I am an engineering manager from Calgary, Alberta. We engineer and fabricate equipment for the oil/water/gas separation and life is busy.
Formerly I was with GE, I ran through the Six Sigma program, I was a Black Belt and then just like the kid who lick the candy he picks up off the ground the second time, even though the first lick tasted terrible, I became a Master Black Belt :wink: . 4 years in the six sigma program allowed me to see the entire business and drove me to complete an MBA. I then had the opportunity to become an intrapreneur and started a pipeline inspection business within a larger organization. It was a lot of stress but it was the greatest time, we did everything from scratch. We built it up and then integrated it into the overall organization, a decision I fought against and lost. My life became an endless flurry of airplanes and I decided that I didn't want to move just to travel more and I wanted to see my little girls (currently 7 and 3) grow up, so I found my current position. It was the best decision I ever made.
I am an elder in my church, focused family man, and dedicated employee and servant leader. I always try to improve my skills and deflect pain from my team so they can excel. My favourite experiences have been seeing people who report to me succeed and have big careers.
I found manager tools when I was getting into podcasts and have been subscribing for about 7 months now, I love the content and use a lot of the advice.