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Owner
E-mail: karmstrong@tabvancouver.com
Phone: +1 (800) 969.3899

Kevin Armstrong

Kevin G. Armstrong is an author, speaker, business advisor, disruptor and authority in implementing simple, proven management solutions – but simple doesn’t mean easy.

In his diverse and accomplished career, he has taught at the high school and college levels, owned and sold small businesses, been an investment firm top seller, and worked in management as a VP at the corporate level, overseeing agencies throughout North America. Kevin has decades of experience helping business owners—from “mom and pops” to Fortune 500s—get more out of their business. Kevin currently leads a group of advisors at the Interdependent Training Group (ITG) which advises business leaders on creating clear vision and implementing strategies to hold their management teams accountable for delivering on their vision.

For the past 20+ years of his career, Kevin has studied the important differences between the roles of ‘leader’ and ‘manager’ in business. His speaking engagements expand on this concept in an interactive, thought-provoking manner which disrupts current thinking and leaves audiences with a new understanding of how leaders can be leveraged through exceptional management to achieve business and personal success.

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Certified Contract Faciliator
E-mail: karmstrong@themiraclemanager.com
Phone: +1 (800) 969.3899

Paul Aucoin

Being a TAB Contract Facilitator is an extension of what Paul has had passion for throughout his career: helping people realize their personal full potential, and helping their businesses do the same. What he brings to the table is unique: An entrepreneurial, business owner, sales, construction, and engineering viewpoint on what it takes to get your business to the next level.

Paul’s recent experience includes being one of the original founders of SHARC Energy Systems – which went public in 2016, and is currently traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange. He provided his sales and technical expertise to the operation in its early beginnings, and is helping the firm achieve its future aspirations.

Prior to that, Paul started HVAC Systems and Solutions Ltd. in 1999 in the basement of his house and grew it to $15M in sales and 23 employees before selling it in 2015. He also had a 13 year Sales Engineering career with The Trane Company in Halifax, Sudbury and Vancouver before starting his own HVAC rep firm in Vancouver.

Paul is a 14 year veteran of TAB where it was clear that those core issues that typically arise in small businesses are remarkably the same, whether it’s a trucking company, a consulting business, a bowling alley business, or a HVAC Custom Equipment Supplier.

Some of Paul’s greatest skills are helping implement sales strategies, implementing key business processes, as well as being certified in many of TTI’s core assessments, including DISC, Driving Forces, EQ and Trimetrix HD, and has achieved Competent Toastmasters designation.

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Certified Contract Faciliator
E-mail: karmstrong@themiraclemanager.com
Phone: +1 (800) 969.3899

Ken Ehman

Ken began his career in 1972 with Craftsmen Distributors Inc., importing and distributing textiles in British Columbia. He started in the shipping department, worked his way to Warehouse Manager, then into Sales and Marketing, then Sales Manager – eventually becoming the General Manager, overseeing sales, marketing, and distribution throughout North America. In 1996, Ken left Craftsmen and started Full Line Specialties, a promotional products company in Surrey, BC. Ken was struggling at Full Line, with the usual problems, employees, growth, and there never seemed to be enough hours in the day. It was in 2002 when he discovered TAB. At first, Ken was intimidated by his TAB board members, who all had well-established companies and were strong in certain areas of business, but he soon found that they all had their own issues. After a few months with TAB, he loved the interaction with his board and the opportunity to listen as well as be heard. He discovered the process of business, finally felt focused and found a balance between home and business life. In 2009, he sold his shares in Full Line and in 2010 became trained as a facilitator and joined TAB Vancouver. Ken is a strong supporter of TAB and the peer group format. His approach with TAB Board Members is inspired by a depth of experience and understanding that every business owner knows a lot about his business, but “you don’t know what you don’t know.”

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: karmstrong@themiraclemanager.com
Phone: +1 (800) 969.3899

John Dymond

John Dymond’s education and professional credentials are backed by over twenty years of successful operations management experience. In addition to facilitating for TAB, John operates a consulting company which he created to provide assistance to manufacturing companies interested in improvement through Strategic Planning, Operations Productivity and Development of High Performance Teams. John offers seminars/workshops in these areas. He teaches Fundamentals of Operations Management as a continuing education course for BCIT and taught CPIM courses for 10 years.

John worked for Wexxar Packaging Machinery, Alpha Technologies and Windsor Machine Company in progressive roles including President, Director of Manufacturing, Production Control Manager and Materials Manager.

He received his MBA from Queen’s University.

John is a member of APICS, the association for operations management, and is certified at the CPIM and CIRM levels. John is also a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC).

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: karmstrong@themiraclemanager.com
Phone: +1 (800) 969.3899

Mark Boyle

Mark is the ‘retired’ President of a private business, comprised of 13 shareholders, which was sold to a US public company. Syscon Justice Systems is a company which designed, manufactured, sold, delivered and supported Offender Management Software to an international market place.

Syscon is focused only on the corrections portion of the larger public safety market. Corrections agencies are a well connected group who do not compete with each other. Therefore, references are everything. News of any failure spreads quickly across the market place and bankruptcy was news that stopped potential customers in their tracks. There was no revenue. In addition, a software company has few tangible assets. As a result a software developer, especially one emerging from of a failed enterprise, has no credit. There were no lenders.

In the early years Syscon truly struggled. There was no credit available, only the cash earned month by month. On many, many paydays people were asked what they really needed, not wanted. However, over time the business grew through incremental success. 15 years later, when Syscon was sold, it was the best and largest in the business. There were about 130 employees, over 30 million in annual revenue, generating over 3 million in average annual profits. Syscon now has many US and a few international customers with offices in Sydney Australia, Sacramento California, Richmond British Columbia and London England.

Before Syscon, Mark worked for two other computer firms namely, NCR and the Digital Equipment Corporation. His education includes: a Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Diploma in Architecture, a BA from UBC and a post graduate degree from UBC in Commerce. Mark has worked in both commercial construction and mining and has earned a blasting ticket.

Like many small business owners, Mark is not one to sit still. As a past member of a TAB board he recognizes the value a ‘team of peers’ can bring to any business owner. In particular he is looking forward to the challenge of helping others in business realize there personal vision of success.

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: karmstrong@themiraclemanager.com
Phone: +1 (800) 969.3899

Steve Clippingdale

After the completion of a career as a professional hockey player, Steve Clippingdale spent 10 years in Sales & Marketing and Management positions in the printing business before managing his own technology based business, Luminous Technologies, which he acquired in 1988. Steve was able to successfully manage Luminous through a number of technological advancements during the 12 years there, culminating in the sale of the company to Aston Group. Steve was consistently one of the top sales producers for Aston in North America, despite handling one of the lowest populated territories. During his time with Luminous and Aston, Steve gained a keen interest and great insights into the management of ‘change’ for both individuals and organizations, understanding the potential. With this background, also including extensive education and training, Steve has worked with Canela Michelle to develop several successful workshops for facilitating breakthrough performance for individuals and organizations.

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: karmstrong@themiraclemanager.com
Phone: +1 (800) 969.3899

Norris Martin

Norris Martin has over 40 years of senior management and business consulting experience. He has extensive experience in transportation management and utility regulation as well as business in general. He has been responsible for the design and operation of marketing, sales, operating and policy matters with large and small corporations as well as starting his own successful distributorship and his current private consulting practice. Norris served for 10 years as a Commissioner with the British Columbia Utilities Commission, regulating the public and private utilities within the province. He received his B. Com. and MBA from the University of British Columbia with a major in transportation and Utilities.

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: karmstrong@themiraclemanager.com
Phone: +1 (800) 969.3899

Sam Wind

Sam Wind, Chartered Insurance Professional (C.I.P.), is a seasoned business professional with over 23 years in the insurance industry growing his local operations with annual commissions in the millions. Sam joined a TAB board in 2003 and credits his TAB board and facilitator for helping him to systematize procedures with his employees and processes, and working with him closely when he went through the process of selling his business to a major B.C. credit union in 2006. He would help the credit union get established in insurance for a year and then join TAB in 2007 as a valued facilitator. In addition to enjoying his new found free time with his family and working with TAB, Sam serves on two non-profit society boards as a director in his community, and is involved with the local chamber of commerce.

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