The Business Scientist
I was the Staff Scientist and Indigenous Business Liaison at Canada’s largest environmental group for nearly a quarter century. Many parks and protected areas owe their existence, in part, to Andy’s scientific research and cultural advocacy efforts.
I founded numerous multi-cultural groups, non-profits and charities that: 1. Help Aboriginal youth entrepreneurs incubate and accelerate business ventures. 2. Develop policy solutions to avoid runaway climate catastrophe. 3. Enable clients to reach peace with the fact that life will be profoundly impacted. 4. Unapologetically fight for the rights of small business to thrive and prosper.
I’ve been using science to drive business for decades. Data shows that reducing energy consumption saves $, and that consumers reward climate-friendly businesses. After a career in science and business, I merged the two, and now spend my life thinking about consumer decision-making, communications, and using markets to fight the climate crisis.
I’m a problem solver and design hacker who loves nothing more than helping businesses re-position to survive crisis. I’m a gifted communications specialist, having developed and implemented successful branding strategies to boost loyalty, expand client base, and drive revenue. As a climate coach, I specialize in helping clients reach inner peace, and find purpose and meaning in chaos and uncertainty.
After I became an empty nester, I saw a gap and opportunity to make an impact and leave a legacy. I founded and run two businesses.
Business Climate Earth
Helps small businesses reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, save big bucks on energy costs, and market their eco hero status to drive revenue. I help leaders with entrepreneurial mindsets accelerate business growth while taking dramatic action on climate and environment.
People Climate Earth
Provides climate and environmental coaching to help families heal divides, embrace big emotions, learn new behavioral skillsets, and develop communication tools to cope with grief, environmental anxiety, and thrive and prosper in a world of climate, environmental, and humanitarian chaos.
I have multiple degrees in science, business and social psychology, but after 15 years in academia, dropped out of his PhD in environmental science because of grief and sadness over the climate-induced decline of nature. He’s a family man, having lived in Vancouver, Canada, for over 25 years, and is a well-known media personality.