Alan is an international speaker, author and professional development coach who is passionate about leadership and living life to the absolute fullest! He graduated from Queen’s University and has worked all over the world as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the field of custom machine design. His love for innovation is complimented by his true passion: Working with people to reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take. Alan has always had a keen interest in discovering what drives us to do what we do and how we can use this knowledge to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.
Alan is also an avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys many different activities but his favourite are those spent out in the wilderness and those that involve strategy and problem solving. In the spring of 2008, he and his family set a world record after an incredible self-guided expedition on Mount Everest. From staggering across ladders spanning bottomless crevasses and fighting the many altitude-related sicknesses to climbing through a blizzard in the dead of night and almost losing two team members forever, every segment of the climb was an exhilarating adventure.
Alan delivers a number of exciting presentations and training programs that are all about embracing and working through challenges as well as exploring the skills and mindsets that allow great leaders and committed teams to achieve breakthrough performance.