Welcome to episode #25 – a milestone episode for this little project. Twenty-five episodes and more that 14.5 hours of inspirational, meaningful and informative conversations.
Thanks for coming on this journey with me.
We launched our project with my good friend Ian McDonald and a conversation we called The Power of a Life Plan. During that conversation, Ian talked about his coach and accountability partner, Steve Scanlon from Building Champions.
I am pleased to welcome them both for this episode and what turned out to be a great conversation!
NOTE: At the end of the episode, we share our call-in number for our Thanksgiving Episode. We made a mistake and apologies for the inconvenience. The number is 612-568-2180.
About Steve Scanlon
Since joining Building Champions in 2000, Steve Scanlon has accrued more than 11,000 one-on-one hours coaching business professionals. His consistently full schedule is due to the reputation he has among his clients as a coach with keen discernment, complete honesty, incredible passion and the courage to ask the right question at the right time.
Before coming to Building Champions, Steve held positions as vice president of a national mortgage company, owner of an import/export company and owner of a printing company.
In addition to his coaching role, Steve is the program director for the Building Champions by-invitation-only Masters’ Coach program. He personally coaches members of the group while also developing the content for their quarterly events and connecting the members between sessions. Steve has completed more than 100 speaking engagements over the past decade and is often hired to present his workshops because of his unique combination of inspiration and action.
Steve and his wife, Raffaella live in the Portland Metro area with their four children: Kelsey, Dayne, Paolo, and Sabrina. He is a passionate runner and marathoner, fly fisherman, wakeboarder, snowboarder and anything that involves he and his kids playing outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.
You can follow Steve’s blog at: http://stevescanlon.buildingchampions.com/
About Ian McDonald
Ian McDonald is a practicing mortgage planner for the past 12 years and leads a great team of people on behalf of the Mortgage Advisory Team of Cornerstone Mortgage.
Trained as a CPA and coached by Building Champions, Ian’s practice is oriented around assisting consumers and small business owners with a wide array of financial issues, including mortgage and debt planning, commercial working capital needs, and, through a partnership with Flagship Capital Advisors, wealth management and financial planning.
Ian is blessed with a lasting marriage to his wife, Kathy, and they, together, watch over their two children, Mackenzie and Jacob.
Ian was also the featured guest on the inaugural episode of The Conversation Hub.
About Building Champions
Headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Building Champions has a dedicated team of coaches and support staff, all focused on helping our clients enjoy more purposeful businesses and lives. Each of our Coaches left highly successful careers in the business world to pursue full-time coaching and satisfy their passion to help others. They have experienced the challenges that business professionals face and use that understanding to help lead you to success.
Building Champions began in 1996 with one coach, Daniel Harkavy. His vision and determination have allowed the company to grow to serve thousands of professionals across the US and around the world. Each member of the Building Champions team has been carefully selected because of the gifts and passion that they bring to the team. The result of this careful growth and collaboration is found each day in the letters and messages we receive from clients whose businesses and lives have been changed.