Before there was a Coach, there was a curious child.
Sounds like the start of a movie, right? Well, let’s press Play.
I was born in Sydney and from 2 years old, I grew up in Vanuatu, a South Pacific tropical island off the east coast of Australia.
My sisters and I went to the local French schools and spoke the main languages of Vanuatu ... French, English and some of the island creole Bislama.
With no TV on the island, my heart and ears swam in the sweet sounds filling the air ... island voices singing gospel songs, people speaking in multiple accents and languages, and me and my school pals singing French and Maori songs in the playground.
At home, to entertain ourselves, we’d listen to my parents’ broad record collection and try to mimic the voices ... dialects, languages, humour and singing styles. And so began the path to my career.