Don't Accept Business As Usual - Write Your Own Story!
I'll Help You Do That By Making Your Planning Easier & Better
| Systems Ecologist | Scientist | NonProfit Founder | Podcaster | Strategic Planner |Teacher


  • Smart Success

    at Smart Success Academy

    2015 - at Present (3 years) California

  • Marketing Impact

    at Marketing Impact Academy

    2015 - at Present (3 years) California

  • Registered Professional Forester

    at College of Alberta Professional Foresters

    2008 - 2008 (1 year) Alberta

  • ALCES II, III, IV & Online

    at ALCES Landscape & Land-Use Ltd.

    2004 - at Present (14 years) British Columbia

  • Registered Professional Forester

    at Association of BC Forest Professionals

    1991 - 1994 (3 years) British Columbia

  • Survival First Aid

    at St. John's Ambulance

    1986 - at Present (32 years)

  • Linked In

    at Linked University

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) Missouri

  • Model Thinking

    at University of Michigan

    2015 - 2015 (1 year)

  • Leadership

    at Rotary Leadership Institute

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Understanding of History and Relationships with Canada's First People

    at Okanagan College

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Aboriginal Worldview and Education

    at University of Toronto

    2014 - 2014 (1 year) Ontario

  • Meditation

    at Okanagan College

    2010 - 2010 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Half Marathon Training Clinic

    at Running Room Inc.

    2010 - 2010 (1 year)

  • Mastering Microsoft Project

    at Silvatech Consulting Ltd.

    2009 - 2009 (1 year) British Columbia

  • CBM – CFS3 Operational Scale Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector

    at Canadian Forestry Service

    2008 - 2008 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Cross Cultural Training

    at Alberta Research Council

    2007 - 2007 (1 year) Alberta

  • Forest Practices Code Administrative Law

    at Association of BC Forest Professionals

    2006 - 2006 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Establishment & Remeasurement Of Permanent Sample Plots

    at Government Of British Columbia

    1994 - 1994 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Preventing Sexual Harrassment

    at Government Of British Columbia

    1994 - 1994 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Fundamentals Of Project Management

    at Government Of British Columbia

    1994 - 1994 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Microsoft Project

    at Government of British Columbia

    1994 - 1994 (1 year)

  • Problem Solving & People Skills

    at Government Of British Columbia

    1993 - 1993 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Mastering Microsoft Office

    at Government of British Columbia

    1993 - 1993 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Stakeholder Facilitation

    at Weyerhaeuser Company

    1992 - 1992 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Lumber Grader B Ticket

    at ILMA

    1992 - 1992 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Total Quality Management Systems

    at Weyerhaeuser Company

    1991 - 1991 (1 year) British Columbia

  • B.Sc Forestry

    at University Of Alberta

    1985 - 1989 (4 years) Alberta

  • Advanced Ice Hockey Coaching

    at University Of Alberta

    1987 - 1987 (1 year) Alberta

Services offered

  • Strategic Planning Instruction

    I offer affordable online courses to help people learn to develop strategic plans for their organization better-faster-easier. I have built up templates and processes over 30 yrs of experience doing this kind of planning.

    I know the benefit of using these trade secrets for the Non-Profits I have founded, lead or am involved in. I realized that all Non Profits trying to do good in their community, with limited funds and a volunteer base could really benefit from these templates and processes.

    So that’s why I created the online course – Plan7 for Non Profits. I wanted to teach others how to do this work in 7 easy steps, in less than a week for a couple hundred bucks. And then they would be able to re-use it over and over again, increasing the return on investment until it’s silly. You can recover your time and $ investment on your first project I guarantee and from there – it’s just your time – 6-8 hours per project. You can learn more about this at

  • Land Use Planning specializing in holistic Cumulative Effects Assessment

    I share knowledge and help people through consulting, courses, seminars and workshops.

    I help Project Planners, Reviewers, and Decision-makers understand & manage the Cumulative Effects of multiple overlapping land-uses and Mother Nature to create the future they want.

    I'm betting you and I have a lot in common

    If you are like most of my colleagues, you're a successful, high-achiever. You are committed to our sustainable future with a vibrant economy, a healthy environment and resilient cultures. You are passionate about applying your knowledge and experience to leave a lasting impact on the world.

    But sometimes it feels like the complexity of multiple overlapping human land uses, combined with Mother Nature and new disruptors like climate change is just too much to untangle. Maybe you feel like this colleague of mine:

    "I know we need to do a better job of accounting for and managing cumulative effects - but I'm just one person. I'm not sure where to start and our company is relying on me and my team to figure this out."

    Does This Sound Like You?

    Be Honest:

    * Does cumulative effects feel overwhelming, like you're drinking from a fire hydrant? Or drowning in complexity?
    * Do you worry that if you don't address cumulative effects effectively, your going to face criticism, protest, and project delays?
    * Do you wish there was a step-by-step guide or template you could use so you don't waste valuable time and money figuring it out?

    If so, you're not alone. So many of us have or do feel the very same.

    I Know How You Feel

    For almost 3 decades I've been learning, testing, developing and partnering with people like you and I to better understand the system dynamics of our inter-related economy, environment and society.

    As a Forester, I've been the guy on the ground engineering the delivery of logs to a sawmill at least cost while simultaneously balancing multiple landscape values through integrated resource management. As the Project Manager of a multi-million dollar and multi-year project to develop a Land Management Framework for of one of the world's largest and most visible oil plays - the Alberta Oilsands region - I learned what the intense pressure of delivering on time, on target and on budget for a multi-stakeholder group of 47 feels like.

    I've also been truly blessed to know and work with so many experts across a huge range of disciplines. Together, we've developed systems, methods, techniques and trade secrets to find the right path through the complexity.

    I Can Help

    I share my answers and solutions to take away the overwhelm, worry and fear. I know from my own experience that applying these can turn those nagging problems into your competitive advantage.

    My Goal Here - Build Relationships

    I want to build relationships with people like you who think critically, help you build up your ideas and watch you be a game changer.

    Here’s what you can expect me to bring to our relationship:

    * You can expect that I’m going to openly share with you what works for me so that you can accomplish your success more quickly.
    * I’ll share with you what I have found works and what doesn’t, my best practices and many of my trade secrets I have until now, only reserved for my consulting clients.
    * Expect that I want to know more about you and what you want to do.
    * Expect to not just hear from me - I will connect you to other leading experts in systems, planning and success.
    * You can expect me to challenge both of us to reach beyond “Business As Usual” and build a future worth having. We will not accept having the future happen to us – we are going to create it.
    * You will know that I view the world holistically and that I work to understand the complicated systems at play.
    * I also aim to cultivate a community of like-minded people who have a place to easily share, collaborate, and collectively move the bar forward in our practice.

    As John Muir so profoundly wrote,

    "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."

    I think that understanding this is critical to understanding sustainability and resilience. We can’t just look at any one activity by itself and understand what is happening. That is not how the world works. We need to understand the cumulative effects of all human activity and Mother Nature acting together.

    I share knowledge and help people like you through consulting, courses, seminars and workshops. I teach using active learning by providing you with lessons to work on that apply now to your business, project or life so that you don’t just spend time acquiring concepts – you apply your knowledge right away and get things done. Time is precious and limited – we need to make the most of yours.

    Why do I do this?

    Because we can accomplish so much more when we share what we've learned with others – and that’s what I want. I hope you will take knowledge from here and run with it, make it your own - I know that more successful people is a great thing for the world.

    So that’s why I’m here sharing. And if you are still here, wow I’m excited about that because I know that means you share my passion for finding the solutions and being a game changer!!

    My Blog

    I regularly write blog posts at to share ideas that work for me or that I've seen others be successful with. I hope this is a place where we will have many good conversations and challenge ourselves to reach higher. There's a searchable index to help you find the topic your interested in quickly and easily. I invite you to put your stamp on this section too by commenting and engaging with me and other readers.


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