By age 19 while a full-time university student, Leighton was creating six-figure+ incomes for himself as an entrepreneur through several successful business ventures. By age 28 Leighton had graduated from 4 Canadian institutions, had started seven successful businesses, and had played a central catalytic coaching & mentoring role in over 300 new Canadian start-up businesses.
In addition to other formal leadership and advisory roles in business, political and non-profit arenas, Leighton served as the Vice President of College Pro, the nation’s leading entrepreneurship accelerator where he led the most successful multi-million dollar segment of the Company’s operations.
Leighton is an expert in the fields of entrepreneurship, leadership, team culture, executive coaching and is considered a business skill-set guru.
Today, Leighton is the director and founder of Advance: Agency, an agency for world-class business leaders. He is the co-founder of Launch Inc., a high-tech startup creating an online Netflix-style entrepreneurship learning, story-telling & seed-funding platform and is the co-creator of the viral ‘Made in Calgary’ campaign.
Some of Leighton’s central passions include inspiring others to harness their full potential, equipping others to chase seemingly impossible goals, and challenging emerging leaders to strategically step up to terrifying challenges.
Leighton lives in Calgary, AB, Canada with his brilliant & beautiful wife Stephenie. Outside of work, they spend their time focused on their faith, learning, people, family, charity, fitness, travelling, pursuing new ventures and several hobbies.