Layton spent 25 years using his Architecture training to design bigger and better buildings. Then he met Brian Tracy and became convinced he could use his planning skills to build better business futures for his clients. He sold his very successful company to a competitor and retired the first time at 46 to pursue this new love.

As an associate of Brian Tracy’s, Layton received certifications from TTI Performance Systems, Ltd. in Certified Professional Behavior Analysis (CPBA), Certified Professional Values Analysis (CPVA), and International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA).

While assisting the CEO of an oil company on communications, it was suggested he should study Hypnosis to help sales people overcome fear and limiting beliefs that were holding them back. As a result, Layton became a Certified Hypnotherapist and later started the Canadian Hypnosis Institute which helped dozens of companies make positive changes in career training. Layton also trained hypnosis practitioners and and mentored them on starting their own practices.

This led to Layton writing his first book, “Get Out of Your Way.” (This book is now out of print.)

Retired but still unable to quit, Layton loved to tell humorous stories and joined International Story Tellers where he began to meld his love of business, storytelling and humor and write fun to read books with serious messages.

If you are looking for a better understanding of how stories can advance your own narrative, improve  relationships and sales then you’re in the right place. Check out Layton’s books and story telling below:


After twenty years of study on behavioural psychology and what motivates us, Layton decided to start putting his wisdom and experience into books. 

Story Telling

Layton is the Story Teller who brings a humorous look at a number of genres including business, sales, and personal development.