Alan Bergsma

Biography

Alan Bergsma is a Director at ALB Consulting and, more recently, at SME Business Architects. Over the past two decades he has been consulting primarily for blue chip clients including Chase Manhattan bank, Norwich Union Insurance (Aviva), Prudential Insurance, Abbey National bank, Credit Suisse bank, State Street bank, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, ANZ bank, Barclays bank and Origin Energy. He is co-founder of SME Business Architects whose mission it is to bring blue chip corporate quality consulting to small to medium enterprises.

He achieved his HBBA at Laurier University before going back for his MBA at McMaster University, both in Ontario Canada.

Alan was born and educated in Ontario Canada but an urge to travel brought him to London where he started his career. After meeting and falling for a lovely Australian he immigrated to Australia and now lives happily with his wife and young son in the Gold Coast. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, scuba diving, paragliding, kitesurfing, cycling, kayaking, and boating.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I am not sure it was the very first one, but I remember struggling with creative writing as a young child. I was an avid reader but I found creative writing difficult. I recall one story that was successful. Fortunately, the teacher hadn't read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as my story had borrowed heavily from the book. My apologies Mr. Verne!
What is your writing process?
Lots of research and personal experience followed by a drawn-out development of an outline. After that it was a fairly quick draft (I subscribe the the "Write for the Wastebasket" approach). Then add revision after revision after revision followed by industry peer review.
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Where to find Alan Bergsma online


Books

Risk Identification - Facilitating Outstanding Workshops
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 17,750. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Accounting
This book has been written to provide a structured method of facilitating risk workshops. The book concentrates on the identification of risks but also provides risk management context with information on risk assessment and risk treatment. Projects are the focus of the book but the same concepts and tactics apply to corporate risk management and risk management within small/medium business.

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