My business background
is thirty years of
involving four business
start-ups. I graduated
from Lakefield College,
Ontario. Rather than go to
university (I wasn’t the
world’s best student) I
opted to join my father in a start-up publishing /
training business. From there my journey involved
a series of three new start-ups. My ‘university’
turned out to be mentoring and licensee training by
leading authors and consultants in strategy and
I was an organization effectiveness consultant for
15 years working with organizations of all types and
sizes. In 1995 I started Partnering Designs Inc. as a
boutique consultancy to focus on business
rejuvenation. I helped generate over $500 MM in
partnering projects where we turned energy
savings into a funding strategy for school renewal.
In 2008 my wife Raymonde and I moved from
Oakville, Ontario to the Sunshine Coast, B.C., mostly
for family reasons, and for the added adventure of
experiencing Canada from a new perspective.
Over the past ten years I have updated and
retooled myself with four coaching certification
programs. The most recent was Enneagram
Coaching Certification with the Madanes
Coaching School based in Tel Aviv, Israel. They have
close ties with Robbins-Madanes Coaching School
in California with whom I had done training earlier.
Coaching has emerged over the past twenty five
years as the pace of change has accelerated.
Coaching is a powerful and important tool for
facilitating positive change that results in emotional
well being as well as effectiveness.
I particularly like working with small business
leaders. Less politics. Easier applications. As a
small business owner all my life, I identify with the
small business CEO.
“Enneagram Coaching is about coming home to the safe harbour
of who you really are, and then going to higher ground.”