Marketable Skills - business skills gained from self employment
Basic Building Trades- gained from home renovation and casual jobs
Working with the Public
Creating Business Plans,
Small Business Management
Payroll and Business Bookkeeping
Human Resource Management
Bargaining and Negotiation
Public speaking, Conference, Special Events, and Meeting Organization
-Microsoft Windows XP
-Apple Mac OSX (Leopard)
-MS Office/ Apple iWorks/ iLife
-Email, Social Networking, Facebook, Skype. Twitter,
-Web Page Development
- Computer Mediated Communication/ Video Conferencing
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Certificates and Awards
Certificate of Public Administration (CPA)
Cape Breton University Honors Society Deans List
Kamloops Daily News: Weekly news column on activities at a local youth
center where I worked as a youth counsellor.
Triangle Institute of Strategic Studies ( TISS. Duke University)
Self Employed Consultant
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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
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
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
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
Theatre and the Performing Arts
Antiques and Vintage Book Collecting
National Security Policy and Strategy
I hope you will give me a call so that we can meet to discuss my skills,experience and qualifications in detail.
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