Mark Ellwood - Pace Productivity
|Mark Ellwood - Pace Productivity|
"I have always beleived that the people I know contribute to my success. The Toronto Entrepreneur Mastermind Group has allowed me to expand my network and meet some very successful entrepreneurs."
Pace Productivity Inc. serves Fortune 1000 companies around the world. Our core business is increasing corporate productivity. We define this as the more efficient allocation of effort. We start the process by conducting time studies that are friendly to employees and accurate in pinpointing opportunities. Everything we do has an immediate impact. Our team has decades of experience in helping organizations achieve greater results. The team is led by Mark Ellwood, president of Pace Productivity Inc.
Mark is an internationally known productivity consultant and a leading expert on how people spend their time. His company uses this knowledge to work with clients in identifying and implementing precise plans for employee improvement.
Educated at McGill University, he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in 1978, specializing in Organizational Behavior and graduating with Great Distinction. After working in product management for Procter & Gamble and Moore Business Forms, he began his own consulting practice in 1989. At that time, Mark invented the TimeCorder, a user-friendly device for tracking time spent on various activities. Clients use this user-friendly device to accurately measure their own results.
Mark's groundbreaking productivity research with the TimeCorder, his practical insights into life balance, and his keen eye on how technology affects work have generated international media attention on numerous occasions. He has also presented papers on his research at international time-use conferences.
In addition to his consulting practice, Mark also conducts interactive, practical seminars on personal productivity and related topics. He brings an entertaining and interactive style to his presentations. Among his many speaking awards, he was the national championship for the Canada Jaycees and runner-up in a prestigious world competition. He has also coached four national speaking champions and one world winner.
In the community he was involved for many years with the Toronto Junior Board of Trade and was awarded a lifetime senatorship with Jaycees International. He also founded the Inventors' Alliance of Canada in 1993.
Mark Ellwood's passionate mission is to improve people and processes through consulting and training.
|Members go to Google's Toronto HQ to learn about online marketing and get their questions answered directly by Google's staff.|
|Members meet FreshBooks founder Mike McDerment who explains how he went from 0 to over 1,000,000 users through SEO, social media, and referrals.|
|Cosmic Bowling Night|
|Members join together for a night of cosmic bowling at O'Connor Bowl.|
|Brett Wilson Event|
|Members meet with Brett Wilson from CBC's the Dragon's Den. Brett shares his personal success story and answers questions in an insightful session with the members.|
|Mastermind Pool Night|
|Members get together at the Charlotte Room in downtown Toronto for a few rounds of pool and fun.|
|Jeffrey Dennis Event|
|Members meet with Jeffrey Dennis who is Canada`s advisor to CEOs of fast growth companies. Jeff is a columnist with PROFIT Magazine and has advised four of Canada`s fastest growing companies.|
|Razor Suleman Event|
|Members meet with I Love Rewards Razor Suleman who was BDC Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2007, #12 on the PROFIT 100, and one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and the GTA's Top 50 employers.|
|Mastermind members relax and get to know each other's families at a Peterborough lakehouse. Activities included dinner, canoeing, Wii, puzzles, and trivia games.|
|Harry Rosen Event|
|Toronto members have intimate meeting with Harry Rosen who shared his wisdom on how to achieve entrepreneurial success and answered questions from our group.|
|PROFIT Magazine Event|
|Toronto members meet with PROFIT Magazine editor Ian Portsmouth who shared strategies on how to get media attention for your business.|
|Frank Cianciulli Event|
|Members meet Enunciate's Frank Cianciulli who grew sales 17,298% in 5 years, took 2 firms to the PROFIT lists, won the E&Y Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, and is one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40.|