As a multiple-term member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), Gary is able to stay abreast of leading trends in the franchise industry. He has served on numerous committees and is a frequent thought leadership contributor. He is a regular speaker at CFA events, including franchise shows, online webinars, and annual conferences. He has appeared on regional and national TV/radio shows, and is a sought-after media resource.
As a philanthropist, Gary believes strongly in giving back to the communities he serves and has been involved in numerous volunteer and fundraising efforts. A portion of all bulk book sales placed directly through Gary’s company will be donated back to the IFA Foundation and other preferred charities.
Gary enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs and business leaders and is a volunteer mentor for emerging franchisors for the Canadian Franchise Association. He is a past co-chair of FranNet’s Franchise Advisory Committee and has also served on FranNet’s Board of Directors.
Some of Gary’s personal passions include time with his family, reading, business writing, gourmet cooking, gardening, global adventure travel. Outdoor adventures including skiing, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, fly-fishing and survival training round out the list. Gary shares that one of his most memorable vacations was walking the Camino de Santiago.
KULA Yoga teacher training 2008 – 2009: 200-hour yoga instructor training
Georgetown Aikido 1995 – 2000: martial arts. While he is no longer able to practice the martial art of Aikido due to injury, Gary still applies the teachings and disciplines of this martial art in his business and personal life.
Speaking Engagements/Franchisor Workshops
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