Robert Gerrish helps people turn things they enjoy doing into a business they enjoy running. He spent his early career with a small marketing and design agency in London, moving through the ranks before selling to Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising in the late 1980s. After a decade as a freelance marketing man, his pursuit of a more balanced lifestyle took him to Sydney where he now lives with his wife Jane and son Jay.
In 2000 he established Flying Solo, a resource to support others going it alone. Today the community enjoys a membership of over 100,000 independent businesses. Robert co-authored his first book, the bestseller Flying Solo: How to go it alone in business in 2005, and it ignited his work as a presenter and advocate of all things solo. The National Library of Australia declared Flying Solo 'a site of national significance', preserving it in their Pandora web archive since 2009.
Robert sold the Flying Solo business to David Koch's Pinstripe Media Group in late 2017, and today he works as a coach and consultant to those seeking to excel as an independent professional. Alongside this he's a presenter and podcaster, and can be found online at www.robertgerrish.com.