Business Specialist / Family Business Adviser
Helping People and Businesses Become Better
Strategic Organizational Re-Designs that Boost Human Performance and Company Profits
Systemization of Internal Business Management Processes to Improve Productivity
Creating Stakeholder Alignment and Dynamic Teams in Complex Environments
Robust Blueprints for Seamless Ownership and Management Succession and Transition
Winning Actions to Succeed in the Post-Pandemic Marketplace
Chris helps established and emerging companies tackle their most ambitious projects, solve their most pressing challenges and realize their greatest vision by harnessing the untapped potential of people, performance and profits.
Chris’ passion and proficiency for management consulting comes from his deeply held desire to help people.
After obtaining an honours degree in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan, followed by a time working for the Government of Saskatchewan, Chris joined the Saskatoon Police Service as a constable, selected from a field of over 1,800 applicants. Chris’ early interest in both politics and law enforcement were indicators of his desire to serve the people in his community.
As the son of a business owner, Chris always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a dream to be a business owner himself, so he made the difficult, but exciting decision to leave a secure and rewarding position as a police officer to pursue his dream of business ownership.
Chris started Hall Industrial Contracting Ltd., an industrial service company located in Red Deer. Chris fast-tracked the success of his company, and what began as a two-person operation quickly grew to be central Alberta’s largest company of its kind, with a client list that included many of Alberta’s top oil and gas and petro-chemical producers including Nova Chemicals, Dow Chemicals/ME Global, Husky Oil and many others.
Despite the rapid success of his company, Chris was ready for some new challenges. After selling Hall Industrial, Chris decided to blend his two passions, helping people and business management. Chris opened his own management consulting company (Alberta Business Builders Inc.) with a focus on helping other business owners, managers and leaders achieve success for their organization.
As a management consultant for over a decade, Chris leverages his ‘in-the-trenches’ business experience with a strong foundation of business fundamentals to achieve high-impact results for every client. Chris understands the challenges that business people are facing and he offers innovative, cost-effective and workable solutions to real world business challenges. Known for his honest, humble and insightful style, Chris is a genuine ‘problem solver’ who brings considerable value as a catalyst for improvement and growth.
Chris takes his passion and commitment for helping people to his personal life where he has volunteered in numerous capacities including president of Red Deer Minor Football, co-founder and president of the Prairie Fire Football Club, a youth and minor sport coach, and has served various organizations that assist families that are experiencing economic hardship, illness or tragedy.
Away from the office, Chris enjoys golfing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, cooking and walking ‘Zeke’, the chocolate Labrador. Most importantly, Chris loves doing all these things with his wife Cathy, and their three adult children and new daughter-in-law.
Chris has built his career on consistently helping clients. Help that has included growing revenue, increasing profits, improving productivity, achieving accountability, enhancing workplace culture, and countless other positive results. If you or your business are interested in these kinds of benefits, call Chris today to start the process of making positive change a reality in your life and business.
Office Manager & Administrative Consultant
Office Manager / Virtual Assistant for Busy Owners & Executives
- Customer Care and Project Co-ordination
- Accounting, Bookkeeping, Executive Administration
- Office Management
- Microsoft Office, Publisher, Corel Draw, QuickBooks, Sage 50
After obtaining a diploma in Business Administration, Cathy began her career in office management learning the in's and out's of business operations from the ground up, earning her way to a CEO level Executive Assistant. Cathy has nearly 30 years of business administration experience in office management, executive administration, accounting, human resources and corporate organization.
Cathy is a highly organized and efficient people person and co-ordinates our customer care efforts along with managing all internal administrative activity. Cathy is highly proficient with the suite of Microsoft Office products, Sage, Quickbooks, Corel Draw and other software programs. In addition to her strong inter-personal and organizational skills, Cathy is a gifted creator and graphic designer developing corporate branding and marketing strategies.
In addition to her internal responsibilities, Cathy supports many of our business clients with virtual expertise that includes:
- Owner / Executive Administration
- Office Management / Scheduling
- Marketing & Advertising
- Event Planning
Cathy is committed to her community and donates much of her time and talents to many worthwhile causes and not-for-profit organizations. She has served on as a volunteer on various boards and has planned numerous large fund-raising events in central Alberta. Cathy enjoys cooking, golfing and walking the wonderful trails wherever they are found.