I have been fortunate enough to have practiced entrepreneurship for over 20 years, founding and building several multi million dollar businesses, in manufacturing and in retail, both nationally and internationally. Through the learning process there have been some victories along the way. These companies experienced 18 out of 20 years of profitability, and filled with growth. One company landed on the Inc 500 list for fastest growing companies in America in 2010, we finished 4th in construction and 212 overall.
Life is more than entrepreneurship and I have other interests that help to bring out the renaissance man. Those interests include writing, as you can see from the blogs on this site, and the link to a self published book entitled, The Rise and Fall of a Sandcastle. I have been very involved in managing various humanitarian relief projects around the world, and helped to produce a documentary called Mud and Guts about a well drilling project in Haiti. One of the greatest honors has been serving at Guts Church in Tulsa under Pastors Bill and Sandy Scheer. I love to travel and have visited over 30 countries, having forged wonderful relationships in many cultures around the world. Those experiences have enriched my worldview and understanding of the effects of culture. My wife Janelle and I have been married since 1996 and have enjoyed raising three incredible children together. We find enjoyment in the most simple things, and truly value the time we spend together.
Today I work to create healthy and strong organizations by advising business owners and CEOs in the following areas:
Charting Your Course - Create a long range "envisioned future" and map milestones to the destination.
Fire Fighting - Work through short term crisis situations to develop multiple possible outcomes, and strategies to navigate them.
Improving Workflow - Identifying bottlenecks and providing solutions to improve workflow between your sales, production/services, inventory, and finance departments.
Team Building - Culture development centered on improving "communication, problem solving, and teamwork" within your organization.
Personal Coaching - Become the greatest "you" possible, both professionally and personally, through transparent and heartfelt personal coaching.
If you want to get the most out of your entrepreneurial journey, and enjoy life to the fullest, please reach out anytime. firstname.lastname@example.org
This spring I am offering the Level Up Workshop series through 36 Degrees North in downtown Tulsa. We have two workshops, and you can learn more by following the links below.
Build It Up
This four hour workshop will be filled with quality instruction, leaving you with practical information you can immediately implement. The only way to sustain a business long term is to effectively master all three building blocks of business. Learn practical and proven techniques to develop your skills in the areas of sales, finance, and production of products or services.
Lead It Up
This four hour workshop will be filled with quality instruction, leaving you with practical information you can immediately implement. Learn how to break through the common barriers that impede small business growth and profitability. Transition yourself and your employees into proper management, leadership and cultural practices to unlock exponential growth and release you to live life.