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.