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Jim was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and grew up in a small town in Alberta. He started his adult life as a teacher. After graduating from teacher training at the University of Alberta in 1962, he taught for just two years before a friend introduced him to the world of business. He went into business for himself at 22 and has been a very successful entrepreneur ever since.
He has served as the government-appointed chairman of the Foundation Board for Trinity Western University, as a taskforce member on small business for the province of British Columbia, and as a member and the chairman of nine charitable and religious organizations over the past 38 years. He was also chairman of World Serve for 37 years.
Jim has just completed serving for the past five years as Governance and Oversight Advisor for the Independent Business Owners Association International, out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, while always maintaining residence in British Columbia, Canada. His business operates in seven countries and territories. As independent business owners, Jim and his wife have received many awards in the direct marketing industry, including the first Mark of Distinction Award from the DSA of Canada.
Jim’s passion is to help people do more with their lives by discovering and fulfilling their destiny.