However, his whirlwind journey was propelled partly by Cynthia, who regularly had important career discussions with her son.
She is now the face of a 2022 campaign, Talking Futures, which urges parents to discuss prospects with their children regularly to boost their chances of success.
“As parents, we have a unique opportunity to be our child’s most valuable asset at the beginning of their path to independent living,” she declared.
“We don’t always know the answers, or what to do, so having an essential resource like the new ‘Talking Futures’ website will empower parents in the quest to provide direction and advice – through regular conversations – to help their children navigate this journey.”
Parents and educators can find out more and access free resources by visiting the Talking Futures website at: https://www.talkingfutures.org.uk/