This blog traverses and navigates the business of relationships, leadership and social networking.
Acts of leading, developing business and securing high-quality results are all about your ability to build enduring, inspiring relationships. This blog and my career are all dedicated to helping you succeed.
“When a relationship is all business and there is no real personal connection, it lacks heart and soul…personal relationships build loyalty in a way that expertise or brilliance doesn’t.” –Andrew Sobel
That’s why I’m a Vistage Chair. I am helping Seattle’s high-level executives become better leaders through peer advisory groups. My goal is to help you unleash the power of your company, your team and your position.
How can you triple your company’s growth rate?
The answer: Unbiased advice on the important business decisions. Leaders often feel trapped in their own businesses. Your management team or advisors very often don’t have the experience or perspective to provide the advice and counsel you need. Such people are rarely found within your enterprise.
So where do you go to get unbiased advice? Backed by Vistage Worldwide, I lead private advisory boards for self-aware CEOs, business owners and executives to help you step out of the day-to-day and think differently, make better decisions, take bold action and generate meaningful results. As a result, Vistage members experience new levels of intention, freedom, power, creativity and fulfillment. When you are firing on all these cylinders, you earn back the luxury of time, our most precious commodity.
The power of Vistage is in the layered experience and built-in accountability: thoughtful, honest feedback from leaders like you + dedicated one-to-one advisement + expert-led workshops.
I am passionate about helping executives like you learn how to increase your effectiveness and find more time for what’s truly important in your life. I am called to influence the few who influence many. Grace for me is watching a single, tiny ripple turn into a massive wave of positive, impactful change for you and those you influence. I bring some unique experience to the table, with deep background in e-commerce, social media, business development and viewing the world from the digital native’s perspective.
I am currently looking for one or two new members to join my group of CEOs and business owners in the Seattle Metro/Puget Sound region. If you are looking to become a better leader and grow your business in the process, let’s discuss whether Vistage might be the right fit for you.
Please call: (206) 890-6858, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via the contact form here on my blog.
- Vistage Chair–Seattle metro area
- 15+ President, CEO & Founder of McKeown, LLC
- 8+ President of LexBlog & one of the owners
- 30+ years a leader, entrepreneur, key executive & business development professional (Mitsubishi veteran)
- Licensed attorney in Washington & Pennsylvania
- Practiced large law at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
- Law clerk for Hon. Robert M. Parker, U.S. District Court (Texas)
- Elected Anacortes councilman, volunteer fire fighter & martial arts instructor
- Villanova University School of Law & University of Pittsburgh
- See LinkedIn for more. Look for me on Twitter too.
I live in the heart of downtown Seattle by Lola and the Dahlia Lounge. I walk everywhere. I play pretty hard. I started practicing martial arts when I was a teenager. Now, I’m a 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate. I believe in the Bushido code. I still try to keep the water warm. I do CrossFit five times a week. I like endorphins coursing through my veins.
I’m also a reluctant alpine climber. Thanks to my climbing buddies, I’ve reached the summits of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, Mt. Olympus, Glacier Peak, Shukson and others. I’d like to summit Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood before I retire my ice ax. I kayak (in places like Deception Pass and the Sound) and backpack (notables include: The Enchantments in Washington and the Routeburn Track in New Zealand). When I’m not working, I play golf (scratch is the goal) at Aldarra (be my guest) and other courses.
I was born in Chicago but moved to Pittsburgh. The great Northwest and the mountains, sea and trees called out. I’ve lived here longer than anywhere else. My soul is home in Seattle–Eudaimonia.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the end, I aim to be positive so I’ll leave the domain of negativity to others. Please encourage me as I seek to encourage you.