My personal mantra is “Question Everything”
Over the past 20 years I’ve been fortunate to put that mantra to task in a diverse number of settings, categories and markets. From global brands as diverse as IBM, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Enron, Hilton Worldwide and Ernst & Young to markets as unique as Canada, Japan, UK, Germany and Bulgaria, I’ve lead numerous brand, digital and business strategy engagements.
My passion is to create winning brands by helping businesses become more adept at handling change and more effective at creating extraordinary customer experiences. I have a strong belief in the power of organizational culture to transform organizations. Culture really is the true competitive differentiator for organizations in the 21st Century. If I have a business belief, after all my years working in strategy, it is: “Strategy is the Engine, Culture is the Fuel.”
Why are you excited to be involved in TCD?
Having attended Toronto’s inaugural Change Days 2018, I was blown away by the passion and the selflessness of the participants. Everyone came to learn, participate openly and without agenda, and share their experiences and expertise. It is testimony to the people who come to TCD and the power of the community Holger and colleagues have nurtured with Berlin Change Days, that such an environment is possible. Prepare to have your mind rocked, your heart moved and your energy raised. This is a wonderful group of people keen to help each other and the people and organizations they serve. I cannot wait.
Why the TCD2019 theme of “living values is important to you”?
Values are some of the most ethereal – and critical – foundations of any individual. They provide both a filter for decisions and a catalyst for action. When values are aligned, magic is possible. When values are misaligned, chaos and turmoil inevitably follow. In such turbulent times, when chaos and complexity are so rife, the opportunity to create environments and organizations where values are aligned, is one of the most important and impactful things any of us can do. With the input of the TCD community, I cannot wait to learn and grow in this area. Bring it on!!