Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act ‘rightly’ because we are excellent. In fact we achieve excellence by acting rightly.
People Focused whilst Relating
Understand before being understood
Listen & Learn Actively
Ask a lot Questions
Ambitious in Goal setting
Embrace the Conflict & Struggle
Transparent in Actions
Let Go of the Ego. Transparency is the currency of trust.
Optimistic in Attitude
Ok to Make Mistakes
Meet The Team
Austin Nicholas - CEO
GetFocused is the brain-child of Austin Nicholas, a serial entrepreneur based out of Riga. Whilst developing Travel Out There, a company that offers off-site and team-building retreats to clients across Europe, Austin came to the realisation that company culture can not be developed or ‘fixed’ outside the workplace and comments:
“Company culture has to be developed and nurtured internally and the health of an organisation directly correlates with the health of its meeting culture. Yet, meetings have become dysfunctional, participants distracted and decisions rarely made, costing companies millions in lost productivity. The sudden huge shift to virtual meetings makes it even more challenging to run focused meetings.
Whether it becomes a more effective and efficient ‘new normal’ will depend greatly on companies developing a meeting culture where decision-making becomes habitual and employees engage with one another effectively - time to “GetFocused”.
Normunds Puzo - CTO
Normunds Puzo is GetFocused's full time and detail orientated Chief Technical Officer. Normunds and Austin have worked in startups together for over 14yrs. A previous project, Travel Out There, saw 100x growth in revenue generation. (www.traveloutthere.com)
Bootstrapping Travel Out There From An EXPERIENCE AGENCY with an average pay cheque of €35/person into a CORPORATE EVENT FRANCHISE (with budgets of up to €350,000) for the likes of GOOGLE, TDK, and SHELL.
Normunds quotes "Working from home has its advantages, time saved from commuting, fewer distractions from co-workers, and saving money on office space. Yet many people are becoming terribly lonely and struggling to differentiate their time between work and play - I want to make sure the team is fully engaged".
Graham Williams - CMO
Graham Williams is GetFocused's Marketing mastermind.
He has worked with the GetFocused team for over 10 years and truly is a seasoned digital marketing professional.
Graham manages much of GetFocused's content and copywriting as well as our high value social media campaigns.
Mike Kilgore - CEA
Prof. Mike Kilgore, Chief Executive Advisor - Author of the MBA course Advanced Neurological Decision-Making.
Our executive team is responsible for supporting our CEO's professional level decision-making and to execute their individual operational responsibilities. Each executive is required to be certain each person in the executive team maintains intellectual, mental, emotional, and physical competency for optimal decision-making. It is our unwavering belief that healthy executives produce collaborative excellent decisions that guarantee long term success.