Popular Livewell advisor, Suf is dedicated to helping people to improve their lifestyles. Despite setting out on a career path to support young people, Suf found his forte working with adults, motivating them to make gradual lifestyle changes for life long benefits. Well known for his calm and laid back nature, Suf is a keen traveller with a big overseas ambition. Find out more about what makes our adventurous team member tick…..
I have been working in the healthy lifestyle sector for nearly 10 years now (that makes me feel old!), mainly within the NHS and Local Authorities with a little stint in a private healthcare company.
I originally graduated with a degree in Youth Studies and always geared towards working with young people and the wider community. Post-graduation I got my first job working with adults in a pilot smokeless tobacco project and since then I have always been working mainly with adults. How life turns out! I always saw myself in a role where I engage with the public and meet new people and hence I have been here at Livewell for 7 years now.
I am a Livewell Advisor – delivering smoking clinics, weight loss -activations, exercise classes and some work in the Royal Derby hospital too. I do a bit of everything and I am mainly out and about.
Me in 3 words
Chilled, adventurous and spontaneous!
My favourite meal
Wow, this is the hardest question I have had to answer. “Kadhi Kichri” – it’s an Indian thing! I normally eat it 3-4 days on the trot when it’s made and can never ever have enough.
Football, boxing, travelling, UFC, comedies, eating out and meeting friends. I love travelling the world, learning new cultures and ways of life and visiting non touristy areas. If I could travel full time I would do it in a heartbeat!
My best achievement
100% getting married! But my ultimate goal which I haven’t achieved yet is moving abroad and volunteering/working for a charity till my last days!
What you might be surprised to know
I have the worst sleeping routine ever. Most nights I don’t go sleep till 2-3am. I can’t remember the last time I went to bed before 1am. It’s a bad habit I have carried since my teenage years. But I am still fresh as a daisy for work – in case the bosses read this!
My top lifestyle tips
Do something that you enjoy to keep motivated, that way you won’t see it as a chore! I get my exercise out of playing football and using a punch bag in the garage.
My favourite motivational quote(s)
I've got a few:
The purpose of life is a life of purpose
Your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance