November 14, 2023

Recently, I presented at the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) conference, a key event for connecting with decision makers.

Unlike my usual speaking engagements where I’m invited, here I had to pitch my session idea. I chose “Bridging the Generational Gap: 3 Shifts to Ensure Association Success” – a departure from my usual talk on “The Hero Mindset”.

Unfortunately, my session was not as impactful as I’d hoped. So, I reflected on my experience and chose to demonstrate how I practice resilience in the moment to help others like yourself transform presentation challenges into leadership strengths.

October 31, 2023

As I was speaking with a manager at a private club, he was describing how the change in season brings a change in talent.

Summer employees leave to go back to school for many reasons. They may dislike working in the winter. They get tired of the industry being so demanding, or perhaps can’t find flexible enough arrangements that suit their needs.

There are many reasons why talent within a club or an organization shifts, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy into the negativity or challenges behind it.

You can choose to think differently to help you drive results and embrace change.

Reflecting upon my conversation with this manager, it showed that he was heading down the wrong path in his mind about the situation and only making things worse.

With that, here are five ways you make managing change worse, and how to avoid them.

October 10, 2023

Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day.

I have spent years sharing my story of overcoming depression, at times feeling suicidal, and overcoming the loss of my father by suicide.

I wrote my autobiography, ‘Still Standing: When You Have Every Reason to Give Up, Keep Going’, as another means of providing people with hope and direction to pull themselves out of dark times.

Today, I would like to recap these lessons and share them with you in one place to help you get the help you need if you are struggling.

September 26, 2023


You rarely feel happy when you have to purchase it, but if something ever goes wrong you are always glad you did.

When I was in my 20’s, I had started a business to put on extreme sport stunt shows and pursue my dream as a freestyle motocross rider.

After I performed my first show on Canada Day weekend, two weeks later, I crashed, and wished I had made a different decision just months earlier that could have literally supported me with several thousand dollars down the road.

If you’re in business, you too, might one day experience this with insurance…

August 29, 2023

New Year’s Eve, 1999.

There was panic setting in around what was going to when there were rumours that computers were not programmed properly to “tick past 1999, into 2000”, and as a result there was going to be chaos with businesses shut down, bank accounts frozen, and months before the problem could ever be rectified.

When the clock stuck midnight, everything worked. Computer clocks turned over to the year 2000.

Why am I sharing this with you?

Silly thoughts often consume our minds when something new is introduced, and with that I’d like to share with you three mindset shifts to help ease your uncertainty around Artificial Intelligence (AI)…