What do I care about? / What is important to me?
I am driven by helping and supporting the people around me. I have found through the years that I am selfish in the fact that I get so much gratitude from helping those around me. Starting on my entrepreneurial journey has taught me how important it is to be kind to others. It all starts with taking care of myself first. When I am whole, I can be that guiding light for so many others. With business it is key for leadership. If the captain is drunk the boat will sink.
Where have I been?
I am born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. I started with sports playing everything under the sun, early morning practices, post school games and weekend championships. Got into the trades young and never looked back. I was always so influenced by leaders throughout my life. Got my apprenticeship because I offered my first boss to work on his farm before showcasing my drive and passion to “Get Shit Done”. It has always been my driving force.
Where am I today?
I feel like I am in a dream sometimes. Looking back at all the hard work it is just starting to come together for me. I currently lead an incredible team of people and we are working on making a lasting impact in our industry. Who thought plumbing and heating could be sexy? I have a lot of ambition to grow and be bigger than life but it has taken me a long time to feel capable of creating change. Through constant learning, growth and a passion for risk it has taken me places I couldn’t imagine.
Where am I going?
To the fucking moon baby! We are working on developing a team of leaders and building our people to their full potential. Our goal as a company is to always be creating new opportunities within our business. Growth is a large part of where we are headed. Being able to really do a deep dive into our processes has helped us understand the needs of our clients but also innovate from within.
Nuggets of Wisdom
Never limit the mind and what you think you are capable of. Think 5 years back and ask yourself if you could imagine your place today. The first time I did this exercise I realized I had never looked 5 years ahead before. Now think 5 years ahead, well you couldn’t imagine being here today, so start thinking bigger about 5 years forward.
Make sure you are always finding Unicorns. They will push you to be the best you.