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By James Hutton on December 6, 2016 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Photo: Grant Brooks

When Bronte local Tom Cartwright isn’t coaching clients to be the best they can be, you can find him rolling an arm over with the Daily Batters or demolishing a chicken roll. He shares his local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here? I have been living in Bronte for 20 years now.

What’s your favourite beach? I developed most of my swimming abilities in the surf at Bronte, but once I was old enough to choose where I swam, I chose Tamarama and that has been my favourite spot ever since.

What’s your favourite eatery? It would have to be The Char on Bondi Road. I couldn’t recall how many chicken rolls I have had for lunch there. Great food and friendly staff. All I need.

Where do you like to have a drink? The beer garden at the Clovelly Hotel is hard to beat. Other than that, the Waverley Bowlo as the sun goes down is beautiful.

Do you have a favourite sporting team? The Randwick Rugby Club has been a part of my life for many years. I played for the Colts and then manned the bar after home games for two years. And local T20 cricket team the Daily Batters. They bring all the entertainment a supporter could ask for, not that we have much off-field support each week.

What music are you into at the moment? No artists or genres in particular.

Who is your favourite person? I have a collective group who are my ‘favourite people’. We push each other to gain more in life. They know who they are.

What do you get up to on the weekends? Coaching sessions with clients, beach, friends, dinners, networking, and never a weekend without a round of golf and a big innings for the Daily Batters on Sunday.

What do you do for work? I bring direction and clarity to teenagers and young adults who are unsure of where to go in life, or how to get there. I am able to do this through my coaching practice, Cartwright Coaching.

What’s your favourite thing about work? The success that clients and I get to share together. Their growth is most important to me, so when we reach their goals everything seems to be taken care of.

Do you have a favourite quote? “When you are born, your life’s purpose is placed in your heart. It is your job to find it.” Luckily my purpose is to help you find yours!

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? Stop focusing on ‘how’ you are going to have more time, money, relationships, freedom, fast cars, dream homes, etc. and focus on ‘why’ you want them. When your why is big enough, the how gets taken care of.