Stan and I first met at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce when our mutual friend Dawn O'Connor invited me to teach my 7 Second Marketing Formula to the CEO Peer Mentoring Group. Stan and I ended up having a lot of things in common — life-changing injuries, building businesses back from scratch and a passion for helping others.
In this episode of Project Lemons-to-Lemonade, Stan recounts one of his near-death experiences and then shares three tips about self-publishing, based on his own experiences, and some of the mistakes he made with his first book.
Entrepreneur by nature, coach by trade, catalyst by approach – Stan Peake lives to help values-based leaders discover and live up to their potential (faster than they could on their own).
With entrepreneurial expertise spanning 5 businesses in 4 industries over 17 years and 20 years of leadership and executive management experience, Stan gets business and he gets entrepreneurs. He is a master certified executive coach (certified by John Mattone, Steve Jobs’ former executive coach) and corporate facilitator, and is also certified in cultural transformation tools and over 65 tools that help to create awareness, change, and results in leaders and teams.
His written works range from published works in 5 different magazines, including Entrepreneur, online resources like Bizztor Media (India’s largest publication for entrepreneurs), and newspapers across Canada and the United States. Stan has also published five books, including the bestsellers Success is a System, How to Sell in ANY Economy, and Now What? 50 ways to build your business in a crisis.
Stan’s speaking engagements have taken him across Canada, from startup incubators and national franchise shows to some of the largest & most well-known conferences in North America. He has also been a guest on over a dozen podcasts on topics from sales to leadership to all things entrepreneurial.
Stan has coached businesses of all sizes and industries, from Vancouver, BC to Montreal, QC, and from California to Connecticut. He has helped pre-revenue startups get off the ground and worked with executives in global companies earning more than $20 billion in top-line revenue.a year ago
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