Who is Ken?

This is the uncomfortable part of the gig.

Team building, Leadership and Coaching is so intuitive by nature.  Selling myself just feels like bad form but you need to know why working with me is a win-win proposition so here goes. 

I launched TECTONIC TLC Team | Lead | Coach in 2008 when my wife told me we were pregnant (1st of 3 over the next 4 years!) and I was part of a job cutting at the TV station I had been working at!

When I asked myself the “what next?” question, all roads led to team building, leadership and coaching. A great calm accompanied this minor leap of faith! I had benefitted greatly from so many great coaches and teachers through the years. I felt a calling to follow suit and give back. I also wanted to find a life work balance that allowed me to be a great father.  My parenting ethos is “One Childhood, One Chance”.  

I was confident knowing I had tallied more than enough life experiences and competencies as a professional athlete, coach, broadcaster and community builder. It just made sense for me to shift my sails. Thus the birth of TECTONIC TLC – Team + Lead + Coach and I have not looked back!

I have worked with a variety of teams (athletic, corporate, not for profit and high tech startup). I have created coaching and leadership platforms (The “i” in Team, The Authentic Warrior x10, Theseus Paradox and Leadership, The 37.29 second Gold Medal Marathon, 4C Coaching and The 360 Degree Leadership Competency Course).

I am a proud graduate of  Wilfrid Laurier University (BA Communication Studies) and a member of the WLU Sports Hall of Fame. I also have a diploma in Computer Programming from CDI College. 

I am presently taking a series of virtual classes via Harvard University (Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles, Become a More Resilient Leader in Turbulent Times and Remote Work Revolution for Everyone) and will begin studies toward my Sigma Six Black Belt certification this spring. 

I am a proud alumni member of the Canadian Football League after competing for 9 years as a member of the Ottawa Rough Riders, Hamilton Tiger Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders. I am the founder of The 100 Man Run Breast Cancer Initiative, served as a board member with the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club and a United Way Community Ambassador Award recipient.  Looking back I can safely estimate participating, hosting, supporting over 500 community events over the past 30 years.

I am also about to launch The Next Adventure Kids Book Reading YouTube Project!