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The Book

Changing Course:  Inspiration, Ideas and Insights for Starting Again from the CEO Who Became a Caddie, by Neil Francis

An extraordinary book about how to change direction in life.

For more than a decade Neil Francis was as a successful CEO. He grew his internet company from scratch, worked with some of the world’s top businesses delivering fantastic results, and led the way in his industry. Then, at the age of 41, Neil’s world collapsed. Out of the blue, a stroke brought his business career to a shuddering halt.

But Neil wasn’t beaten. To aid his recovery, he took a job as a caddie at one of Scotland’s top golf courses. And from this most unlikely of scenarios, he found remarkable insights and wisdom that, coupled with his vast business experience, will provide a sure foundation and rich support for anyone who is looking – or is forced – to change course in their life.

But this is not a golf book, more a book about one man’s journey when he was forced to change the direction of his life, and how caddying and the people he met helped him to do that.

In this intriguing book, Neil masterfully weaves together his insights on adapting to a new direction in life, distilled from conversations with some of the highly successful individuals for whom he caddied. To anyone changing course, or starting again, with the ambition of truly enjoying what they do in every area of their life going forward, Neil delivers a gem of a routemap – perceptive, enjoyable, challenging, readable and, above all, inspiring.

Changing Course was published in September 2013 by Hay House