My choice of work gives me the privilege of meeting with some of the most dynamic leaders in my community. These are people to whom self-improvement is an unwavering state of mind. They never feel they have learned enough. They are curious, life-long learners, open to the world around them and to the opportunity to make a difference. My passion is to serve them by helping them succeed; helping them build successful organizations and successful lives.
I became a coach and a chair within the TEC community after running my own marketing consulting practice, Train of Thoughts, for 10 years. If I had known how much fun TEC is, I might have started sooner! Prior to that, I held a variety of senior executive positions, specializing in the area of marketing.
We brought our family to Ottawa in the mid 90’s. The children have transitioned to independent lives now and we moved to rural Ottawa. My wife, of over 30 years, works in the local non-profit world.
I am the immediate past chair of the Ottawa Community Foundation, a wonderful organization dedicated to connecting local philanthropists with local causes that are important to them. I also chaired the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce (now the Ottawa Board of Trade) and enjoyed the chance to help shape one of the City’s leading business organizations.
Travel, creative writing, yoga, movies and gardening are pastimes I enjoy.
CPCC - I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach with thousands of hours of coaching experience.