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About Don Thorpe
Don Thorpe, of Shared Experience Consulting has a unique and special insight into
the world of small business, its growth factors, success factors and the guest
experience. He has lived it for his entire adult life. In his coaching, consulting and
speaking, Don walks the participants through the daily minefield of business.
Giving them strategies and systems that will give them consistent, predictable
results. Ultimately, helping them experience rapid growth, guest satisfaction
and a healthy organization for long term success.

Don has been an entrepreneur his entire adult life and always just a little early at
the gate. He is the youngest franchise owner in the history of the franchise
organization his business operates in. This early start has given him years of
experience, advanced and “school of hard knocks” education to share with the
people he works with. He now speaks, writes, coaches and consults on the basic
elements of how to grow a business that provides for the owner and his/her team

This unique background qualifies Don to share with groups from 5 to 500 or more,
his perspective on what ground level efforts and leadership people can use to make
their business successful and prosper. He can deliver an inspirational keynote, a
content rich general session, hands-on workshop to an all day program.

Depending upon your meeting needs and objectives, Don will customize a
presentation on issues ranging from the Guest Experience in your business, how to
improve your leadership strength, to what can you do today to grow your business
and make it sustainable. Don believes that most business is very simple…but not
easy. Participants will walk away with “put it to work today” activities to make an
immediate impact on their lives and business.

Don has a unique style of presenting, shaped by years of working to inspire team
members and from being 4th of 5 kids. His humor and sarcastic wit fits well into all
groups he works with. Often, participants want to visit with him after his talk
because they felt he was talking right to them. 13 years of ice hockey officiating
has given him the opportunity to be called many different names, so Don is quite
sure the audience won’t come up with many new ones to call him.

In short, Don helps business people; Create…Improve…Increase. Create the
business they really want, Improve their focus and results, and Increase their
income and business/life balance.

Don is drawn to his work, helping people grow their business and create healthy
organizations, because this is the work he feels called and compelled to do.