This is my story.
Who am I?
I’m in the business of seeing potential in people and teams. I started early. At the age of 18, I saw untapped potential in four young and undiscovered vocalists. I worked with them to launch their music career. Six years later they were multiple award winners. Their music was top of the national charts. They toured internationally. They also starred in a major motion picture. Along the way we launched a fully funded record label with one of the world’s largest music distributors. What a wild ride!
My next adventure began when I saw great promise in a talented marketing specialist. Working together over four years we grew an event marketing company to national prominence. The company continues to serve some of the largest and most notable consumer brands in the world.
I went on to join the senior leadership teams of three early-stage and growing companies (Redknee, Achievers, Bullfrog Power). I helped those teams double revenues, integrate acquisitions, launch new businesses, and expand internationally.
My education includes a Bachelor in Engineering & Management; an MBA; an MA in Counseling Psychology; and a certificate in Small & Medium-Sized Enterprise Board Effectiveness.
“I now use my experience in business psychology and team effectiveness to help people just like you.”
THE FOCUS OF MY WORK IS TO HELP:
- Create clarity around a future that is both inspiring and achievable.
- Bridge the gap in perspectives that often develop between entrepreneurs and their teams.
- Identify thoughts and beliefs that are slowing you and your team down.
- Shed light on the mindsets behind highly effective organizations.
- Build powerful habits that will breed success over and over again.
- Guide you through the implementation of fundamental building blocks for personal and organizational success.
I am thrilled to be working with Brent. He has an exceptional ability to listen actively and provide a perspective that I’ve missed and one that captures, exactly, an insight that helps me move forward. I’d say it is an uncanny knack, but it is clearly a honed skill, perfectly suited to coach executives to better understand and provide effective leadership.
– Kelly MacKenzie, Executive Director, Silent Voice Canada
Who I am, for you.
Coach. Consultant. Advisor. Counselor. Guide. My clients use a variety of names for their relationship with me. Ultimately I am your trusted partner. I offer a confidential environment where you can speak openly and get honest feedback. You can try out ideas, experiment with new beliefs, and explore potential opportunities.
Along the way, I share insights, tips, tools, and resources. I spend my days looking deep inside dozens of organizations and I share all of that learning with you. My goal is to help you grow your business, speed up your progress, and increase your impact.
Although I am not your outsourced HR leader or lawyer, I have significant experience in the processes, philosophies, and documentation commonly associated with HR. I bring all this knowledge into every conversation. I coach and advise in these areas, and often have templates and resources to provide. If you need further help with implementation, I can refer you to an appropriate expert.
There are two areas where my clients often ask for my help beyond our one-on-one coaching relationship. The first is with meeting facilitation. From time to time every team needs to have conversations where the stakes are high and quality of output is critically important. In the facilitator role I become the person in the room who understands your business, brings an outside perspective, and has the ability to get the best from the team.
The second is on structuring the critical building blocks for your organization’s growth. Sometimes we may identify areas in your business needing more focus than coaching sessions can provide. A sample of my work with clients includes designing a new transparent compensation system, training a management team on effective recruiting approaches, designing a smooth and efficient onboarding process, integrating a new executive into a founder-led team, and assessing the engagement level of a team.