I was bullied as a kid and have had other struggles in life. From these not so fun experiences I've learned a ton and become strong. My mission is to help others be successful; to skip the struggle and grow your business bigger, faster, stronger with the impact and influence you desire.
Business is an area I love and have dreamed about since a little kid. I've wanted to be a business coach since I knew what one was. I've prepared my whole life for what I do now. Lessons from my struggles and mistakes are the shortcuts to a successful life and business journey.
My first business was at 7 years old I was hustling marbles at recess for $0.25 so kids without marbles could join in the games.
My second business was in grade 3. A flyer delivery business. The toughest run ever was delivering heavy 1-inch Sears Catalogues in a November winter storm. It was brutal... like can't see the house while standing on the sidewalk brutal.
It was cold, miserable and I wanted to quit every step of the way. I was 8 years old, but I didn't complain. Mom didn't stop... so nor did I. (Okay I'm sure I complained, I've raised two boys and I happen to know 8 year old boys complain. lol)
Four businesses as a kid and teen ager. The likes of: a snow removal business; A lawn mowing business. And, a used Textbook exchange business while in the systems engineering program at the University of Waterloo.
Four Network Marketing businesses in my teens and 20's: From no results in the first... just keeping it real; To #1 Representative in the country in the last.
Now four and counting corporations 30's and 40's. In addition: I've sat on the board of both non-profit and for-profit businesses; was the Director for a national high-tech company. I've been in the online digital marketing space since 1991: Keynote speaker to University of Calgary MBA Program for online business. I've worked on digital projects big and small with budgets form $2,000.00 to $400,000.00.
"Tom Birchall is an author, speaker, coach, consultant, and serial entrepreneur. His most recent business generated sales revenues of $25 million helping thousands of people across North America."
"As a former Director of a national high-tech firm and founder of several successful businesses he knows how to create systems, profitability, and results. One of his companies he put triple 6-figure year-over-year growth on the books all from a hospital bed or recovering at home!"
I'm a Survivor:
The surgeon said, "it was a long and complicated surgery, and you are lucky to be alive."
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in my early 20’s and struggled with it for decades. In 2006 I almost lost my life, but an emergency surgery saved me. Two major and four minor surgeries, 3 feet intestinal tract removed, a colostomy bag for 32 months, and 4 years of recovery are what it took to get healthy. Not to mention a whole lot of patience and tenacity.
I have a clean bill of health from the doctors and am eager to serve and support entrepreneurs and the business community particularly in helping businesses navigate digital marketing and online business.
I'm a survivor and know what struggle is like to build a business. I want to help other's avoid being stuck or getting in their own way. Multiple near-death experiences and calamities in 3 major life areas of: health, relationship and finances help me relate to people in various stages of life. These have created hugely valuable business and life experiences to draw from.
If I can save people the struggle, I want to share the shortcuts, blueprints, and business life hacks that will move them forward. I can help you turn your struggle into starlight.
People tell me I'm smart with a heart and I'm great at breaking complex things down into simple step by step processes. Audiences enjoy my entertaining way of story telling and sharing of practical and relatable insights.
I have been creating and documenting time saving short-cuts, secret blueprints and small business systems for the past number of years.
I have walked the path from struggle to starlight multiple times and I take a heart-centred meaningful approach to inspiring and encourage entrepreneurs and business owners to create success and significance in their lives.
What is up with the NYC Cap?:
I get asked a lot about the Yankees cap. It's about the city of New York. I love the energy of the city. I believe it captures the essence of the entrepreneurial spirit: pro-active, on-point, does not give up, makes a difference in people's lives. It is what being an entrepreneurial Maverick is all about.
I love, love New York City. So, Boston fans, don't hold it against me lol! It is way less about baseball... and all about my appreciation of the city and it being a demonstration of the entrepreneurial spirit of being Maverick.
Some Business Basics:
Let's get started! I'll share some business basics right here in this about section because I'm obsessed with giving value and helping you learn how to master business. I hold the space for you to learn the step by step tools, systems, and processes you need to be successful.
I believe there are 3 key areas of business:
Want to start building systems?! These are the 4 areas to track and start the process of systematic leveraging. I share them here and now so you can start creating your independence:
I have the tools, systems, and processes (TSP's) and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) you need to be successful in business.
Are you building a 6, 7, or 8 figure business? A curriculum based business education program drawn from 30 years of life and successful business experience is waiting for you.
The combination of these is a truly unique small business offering in the market place.
Mavericks Business Academy (MBA) brings this all together. It is like a small business MBA.