I EDUCATE, CHALLENGE, AND INSPIRE YOU TO GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL
I help leaders and organizations overcome their challenges and accomplish their goals. I have been motivating and training leaders for over 15 years in education (higher education and k-12), student leadership, businesses, associations, and community groups. My programs and expertise target these areas:
Work-Life Balance… Do you need to learn how to bring better harmony between your personal and professional worlds?
Resilience Training… Do you want to know how to stick through tough times? Do you want to know how to persist in the face of adversity?
Servant Leadership… Do you want to learn how to build effective teams and departments? Are you looking to improve your skills so you can be a strong, values based, servant leader?
Strengths-Based Leadership…do you know what your leadership strengths are? Do you know how to use those strengths to improve your academics, career prospects, and team-management abilities?
By using my life stories, current research, and practical tools I challenge and motivate leaders and organizations to be high performing.
Despite being born with a physical challenge, I overcame adversity to play defensive end for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. My playing career quickly turned into a college coaching career that took me across North America and being named the defensive line coach at the inaugural NAIA All-Star Game.
As a college administrator with 15 years of experience I have worked in multiple areas in student services, have trained thousands of college leaders, numerous departments, and have created departments from the ground up. I have spoken at numerous national and regional higher education leadership conferences as well.
As a doctoral candidate in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program (HALE) at Michigan State University my research focuses on work-life balance, flexstlyes, and how companies and employees can manage boundaries better in order to improve job satisfaction, intent-to-stay, and employee retention.
My keynote Hit Hard has been delivered to thousands of people across Canada and the United States. I use my life in football as a way of teaching others to build resilience and persist to their goals. I also teach others to tell their story and spread their message. In 2013 I was a semi-finalist in the World Championship of Public Speaking, being among the final 89 out of over 25,000 contestants.
These days I am driven by the desire to help people achieve their goals and design the life they want.