Welcome to a brand new year! Just breathe that new year smell. Ahh.

This year is going to be awesome! I just have that tingly feeling and lots of great ideas in the hopper.

First of all, I’ve got a new partner whose joining me in the thought leadership realm for financial supremacy. Allow me to introduce you to Jennifer Nicholson. Jen is a professional accountant, like myself. She is also a many time CFO, like myself. And she is an award winning educator, which makes her better than me. So this year, she and I are going to team up to work on a few projects together – both online and in the classroom. My hope is that her involvement will help elevate the overall quality of things around here (expect changes).

Secondly, I wrote a book. I attended a high school reunion last July where Buzz, my old classmate, gave me the idea and by Christmas, I managed to get a draft of the manuscript done. At this point, that’s as much as I’ve figured out, but I’m resolving to finish the project in the coming months. So look for the “The Illiterate Executive: The Handbook for Financial Acumen” coming to a “book store” (or my website) near you.

Thirdly, I’m also teaming up with Proformative this year to help them further build out the Proformative Academy. Proformative offers a ridiculously affordable, high quality professional development for every member of the Office of the CFO (and there are millions of you). What I’m looking for are highly qualified instructors who want to help build these one hour courses and make a some passive income along the way. If that sounds of interest to you and you have a long track record in financial leadership and talent development, send me an email and I’ll give you a call.

So, 2016 promises to be a crazy year. Jen and I will be presenting at venues and on webinars throughout the year. Periodically check Executive Finance for upcoming presentations. If you’d like to book us to present for your organization or institute – you guessed it – contact me at Blair@ExecutiveFinance.ca or Jen at Jen@ExecutiveFinance.ca or both of us as Yo@FinanceLearningAcademy.com. We’d love to hear from you.

All the best for 2016 to one and all!

Blair (and Jen)