About Brian

So this is the page where I’m supposed to tell you all about myself and why you should buy my books, arrange a coaching session or tarot consultation with me, and generally throw your money and time in my direction …. but frankly, writing my own biography page in the first person is just too weird, even for me, so here’s the “official” bio I use professionally:

Brian Cormack Carr is a writer, coach, and leadership consultant. He specialises in facilitating others to find empowering ways to live and lead with greater purpose and clarity.

He is the author of the Amazon bestselling self-help guides How to Find Your Vital Vocation and Real Food Revival Plan and the creator and host of the popular video teaching series Tarot to the Nines. In his coaching work, his focus is on helping clients to find soulful, holistic and life-affirming responses to life’s challenges and opportunities. He employs a range of supportive methods – including strategic questioning, mindfulness practice, self-enquiry process, and divinatory tools such as the Tarot and I Ching – to help people tap into their own wisdom so they can find bespoke solutions and strategies for increased wellbeing and a more fulfilled life.

Since 2005, Brian has been chief executive of Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC), a leading local charity which provides support to community groups, volunteers, and people-centred organisations working to build a just and equitable society. In his role as CEO, he has been at the forefront of several major fundraising initiatives which have raised more than £25 million to set up acclaimed services to support unemployed young people, isolated older people, community activists and volunteers, and adults who are dealing with multiple complex needs, including homelessness, substance misuse, criminal offending and mental ill-health.

Brian graduated with honours from the University of Aberdeen, trained and worked as a personnel manager with Marks and Spencer plc, and is an accredited personal performance coach certified by The Coaching Academy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a partner governor of Birmingham Healthcare NHS Trust, and a non-executive director on the boards of Birmingham Children’s Trust, Trident Social Investment Group, and Healthwatch Birmingham.

And my own shorter and more personal version:

Q: When you die, what would you like them to put on your headstone?

A: I quite fancy, “Where is that demented Scotsman? He’s supposed to be here!” or, perhaps it could just say:

“He helped.”


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