Nigel A.L. Brooks
Entrepreneur • Business Owner • Executive
Business, Technology, Management, and People Consultant
Author • Community Builder
Nigel A.L. Brooks has diverse experience as an entrepreneur with start-up and growth, enterprises; as a business owner with Javazona Cafes; as an executive with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Booz • Allen • Hamilton, and American Express; as a business, technology, and management consultant with TechKnowPartners; as a people consultant with Vitailia; as an author; and as a community builder with the Rotary Clubs of Tempe, Arizona.
Through the Arizona Sonora Development Corporation, he provides incubation services to start-ups and early stage companies.
Through the Vitailia People Wellness Program, he assists individuals in achieving their both personal and professional aspirations.
He provides mentoring and coaching to entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and managers through The Center For Business Leadership Development, and delivers business solutions through education and training.
He is a business, technology, and management consultant to entrepreneurs, lifestyle business owners, executives, and managers, and the enterprises they serve through TechKnowPartners. His practice includes business strategy, technology strategy, organizational reviews, performance assessments, and network telephony.
He specializes in developing the entrepreneurial, leadership, and managerial competencies that build sustainable advantage from vision to value. He has experience with single entrepreneurs and business owners to the Fortune 100. He is a frequent speaker on business and technology issues. His books include Understanding Personal Styles, The Individual As An Enterprise, and Selling Tips For Individualpreneurs.
He obtained his professional experience as a partner at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture, Ltd.), as a vice president at Booz • Allen • Hamilton, Inc. (Booz & Co.), as a senior vice president at the American Express Company, as president of Javazona Cafes, Inc., as president of The Business Leadership Development Corporation (BLD), as managing member of Nigel Brooks, LLC, and as a principal at TechKnowPartners, LLC. He has been a contributing editor for the Bank Administration Institute magazine. He is a graduate of the University of Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom, and has a Certificate in Global Leadership from Thunderbird, School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona.
He serves on the City of Tempe Transportation Commission. He was President of the Rotary Club of Tempe Downtown, and a Paul Harris Fellow, and was the Assistant Governor for the Rotary Clubs of Tempe, Arizona. He was a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Government Relations and Transportation Committee, and a member of the Business Development Council of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the boards of the Enterprise Network and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) (Arizona), and was Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Business Technology Forum. He has taught Economics, Small Business Marketing and Advertising, and Internet Marketing at South Mountain Community College.
His clients are in the aerospace, agriculture, construction, education, energy, financial services, food services and hospitality, government, high-tech, manufacturing and distribution, merchandising, professional services, and transportation industries. His representative engagements include developing business plans and raising capital for entrepreneurial enterprises, developing technology strategy, designing and installing analytical and operational systems, including enterprise resource management and customer relationship management, and reengineering current businesses.
He has experience in North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
:The notion of Individualpreneurship – The Individual As An Enterprise:
Individualpreneurship is discipline, mindset, and activity whereby an individual (the “individualpreneur”) behaves as an enterprise in their own right, and is fully responsible for both professional and personal income generation and expense management. In effect, the individualpreneur is in business for themself.
Whereas solopreneurs are independent professionals, individualpreneurs can have multiple businesses and can employ other people.
The family of enterprises and businesses includes:
- Nigel Brooks, LLC (Achieve Plan B, Electronic Distribution And Technology Services – ED@S and Vitailia)
- The Business Leadership Development Corporation (BLD Solutions, The Center For Business Leadership Development, Etailia)
- TechKnowPartners, LLC/Precision Cycle Tech, LLC/Pro-12
- Arizona Sonora Development Corporation
The family includes the following websites:
The notion of Enterpriship:
Enterpriship is the process of building sustainable advantage, and has a framework of three related disciplines: entrepreneurship, leadership, and management.
The word “enterpriship” is derived from the words management, leadership, enterprise, and entrepreneurship