I was born and raised in Canada and moved to the US in 2005. I started working at the age of 15 at a local gas station where I opened the store on the weekend at 6am while the owner slept in. Then I spent 28 years with a very successful career of managing businesses and coaching leaders within corporations.
I’ve had many different experiences on businesses I think you all know well: KFC, Raid, Off, Ziploc, Saran Wrap, Edge & Skintimate Shave Gel, Scrubbing Bubbles, Pledge, Fantastik, Sargento Cheese, Red Gold tomatoes. The size of these businesses ranged from $1.5 million to $500 million.
In that same time, I’ve coached, trained, taught and mentored well over 300 people. It is very fulfilling to see someone I’ve invested in grow and develop into someone that can do my job even better than I can do it. People I’ve coached have gone on to become Vice presidents, Presidents and CEO of corporations here and in Canada.
I’ve always chased my career which has required me to move frequently, having a negative impact on my family. My wife is in a 100% commission sales career so when we move it takes her 3-4 years to re-build her business. And I had been moving us every 3-4 years which has had hurt her career. Despite this, she has always been incredibly supportive of my career at the expense of her own. This coupled with the fact that corporations have been focusing less on employees and more on profit, led me to realize this life was no longer a fit for me and my family.
I grew up getting teased for not having brand names because my parents could not afford them. My dad was a mechanic and got hurt at work and was unable to work so things were tough. As a result, I’ve always wanted to help others: I was a peer counselor in high school and a lay counselor at church, a big brother and my number 1 priority at work has been to coach, train and mentored folks. My passion has always been to help others to become all that they can be. Now in my business, this passion is directed to making a difference in the lives of business owners by helping them achieve massive results in their business to be able to provide for their life dreams.
My vision is to make a difference in the lives of every successful business owner in the greater Indianapolis are by helping them achieve massive results. Coach them to implement a proven methodology that, over time, builds a great team, gives owners time for family and friends while also having a more successful, growing business that provides the money needed to realize their life dreams.
Below is a picture of myself and my beautiful wife at the ActionCOACH Franchise graduation ceremony after training.