Ruth Steggles, Beat Lived Experience Volunteer
Zoe John, Beat Lived Experience Volunteer
Chloe Olds, Beat Lived Experience Volunteer
Jo Whitfield, Beat National Lead Wales
Turning Dreams into Reality
Lea grew up on a council estate north of London surrounded by good people, but money was always tight, and he often found himself in trouble with the police. He was also exposed to the damage being done to people by drugs, experiencing firsthand the suffering of a family member who endured the effects of prescribed medications and barbaric treatments of the day. As a youngster, Lea was constantly in and out of trouble with the police until eventually, he received 8 months of complementary free accommodation, which became the catalyst for teenage Lea to change the direction of his life.
About the Speaker
Lea is someone who not only turned his life around but also got curious about why people got the results they did. He pursued this curiosity with passion, especially after being made redundant from his childhood dream job of working on oil rigs in the 1980s. Starting a career in the financial service industry, a chance meeting with Bob Patmore became the turning point. Lea’s introduction to personal development led him to share with those who ‘want to’ change different ways to get the results they desire.