Q: What is your motto?
MJ: Lead, follow or get out of the way.
Q: Where is your favorite B.C. destination?
MJ: Our home in Sooke.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
MJ: Sir Winston Churchill.
Q: If you could do it over again, you would…
MJ: Savour time with my children more.
Q: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
MJ: Always give people a chance, especially yourself.
Q:The best thing I did or the most important experience I had to help prepare me for my career was…
MJ: Never be afraid to try new things no matter how daunting.
Q: What is the best business book you’ve ever read?
MJ: The Art of War by Tsun Tsu.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur?
MJ: Choosing my work, working from home, being able to share my knowledge.
Q: What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in your working life?
MJ: Second guessing my own abilities.
Q: What was the best decision you’ve made in your working life?
MJ: Starting my own consulting company.
Q: If you could give one piece of advice to a young entrepreneur what would it be?
MJ: Never give up on yourself. Find a mentor, talk it out.
Q: What is the thing that most entrepreneurs tend to overlook that they should be most focused on?
MJ: A good marketing plan and strong financial person.
Q: What do you think the 3 most important attributes are in a leader?
MJ: Humility, integrity, sense of humour.
Q: What is one piece of advice you would offer to an entrepreneur who is setting up their business for the first time?
MJ: Think, open your mind, listen before acting.