Returning to Edmonton at start of 2015.
Shortly after receiving the Bachelor of Commerce in 1999, I moved to Japan. Some of my results in 15 years in Japan…
- Built a consulting business assisting various domestic companies incl. Toyota, Panasonic, & Mitsubishi
- After 3 months of part time employment, offered and accepted a position in the Presidents office; annual sales: $300 million USD
- Built an event series averaging from 50-350 attendees, year 1; 900+ attendees, year 2; 1200+ attendees
- Planned and grew the social events of the Japan Canada Society, from 2 events to 25 events and from 130 annual attendees to over 850 attendees in two years
- Conceived of, launched and delivered the Canada Means Business series, from 1 event to 4 seasonal events, 10 attendees to over 250 attendees in two years. 250% growth; 2008-2009
- Used company products + my own tracking system to prove their efficiency, in 3 months; lost 25lbs in body weight, reduced Body Fat by 38
- Instituted several company wide improvement projects, i.e. time logs, improving company wide time management
- Sourced, marketed and retailed Japanese art online and auctions, initial investment of $2000, consolidated final collection valued over $35,000
- Self-taught myself multiple software applications and all relevant social media applications to obtain a professional understanding of inbound marketing including: twitter, facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, blogspot, wordpress, and hootsuite, plus Microsoft Office, Adobe Video authoring CS4, Photoshop CS4
In Japan, you are forced to be independent and flexible, so I created my own success. Accomplishments are satisfying but what is important is the ability to invest in the process and review results for consistent improvement.