ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Bob MacLean is the visionary. He has made his career and his success by exploring innovative ways to work and to succeed. Bob has been a consultant, coach and teacher for nearly three decades. Upon graduating from Western University in London, Ontario Canada with a degree in Computer Science, Bob’s career started as a hard core technology practice. Over the next few decades, Bob has morphed his approach and transitioned to the “human side” of the equation. Bob recognized that his visionary thinking did not fit into a corporate structure. He sought more rewarding avenues for his talents. This search led Bob to specialize in working with small businesses and entrepreneurs. Bob’s career has spanned three countries and added seven-digit improvements to his clients’ bottom line. Bob’s current goals are to continue to help entrepreneurs reach financial freedom and achieve success as they define it and to have FUN while doing it.
Jan Miller considers herself a citizen of the world as she has worked and lived in many locations that give her an insight into different people and lifestyles and she embraces those differences. Jan is a lifelong learner becoming a graduate of the Peak Potentials Quantum Leap Program. Through these programs, she has attended many and varied personal development seminars thus experiencing and growing on many levels. Jan started her entrepreneurial life with a paper route at age 13, partnership in a wedding photography business and experience with various multi-level marketing ventures. Now is a founding partner in the Newbi System. Jan graduated magna cum laude from Robert Morris University. She was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania. Throughout her corporate career, Jan demonstrated superior analytical skills that elevated her to a senior position in corporate America. After an assignment in Bermuda, Jan returned to the US to continue her corporate career but was searching for a new avenue out of Corporate America. While the US will always be home, she has friends across the world. Jan’s current goals are to travel the world in a 45 foot sailboat, to build the financial freedom of entrepreneurs so that they (and she) can maximize quality time with family and friends and to never wear real shoes again.
Margaret MacLean is the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. At 9 years old, Marg learned to facilitate other’s success. When her older brothers wanted to go out, they would pay handsomely to ensure that their chores were done. An entrepreneur was born and the nurturing process began. Marg, like most of her generation, was conditioned to go to school, get good grades and get a good job and she did just that. The next step was going to work until work you die and this will ensure that you die happy. The entrepreneur in Marg did not subscribe to that paradigm. Margaret always had bigger dreams and was constantly looking at ways to achieve those goals. The epiphany occurred in the late 80’s when Margaret attended a Zig Ziglar event that changed her life. Finally all things were possible by working on her dreams. Since that event, Margaret has been on the path of continual personal development and the quest to achieve her dreams. Margaret is the author of hundreds of blog articles and the winner of the Top Sales awards in two companies. Margaret understands the true meaning of perseverance and how to celebrate life’s lesson from success and from failure. Margaret’s greatest joy is spending time with her husband and children and family and friends. Her current goals are to help other entrepreneurs achieve time and money freedom and to continue to achieve her dreams.
Bob and Marg have just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and have three grown children who are also pursuing their dream careers. Bob and Marg met Jan while Bob and Jan were working their separate roles in Bermuda. Through many Saturdays spent walking the railway trail, a close friendship developed. This friendship grew out of a shared fundamental desire to help others and flourishes based on similar business and life approaches. Now business partners at The NEWBI System, Jan, Marg and Bob have collaborated in this book as another avenue towards helping others. Each of these authors brings different strengths to the partnership. Bob is the Big Visionary. Jan keeps the business on the even keel. Marg holds the reins that keep Bob and Jan in check. Together, they are partners that laugh, cry, discuss, argue with passion but not anger and eventually all end up on the same page.