This is another interesting Thursday. It’s the day to know more about someone super exciting. You probably have seen Peter around because he’s been very active on blogs in his industry. But today, I’m excited to give you some more information about him.
If you are reading this series for your first time, let me quickly let you know that on Thursdays, I write and publish personal materials about people I interact with. In the past, I have featured a good number of these awesome blogging friends so you can check the list here
A Thank You video Peter did for me!
One of my biggest ‘wow’ moments a few days ago was when Peter sent me a mail with the link to this video he specifically did to say Thank you to me. I have had praises and appreciations from bloggers and people allover the world but this was unique, so a huge Thank You to you, Peter
Meet Peter Beckenham!
Born in Sydney Australia mid way through the last century, Peter Beckenham has had a common thread of success throughout his very long career.
Peter’s driving passion has always been in helping others to achieve real success.
After graduating in Economics from New England University in Armidale he started out as an enthusiastic high school teacher. Peter taught with a real passion and got spectacular results from his students.
With all these remarkable student successes came rapid promotion with Peter finally qualifying to be one of the youngest ever school principals in history.
However, with this promotion came administration workloads that took Peter away from his real passion – that of helping his students (and other teachers) to achieve success beyond their wildest dreams.
Administration has never been one of Peter’s strengths or interests.
Looking around for another challenge Peter discovered the world of financial services where he again achieved spectacular success. The first role he was offered was as a trainee sales manager but he pointed out to the company leaders that until he knew what the sales people did, how could he possibly guide and lead them.
Peter knew right from the start that the word “manage” was not part of his make-up as an action taker who loved to “get his feet wet”
So he joined the sales force and in his first 12 months become rookie of the year. He vividly recalls the exciting experiences of his very first year in sales where he earned five times what he was earning previously in his education career.
Once again success brought promotion opportunities but this time Peter accepted the management challenge as it came with huge incentives to train new recruits in his own very unique style of sales.
Starting with a small sales team in Canberra he quickly grew his tribe to become the number one sales team in Australia for 5 consecutive years. These were exciting times for Peter.
After rejecting many offers of promotion finally Peter was enticed by a completely new challenge.
He accepted a General Managers role of heading up the sales and distribution challenges of 4 Asian Joint Ventures. This was Peter’s introduction to Asia and he relished all the challenges it presented and this time he was provided with staff to do all the administration functions.
Once again he built highly successful sales teams only to see after 3 years that success lead to a corporate take-over.
The new corporate leaders wanted Peter to return to Australia in a senior management role but Peter was not interested in that sort of challenge and by then he had been captivated by the Asian cultures and by Thailand in particular.
Using Thailand as his base Peter started his own successful sales management training consulting company to hospitality and financial services companies in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand.
However, after 3 hectic years running this exciting business Peter realized his life had become one of constant travel and was not fair to his family.
That’s when he decided to quit the business world and even the city life of Bangkok.
Peter’s wife was a Thai national and she wanted Peter to slow down and enjoy life more. So they decided to leave the bright lights and “go up country”
This was a complete change of environment and lifestyle with Peter and his family now living in a little Thai village where his wife’s parents reside. The village is not far from both the Cambodian and Laos borders and way off the main tourist track.
But once again Peter needed a challenge and he decided to start a new venture.
For the first time he entered the world of online marketing and started his blogging career along with an affiliate marketing partnership arrangement.
Peter was introduced to the world of blogging and despite some early mishaps and mistakes like all beginner bloggers make, Peter became totally fascinated with the potential of blogging.
As it has been throughout his entire working life Peter still maintains his deep passion of helping others to succeed.
Now known as “The Remote Thai Village Marketer,” the target audience for Peter’s blog is no surprise. His focus is on beginner marketers and he relishes in the idea of being able to share his online business experiences mixed with his extensive sales and marketing skills.
As Peter says his blog is his “welcome mat online” where all beginners will feel welcomed, not pressured and encouraged to join with his “blog tribe” and share in his passion for success.
Some posts on Peter’s blog
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