George Verdolaga is an Amazon best-selling author & keynote speaker. His biggest passion is helping companies, business owners and individuals get out of their own way so that they can reach their personal, career or business objectives as quickly and painlessly as possible.
George was the president of the Westdrive Educational Foundation (WEFI) and served as the administrator & program adviser for both the elementary & pre-school departments for ten years. George continued his involvement in education by volunteering as a Grade 3 teacher at the parish religious education program (PREP) of St. Andrew’s Parish in Vancouver’s East Side community for 10 years, with his wife Maita. Both of them are also active members in their local church.
In 1999, George established Flowform Design Group, a residential interior design company. When the recession of 2008 hit the global economy, George saw many people get laid off and attempt to get back on their feet by blanketing the entire city with their resumes and getting no callbacks. As a result, George created the SITTING PRETTY Home Study Course, based on his experience of successfully finding work in places like Manila, Milan, New York, and Vancouver in as little as 11 days by going through the “back door” and talking directly to decision-makers who had the power to hire him on the spot.
After the 2008 recession happened, many 20- to 30- year company veterans found themselves out of work and unable to land a new job. As a result, George wrote THE CONTRACTOR LIFESTYLE to show careerists how they can have jobs for life by adopting an entrepreneurial mindset while they work for other people. More recently, George created THE JOB FARMER where he shares the most effective way to find work – or get business clients – by “farming” rather than “hunting”. George wrote his third book, which became an Amazon best-seller, called THE MAVERICK EFFECT, to show potential innovators and change-makers that whatever hardships they’re currently experiencing is simply preparation for the leadership role that they will assume later on in life.
George has been president of various business associations and has sat on several non-profit boards including the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF). He currently serves as a mentor at the Multicultural Helping House Society and AIESEC UBC.
He will be speaking at TEDxBCIT on March 12, 2016 about “How to Continue to Rule Over the Machines that Threaten to Rule Over Us.”