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, I discovered a more worthy ideal: interdependence. After meeting a mentor in 2012, I discovered my purpose, and the last 2 years of my degree became 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 half our food in North America, and we have more humans suffering from property in the US than all of Canada’s population…
The old paradigm is not 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 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. Don’t blink! Life goes by fast yo!
What you are feeling is a sense of empathy.
Welcome to the new paradigm!
True empathy is understanding if we took every single step another human took in their life time to date, we would be exactly like them, making the exact same choices they are making today.
Shame + blame is not my game.
Why am I here?
*To move humanity from coercion to collaboration*
When I was 14 years old, our family stock broker lost his battle to mental health, and I watched my parents lose almost everything they worked hard for. This motivated me enough to eliminate suicide. Ask me how.
Mental health is real….a $51 billion dollar per year industry in Canada…billion…with a B.
I’m here to change the face of mental health, from criminal to medical, from individual to social, and create a new standard for the leaders of our world: transparency of their # of ACE’s / Adverse Childhood Experiences (click here to learn more). Soon all our leaders will be trauma-informed.
The time is now to align our Cash Flow with Natural Law.
We must surrender to what is.
Reach out to brain jam if you resonate.
- 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.