Hi there! That’s me – a photo from late July 2017 if you must know 🙂
I grew up in South Africa and studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the beautiful University of Stellenbosch near Cape Town. A great place to be a student (right in the heart of wine country!). I emigrated in 1993 and was fortunate to live in The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, San Diego in California and finally what I call home – Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
I did my first corporate turnaround in 2001 and since then I’ve been either been running companies or consulting. Today I specialize in helping small- to mid-size companies build high-performance management teams. You can find more information about that part of my work on my consulting page.
But what I really wanted to talk about is the work that I’m doing with the step-by-step guides. Over the last few years I’ve become increasingly frustrated with the lack of decent information on the Internet – specifically for solopreneurs and small business owners. There’s a lot of promises of expertise, 5-day courses that will make you an expert and one weird trick that attracts clients. But very little of that information is actually useful.
So I set out to change that. I’m taking everything I’ve learned to create a series of practical, step-by-step guides to get stuff done. I’m adding my 30+ years of experience and working with a group of beta clients to make sure stuff works before it goes out the door. And I’m taking what I’m learning in the process and building that into the guides as well.
I hope this gives you something valuable to grow your own business.
Like Steve Jobs said: “You can change the world, even if it is just in a very small way.”
Have a great day! And reach out any time – email@example.com or (403) 607-9992.