“I think that the peer aspect is really important because as a small business owner, you feel quite alone...”
“It is lonely at the top and to be able to talk about my issues knowing they will be kept in confidence and that diverse input will be received is very valuable. I have presented major challenges to the group for their comments and those have helped me get a clear picture of what I wanted to do, even if it was not what they would do.”
“I think TEC has made me a more mature leader, with a better understanding of my values, and one thing it’s done is help me ask the right questions. I don’t always have the right answers, or even always have the right information, but I’m much better at knowing what I need to ask for.”
Linda Allen-Hardisty has made a vibrant career out of helping leaders enhance their own abilities through her consulting practice. In 2016, Linda launched TEC Canada’s first business group in Saskatchewan.
“The single biggest thing I’ve learned,” says Andrew Oland, Moosehead’s president and CEO, “is that family businesses are making decisions for the long term. It’s all about longevity.”