I am a catalyst and experienced intrapreneur that believes all businesses are “people businesses.” As a catalyst, I’m a force for change within businesses to pivot to new initiatives. While many work on cause-and-effect, I solve antecedents and consequences. As an intrapreneur, I have created new business operations, products and services, while managing expectations, clients, teams, and vendors.
The core to my success has been to build a worldview based on values and communicating this effectively to others. This approach requires developing people with classical and new approaches to learning.
I am an introvert that has grown professionally by becoming an extrovert. Why? As a business of one, self-promotion is marketing and networking is sales. Who you are, your core values, remains the same. Your personality changes and abilities grow. My personal transformation journey was changing from someone valued for his technical communication skills in writing and training to leading a corporate strategic technology initiative. I was able to span the business and form the network to introduce new capabilities with a revenue-multiplying effect.
As a consultant, I’ve learned that personal transformation is comparable to team transformation, which is comparable to business transformation. Our values and estimate of the situation lead us to action. By transforming our worldview, we reduce the time to get results. I consult on how to deliver success through personal, team, and corporate entrepreneurialism, where everyone is a leader at all levels.
I have a passion for lifelong learning, as it involves people, how they interact, and how our language and stories matter. I help businesses become the places people see as a work family.
We are all more than what we do. Outside of work I am a military historian, bringing my analytical skills to understanding the interface between policy and technology in the Cold War era.