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Who’s At Coach: David Braithwaite

David Braithwaite and family.

Entrepreneur David Braithwaite and family.

My name is:  David Braithwaite

I’m an entrepreneur with a specialty in: Financial Planning

My company is: Citrus Financial Management Ltd.

What we do is: We advise on pensions, investments, and mortgages and motivate clients to take positive action with their finances.

I was born in: Tenterden, Kent, UK.

I currently reside in: A small village called Hildenborough where I live a short six-minute walk from the office.

My first job was: I had two at the same time: I worked in a local school kitchen starting early Saturday morning washing up after their breakfast, and then I left there with barely enough time to work a day for an electrical retailer where I was mainly selling walkmans!

The best invention in the world is: Lego. Whatever your imagination can think of, you can make it.

My greatest skill is: Empathy.

I’m most inspired by: The people I meet and the stories they have to tell.

I never travel without: Bose noise-cancelling headphones for an airplane trip.

I’m most grateful for: My partner and four-year-old son.

The best thing I ever did was: Attend the Royal Premiere of the James Bond film Skyfall.

Wildest goal I’ve ever set for myself was: To be on television and radio.

The best Free Day™ I ever spent was: Going to see a James Bond exhibition of cars and props from the films—my idea of heaven as I’m a mad Bond fan.

My biggest advice for new entrepreneurs is: Learn from other people and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Also, trust your gut feelings—they are always right.

In 10 years I will be: Happy and more relaxed than I am now.

*Free Days™ are part of the Strategic Coach® tool, The Entrepreneurial Time System®. A Free Day™ is a 24-hour period free from all work-related thinking and activities.