Waterloo Master’s Degree Convocation.

Waterloo Master’s Degree Convocation.


  Explaining a new IoT technology product/service.

Explaining a new IoT technology product/service.

An entrepreneur since my teens, I have over twenty years of experience building and scaling business ventures in diverse fields such as, industrial automation and robotics, technology, and not-for-profit.

My educational background includes a University of Waterloo Master’s Degree of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, (MBET Program), including Management Consulting and Technical Sales certificates. I also have an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from York University and a diploma in Industrial Automation Systems from Humber College. Prior to my B. Com degree, 
I wrote the CFP exam after completing several personal financial planning certificates.

Before launching My Startup Coach Inc., I worked as a Project Manager with three award-winning, multinational companies, where I spearheaded complex technology projects up to several million dollars.

I have always had a keen interest in business, and you could say its in my DNA, as my great-grandfather was the founder of Canada’s first trust company, now TD Canada Trust, and my grandfather worked his way up to President of a multinational water systems parts manufacturer.

Ask anyone who knows me and they will describe me as very focused, organized and determined. In short, I get shit done!  And I don’t take any short cuts in doing so. When something is difficult to do I don’t give up, instead, I put myself into another “gear” and work much harder. In fact the phrase, “It can’t be done,” isn’t in my vocabulary.

After an established career in my field, I went back to school in my early 40’s to get my B. Com and MBET degrees, and believe me, it wasn’t easy, but it has brought me to where I am today. It is that same energy I bring to my clients, who come to me a little stuck and without direction. After working with them through my programs and tools, they substantially increase their skills, confidence, and motivation, with a clear direction to take their business.

As an agent of change, I believe the right type of knowledge is the catalyst to a person’s transformation. Through my no-nonsense coaching approach, I will help you create a plan of action to achieve the measurable results you need.

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
— William Pollard