This is me. I have a knack for turning lemons into lemon aid. Falling in the mud and coming up smelling like a rose. Seriously! Oh, and making tons of owners and presidents very very wealthy. Beyond their wildest dreams wealthy.
I would love to show you everything I have learned to change your patterns of thinking to improve your business, your relationships, and your life. I can probably run your business for you but I would much rather help you re-think problems and issues. Because I have a wicked reputation for bringing an amazing ability to focus and bring clarity to everything I see and touch. I only provide grounded and sane advice. (My middle name is TRUST.) I love finding creative and workable solutions that really do work. Things that grow your top line, solidify your reputation, free up more cash, streamline your productivity, find more cash flow or profit and even bring you confidence and clarity. Most of all, I love helping entrepreneurs forge ahead with Passion and Purpose.
I started my professional life as an accountant, then moved into solving real problems as an operations leader and then as a general manager. Somewhere in those thirty years of working I also became an entrepreneur – once deliberately, once accidentally. After buying 60 companies, selling 10, changing the cultures of 5, saving 20 and even taking one through the courts of bankruptcy, with international, public and private experience and having a stellar reputation for delivering amazing results in horrible situations, I decided to write, speak and mentor about what I really know a lot about. Making profit dollars.
30 years in operational and finance executive leadership. In a variety of businesses. Private, public, franchise, national, and international. Manufacturing, service, professional and non-profit. Startups to high growth. Mature to troubled. Market leaders and market followers. New markets, new products. Stagnant markets and commodity products. Acquisitions, divestitures, and culture changes. Canada, US, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Far East.
I am the Chief Cheerleader of Bullet Proof your Business Now, a boutique consulting, speaking and teaching organization focused specifically on assisting business owners to maximise the potential of their business. In the spring of 2016, I left the GTA and headed west to St. Catharines in order to fulfil one of my bucket list items: the sampling of every offering from every winery in the Niagara area.