Many incredible people have had an influence on my life, but it is my father and mother who have had the greatest impact, and it is to them that I dedicate this chapter. My father was my mentor and hero, while to this day my mother continues to show me how to live life full of passion, laughter and to youthful exuberance. My parents taught me to respect people regardless of who they are, what they do, where they live or what they believe. Most importantly my parents taught me to respect myself and to do what I love. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful”. Albert Schweitzer.
I have been on a quest to live my life on and with a purpose, measurably at level 10. My intent is to always ‘show up’ and in doing so, make a difference in peoples’ lives. One of the most influential managers I ever worked with told me that 90% of life is just showing up. In other words, if you are not happy with a situation, then do something about it, and make the necessary changes to improve the situation.
Norman Charles Dupas is a seasoned business professional with 30 years of diversified leadership experience as a business owner, marketing/business consultant, and award-winning pharmaceutical sales representative.
As a visionary executive, Norm conceptualizes unique business, sales, and marketing concepts to provide a competitive edge and capitalize on market niches. With a consistent track record of analyzing and re-engineering organizations of varied sizes in different sectors, he has successfully improved companies’ revenues, efficiencies, corporate image, customer service, employee culture, and bottom line profits. With a financial acumen, he can develop measurable metrics for performance and analyze financial data to identify targeted strategic business and financing plans.
As a founder, entrepreneur and senior leader of several businesses (Niva 10 Corp., Thermea Nature Spa by le Nordik in Winnipeg, Cottages at Clear Lake, CinDen Nutritionals, and Labelle Florists), he has a proven track record of recognizing opportunities and bringing individuals and groups together for a common cause to form successful enterprises.
Acknowledged for his enthusiasm, sense of humour and motivational personality, Norm can build consensus with and inspire team members to meet organizational objectives and high standards. Norm is fully bilingual in English and French.