About David & Sarah

We are on an adventure, making our way to our home in the small village of Senija, part of the La Marina Alta region of Valencia, Spain. In the sixteenth century Senija was populated exclusively by the Moors until their expulsion was decreed by King Philip III of Spain in April 1609. By 1622 Christian families had settled in the town to work the land. The population, now a little over 600, contribute to the local economy through farming the vines, almonds, olives, carob and cereals.

Our journey started long ago in Bournemouth, a seaside town on the the English coast. Together we moved slightly west to Poole and then dramatically to Wellington in New Zealand. This was followed by a move to Sydney, Australia then Brisbane, the Gold Coast, back to Sydney, the Gold Coast again and Sydney once more. In between times there have been trips to Bali, Dubai, Fiji, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the USA. Now we are on our way back to the northern hemisphere to continue our travels in Europe. When we will finally arrive in Senija we do not know. All we do know is that we are on our way “To Senija”.

We are Accredited House-Sitters and this year will travel to Spain, England and France. If you would like an eye kept on your property and pets when you are away, then please get in touch to check our availability.

David has significant corporate experience in organisational change management and executive coaching as a senior executive for global blue chip companies such as Oracle Corporation and Westpac.

As well as an MBA and PhD in Philosophy, David also qualified as a professional coach at the Institute of Behavioural Coaching. David has helped many people internationally with life, career and Job search advice. He is a Member of the Association of Job Search Trainers, the Job Search Institute and an Affiliate of the Career Coach Institute. As a Career Mentor David is an honorary member of staff at Queensland University, Australia, coaching final year students as they enter the workplace to begin their formal careers.

Sarah is a top level Executive Assistant and is the Founder of Virtual Global Assistant. She started her career in the British Foreign Office and then moved internationally to work for the likes of the Chairman of Air New Zealand and the Chairman of Virgin Australia. She is also a qualified Master Personal Trainer and a Champion Bodybuilder. Sarah founded the online Activ8Energy, a virtual Training and Meal Plan service to Activ8 your energy.

Between us we are great allrounders having owned and operated a busy cafe on the Australian Gold Coast and also ran our own gardening business so we are well placed to take care of your property.

We take ownership and get things done! Hope this gives you a bit of an insight. Also look us up on LinkedIn and/or get in touch if you would like to know a bit more about us.

As we are mobile we offer our services at the various locations that we are visiting, so check our current location indicator on this site.

Best wishes,

David and Sarah

The Senija Group portfolio includes:

Activ8Energy virtual training and meal plans.

CareerMentor4U because your job impacts your life and your life impacts your job!

Virtual Global Assistant helping you to do what you do best … run your business!