The generation game of thrones…

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground There are hundreds if not thousands of sources online that talk about how different generations respond to different stimulus, how they work and want different things from life, and how they approach society, the world and life in general. I don’t want to cover old ground with subjects that are covered by far more experienced and knowledgeable people than I am. I want to give a crash course into conversations that happen every day and conversations that have happened to me… Read More

Just talk more…

If you don’t have anything good to say…just say it anyway… This article will mostly be written as a bit of a retrospective of last week… Mostly… I will try to keep as many references to people anonymous as possible so as to not give more information than is needed, but ultimately, you know who you are, how we interact and it just is what it is. On Thursday I was invited to a meeting with a Company who wanted to discuss their strategic plans and financial model. Whilst I work with… Read More

Just a guy who has a story and likes talking…

I promised I would share this after the fact. It’s now up to you to read it if you want. Slide 1 My name is Andrew Salkeld. I’m 34. I’m a Chartered Accountant. I trained at PwC before moving into industry. I specialise in corporate finance and business intelligence; ‘data and deals’. I work as CFO for a start-up based here in Leeds, helping them raise funding and developing their business plan. … My name is Andy. I’m 34. I suffer from depression. I almost committed suicide in 2017. It changed me…. Read More

World Mental Health Day

  I would like to apologise for not writing anything in a while. Whilst that shouldn’t need an apology as I write these expecting nothing back, it appears that some people have actually started following them a little bit and like reading what I write. I have been moving house and everything over the last two weeks has been a lot to handle by myself, so I needed to focus on me. Regardless, I’m back. After posting Breaking the Stigma and completing my 24 hour charity stream over on Twitch¬†I was approached… Read More

Running on empty…

  A bank holiday weekend in the UK is always seen as an opportunity for celebration. This one was no different! However this time it was a celebration of a lifetime. It was my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary… …and I was doing a speech. Let’s do this! For those that know me well, you’ll know I’m fairly confident and well spoken…and that I love giving speeches…   …a microphone… …a captive audience… …an excuse to talk about myself.   It would not be unfair to say that I am more comfortable talking… Read More

Choosing your path…

This article was originally published on LinkedIn on 20 August 2018. 721 views… 67 likes… 15 comments… 5 shares… 274 live viewers… 152 unique viewers… 16 unique chatters… 25 hours in a row… 175 pounds raised… Would you say that I helped¬†break the stigma? Would you say that things are different now? Would you say that things are changing? Would you actually want things to change?… The problem with depression (or any mental health concern) is that even success can feel like failure. I would believe I made a difference… some of… Read More

Live Q&A one hour early!

Everyone Due to the overwhelming response and interest I have had in the stream, I am starting one hour early to do a Live Q&A before I start getting distracted playing the game. Please feel free to join me over on Twitch.   Andy  

12 hours…

Limited availability for the week commencing 13 August 2018!

Breaking the Stigma…

This article was originally published on LinkedIn on 11 August 2018. This is going to be a long one so settle in for the ride… My story This is my story. This is real. Take note; or don’t. The choice is yours. I have worked hard all my life. I have pushed myself to my limit to acquire knowledge and skills; to accelerate my career as quickly as possible. I never stopped trying to take the next step forward, to get the next big break, to climb the next rung up the… Read More