Purple Beard provides digital skills training aligned with certification bodies in a range of technology areas such as Big Data, Data Science, Cyber security, Cloud computing, Software development and AI & Machine learning.
We are passionate about working in the Education sector. The current education landscape is constantly changing and to support you we have an experienced team who can support you during these changes.
What was the inspiration behind Purple Beard? By the Founder
In 2018 events beyond my control transpired and changed my life completely. They shook my inner core and turned my life upside down. After these events, I decided to go travelling across 10 countries for six months. I have been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 22 so taking time out to reflect on what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go was almost a novelty. Everything I had known prior to 2018 was decimated during this time. I suppose it was time for new beginnings.
At this time I did not know what my new venture would look like however through my journey across several countries. I came across ‘Ikigai’ (生き甲斐, pronounced[ikiɡai]), a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The word ikigai is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile or as the French would say our raison d’être. Providing tech training was an idea that I had toyed with a few times since 2006 however sometimes we have to take a different route to get to where we need to.
During my travels, I decided that I was going to pursue my dreams and founded Purple Beard in 2019, offering tech training to businesses and individuals. On reflection, this was my Ikigai.