Byron helps successful business owners, leaders and executives find clarity, accountability and results when they are facing new opportunities or simply feeling stuck.
He is a Certified Professional Business Coach (PBCA) with over 25 years professional and executive leadership experience spanning business, education, development, and community-based sectors informed by graduate level course studies on intercultural leadership, leadership development, communications, and ethics. He is also a certified facilitator of Extended DISC®.
Byron advises, coaches, and presents to business owners and leaders in North America, the Middle East, European Union, and UK. He also serves as a consultant for marketing and communications projects in the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) region.
He is co-founder and Vice President of Infinite Ping, Inc, a US-based international consultancy. Byron keeps his feet grounded in entrepreneurship by coaching business owners, providing workshops and training sessions to start-ups, small and medium size businesses. Additionally, he provides vision and leadership for developing much needed coworking spaces in the greater Cincinnati, OH area. Byron is acting CEO and Board Chair of Skaggs & Calder, an Egyptian Joint Stock company he co-founded in Cairo, Egypt.
Byron’s experiences include co-founding, scaling, and operating a US-based facility maintenance company ultimately leading to a successful sale and transition to new owners. He envisioned and directed a project to successful completion resulting in the creation of an advancement office (alumni relations, fundraising, marketing, and communications) for a prestigious international school in Cairo, Egypt. He also creates and implements fundraising strategies that effectively raise required start-up capital for US-based social entrepreneurship ventures.
Byron is passionate about coaching; advising and speaking to decision makers; training on organizational growth subjects including inter-cultural issues and leadership development; exploring social entrepreneurship and using his networking ability to engage people, grow business and to help others better their world. He gives his time to coach and serve on numerous boards of local, regional, and international non-profit organizations, charitable foundations, and religious institutions from start-up to restructuring and resource development.
Born in Seattle, USA, Byron honed his culture skills by spending 20 years situated as an ethnic, religious, and racial minority living and working in developing countries. This blending of worlds and languages creates a unique ability allowing Byron to successfully navigate various global environments and possess a deep understanding of intercultural dynamics. He enjoys international travel, reading, photography, softball, golf and working on the family’s historic Jeep. Byron and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Skaggs are parents of two adult children.
Education, Certifications, and Boards:
Asbury Theological Seminary, KY, USA
Anderson University, IN, USA
- Certified Professional Business Coach
PBCA, NY, USA
- Certified Extended DISC® Facilitator
Extended DISC® North America, TX, USA
- Fluency – English
- Working Proficiency – Arabic
Areas of Expertise
- Decision Making
- Business Systems
- Growth Strategies for Business
- Intercultural Leadership & Awareness
- Small/Medium Enterprise Start-up
- Business Exit/Succession Planning
- Conflict Resolution
- Fundraising and Resource Development
- Personal Effectiveness
- Business Effectiveness
- Organizational Culture Development