writer, a parent, a professor at the University of Guelph, a speaker, a business coach, an audio/visual content producer, and a mostly-retired folk-punk songwriter and recording musician. I'm one of the few survivors of the Canadian independent music scene to earn an MBA, and I also survived a decade in the North American beer industry, working the "client side" of consumer-packaged-goods marketing.a
I like to think that I balance business experience with creative intuition to tell better stories for companies, organizations, and individuals. Kazolu is primarily a consultancy with core services in brand strategy counsel, clear communications development, and video production (ideas, writing, and visuals). I work with a diverse range of third-party service providers to deliver on services.
I work to develop my clients' brands. I am on your team. I build and manage strategic plans, and I write efficient, shareable, clear messages. I also get very hands-on with video production and direction, mainly because both are effective communications tools, and they're really fun to work with. I ensure that all the ideas, writing and visuals we generate together are properly integrated to tell the best-possible story.
In my spare time, I still keep engaged with those aforementioned concurrent careers as a writer, a songwriter, and I'm a very active parent to Katie, Zoe, and Lucas. (Their names may answer the question "what does 'Kazolu' stand for?")
Kazolu is an independent consultancy based in Guelph, Ontario. We provide strategic brand and business plans, brand identity development, marketing communications, and marketing audits. Kazolu partners with clients to create coherent, compelling brand stories and brand identities.
Kazolu works regionally and nationally with a variety of businesses, individuals, brands, companies, and organizations, providing strategic brand communications that are consistent, authentic, truthful and effective.