Elevator Pitch Version

My purpose is to help entrepreneurs and business people to be successful. I achieve this using evidence-based knowledge and experience in the areas of business startup, building, management, leadership, and succession planning.

Short Version

I enjoy helping people, problem-solving, and achieving success.

I can’t recall many project failures. Hopefully that’s not my selective memory kicking in, and it certainly wasn’t me cherry-picking assignments either, as I have always pitched-in to help. I should have learnt to say No! Then again, perhaps I wouldn’t have learnt as much and become such an ‘interesting character.’

I have in the past declared that I am a BS-free zone, meaning that I don’t lie, I check before I speak or act, and I have no interest in ripping anyone off. While falling a little short of being a candidate for sainthood, I always act in an honest and ethical manner.

I am a volunteer mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ), a role I enjoy very much, as I get the opportunity to give back to the community in a modest way while trying to help people starting a business or to run their existing business more effectively.

In addition to my volunteer work I continue to research a wide range of business topics to ensure I am up to date with the best as well as effective evidence-based knowledge and wisdom.

In my ‘spare’ time I enjoy the outdoors, riding my off-road motor bike, as well as DIY around the house.

So what does this mean for you?

  • I will work with you to develop a solution that suits your context, as I don’t rely on a ready supply of expert generic and undifferentiated answers.
  • You can rely on me to let you know when I don’t know something and that I will find out if need be.
  • I will work to make you independent of me and other advisors.

Credentials

  • Accredited Business Mentor – Business Mentors NZ
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration) – The University of Auckland
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) – Project Management Institute
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science – Massey University
  • Bachelor of Engineering Electrical – The University of Auckland
  • NZCE (NZ Certificate in Engineering) Electrical
  • Registered Electrician
  • QBE – Qualified By Experience