This is the uncomfortable part of the gig.
Trumpeting who I am and what I have done in a bid to convince you to hire me goes against the essence of what a leader/ coach stands for. But, I got to pay the rent so here goes. Who is Ken?
I grew up in Ottawa. I am a Lorne Street kid. A Boys and Girls Club Gym rat. The neighborhood I grew up in was made up of families who did not have much beyond big dreams and an astounding work ethic. My parents set the bar for any coach that would cross my path. Their unconditional generosity for all served as the perfect life template for my siblings and I. My parents were the original purveyors of the “coach up” approach and taught us to connect others and their stories.
I graduated with a BA in Communications from Laurier University, played professional football in the Canadian Football League and spent 11 years as Sports Anchor/ Producer at The New RO and A-Channel.
The common denominator in all that I do is the desire to celebrate the story that others bring to my life. I cannot remember the score of any football game I have played nor can I remember any scores of the games played by athletes I had the good fortune of interviewing. However, I do remember their stories. I remember the experiences. They are palpable. Each unique in their own right and each having brought something to my life. Setting the table for others to succeed fills my bucket.
The experiences drawn from each chapter led to my career as a team building, leadership and coaching consultant. Today, I can say, without hesitation that I am in my right place and right time. I wake up wearing a suit that fits me perfectly.
I am spiritually wealthier each time I present the “4C Culture Cultivation” , “The “i” in Team”, “360 Degree Circle of Influence” or “The Pendulum of Possibility” strategies.
I am wealthier because I coach up.