Strategies for Anticipation, Acceleration and Reinvention
Ion is a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs and executives. He helps them anticipate the future, accelerate their company or career, and reinvent themselves when necessary.
I’m not a historian or a futurist but I stand on their shoulders. Historians study the past to understand the present. Futurists study the present to predict the far future. As a Strategic Advisor, I study the past and present in order to anticipate the near future and recommend strategies to thrive today.
Disruption is unwilling change on someone else’s terms. Reinvention is intentional evolution on your own terms. I help individuals and organizations reinvent themselves in response to changing personal, social, economic or technological circumstances.
I train executives and entrepreneurs in how to accelerate their companies or careers by curating and creating game-changing ideas, insights and best practices. I try to upgrade people’s entire operating systems by helping them develop better health, fitness, decision making, habits, routines and processes.
Is President of Prometheus Strategic Advisors, a boutique management consulting and executive coaching firm with clients worldwide. He has a unique combination of entrepreneurial and executive experience in the public, private and plural sectors. Ion has worked as a Press Secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, helped launch and run a ground-breaking international mobile media initiative at a Fortune Global 50 company in London, served as a senior executive in a fast-growing technology start-up in Montreal, oversaw an international foundation dedicated to public leadership and since 2008 has run his own consulting practice.
Drawing on his two decades of experience managing people, projects, brands and budgets, as well as 6 years researching leading-edge thinking on peak performance from around the world, Ion has created an innovative personal leadership program and strategic framework that is described in his first book, “The Magnificent Mistake: How You Can Earn More from Failure Than You Learn from Success.”
The Power of Subtraction — and why we miss out when we forget to cut out.
We have a bias towards addition. Psychological studies show that we always default to it when trying to make a change. But in an era characterized by “more,” the ability to subtract has become a superpower. Here are some subtraction strategies.
Do you have a “Personal Happiness Algorithm?” You should.
Do you have a “Personal Happiness Algorithm?” You should. Here’s mine.
How to Prevent Burnout: Close your Stress Loops
Burnout could be the official word of 2022 (and 2021, to be honest). So many people have had first-hand experience with it that you would think we’d understand it perfectly. But most people don’t really know what it is, nor what to do to prevent it. Burnout...
We Need to Talk about Dopamine | Part I
The modern world is set up to hijack our dopamine response, so we need to become aware of what we allow to hook our brains and overwhelm our biology.
Get Your Daily D.O.S.E. of Happiness Chemicals
We now know how to literally change our brains. We owe it to ourselves to do so with purpose and intentionality.
How to Know When to Quit Your Job (and Reinvent Yourself)
The 7 Red Flags Checklist We’ve all been in challenging work environments; sadly, it’s a constant of professional life as the dreaded off-site and - my personal least favorite - the office birthday party. But how can we know when the regular grind of work (they call...
The Modern World is a Dopamine Minefield. Here’s how to navigate it.
Have you had your mind hijacked by TikTok and wondered how that happened? Or maybe you’re the kind of person who gets most excited about planning your next trip? The driver of your behavior in both cases is a brain chemical called Dopamine, and you need to get familiar with it – right away. Whether you realize it or not, that neurotransmitter rules our world today. But while it has served a critical role in the propagation of our species, dopamine is absolutely terrible for our sense of satisfaction as individuals. Moreover, it’s being used to stimulate and manipulate us in ways that are distracting at best and addictive at worse. Dopamine is the new Nicotine. We need to reset our brains and go on a Dopamine Diet. Use my NOPA Method to get off the Dopa.
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President, Pearson College UWC
Global Brand President, The North Face ®
Founder, Juniper Strategic Advisors
Chairman, Annenberg-Dreier Commission and US Congressman from California from 1981 to 2013