About Alex


Trained as an educator. Honed by communications. Polished by journalism.

I pack skill across a range of competencies: writing, editing, teaching, speaking, listening, asking the right questions. Strategic planning. Guiding people out of the darkness and into the light. You know. Human stuff.

Trust & transparency through your organizational story. This is my element. As a seasoned journalist for business magazines, I live and breathe this stuff — talking with executives and leadership teams, drawing your story out so that you have a clearer understanding of where you’re at today, where you’ve come from, and where you’re headed. I work with businesses, nonprofs and public institutions to get you focused on what you’re communicating, both to the people inside your organization and to the audiences, stakeholders and customers you serve. I help you gain a better understanding of your “why” and your stories around that why, so that you can build greater transparency and trust — because that’s where business is going.

If you’re ready to level up, send me a note.

Writing & editing. For businesses, post-secondary institutions, Crown corporations, government agencies, foundations and non-profit organizations I write business plans, annual reports, website copy, fundraising cases, engagement stories, articles and web content. I’ve advised large units on optimal user design for web projects, guided organizations and faculty units through the complexities of the strategic planning process, and delivered performance reports for executives and assistant ministers in upper levels of government. I will be able to help you, too.

My articles have appeared in a variety of business, consumer and trade magazines, including Macleans, Canadian BusinessMore, The Globe and Mail, Douglas, Western Grocer and more.

If you need a highly skilled, innovative and collaborative writer for an upcoming project, get in touch. (Or you can read more specifics here.)

Speaking & instructional delivery. I speak to adult and youth audiences alike, generally in relation to my books but not always. My wheelhouse: human development, education, how to prepare for a future of change, 21st-century skills for the workplace, coping with anxiety. How to get closer to your true desires — and how it’ll change your life.

Books & ghostwriting. My first book was published in 2010. My thirteenth came out in the spring of 2017. I’m taking a break from writing my own books so that I can help lift other people by ghostwriting theirs. I can write yours, too. Get the conversation started.

You bet I do school visits. If you’d like to bring me to your school to speak with your students, please visit my speaking page.

If you want to know what social, political and economic issues I’m currently fascinated with, you can follow my train of thought on Twitter.

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