Starting his entrepreneurial journey in 1985, Steve Kearley became an account executive for Bruce-Benson Insurance Brokers, which he eventually bought in1991. Kearley has completed the “Birthing of Giants” program at MIT Boston in 2004, which he also then became a facilitator for the renamed program.
Winning Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, this was not the only remarkable award Kearley has won. He has also won the fastest growing company in Canada with Bruce-Benson for three consecutive years (2013-2015).
With a mindset that looks after people and his employees, Kearley believes that business should always cater for a balance in all aspects of one’s entrepreneurial adventure.
How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great.
“It’s all about balance, it’s all about giving back and learning and growing your business. Growing it so your employees can benefit as well.”