With more than 30 years experience, Les Hewitt understands the real world of business and the struggle to stay focused.
In his early career, Les became the #1 salesperson in the country for a large international network marketing company, winning every award in the business.
His organization has created and delivered more than 900 workshops and training programs that have been utilized by thousands of executives, managers and sales leaders. Les is also the founder of The Power of Focus Leadership Training Program, a unique focusing system for business leaders who want greater profits, less stress and more time off.
The Power of Focus has worked with more than 300 companies in Canada, United States, Australia, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Russia, the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Les is an international bestselling author. His first book, The Power of Focus, co-authored with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (creators of Chicken Soup for the Soul®), is a #1 New York Times bestseller and has sold more than 825,000 copies in North America and is available in 21 languages. There are currently 6 books in the series.
Les has also created numerous audio and video programs. Clients he has spoken for and coached include Wells Fargo, The Million Dollar Round Table, Investors Group, Remax, Isagenix, Royal LePage, Cameron Inc. and Park Lane Jewelry.
As a professional coach, Les prompts, challenges, and supports his clients to make the changes required for consistent success (especially the changes they are resisting!). He has personally coached hundreds of business leaders to achieve exceptional profits and productivity.
His motto is, Focus, follow through and FINISH!
Born and raised in a quiet little city, Belfast, Northern Ireland!
First job, Lab Tech at the Belfast City Hospital, specializing in Hematology.
(Note: worst subjects in high school; Math and Science – wrong job!)
Interests: Sports, especially football (soccer), hiking, golf, reading, swimming, visiting new countries, mentoring young entrepreneurs.
Board member for Impact Society, a non-profit organization that helps junior high students build confidence, character and integrity.
Married to Fran (37 years and counting), also blessed with two wonderful children, Jennifer and Andrew.
Resides in Calgary Alberta, Canada.
Les met his first mentor, speaking legend Jim Rohn, in 1980. Two years later he was hosting seminars and inviting Jim to speak. During the next 12 years Les’s seminar business, Achievers Canada, blossomed to become one of the largest in the country, delivering more than 450 programs to thousands of business leaders and professional salespeople.
During the last two decades Les has spoken around the world and shared the stage with the biggest names in the industry. Acknowledged today for his ability to turn complex challenges into simple solutions, Les is booked by Fortune 100 companies and major business associations. He has a special place in his heart for helping small companies grow and succeed.
Although the seminar business created excellent feedback from those who attended, Les found it difficult to measure long term results. He began researching what it takes to create results that stick. The outcome was a 2 year coaching program for small groups of entrepreneurs and business leaders that consistently helped his clients to double their income and triple their time off.
After more than 30 years in the training industry, Les now coaches several business owners one-on-one. Known by his peers and clients as The Focus Coach, his greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the breakthroughs that his clients create in their personal lives, as much as hearing about their significant business and financial success.
Les’s passion for impacting people with words began as a young boy in Ireland where he dreamed of being an international sports journalist, football being the game he loved most. Today, Les is a prolific author having 6 bestselling books under his belt, including his first title, the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Power of Focus, co-authored with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the famous creators of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series.
Les has always enjoyed interviewing successful people, digging deep to find out what makes them tick. For years he studied veteran interviewers like Larry King, the renowned CNN host of Larry King Live and many others. The outcome was the creation of The Power of Focus Audio Club, containing exclusive interviews with 30 business masters and personal development experts. He now includes video tutorials, short high-impact lessons on a wide range of topics.