Who Is
Clayton Stenson?

Who Is
Clayton Stenson?

Who Is
Clayton
Stenson?

Meet Your Guide
Clayton Stenson

The UNITY GUIDE

Clayton Stenson is an innovator in the business coaching space. His focus is on helping visionary business owners and their second in command develop strong communication; and understand, appreciate, and leverage each other’s strengths. His targeted program works to improve the adoption, implementation, and execution of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) within companies. 

Throughout his career, Clayton naturally gravitated toward organizational leadership and developing the processes that keep everything running smoothly. For Years one of his passions has been coaching and mentoring others in his community and church. As Clayton’s leadership experience grew, he was introduced to EOS. His appreciation for how EOS clarifies each role within a company and gets everyone unified and rowing in the same direction changed his life – and his career direction – in a way he did not expect.  

Clayton took the leap into the entrepreneurial space, where his impact and knowledge now help businesses of all sizes develop healthy team dynamics and break through to the next level.

Meet Your Catalyst
Clayton Stenson

Integrator Catalyst

Clayton Stenson is an innovator in the business coaching space. His focus is on helping visionary business owners and their second in command develop strong communication; and understand, appreciate and leverage each other’s strengths. His targeted program works to improve adoption, implementation, and execution of Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) within the company. He also facilitates group coaching programs to help develop leadership and management teams.

Throughout his career, Clayton naturally gravitated toward organizational leadership, and developing the processes that keep everything running smoothly. For Years one of his passions has been coaching and mentoring others in his community and church. As Clayton’s leadership experience grew, he was introduced to EOS. His appreciation for how EOS clarifies each role within a company and gets everyone unified and rowing in the same direction, changed his life – and his career direction – in a way he did not expect.  

Clayton took the leap into the entrepreneurial space, where his impact and knowledge now help businesses of all sizes develop healthy team dynamics and breakthrough to the next level.

Early Life On The Farm

Clayton’s early life was spent in rural Alberta, and he credits growing up in a fifth-generation farming family for his work ethic, resourcefulness, and an appreciation of the self-sufficiency of entrepreneurs that is so similar to the farming way of life.

As a shy, introverted child, Clayton was right at home in the stability and industriousness of the family farm. Since 1906, his family has worked the land in Forestburg, Alberta.

After graduation from high school, Clayton did what most small-town kids do. He moved to the big city of Edmonton to further his education. Clayton took the scenic route to his career, trying his hand at many jobs that shaped him along the way. While training in the field of sports performance at the University of Alberta, Clayton found his attention captured by the entrepreneurial world when he landed a job with Vector Marketing. Clayton later finished 3rd in sales in Canada by selling $30,000 of CUTCO Cutlery products in his first three months. 

Clayton was then drawn to the data-driven financial industry, where he leveraged his affinity for spreadsheets and numbers to help his clients plan for their future retirement and insurance needs. Clayton took the scenic route to discover his career, trying his hand at many jobs that shaped him along the way.

Early Life On The Farm

Clayton’s early life was spent in rural Alberta, and he credits growing up in a fifth-generation farming family for his work ethic, resourcefulness, and an appreciation of the self-sufficiency of entrepreneurs that is so similar to the farming way of life.

As a shy, introverted child, Clayton was right at home in the stability and industriousness of the family farm. From 1906, his family had worked the land in Forestburg, Alberta.

After graduation from high school, Clayton did what most small-town kids do. He moved to the big city of Edmonton to further his education. Clayton took the scenic route to his career, trying his hand at many jobs that shaped him along the way. While training in the field of sports performance at the University of Alberta, Clayton found his attention captured by the entrepreneurial world when he landed a job with Vector Marketing. As Clayton became 3rd in sales in Canada by selling $30,000 of CUTCO Cutlery products in his first three months. 

Clayton was then drawn to the data-driven financial industry, where he leveraged his affinity for spreadsheets and numbers to help his clients plan for their future retirement and insurance needs. Clayton took the scenic route to discover his career, trying his hand at many jobs that shaped him along the way.

Faith, Family & Grief

Clayton became a christian in his late twenties and later became a Staff Pastor at Celebration Church in Edmonton.

This environment allowed Clayton to learn what true leadership meant as he worked in the service of his community. While overseeing over 100 volunteers on a weekly basis, Clayton began to really understand how all organizations need to be built on structure and systems to run smoothly.

Right around this time, Clayton met his wife, Livia, and they were married the following summer. A few years later, Livia and Clayton prepared to celebrate the birth of their first child; however, nothing could have prepared them for what was next.

Nolan Stenson was born in October of 2014, and he lived only two days. The devastation rocked Clayton and Livia, and as they struggled to come to terms with their loss, they leaned heavily into their faith and community for support and guidance. 

 

 

Faith, Family & Grief

Clayton became a christian in his late twenties and later became the Staff Pastor at Celebration Church in Edmonton.

This environment allowed Clayton to learn what true leadership meant as he worked in service of his community. While overseeing over 100 volunteers on a weekly basis, Clayton began to really understand how all organizations, even religious ones, need to be built on structure and systems to run smoothly.

Right around this time, Clayton met his wife, Livia, and they were married the following summer. A few years later, Livia and Clayton prepared to celebrate the birth of their first child; however, nothing could have prepared them for what was next.

Nolan Stenson was born in October of 2014, and he lived only two days. The devastation rocked Clayton and Livia, and as they struggled to come to terms with their loss, they leaned heavily into their faith and community for support and guidance. 

A Life Lived Fully

In this dark period of grief, Clayton decided he needed a break from the responsibilities and pressures of leadership and so he transitioned to a job in the construction industry. Being part of the team and working on the tools allowed Clayton the time he needed to focus on his grief and supporting his wife. During this time, his faith grew deeper and the journey changed him in ways he never expected. 

In time Clayton took on a bigger role as the estimator and later as project manager. His gifting in the area of systems and processes was very beneficial for the company as he was able to improve the estimating phase and the transition of a project from estimating to production.

Around this time, Clayton and Livia learned they were expecting another child, and just about two years after Nolan’s passing, they welcomed Caleb to their family. Two years later little Luke joined them and Livia decided it was time to leave her job as an architect to stay home to raise and later homeschool their boys.

During his three years at the company, Clayton had been listening to the owners’ venting, and decided to make a list of solutions and present them to him. Impressed with his initiative and reasoning, Clayton was promoted to Integrator and given the book Traction and encouraged to learn and implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System in the company. 

Clayton was incredibly successful in his Integrator role and was proud to help the company increase net profits over 12 months by 22 times with the same revenue. This success reignited that old spark for coaching people and helping businesses work more effectively. In 2020, shortly after the birth of another bouncing baby boy, Jesse, Clayton made the decision to become a full-time coach with The Breakthrough Hub.



A Catalyst for Change

After a year of coaching with the Breakthrough Hub, Clayton noticed that many of his clients were experiencing similar issues in the way their organizations were operating, especially as they continued to grow. He knew how much EOS could benefit these businesses, and realized that his unique experience could add value to companies as they implement it.

Thus, the idea of the Unity Guide was born with Clayton’s vision to help coach Visionaries and Integrators on how to operate as a team leveraging both of their strengths to propel the business forward. Clayton works together with EOS Implementers to help unify and develop the Visionary/Integrator Duo into a cohesive and engaged partnership.