Executive to Consultant
I love helping owners and executives identify and remove issues and constraints that negatively impact organizational health. After 3 decades of a diverse career (industries, geographic experience, positions, for-profit and not-for profit, private and public), I’ve developed intrapreneur skills and acquired a tremendous number of tools and methods I leverage that has yielded significant results for organizations. Whether the need is executive coaching, value stream mapping, or developing a robust vision to execution plan, I’ll work diligently to improve the cadence of your organization for improved organizational health.
The umbrella of my work is under Cadence Development LLC. I am also an advisor for Inc affiliate, Inc CEO Project, engage in Expert Witness litigation (with experience in ITC and District courts), and am building ConsultantDeck, a platform connecting companies and consultants. And yes, I don’t do idle well.
I was raised on the Yakima Indian Reservation in Harrah, Washington, working for my father on our family farm, alongside my three brothers. I graduated as Salutatorian from White Swan High School and obtained my Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. 23 years later I obtained my MBA with honors from Willamette University. Given I read business books on vacation and a late career MBA, I’d consider myself a life-long learner.
My wife of 32 years and I have 3 adult daughters, 2 son-in-laws, and 2 grandsons – and we all live within 10 minutes from one another – I’m so blessed! I’m an avid drummer, playing since junior high school, love the game of golf, and enjoy yardscaping and outdoor cooking.
My StrengthFinder results: Executives, owners and team members can confirm that I thrive in an atmosphere of challenge, energy, and collaboration, and demonstrate an exceptional record as an executive level leader and convener in diverse and complex settings. Faced with any given scenario, I can quickly identify relevant patterns and issues, and determine best course of action. I have a great deal of stamina, multi-task extremely well and work efficiently. I have a keen sense of people and their behavior, and am a great communicator.