Brad's Light Bulb Moment...
“All we own is our story”
Dreaming of a world where I had a lot of stuff, I was programmed to believe independence was the ideal, specifically financial + time independence. Yet, as I decolonize my mind, I’m discovering a more worthy ideal: interdependence. After meeting a Mentor in 2012, over three months, discovered + declared my purpose, and the last 2 years of my degree orientated around starting my own practice developing Prosocial humans. Launching in 2014, graduation year, I’ve collaborated with 230+ people 1-on-1, and a few teams, around clarity, direction, and a sense of ease.
Attaining a BCOM from the Sauder School of Business taught me core principles of economy and how organizations thrive. I noticed most corporations seemed to be missing a crucial context: the Natural World. I discovered a trade-off between equality and efficiency in the economy and government. What about effectiveness?!
I believe this ‘trade-off’ mentality is a symptom of a scarcity mindset (ie. the white supremacist agenda / independent thinking). We need systems-thinking. I believe there is a world where we all win, all 7.8+ billion people, and the planet.
We are wasting nearly 1 / 2 our food in North America, a first world country, and we have more humans suffering from poverty in the US than all of Canada’s population…
The old paradigm of Independence is simply not working:
Win – Lose
Lose – Win
If any one is losing, everyone is losing.
Coercion is harmful to collaboration.
What is the New Paradigm?!
John Rawls shifted my thinking in 1st year of uni while studying his “Veil of Ignorance” – a way to explore morality.
To try it out. Simply close your eyes, and imagine, when you open them you could be any other human on the planet for the rest of your life. (Try it out!)
What you may be feeling in this moment is a sense of Empathy.
In 2020 it all came together when I discovered UBUNTU – the Spirit of Africa – or loosely translated to “I AM BECASE WE ARE”. Ubuntu is what reconciled the ~100 day 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda.
True empathy is being able to take off our own shoes before trying on someone else’s. Empathy is understanding if we walked every step of another human, we would likely be making the same decisions they are currently making. Empathy creates the rich soil for a seed to grow.
Welcome to a Paradigm of Interdependence!
Shame and blame keep the game the same.
Why am I here?
*To move humanity from coercion to collaboration*
At 14 yrs old, (trigger warning for suicide) our family stockbroker lost his battle to mental illness, and I witnessed my parents lose almost everything they worked hard for overnight. We were a victim of fraud.
This motivated me enough to find a New Way (ie. interdependence).
Mental health is real. In Canada, the estimated cost of mental illness is $51B per year (Global News article). Indigenous men, 15-24 yrs old, are the most likely population in Canada to die from suicide.
Economic Tyranny impacts us all.
Spiritual Maturity is a must.
I’m here to change the face of mental health in business, education and health – from criminal to medical, from in-dependent to inter-dependent living, creating a new standard for the leaders of our world, starting with transparency of how we raise our children (ie. ACE’s, Adverse Childhood Experiences).
We must align our Cash Flow with Natural Law.
We must surrender to what is, let go of what was, and create a New Economy, where Economy is Ecology, and Ecology is Economy.
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- I. Mentee/Apprenticeship Training
- Training through MentorShift to utilize The Birkman Method®
- Don Panton, a corporate trainer for more than 35 years, guides Brad through larger projects. Don has been an invaluable resource to Brad over the last 7 years.
- Jonathan Michael poured his 25 years of professional coaching experience into Brad over the last 8 years directly, being a true catalyst to his success.
- II. Entrepreneurial Efforts:
- 7 years of operating a successful independent coaching practice with clients such as Matt Jarvis, and many other high performers.
- Responsible for $250,000 of CUTCO knives sold in people’s homes to fund five years of university through referral-based marketing. Brad was referred to ~900 prospect buyers; giving each a 1-hour in-home presentation, resulting in approximately 600 buyers (avg. order about $400, largest sale was $5200)
- Nearly $60,000 came from running a branch office, where he personally hired and trained 58 representatives on how to sell knives for a summer between 1st and 2nd year of university.
- Managed the logistics behind leasing and furnishing 750 sq. ft. office and filled the space, becoming a recruiter, manager, and leader. Every person looking for a job in Kamloops in the summer of 2010 knew Vector Marketing was an option.
- To date, Brad stays in touch with some of his team from this life changing experience.
- III. Bachelor of Commerce, Sauder School of Business, UBC
- Finance Coop transferring to Marketing
- (March 16th, 2012, Brad met his coaching mentor )
- Finance Coop transferring to Marketing
- 1st + 2nd year at Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB
- Led a student development group in last 2 years of degree @ UBC
- This group was the microcosm of Brad’s development. A safe space to share ideas from the masters. The greatest lesson he gained from this experience is to only teach what has worked for himself.
- Capstone Sauder Course: COMM 486R – General Management & Leadership
- Led by Bob Elton. Previously, President & CEO at BC Hydro for over 6 years; now on the board of Ritchie Brothers. He has a vast understanding economics/finance supported with social development on a local and global scale. Bob coached young girl’s soccer for about 20 years too! A significant leader + role model in Brad’s life.
- Intensive 120 day course involved creating recommendations for over 45 Harvard Business Review cases with a team formed through student networking – very unique. Every other weekend was a 24-hour case study, generating a 20 slide deck deliverable to be presented the following week. This condition students for more than what “the real world” can handle!
- This course required extensive preparation and commitment with a reading list to complete prior to the course starting – again, very unique.