Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spotlight: Patrick Bizindavyi

Living the Get Connected Make it Happen lifestyle have had the opportunity to meet successful entrepreneurs in various fields. Patrick Bizindavyi falls under the category of extraordinary entrepreneur

1. you played basketball for 15years what lesson did you learn that you applied in your entrepreneurial career?

My basketball years taught me that it is not over until the game is over. I also learned the value of self discipline and team work

2. There is saying 'it’s about the journey not the destination", in your blog you mention you have interesting journey. Who have you met lately that made on impact for you?

On my journey, I have met amazing people such as James Arthur Ray and Bob Proctor. They all have made an big impact on my life. However, even though I have never met him, Michael Jordan has made a huge impact on me by his determination and will to win no matter what. I learned a lot just by watching him play the game he loves.

Writer, coach and speaker, Patrick Bizindavyi was born in Burundi. While working as an English Professor in his native country, he attracted national attention by becoming the youngest basketball coach to win 15 trophies in 7 years. Bizindavyi went on to become a journalist. Host on radio Bonesha FM, his trademark show “Mercredi Tempo” had the highest rating from 1999 to 2002. After moving to Toronto in 2002, Bizindavyi has become one of the most recognized figures in the Francophone community: as a host on radio 105.4 CHOQ FM, the only francophone radio in the GTA, and also as Master of Ceremony for events during Black History - francophone version. For the last three years, Bizindavyi has been involved as a speaker in the United Way campaign in Toronto. His blog “Journeyman Stories” is due to be published in book form in the coming year.

Jim Pagiamtzis is a published author, writer and entrepreneur who has written for the Toronto Public Library spoken at Universities, Enterprise Toronto, Initiative TO on How to be come a networking Success and How to attract Mentor in Business Life and Success. You can be email if you interested in being featured in future spotlight articles or have him come and speaking to sales or marketing organizations

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