Inquiring, integrating and inspiring, entrepreneur Renwick Brutus believes in the power of the possible. His uncanny ability to identify issues, extrapolate solutions, project the positive, and prioritize the path to success informs his every moment – personally, in business and as a community leader.
Growing up in rural Guyana, one of the poorest countries in the world, Renwick experienced a powerful mix of adversity and accomplishment. The lessons he learned forged a mindset deep within him, as he resolved to live life on his own terms while helping others do the same.
After completing his studies and working as a research economist in the Central Bank of Guyana, Renwick and his family moved to the United States, where he earned his MBA at Fordham University. During the following decade working on Wall Street, Renwick was recognized numerous times for outstanding achievement in the financial and investment services industry.
Today, Renwick applies his unique blend of business strategy and interpersonal insight to help individuals prosper and companies grow. Constantly hunting for changes that will improve performance, he encourages people to engage with the world, their environments and each other. “I look for shifts in paradigm that unleash potential,” he explains. “When clients find their rhythm, there’s no wasted energy. Success naturally follows.”
Now based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Renwick owns three companies, Achievement Resources, LLC, Prism Wealth Management, LLC, and Universal Decontamination Services, LLC; consults with an impressive list of clients; is in demand as a motivational speaker; and is writing a book. He also serves in leadership roles with several nonprofit organizations, including the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Center for Community Leadership and the Women’s Resource Center.
Tom is living proof of the positive impact of an investment in personal development. Once under-educated and unemployed, Tom determined to change his course. Through hard work and an openness to learn, he became a successful sales professional, entrepreneur, and now, business coach and training facilitator.
In a career that includes 30+ years in sales, sales management and business ownership, Tom has founded and sold companies, built and managed successful sales teams, sold to and managed accounts, and managed day-to-day business operations. Today, he draws on a vast reservoir of experiences and resources to support client development and growth.
As a business owner for the past 20 years, Tom has a passion for entrepreneurship and the art of sales – both areas of passion and expertise in which he always has relevant knowledge and experience to share.
“If you believe, put in the work, make the investment in yourself and give it time, you can achieve the goals you most desire”. - Tom Hughes
Elizabeth is a seasoned communications professional with expertise in strategic planning, issues management, promotional and development campaigns and materials, and community and media relations.
Over the past 10+ years, Elizabeth has worked with an impressive client roster as a consultant. Prior to consulting, she was spokesperson for the University of Michigan Departments of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Environmental Health in Ann Arbor. She also was the public relations manager of an international non-profit and senior account executive for a public relations agency in Chicago.
Throughout her career, Elizabeth has held volunteer leadership roles in professional and nonprofit organizations, including Healthcare Communicators of Chicago, Mayor Daley’s Task Force on Urban Women’s Health, Ann Arbor Ad Club, Mayflower Strategic Planning Committee, and the Forest Hills Cultural Arts Committee. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Miami University.