Lakehead University was a turning point for me. Up until that point I had very little focus, direction or motivation in my life. Once I got to Lakehead a whole new world opened up for me and I started to thrive. I chronicle some of this in my book “Learning In Thin Air”.
Lakehead was a launching point from which I went on to accomplish many great things including; staring several guiding and team building businesses, completing my Masters in Leadership at royal Roads University, teaching EMBA and MBA classes, being voted Professor of the Year twice and receiving other teaching awards, becoming one of the few Canadians to climb Mount Everest, becoming one of less than 300 people worldwide to climb the 7 Summits, guiding expeditions around the world including the True Patriot Love Himalayas and North Pole expeditions.
I did not do any of this for the recognition, but just for the love of doing it. It was rewarding however, to be recognized by Lakehead University for these accomplishments. In June I was awarded the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award. I am not done now however. I’m not sure what my next adventure will be, but I will continue to explore and to help other accomplish their goals.