Welcome to my business coaching company The Biz Coach!
I’m a serial entrepreneur who grew up in a small town in an entrepreneurial family, living and breathing business. My father was a farmer, a feed dealer and owned a hardware store. From a very young age, he was my teacher and mentor who instilled a great work ethic in me.
My official entry into the world of business began around the age of seven. My father had 6,000 laying hens and when I was seven years old, I began to pick eggs for him. I loved picking eggs but I also had other business ventures in mind. To free up my time, I decided to sub contract the egg picking to my friends, paying them about 75% of my wage, and pocketing the balance to invest in my other businesses. I spent a lot of time with my dad, watching and learning.
Through him I learned not only how to run a business but also how to repair and build the physical and financial aspects of the business. I capitalized on this knowledge and seized an opportunity to start a business buying used bicycles and rebuilding them into cool chopper-style bikes which I sold. I also picked dew worms in the garden and sold them to tourists and local fishermen.
By the age of eighteen I had bought and sold over fifty bicycles, motorcycles, cars and trucks. I had raised over one-hundred head of cattle and ran a house painting business. I worked on many local farms driving tractors, haying and doing barn chores, and also worked at a local service station.
I started my first real business at the age of twenty in 1983. I grew this business from nothing to over three million in annual sales within three years in the 1980s, when farmers were paying 20% interest. These were very challenging times.
I have gone through many ups and downs over the course of starting, scaling and selling these businesses.
Over the course of running these businesses I always put my family first and raised three amazing children who are now building their own lives and pursuing successful careers. I have always enjoyed being very involved in my community. I spent many years giving back as a hockey coach and was also involved with my local Chamber of Commerce.
I graduated from Agricultural College with a diploma in Agricultural Business Management. I also have a Certificate in Business Management. I completed Tony Robbins Mastery University (including Business Mastery) and I also invested in coaching from E-Myth Mastery with Michael Gerber.