Thank you for the opportunity!
It’s not everyday someone gets an amazing opportunity to help others. I feel very fortunate to share with you that today I have that opportunity.
More than 18 months ago, I was searching on the Internet for projects to pursue as a business management consultant. As I perused several websites, I came across one in particular that was very interesting: Managers & Directors I was curious enough to send an email to inquire more about the opportunities that existed. An amazing thing happened – that email has opened up a door that I did not imagine was even there.
Soon after I sent the email, I was contacted by the founder of Managers & Directors, John Morrow, from Australia. We spoke on the phone at length and I shared my qualifications as a potential mentor & advisor for his clients, while he shared the needs of the company and its goals. I was very impressed by John and looked forward to re-connecting with him when the time was right.
A few months later, John emailed me to let me know that he would be coming to California for business meetings and asked if I could join him for lunch. As it happened, my business partner, Darcy, of Only2Degrees Radio Show and I were planning a trip to San Francisco for other meetings, so it tied in nicely. Once again, after meeting John face-to-face I was impressed with his professionalism, kindness and personality. We agreed to keep in touch. That was a little over a year ago.
We continued to email on occasion, until mid-February 2009 when I contacted John to discuss opportunities in the US. You see, John must sleep every once in awhile, so being “down under” made it difficult for him to thoroughly launch Managers & Directors (M&D) in the US. His firm was going strong in other parts of the world, including Australia, UK, and Asia, but the US was lagging behind. I saw so much potential for the unique value that M&D’s had to offer. However, when I contacted John to discuss with him that I would like to reach out more aggressively as a mentor with M&D (I really like the firm’s concept and philosophy), he responded differently than I expected.
John asked if I would like to consider overseeing the US operations… in other words, instead of acting as a mentor, I would gather up the mentors in the US and find the clients to utilize them. What a great opportunity! For starters, the most important thing was knowing that I could work with John. From our several conversations over the year and a half, I was not only confident that we could work well together, I was excited at the opportunity to work with him.
So, here we are – Managers & Directors of North America! What exactly do we do? We make a positive difference in the operations of corporations and their staff. Of course, I could go on and on about how impressive this firm is, but why don’t you just check out the website. If you, or someone you know, is a good fit as a mentor or advisor, send us your resume. And, of course, if your company is seeking the support it needs to grow in a positive direction, let us know! We likely have the most qualified candidate ready to assist you!
Check us out at Managers & Directors, N.A. or call me at 951.304.0488.