After my double brain injury from a snowboarding accident in 2018, my road to recovery would have been much harder without the support of Nick and Lanna! Co-founders of VEA Office professionals, they both played a huge role in my business recovery during that first year.
Even though the company was doing fairly well at the time, I became a huge bottleneck and we unravelled very quickly.
Nick was instrumental in helping me talk through my business decisions and to help prioritize, plan and guide me by sharing his experience.
The injury caused memory loss and the inability to communicate properly. I couldn't read well at first; I couldn't type — the words would get all mixed up. I struggled to let my team know what needed to be done.
Lanna and her team of virtual assistants were absolutely amazing. They kept my inbox clear, which relieved a lot of pressure, and they made all my appointments for me. We even wrote 3 successful grants over the phone!
It took me 2 long years to recover, and I now feel so grateful for that experience — it has prepared me in so many ways for what's happening today.
I'm so grateful to call Nick and Lanna my friends!
In this episode, Nick shares the same tips he shared on Global News about how to work from home, and then we flip hats and get into some fun strategy conversations. After all, that's what Nick is known best for — growing companies.
Lanna Thompson shared how she takes her clients' inboxes to zero, and how you can learn to do that yourself and get some stress relief — especially now that everyone is virtual, and there are so many emails flying into our inboxes.
With his energy and enthusiasm, Nick brings a new approach to corporate image management, culture development and enterprise growth. As a founder and former President and Chair of Metromedia Marketing Ltd. and Brand Alliance Inc., Nick now shares his 25+ years of leadership and executive management experience with business owners and professionals across Canada. Nick is especially passionate about sharing leadership experiences in the areas of culture, M&A and strategic growth.
In more recent years, Nick has concentrated his attention on one of his personal passions — helping companies develop a culture of execution to outperform their industry. He remains an active partner in VEA Office Professionals Inc. and continues his involvement with the worldwide Entrepreneurs Organization as a member, a coach, and a trainer for their Accelerator program across North America. He also mentors a number of Canadian businesses that are in aggressive growth phases in order to help them continue to realize their goals with a purposeful, high-performance culture.
He has served on many Boards, including his past companies, both the Provincial and National Boards of the PPPC (Promotional Products Professionals of Canada), and several not-for-profit enterprises.
Founder and CEO of the innovative digital marketing software company, Spartan Spark, Dafne Canales Lees has earned her reputation as the Data-Driven Digital Storyteller. Her 7-Second Trust Formula uses behavioural marketing strategies to create client trust via digital marketing platforms for a more personalized user experience that translates into additional sign-ups, sales and increased profits.
A member of the Neuromarketing Business and Science Association and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioural Economics, Dafne travels monthly to California to attend meetings with her advisory board. A sought-after speaker and facilitator, this creative innovator never stops giving of her time and talent, even teaching corporate in-house marketing teams the latest digital marketing strategies.
“Spartan Spark’s general CRM system and their entire platform was a complete game-changer for management of contacts, management of leads. Their entire system for web presence and digital marketing was why we hired them in the first place.”” -Kimberley Simonson, Marketing Manager, One Eye Industries.