This is where I’m supposed to tell you I have over 20 years experience in bla bla bla. I struggle with that because when I hear someone say it to me I wonder “Do you really only have the same years experience just repeated over 20 times?”
So what about me then? Well apart from my three amazing kids and my buddy, my pal, my ever lovely wife…I love the business of purpose. It’s taken me a long time to crystalise my thoughts around this, but ultimately everything I do is focused on this (else what’s a purpose for?).
“If you become the prophet of your purpose, you will profit from your purpose!”
I lived and worked in three different countries around the world. Yes for over two decades in public, private and social sector industries I have held increasing levels of responsibility including Multiple-Branch Management, Sales Management, Project Manager, and President/CEO. So what of it? What has it done for me? Well let me tell you!
I’m a self-confessed serial entrepreneur that loves creating new businesses (www.chiefideaguy.com) with other people. There is never a shortage of ideas, perspectives or out of this world thinking when I get my hands on a concept or create a new one.
I have climbed high and I have fallen hard. I have gotten back up again. Through this I have leveraged my studies and my own real life experiences in personal growth (www.liveawhatiflife.com), goal setting, training and organizational development has allowed me to achieve and excel where others fear to tread. I consider myself a trail blazer on his own radically cool quest! (www.radicallycoolquest.com)
How can I prove it? There is a legacy of accomplishments from a proven track record in measurable results. Personally I have facilitated two “World Clients of the Year” and one “Canadian Client of the Year” for a large organizational development and motivational company. I was “Sales Leader of the Year” also after developing and applying my own unique sales methodology (www.relaxedselling.com) in a traditional sales world.
I am a well known as a powerful speaker and presenter that has delivered many motivational messages to large groups of business leaders and associations internationally. On top of all that I am a trained facilitator through two international development organizations.
What I do really well is question your answers and not answer your questions. I will ask the questions you might not want to answer, or at least that very few others will ask you.
This is me, I have written it on purpose.
LOOKING FOR A SPEAKER FOR YOUR NEXT FUNCTION? WANT A FACILITATOR FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT?
NEED SOMEONE TO CHALLENGE YOUR THINKING?
DESIRE A SHIFT IN PERFORMANCE OF YOUR TEAM? SEEKING A NEW DIREcTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
What do you like most about your profession?
Seeing the change in people and business
What questions do clients most commonly ask you? How do you respond?
How do I grow my business? Usually something similar to that. Why do you want to grow your business? What does business growth mean or look like to you? What have you done so far? What has worked? What hasn't?
Describe a recent client engagement or project.
My most recent work has been facilitating my "Strategic Advance" tool with two organisations to develop a clear vision, mission, values and strategy for the next 5 years that will engage and inspire the right people and customers to their business. Aligning every fiber of the business and connecting it to a clear sense of purpose.
What are 3 attributes you need to be successful in your industry?
Willingness to ask the questions that few others are willing to ask. The understanding of creating harmony in life and work. An unwavering commitment to your clients success. You almost gotta want it more than they do.
What are the most important things to consider when hiring a service provider in your field?
Am i looking for an expert in my industry, or an expert in helping create lasting change through connecting people with purpose? Previous track record of success. Can they demonstrate clearly that they can get you to think at a different level than you already are?
How are you different than others in your profession?
I am different because I focus on purpose. I believe with a strong enough WHY you can find the right how. My belief is that "if you become the prophet of your purpose, you will profit from your purpose".
What are your biggest professional influences (books, mentors, events)?
Tom Peters - ReImagine Sacchi & Sacchi - Lovemarks
How do you typically handle disagreements with clients?
Simple service level agreements. Face to face discussions on progress to agreed commitments
Describe your proudest professional accomplishment.
Winning back to back World Client of the Years (2000 & 2001) because my clients had so much success and growth personally and professionally.
Chief Rockstar Executive at Rusty Nails Entertainment
June 2011 - Present
Develop and/or search out eclectic talent and crazy ideas, then promote and/or manage them.
Business Development at Healthscore
November 2006 - July 2008
Responsible for building and developing the Licensee base to effectively succeed in opening opportunities within corporations to implement health assessments and strategies tied to bottom line ROI improvements.
Founder & Chief Idea Dad at Click4 Inc.
October 2005 - Present
Responsible for driving our radically cool quest and fulfilment of our values through strategic delivery of our edutainment (educational entertainment) and edventure (educational adventure) platform for kids in a safe environment.
Chief Idea Guy - International Success Coach & Radical Thinker at Daveclare.com
January 2005 - Present
Author, speaker and innovative coach using strategies (online services available now!) to allow business leaders to get the coaching and business execution services they need, when they need them, wherever they are to achieve measurable ROI on their investment.
Licensee at Leadership Management Canada
January 1999 - January 2004
Coach and Facilitator
Call Centre Sales Manager at BankWest
January 1985 - January 1998
Lead the Affinity sales teams
Edith Cowan University
Degree: Executive Certificate in Management
Field of Study: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Canadian Client of the Year 2002
Issuer: LMI Canada
Date: Apr 15, 2002
Caoch and Facilitator of H&S Heat Treating
Sales Leader of the Year 2001
Issuer: LMI Canada
Date: Apr 10, 2001
Top sales achiever for LMI Canada
World Client of the Year 2001
Issuer: LMI International
Date: Apr 10, 2001
Coach and Facilitator of Sinton Transportation
World Client of the Year
Issuer: LMI International
Date: Jun 04, 2000
Coach and Facilitator of Feature Films for Families
Executive Certificate in Management
Authority: Edith Cowan University
Proficiency: Full Professional Proficiency