About the Author
Crowe Mead is a Seattle area business leader who is driven by a curiosity to discover new ways to improve operations, increase sales and deliver deep customer focused value. Driven by a relentless passion to help businesses define and achieve their goals, he has advised clients across a wide range of industries including Technology, Finance, Telecommunications, Training and Development, Retail, Non-Profits, and Professional Services. He deeply believes that organizations can experience tremendous success while promoting and encouraging the personal development, growth and success of their employees.
For more than a decade Crowe has helped clients overcome major obstacles, deal with tough decisions and capitalize on new opportunities to generate breakthrough results. His methods, style and savvy approach have helped his clients expand into new markets, build high performance leadership teams, attract profitable clients, improve productivity, and increase revenue and profitability.
Crowe’s own approach to life and business exemplifies the strategies he uses to help his clients achieve their goals. He is constantly learning and improving to live a better version of his own life, make things work better in business, tackle obstacles and ultimately become a better strategic advisor and leader. Some of his activities include:
• Speaker– A distinguished speaker, Crowe’s keynote presentations and workshops inspire and rejuvenate leadership teams and employees, and encourage positive and lasting organizational and personal change. His keynote presentations include: Disciplined Execution, Conflict Resolution, and Leadership for Offshore Teams.
• Mentor – Since 2007 Crowe has been leading young professionals and people in transition through a disciplined mentoring program designed to help them become better leaders and achieve their personal and professional goals. He focuses on helping them focus on strategy, overcome challenges and achieve greater performance. Young college graduates, military veterans and people from different walks of life all bring new ways to look at the world and resolve problems. Crowe learns from them and gets as much out of this as they do. He’s thrilled to be a part of their journey.
• Philanthropy – Giving back is one of the most direct ways to express leadership and concern for a wider community. Crowe feels drawn to help in several areas and has found that what he receives in return is greater than anything he can give.
Following is a partial list of the organizations he’s directly involved in or actively gives to. These are phenomenal groups that have a huge impact on those around them. All of us should encourage and support such worthy causes. Please give to these if you’re able.
- Northwest German Shepherd Rescue: www.NWGSR.com While small, this organization does amazing things with a minimal amount of resources and the help of only a few volunteers. In our first 3 years we rescued nearly 500 Shepherds from bad situations and placed them in loving, forever homes. We were listed as a 501(c)3 in 2009 and would love your help to spread the word about this resource for this amazing breed
- Seattle Animal Shelter: http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/ I helped start this volunteer program which now boasts over 400 members. The efforts of this group reduced the euthanasia rate at this city run shelter from nearly 80% to under 15% and now rescues and rehomes hundreds of animals each month. Seattle Animal Shelter was recently listed as one of the best run shelters in the U.S.
- Taichung Universal Animal Protection Association: Some developing nations use garbage collectors to round up stray animals which are then destroyed or sold to restaurants. The concept of pet ownership is completely foreign in many cases and their suffering is unfathomable. Based in Taiwan, TUAPA is dedicated to rescuing street dogs, rehabilitating them and finding them homes in the U.S. and Canada. Their challenges are great but the rewards are amazing. You can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tuapa.org.tw?ref=ts
- Nickelsville: http://www.nickelsville.org/ is a Seattle area homeless camp that provides a safe place to stay for people who have lost their way. The stories you’ll hear here are profound and the heart and resilience of the human spirit is evident everywhere. Come down to help build sleeping structures, deliver food and water or just listen to what they have to share. This is as grassroots as it gets.
- Food For Education: http://www.foodforeducation.org/ Did you know that you can feed a child for a year for $15.00 U.S.? And that by doing so, you’ll enable him or her to obtain an education? You don’t even have to skip your morning latte for this. Having met some of the volunteers I can attest to how much this organization accomplishes with a minimum of resources
- Kiva: http://www.kiva.org/ If you can’t give of your time, you should at least give from your heart. This is a remarkable and fun way to do so. In fact, in our house Kiva became a great learning opportunity for my daughter. Kids understand the philosophy of giving back. Realizing the full value of your loan is heartwarming and educational. Here you can create change for life that affects entire communities
- Tom’s Shoes: http://www.toms.com/ With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. How cool is that? I own several pairs and you should too. Look for them on YouTube to see how change really works. Then go buy a pair. Do it.
To learn more about Crowe Mead, his advisory services, speaking opportunities, his mentoring program or to share your thoughts on his blog please use the contact form on this site. Connecting with a wider community is core to his beliefs. He looks forward to hearing from you.