Founder & CEO
“Each one of us was born with a unique gift. It is our role as a community to help each other identify and maximize its full potential, and the impact that gift has in our communities around the world.”
BizSkills Academy evolved
from Norman’s experiences developing business plans, advising entrepreneurs, conducting entrepreneurship training workshops, business plan competitions and the master’s program he undertook at Queen’s university. He was among the 2018 cohort of the Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI). BizSkills Academy has its headquarters at the Queen’s Innovation Park, Kingston – Ontario. A social innovator in the education space, Norman believes that blended value and collective impact are the secret source to creating and unlocking employment opportunities for remote and marginalised communities. The time to solve systemic challenges through a project approach, and for a single institution to single-handedly solve the youth unemployment challenge or to deliver collective impact is long gone! Co-creation and partnership through sustainable solutions is the new way to make the world a better place for all tomorrow!. Norman has lived & worked in more 7 countries in the start-up space, a life learner and curious mind, Norman enjoys sharing this body of experience and knowledge that he enjoys sharing through BizSkills Academy.