I’m father to two amazing children who make me laugh, cry, hope, fear, anticipate, and cherish every single day.
I’m husband to an awesome wife who supports me in more ways than she can ever know, and who I could never repay if I lived a thousand years.
I talk about content, user experience, and how we can deliver the best interactions for our customers and audience at every touchpoint by
- being good people
- telling better stories
- being better businesses
- and living better lives.
After all, business comes and goes, but we only get one shot at being good people in life and in business.
My weekly podcast shares interviews with the people behind the voices of the shows we listen to online.
I hope you enjoy your time here.
Boring Professional Stuff
Author of The Little Book of Inspiration, a collection of inspiring stories and poems of love, redemption, and change. Inspiration is all around us. All we have to do is look.
Co-author of Influence Marketing: How to Create, Manage and Measure Brand Influencers in Social Media Marketing, described as “…the book that will change the way we do business today”, and recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Books in America by Nielsen BookScan.
Author of The Parables of Business, offering business tips and advice through the art of storytelling. This collection of eleven stories helps business owners build not only their business and brand loyalty, but also employee loyalty and a mindset to do business the right way.
Author of Why Simple Works, a collection of short business tips and thoughts on why you may want to reconsider reinventing the wheel when it comes to your business and products.
Multiple award-winning marketer and blogger; voted one of Canada’s Top 50 Marketing Blogs; and won the Hive Award for Best Social Media Blog at the South by Southwest festival.
I’ve delivered results for some of the biggest organizations in technology, digital and consumer, including BlackBerry, British Telecom, Orange, Microsoft Canada, IBM, Ford Canada, FedEX, Scotiabank, Vodafone, Dell and LG Electronics.
I’ve helped businesses of all sizes, as well as entrepreneurs and start-ups, get better results online, though a mix of building and optimizing their websites, to creating content strategies that deliver the right message at the right time.
I’ve spoken at TEDx, New Media Expo, Social Mix and numerous other business conferences and events, and am regularly quoted in publications and news media, including Marketing Magazine, Canadian Marketing Association, Toronto Star, CTV News, Globe and Mail, Fast Company and City News Toronto, on the topics of influence, social business, data-driven business intelligence and digital marketing.
I live in Port Sydney, Ontario, with my awesome wife, soccer-loving son, headstrong daughter, and three very cute little Chinese Crested dogs.
Notable Mentions and Awards:
- Founder of Podcaster Stories
- Founder of A Downsized Life
- Chief Podcaster at Life Through a Dram
- Founder of The Craft Beer Diaries
- Founder of the 12for12k charity initiative
- Co-founder of The Friendship Bench
- Co-author, Influence Marketing
- Author, The Parables of Business
- Author, The Little Book of Inspiration
- Author, Why Simple Works
- Speaker at TEDx Ottawa
- Speaker at Social Mix
- Featured in NetGen’s Commitment to Youth
- Featured in the AdAge Power 150 list
- Featured in Staggering Social Media Insights book
- Featured in Marketing Magazine
- Featured on City News Toronto
- Contributor to Canadian Marketing Association
- Young Entrepreneur Top 10 Marketing Blogs
- One of Canada’s Top 50 Marketing Blogs
- The Hive Award for Best Social Media Blog
- Featured on The Rise to the Top