Small Business Losing Sight of Goals? Andy Clark’s Whole PIE Management System Can Help You Focus
In This Episode
As entrepreneurs, we all know that we don’t always have access to the same resources as large corporations. For example, you might not be able to afford to have a business consultant with 10+ years of experience helping you identify your goals. But that’s precisely the problem Andy Clark set out to solve.
Andy joins us to tell us about his Whole Pie Management System, which helps small businesses identify their goals within the areas of Profit, Impact and Enjoyment. Andy’s methodology takes a systemic approach fuelled by a passion for helping small businesses succeed. So if you’re a small business struggling with maintaining business focus, listen in to Andy’s perspective.
First 10 Minutes
We see how Dave and our guest Andy Clark tease Greg about his lack of hockey knowledge and hear about Dave’s son sweating the NHL playoffs. Then we meet Andy to hear about his background and how Dave worked with Andy previously. Next, we hear about Andy’s first step into the entrepreneurial space switching from being a lawyer to bringing wellness into a legal profession. Andy tells us how that first experience, specifically failing at that first idea, taught him where his strengths were.
10 Minutes – 20 Minutes
Andy explains how he started to work in the operational and process-oriented space to help businesses find the building blocks to achieve their success. After working for 10 years with businesses that have a larger budget, Andy started down the path of bringing what he offers to a small business offering to train them on the system and then still use that system once he’s finished that training engagement. Andy calls this his Whole Pie Management System, which focuses on three areas Profit, Impact and Enjoyment. Andy explains how he arrived at creating this system and why it makes sense to him. Greg asks Andy how he works with a small business and his process. Andy explains how he works with businesses and the impact that COVID-19 had on his offerings.
20 Minutes – 30 Minutes
Dave talks about the impact Andy’s system has had on his business and the goals that Andy has helped him find.
President, Clarkie Consulting
Andy Clark is President of Clarkie Consulting, a strategic coaching and consulting company serving small business owners in Atlantic Canada.
Andy has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of corporate law, entrepreneurship, business management, process improvement, strategic planning, and operational excellence. He has led professional and personal development workshops in Canada and the United States, and is a skilled facilitator, author, and certified change management practitioner.
Andy is the creator of The Whole PIE Business Management System™ designed to help small business owners reach higher levels of profit, impact, and enjoyment in their business. Andy created the Whole PIE System after observing how many businesses have a missing link between their high-level strategy and their daily operations—resulting in a cycle of inefficiency, frustration, and unmet objectives.
Andy was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and after studying and working across Canada for several years, returned to Fredericton in 2008 with his wife, Shelley (also business owner), to raise their four children.
Andy is an active volunteer in the community. He is a Past Chair of the Fredericton Community Foundation, a minor hockey coach, and the creator of an annual event that has raised over $100,000 for the IWK Children’s Health Foundation.