I had the pleasure of interviewing WSI Co-Founder, Dan Monaghan, for my Journey To Success BlogTalkRadio show.
I have know of Dan for over 25 years. I was in his downline during his NSA network marketing period. I was also a distributor in his personal development network marketing company.
After attending Sir Wilfred Laurier University, at the age of 21, Dan founded a sales and marketing company - The Northern Group - with a focus on marketing environmental products in Canada. Within 3 years the company had grown to an annual sales volume of $14,000,000 in 4 countries with 3500 agents. In 1993 he co-authored the book, "Why Not Me?” The forward of the book was written by world-renowned inspirational speaker like Dr. Robert Schuller, and endorsed by the likes of Mark Victor Hansen (of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame). The book became a national best seller and launched the growth of a new publishing division marketing inspiration books, tapes and seminars and partnering with industry leaders like Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy and Nightingale-Conant.
With Dan's ability to foresee emerging trends and capitalize on them, in 1996 he wrote the book "Amazing Secrets of Profiting from the Internet" and founded WSI Internet Consulting and Education. By 1999, they were recognized as the #1 Technology Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and went on to hold that position for the 10 years that followed. Today, they have over 1000 franchised offices in 87 countries and are the worldwide leader in delivering internet solutions to small and medium sized businesses.
Dan sits on the executive of the Ontario Chapter of Young President's Organization (YPO).
He is the founder of "Make Child Poverty History" (www.makechildpovertyhistory.org), a world-wide outreach program operated in partnership with World Vision. Make Child Poverty History is Canada's largest corporate contributor to World Vision.
Make Child Poverty History (MCPH) is an ongoing global initiative to mobilize resources and bring together individuals and organizations in an effort to eradicate child poverty, one child, one village at a time. The Make Child Poverty History initiative began when board members of the founding corporation, WSI decided it was time to take more active steps to end child poverty on a global scale.
Our true goal is to encourage individuals and corporations to make this mission a part of life, a way to make a difference with actions that may seem small but which count nonetheless. The Make Child Poverty History program is not a charity. There is no monetary compensation for the work we do, just the satisfaction that we are helping save the lives of children and their families by taking steps to end child poverty.