journalism, Marketing, Media Studies and The Music Industry at Neath College, Cardiff University and Brunel University and has delivered in-house and bespoke training for a number of multi-national and local businesses.
He has held interactive multimedia workshops at international events and conferences, including media production for Positive TV and event production and promotion for the launch of Planet Earth Trust's Ecocide Campaign at Klimaforum'09 during The COP 15 UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in 2009. Gareth helped produce and promote The Great Shift Conference in Perpignan in 2010. He has also spoken at or held workshops at many of the best British music festivals, including at Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Glade, Lovebox, The Big Chill, Waveform and Sunrise Celebration.
Gareth’s background includes media, marketing, communications and events. He currently writes for Hypnotherapy Today and Quantum News and writes for, edits and makes films with Worldshift Media. Gareth has promoted multi-national companies, charities, academic institutions, local and central government bodies.
Gareth was PR Consultant and then Head of PR for Brunel University, helping them through a difficult transitional phase of development.
In the commercial sector, Gareth helped launch Windows XP for Microsoft and conducted global PR campaigns for tech giants Sony, Real Networks, Packard Bell and Freeserve. He was Pan European Press & PR Manager for the largest shipping company in the world (MOL) and also for PANYNJ (The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey).
For NGO’s, charities and social enterprises, Gareth has raised significant funds and awareness. He set up Tsunami Relief the day after The Boxing Day 2004 disaster in SE Asia and initiated the huge fund-raising concert at Cardiff’s 65,000 capacity sell-out Millennium Stadium, which featured Eric Clapton, Jules Holland, Badly Drawn Boy, Keane, Snoop Dog, Feeder, The Manic Street Preachers, Lulu, Charlotte Church, Catherine Jenkins and a host of other stars to raise more than £3million on the night and to raise awareness for the ongoing efforts of Oxfam and the DEC (Disasters & Emergency Committee).
He initiated and helped Tsunami Relief forge strong links with Rotary International and Rotary GBI (Great Britain & Ireland), who raised and delivered more than £24 million of disaster aid. Gareth held a press conference to launch Tsunami Relief's Ecoshelter campaign at The Rotary International Convention in Salt Lake City (2007), speaking straight after Bill Gates (Snr) announced that Rotary had effectively halted the global Polio epidemic. He went on to help Ecoshelter to deliver leading-edge sustainable building and disaster relief training programmes to Engineers Without Borders, The Scouts (British and International) and to African development charities and social enterprises. The classes he organised at The World Scout Jamboree (2007) won awards for their interactivity and for their innovation.
Gareth is a member of The Club of Budapest, an international think tank on how we transition to a peaceful and sustainable future. Honorary Members include HH The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dr Ervin Laszlo, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Paolo Coelho, Deepak Chopra, Peter Gabriel and Bianca Jagger. He was launch manager for The Club of Budapest's Worldshift 2012 campaign at The British Museum on 9/9/9 when activist actress Rulka Lenska gave the first public reading of The Club of Budapest Worldshift Declaration of Global Emergency, an initiative adopted and adapted by hundreds of international NGOs and campaigns.
Gareth initiated and supported Worldshift's participation in the global "Shift" broadcast that reached more than 100 million people on the weekend of 21/12/12. He was named “Intelligent Optimist of the Year” by ODE Magazine for his work with Worldshift Media promoting Peace, Justice, Sustainability and Social Enterprise.
He has two children, Amora (aged 12) and Tommy (aged 10) who both attend the innovative Brain Training classes with Lightbulb Performance Solutions to support their ballet, dance, football, tennis and cricket development. Amora dances with The Mandy Morris School of Dance and has performed with Ballet Cymru and The English Youth Ballet. Amora has already danced at The Wales Millennium Centre, The Sherman Theatre, The New Theatre and credits the "Brain Training" for her "perfect pirouette" at Newport Waterside Theatre. Tommy plays for Cogan Coronation and The PG10 Development Squad. He has played against Premiership teams including Manchester City Academy (scored two goals and won), Swansea Academy (scored two goals and won), Bournemouth Academy (scored two goals and won). He hopes to get a hat trick against the next Premiership team he faces!