Have you ever found yourself at a place in life where you just didn’t fit?
Born and raised expected to take over his family’s dairy farm, Ken is no stranger to radical change and growth. It wasn’t until he owned a farm himself that he woke up one day at the crack of dawn (as usual) and asked himself, “if I did this for the next 20 years, would I be satisfied?”
The answer was a resounding and immediate “NO!”
Ken decided to take action. It was terrifying. But after an extremely awkward and intimidating conversation with his family–where he had to explain why he was breaking three generations of Eastern European family tradition–he began to pursue his passion in speaking and sales.
Ken learned not to let fear hold him in a position where he would ultimately be miserable. It was the first step.
Ten years as a sales trainer later, Ken found himself travelling worldwide as a speaker. At first it seemed like he was living the dream: highly sought after, hopping from country to country, bringing in a six-figure salary working for big names like Chrysler.
Except that he never saw his wife or kids. And soon, the stress of never taking time off began to take its toll.
Once again, Ken found himself in an unsustainable situation. He learned the hard way that what he values most is his family and health… and thankfully was able to make a change before it was too late.
He became the leader of Consulting Resource Group, an organization that has helped more than 1 million people in 50,000 organizations worldwide improve employee satisfaction and productivity.
Today, Ken’s passion remains leading others to experience the same clarity and joy he did by creating a life of purpose, and empowering leaders to empower others. With more than 3 million written words, 10,000 hours of consulting and speaking experience, and co-authoring of 10 professional development tools, Ken has had a profound impact on the world's leadership landscape for the last 24 years.
Books to Realize Your Full Potential
Informed by his Grade 9 English teacher that he would never amount to anything, Ken never expected to write books.
Twenty years later (with the advent of spell check and a surprise passion for the written word) Ken is known internationally as an author. His personal and professional development works have reached tens of thousands, and received endorsements from renowned leaders such as Kenneth Blanchard, Les Hewitt, and Jim Kouzes.
Ken knows that a thorough understanding of yourself, and a readiness and willing to change, can be channeled into a life of purpose, and a more fulfilling work life which breeds success.