Our mission: Standing Ovations for All.
Our story has been writing itself for years. We all remember the teachers, mentors, trainers and presenters who left an impact on us. In those moments, each of us shifted to a better place.
It feels like we’ve always known we wanted to have a company like this. A company that helps others be the best they can be, while allowing us to do the same. From high finance to the non-profit sector, the golden thread is people and relationships.
We are rooted in our values and care deeply for those we work with, and the work they do. We push the boundaries to ensure all expectations are met. We are constantly writing, rewriting and presenting our own story. We want to help you with yours.
Entrepreneurship and volunteering are in my blood — they were passed down to me from my grandfathers. My varied career reflects that heritage. From day trading currency and commodity in Singapore to developing the Calgary Refugee Health Clinic, my focus has always been moving organizations forward.
My 25+ years of volunteer experience, which currently includes a board position on the Calgary Public Library and Calgary Public Library Foundation, has given me a deep understanding of board governance, strategic planning and leadership.
All these experiences continually shape my own perspective. At Stand and Command, I use that unique perspective to help you be your best. Applying broad-vision thinking and practical tools, I find the best solutions for you and your organization.
I bring a unique perspective that continues to be shaped by my experiences and will bring the best aspects of this perspective to you.
As a former teacher, I’ve always followed a pedagogical philosophy of making education accessible. Understanding learner’s diverse landscapes, as well as their needs, has been the pinnacle of my practice. Challenges and obstacles can be faced and surmounted regardless of the limitations we think exist.
Stand and Command allows me to exercise my lens in the same way. I believe that each individual can tackle whatever perceived fear, challenge or limitation is in play and still maintain their authenticity. Be it presenting, public speaking or training, my goal is to develop the tools that will help ensure your success.
Stand and Command helped me build the confidence and skills necessary for a world-class presentation. Their approach focused on blind spots that I might not have identified on my own, and their recommendations were all very realistic, logical and easy for me to implement. I would wholeheartedly endorse their services to anyone looking to improve their presentation skills and content.
- Corey Kruchkowski
This week I had to give a technical presentation to some colleagues and clients and completely aced it! It's the first time that I felt really comfortable up there. The feedback was that it was better than the one I had presented last year. Thank you!
I found this to be the best presentation skills learning experience, and arguably the best training course of any sort, that I have attended. We have a huge need for these skills in our business.
- Gerard Dyson
I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful training yesterday. I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable group sessions. I think you are just amazing in keeping everyone participating and focused. Your personal stories really made a good connection with me and I learned so much. Thank You.