Hello, I’m Ernest
I help leaders catalyze change – within themselves and their organizations.
For 15 years, I worked with high-level leaders to navigate strategy, innovation and digital transformation. My clients included organizations like Yamaha, Shure, Parks Canada, Intact Insurance, and Brookfield.
I designed and taught university courses and national digital strategy certifications, delivered keynotes at 100+ events, and founded a podcast conference.
My projects have been featured in Forbes, USA Today, HubSpot, Smart Insights, CBC, GlobalTV and Canadian Business. In 2017, I delivered a TEDx talk on digital addiction.
My wife Stacey, our daughter Ariella and I live in beautiful Victoria, BC. In my free time, I enjoy trail running, road biking, collecting fountain pens, restoring straight razors, lifting heavy objects, and I’m currently learning watercolour.
What Most People Don’t Know About Me
I lived through civil war when I was 11. I’ve been shot at. I’ve been fired and laid off. I lost friends and loved ones to motorcycle accidents and cancer.
I expect a lot of others, but I expect more of myself. I experienced anxiety, burnout, and depression. I chased one achievement after another, only to feel empty right after.
I’ve also coached CEOs, founders, and senior leaders through career transitions, divorce, burnout, self-doubt, creating new companies, and taking over new teams. I helped them rise to the best version of themselves and face what they’ve been hiding from.
I know what it feels like to be a high performer who willingly takes the weight of the world on their shoulders. I know what it’s like to yearn for meaning and to have no guideposts in front of you.
This is why I approach my work as a craft and a calling. I study coaching, psychology, and neuroscience. I invest in research and learning from the best in the world. Every year, I build my own professional development curriculum so that I can serve more powerfully.
Most importantly, this is why I practise being present with my family and don’t let precious moments slip through my fingers anymore.
I see my clients as builders of a future worth living for, and my role is to help them do that with calm, clarity, and confidence.
When the time comes for me to take my last breath, I want to die knowing that I left this world better than I found it.
Aut inveniam viam aut faciam.