Former international defence expert
Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, I started my career in the defence sector in Calgary, Alberta. I worked in Vancouver’s high-tech sector and Silicon Valley before returning to the defence and aerospace industry as a strategy consultant in the United Kingdom.
I later founded a consulting firm in Paris that led international teams on multi-billion dollar equipment programs for the UK Ministry of Defence and NATO special forces. After relocating to Barcelona, I delivered projects across Europe before returning to Canada to lead the Integrated Soldier System Project.
Communication thought leader
My own challenges delivering high-profile presentations in the international defence sector led me to study the real science behind effective communication. After years of research I discovered a fascinating link between neuroscience and communication that clearly proves why so many of us struggle to communicate clearly and concisely.
My innovative, science-based approach has helped thousands of executives, leaders and business professionals to excel at communicating in complex corporate environments. My experiential workshops are the training programs of choice for Enbridge University, the Canadian Tire Triangle Learning Academy and the Capital Power School of Business.
Award-winning keynote speaker
In 2017 I started introducing my ideas to larger audiences through keynote speaking. Since then I’ve delivered keynotes to thousands of audience members across Canada and the US. In 2018 I received TEC Canada’s Speaker of the Year Award - my 98.6% rating is the highest speaker score ever received.