Marketable Skills - business skills gained from self employment Marketing Report Writing File Management Agenda Planning Inventory Control Basic Building Trades- gained from home renovation and casual jobs -Electrical -Plumbing -Carpentry Application Processing Working with the Public Information Management Creating Business Plans, Small Business Management Payroll and Business Bookkeeping Human Resource Management Bargaining and Negotiation Public speaking, Conference, Special Events, and Meeting Organization Computer Experience: -Microsoft Windows XP -Apple Mac OSX (Leopard) -MS Office/ Apple iWorks/ iLife -Email, Social Networking, Facebook, Skype. Twitter, -Web Page Development -Computer-Networking, - Computer Mediated Communication/ Video Conferencing
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Certificates and Awards Certificate of Public Administration (CPA) Cape Breton University Honors Society Dean’s List
Published Articles: Kamloops Daily News: Weekly news column on activities at a local youth center where I worked as a youth counsellor.
Affiliations Triangle Institute of Strategic Studies ( TISS. Duke University)
Experience: Self Employed Consultant ••••• to present Intelligence One- Advised clients on a range of issues which included strategic analysis of cause and effect for geopolitical events including but not limited to economic forecasting and potential political and economic instability in the regions affected by the events. Creating solutions to deal with personal situations, how they might improve productivity in the workplace,create new business with different marketing concepts, what stocks to purchase in the present economic downturn, IT integration/ wireless technology and numerous other research issues including this as an example: a client had eight antique watches to sell but did not know what to do to get the most value for his product. I contacted the appropriate people and he was able to get more than expected for his collection. If this seems like something anyone can do locally let me explain that the watches were able to get almost $•••••,••••• to the client. Other examples were negotiating with building contractors, employee management and scheduling, and special event coordination. Clients included business owners, commissioned military personal, international financiers, entrepreneurs, managers and executive assistants.
Stream Cape Breton- wanted to see what it was like to work in a call centre ••••• Technical Agent: MSN Customer Care Agent: Sirius Radio Technical Agent:-IT connection for 5 star hotels
Student University College of Cape Breton •••••••••• Communication Department Lab Facilitator University College of Cape Breton ••••• Assisted university students with public speaking skills and personal communication skills
Home Study ••••• Computer software applications, and IT networking. Assembled computers. Researched data for manuscript I am working on.
Partner/Business Franchise Lessee ••••• Day to day operation and management of a high volume small business Increased volume sales from •••••,••••• units to 1,•••••,••••• units per annum Created an efficient work team with high service standards accomplished by designing and teaching customer service training courses Established a flat management structure with flexible hours for the employees which contributed to high employee morale Collaborated with local merchants in marketing plan and promotions to deter cross border shopping Demonstrated goodwill in the community by sponsoring community organizations and being a member of the Chamber of Commerce
Interests: Theatre and the Performing Arts Antiques and Vintage Book Collecting Continuous Learning National Security Policy and Strategy Intelligence Analysis
I hope you will give me a call so that we can meet to discuss my skills,experience and qualifications in detail.