Hi, I’m Alan

I live and breathe CHALLENGES.  My entire professional life has been connected to building and designing challenges.  I've built challenges – personal, physical, mental –for people to win, to work as a team, to push themselves, to grow, to learn and to succeed. It’s always been about providing an experience and learning from it.  From TV Survivors to CEO's to Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge to Starbucks – I've designed and built challenges and then coached people through them.  

I have a passion to help others achieve!

Back in the 90’s early in my development as a guide/coach/consultant I had a wonderful insight. I stumbled on a nugget of wisdom that has guided my path ever since.  I realized that I was an experiential learner and from this knowledge I developed my Definitive Life Purpose.

For months I sat in quiet contemplation and asked myself “What am I here to do and what’s my purpose?” After the soul searching and filling of multiple journals I came to this:

“To provide an opportunity for experiential growth, change and learning for people of all ages and abilities in any way, shape or form it shall take”.

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Hi, I’m Alan

I live and breathe CHALLENGES.  My entire professional life has been connected to building and designing challenges.  I've built challenges – personal, physical, mental –for people to win, to work as a team, to push themselves, to grow, to learn and to succeed.  It’s all about providing an experience and learning from it.  From Survivors to CEO's to Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge to Starbucks – I've designed and built challenges and then coached people through them.  

I have a passion to help others achieve!

Back in the 90’s early in my development as a guide/coach/consultant I had a wonderful insight. I stumbled on a nugget of wisdom that has guided my path ever since.  I developed my Definitive Life Purpose.

For months I sat in quiet contemplation and asked myself “What am I here to do and what’s my purpose?” After the soul searching and filling of multiple journals I came to this:

“To provide an opportunity for experiential growth, change and learning for people of all ages and abilities in any way, shape or form it shall take”.

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For the past 25 years I’ve tried to live true to that purpose.  I haven’t always gotten it right because in my heart I’m an experiential learner and sometimes I need to fail in order to make forward progress.  Plans and dreams sometimes take more time or work than anticipated, but through it all I’ve always found that I’m closest to my own “Better” when I stay true to those words.

When I started adventure trips and wilderness guiding, I remember how much I enjoyed the client/guide interactions. It was magical.  To have the honour of providing opportunities for powerful and life-changing experiences was such a gift to me in my early days.  These wilderness experiences shaped my desire to “make the experiences matter” no matter how hard I had to work to achieve that result.

I became infatuated with experience and how experiences could be used to shape lives.  I started facilitating and speaking to groups in their offices, boardrooms and banquet halls.

It was in these early days of guiding and corporate training that my curiosity in the art of asking questions was ignited.  I believe that “The quality of questions we ask ourselves dictates the quality of our life”. I started to look at how other leaders, guides, and coaches asked questions.  I started thinking about INTENT in the way I designed my opportunities for change.

25 years later I’ve managed to continue asking questions and creating opportunities where the intent drives the creative. The questions “What did we do”, “So what does it mean” and “Now what do we do with it” continue to shape my life and in my interactions with clients world-wide.

For the past 25 years I’ve tried to live true to that purpose.  I haven’t always gotten it right because in my heart I’m an experiential learner and sometimes I need to fail in order to make forward progress.  Plans and dreams sometimes take more time or work than anticipated, but through it all I’ve always found that I’m closest to my own “Better” when I stay true to those words.

When I started adventure trips and wilderness guiding, I remember how much I enjoyed the client/guide interactions. It was magical.  To have the honour of providing opportunities for powerful and life-changing experiences was such a gift to me in my early days.  These wilderness experiences shaped my desire to “make the experiences matter” no matter how hard I had to work to achieve that result.

I became infatuated with experience and how experiences could be used to shape lives.  I started facilitating and speaking to groups in their offices, boardrooms and banquet halls.

It was in these early days of guiding and corporate training that my curiosity in the art of asking questions was ignited.  I believe that “The quality of questions we ask ourselves dictates the quality of our life”. I started to look at how other leaders, guides, and coaches asked questions.  I started thinking about INTENT in the way I designed my opportunities for change.

25 years later I’ve managed to continue asking questions and creating opportunities where the intent drives the creative. The questions “What did we do”, “So what does it mean” and “Now what do we do with it” continue to shape my life and in my interactions with clients world-wide.