Hi! I’m Kevin. Thanks for visiting.
You know how so many people (maybe you’re one of them?) make their way through life doing all the things they think they’re supposed to be doing but then get to a certain point and realize they feel exhausted, unhappy, confused and stuck? Whether it’s with health, career, relationships, money, habits or (gulp!) all of the above, I see it all the time; people work hard, try to do the right thing all their lives and then become exasperated with themselves for feeling miserable, and they don’t know what to do.
Well, I help those people – both as individuals and as organizations -authentically connect with themselves and each other.
My areas of specialty include:
- Increasing the effectiveness of your marketing message and organization overall by stepping out of your own story for a better perspective.
- Proactively navigating through change & adversity with resourcefulness and an empowering mindset.
- Getting the most out of your work & your life by uncovering, embracing & activating your unique creative gifts & abilities.
I do this as a small business marketing and mindset coach, consultant and professional speaker. I also host two different podcasts: “Be Real Do Better – The Small Business Marketing Show” and “Journeys with the No Schedule Man,” (featuring conversations on personal and professional growth).
The No Schedule Man
In both life and business, plans rarely work out as the crow flies. Things don’t tend to play out in a linear fashion. It’s a journey, with twists, turns, ups and downs. You can keep moving forward (and my advice is to race like a turtle), but sometimes, you’ve got to let go and take your hands off the wheel and enjoy the ride. Or in other words …
No plan is all part of the plan.
It’s a road less traveled, but it’s a better place to be. Especially for small businesses. Trying to be just like everybody else is a sure-fire way to end up miserable in both business and in life. My advice: see where the herd is headed, and then run the other way.
Here’s the good news: you don’t have to go it alone. If you’re struggling with where you are in life or in business, there’s a good chance I can help, or that I know someone who can.
Try me. Browse through the archived episodes of the podcast to find something that might help.
Want me to come speak to your group & share some more? Giddy up. I’d love to.
Would you like to put together an interactive bootcamp or workshop at your office? Let’s do it!
Interested in 1-on-1 or group coaching opportunities? Let’s talk to see if I’m the right fit.
Want to know more of the nuts and bolts about me? No worries. I’ve put more of that info below.
And if you’d just like to lurk here for a while to see if we’re a match, cool. Feel free. Whenever you feel like joining me in this journey, I’ll be happy to have your company.
I’ll get there when I get there.
Who Is The No Schedule Man?
About the Name …
Ah yes, the name “No Schedule Man.” It was first the title of a song I wrote in 2007, which later became the title of a CD, then part of the title of another CD in 2014 (“Solo: The Return of No Schedule Man”), and then the name of my podcast (which, I admit, I named that way because at that point I didn’t know what the podcast was about or what else to call it). It’s now a keynote speech (it’s a key component of “Leadership, Rescripted”) and workshop on authenticity, too.
At first, I thought I’d just written about a character who was the complete opposite of how I actually behaved. But after over 40 years, I finally figured out that it was the character in that song that I actually aspired to be. Life’s gone a lot better since I embraced it and all that comes with it: going with the flow, accepting impermanence, living each moment with gratitude and embracing the journey as the destination.
Okay, well, I’ve experienced a few things in my day that make me uniquely qualified to understand small business sales, media, marketing, entrepreneurship, creativity & personal growth. If you’d like to look at what some people have said about me along the way, please click here for some testimonials, or scroll further down the page. As for some of projects I’ve worked on:
Career & Creative:
- Certified Life & Executive Coach, specializing in small business marketing and mindset
- Keynote speaker & workshop facilitator of presentations such as “Rise Like a Phoenix, Race Like a Turtle,” “Stuck In Your Story” and “Leadership, Rescripted”
- Creator & host of “Journeys with the No Schedule Man” podcast, available worldwide on iTunes beginning January 2016
- Broadcast Media & Digital Marketing Consultant with Bell Media, formerly Astral Radio (2012 to 2017)
- Writer, Performer & co-producer of 3 CDs of original music, including “I Remember” (2007), “No Schedule Man” (2010) and “Solo: The Return of No Schedule Man” (2014)
- Contributing writer/columnist for Inside Track Motorsport News, The Sarnia Observer & The Forest Standard
- Co-Creator & Partner / Sales & Marketing Director of CPT Entertainment Inc. (2007 – 2011)
- Sales & Marketing Director (2001 – 2004) and General Manager (2004 – 2007) of Delaware Speedway, Canada’s first-ever NASCAR-sanctioned weekly race track
- Track & Series Announcer for CASCAR Super Series (2001) and Delaware Speedway (1998 – 2004)
- Creator & Producer of “The Pit Crew Show” show on 1070 CHOK in Sarnia
- On-air radio host on 99.9 CFGX FM, 1110 CKTY AM & 1070 CHOK AM in Sarnia, ON, News Talk 1290 CJBK AM and 92.7 CJBX (BX 93) in London, ON
- 1290 CJBK Radio Broadcaster of the Year in 1996
- H.B. Beal Radio & Television Arts School as Broadcaster of the Year in 1993
- Thrived in personal relationships post-divorce (including a terrific, positive relationship with former spouse)
- Quit drinking alcohol in 2015 after about 10 years of trying
- Overcame crippling anxiety, depression and related medications
- Returned to health after being severely asthmatic as a younger person and suffering through various physical and stress-related ailments (herniated discs, chronic strep infections, alopecia – which is random patches of hair falling out) throughout my 30’s
- Have become passionate about personal growth due to my mindset, health, creative and lifestyle transformation
So What Floats Your Boat?
My two sons, Eddie & Jaden, are my heroes and first priority. Always.
The love of my life is my sweet Caroline. She’s a constant support, joy and inspiration.
I adore my family. I am a 100% Mama’s Boy and I still want to be like my Dad when I grow up. I have two sisters who are each incredible, strong women. One lives in Newfoundland and the other in the Northwest Territories, which I think is very cool.
My favourite band is Extreme. I am irrationally attached to them and their music.
I also love a band called Volbeat, because my boys and I enjoy them together. Eddie has been on stage with them three times, Jaden once.
I don’t care about sports the way I used to, but I cheer for the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Miami Heat & Oakland (Vegas?) Raiders. My favourite NASCAR driver is Kevin Harvick, though I also cheer for Martin Truex Jr. because my pal, Cole Pearn, is his crew chief.
I love the Back to the Future films. Other favourites include Rocky Balboa & Field of Dreams.
I don’t really watch TV unless its a Leafs hockey game with Jaden.
I love to read. I usually have a couple of books going at a time (one in the morning and one at night) and enjoy listening to audio books or podcasts if I’m making a meal or doing laundry or mowing the lawn.
If I had to choose a last meal, it’d probably be a cheeseburger of some sort. Although, my sweet Caroline makes a lasagna that is very difficult for me to stop eating once I start.
I’m totally into all kinds of things I used to think were stupid. Some examples: meditation, yoga, affirmations, mindfulness, goal-setting … and drinking ridiculous amounts of water every day.
I have two middle names: William and Stewart. They are grandfathers’ names and I’m proud to have them.
Things I still have sentimental attachments to, since I was a little kid: Mr. T, Kermit the Frog (I used to call him “Kurt the Throg”), Han Solo, Bugs Bunny, Popeye and the Millennium Falcon.
I don’t have a favourite colour or number and I don’t think I’m superstitious.
The book “Conscious Living” by Gay Hendricks changed my life.
Okay, I lied. I like black (does that count as a colour? Okay … blue is second) and if I get to chose a number to put on the back of my jersey, give me either number 4 or 29 (though I would also take “8” because it’s what Jaden wears).
I have Superman logos all over the house. It started when I decided the “S” stood for sober, and that helped me quit drinking for good …
It’s a been a great ride so far! What to join me the rest of the way?
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