Productivity trainer, public speaker, life coach, business owner, company director, playwright and now author, Ian Gibbs was born in Sheffield, England where his family was convinced that due to his shy, retiring nature he would never venture far from home.
After doing his degree in Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics at St. Andrews, Scotland and his Postgrad in Education in Cambridge, he decided he’d had enough of the crap weather and went to work in Barcelona for a year - or maybe two - to teach English. One day he woke up to realise he’s now been there for 25 years, during which time he has set up one of Europe’s leading educational Theatre-in-English companies: IPA Productions, he has written regular life-style columns for two Spanish magazines, was the guest blogger for the local business networking group.
He now coaches the expat community and gives business training sessions on productivity and public speaking. When he is not training, coaching or speaking, he writes. He is the creator of 10 plays for children, 3 comic strips, 3 plays for adults, one bilingual story book, the USSB model for improving personal productivity and numerous personal development articles.
‘Learning a Language: How I managed it. How you can, too’ is his second book. His first book ‘The Sorites Principle: How to harness the power of perseverance (Guid Publications, 2016) is available both in English and Spanish.
He is married, has two children and a bouncy dog.