"Ted's lessons, 3 tools and 3 rules can be applied to any organization. Whether you have an established culture or an emerging one, read this book."
John Warrillow Author, Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
About the Author
Ted Matthews may have persuaded adidas to bring back The Three Stripes and convinced Energizer not to kill the bunny, but as Canada's original and foremost Brand coach, he continually pushes his clients to understand that a Brand is not a logo, website or advertising. Instead, a Brand is what people think of youTM. As an entrepreneur, Ted built Promanad Communications into an 80-person firm that, over a span of 30 years, served an extensive list of blue chip clients. When it became clear that most professionals operate as if a Brand really is just a logo, he sold Promanad and founded Instinct Brand Coaches. Drawing on his own experience as a CEO, Ted teaches his clients to embed, throughout the organizational culture, instinctive behaviors that help their Brands earn a spot in the minds and hearts of increasingly discerning stakeholders. Ted's dogged execution of the Instinct mission -- to challenge and support leaders to maximize the potential within their Brands -- has spurred some of the most successful Brand evolutions in North America. He has been an integral force behind the Brand- building efforts of organizations such as adidas, Manulife, Oxford Properties, Morneau Shepell, Strata Health, AtlasCare, Quadrangle, Revera, Advocis, IAMGOLD, Kinross Gold, PICKSEED, Investment Planning Counsel, Steam Whistle Breweries, ornge and Street Kids International. For his pearls of wisdom and famously entertaining style, Ted is a sought-after speaker for business schools, corporations and professional associations. Helping lay the groundwork for future Branding excellence and building from his 18-year involvement with the Young Presidents' Organization, he also makes time to coach young entrepreneurs. While Ted Brands himself a master woodworker, his wife Marsha is more likely to call it "making sawdust." The two live between the island cottage he built in Muskoka and the desert home they designed together near Phoenix.