Climate And Culture Change Agent For Small And Large Business

Don Darvill

Author Of The Entrepreneurs Apprentice And Creator Of The Better Boss Workshop Series 

'Influencing Outcomes Rather Than Dictating Them, Is The Trademark Of A Highly Effective Leader'

"Every boss no matter their vocation, is first and foremost in the business of people."

- Don Darvill


' Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end. ' 

-Robin Shamra



30 minute introduction to the Better Boss Workshops series.

'Creating extraordinary brand Identity for your business through the power of influential leadership and enriched employee development.'


Six, two hour interactive leadership workshops

Digital copy of The Entrepreneurs Apprentice

Introduction to the Quadrant Leadership employee development model

Two hour Follow-up Workshop On Succession Planning



Don's personal story of triumph over adversity. At the height of his corporate career with McDonalds Restaurants of Canada, Don was diagnosed with Rapid Cycle Bi-Polar Disorder. Despite the extraordinary challenges that lay ahead, Don overcame obstacle after obstacle simply by transitioning to a style of leadership that would optimize the potential of every single employee in his company.

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."

- Henry Ford

Better Boss Workshops 

Better Boss, Far Better Results


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Don's Blog

Silence, The Key To Accountability 1

One of the true qualities of a great leader is their ability to get people to accept full accountability for their actions and the decisions they make on behalf of the company. So many managers fail to grasp this incredibly...

The 'Power' Of Power Briefings 2

Excerpt from the full chapter on Meetings Versus Power briefings from The Entrepreneneurs Apprentice. Before I get into the elements that make up a highly effective power briefing, I would challenge anyone who is not ready to abandon traditional meetings...

Take Me To Your Leader 3

The focus of the Better Boss Workshop series is to explore the critical differences between a competent manager and a highly effective leader. When I wrote The Entrepreneurs Apprentice, I wanted to share my own first-hand account of what can...

The Entrepreneurs Apprentice Is Available Through All Major Book Sellers

"A manager who must hold on to control and a well-run business that is fully under control, are seldom in the same location."

- Don Darvill

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The Quadrant Leadership Employee Development Model

The More Your People Know, The More They Can Contribute

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"I believe that every employee is capable of contributing a great deal to our business. How we get that to happen has very little to do with the way we manage, and everything to do with how we lead."

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About Don Darvill

For thirty-three years Don was an integral part of one of the most iconic companies in the world. At sixteen Don joined McDonalds Restaurants during the company's very early days in Canada and rose to senior management positions during the most explosive growth period in the company's history. During his tenure as Director of Training and Employee Development for Western Canada Don was presented with the very prestigious 'Presidents Award' which recognizes the contributions of the top one percent of McDonald's employees in the world. Don is the author of The Entrepreneur's Apprentice, a personal memoir cum roadmap on the role targeted employee development and influential leadership can play in creating a results-driven Succession Plan for any business. His book introduces many unique and highly effective prinicples, strategies and tools including the Quadrant Leadership Model for enriched employee development.

Don is a passionate teacher who loves to use his workshops, coaching skills and keynote presentations to share his insights on how to create a highly successful business simply by turning micro-managers into influential leaders and challenging the potential that exists in every employee. 


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I understand .”

― Benjamin Franklin