Author of the best-selling books: OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT & FLAT ARMY. A new book, “LEAD. CARE. WIN. How To Become a Leader Who Matters” publishes September 29. Keynote speaker. Leadership strategist. Very bald. Founder of the Pontefract Group, building bridges between life & work. Full potential is possible.
Including the books mentioned above, I have presented at four different TED events and also write for Forbes, & Harvard Business Review. I’m also an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and garnered more than 20 industry awards over my career.
My third book, OPEN TO THINK, garnered the 2019 getAbstract International Book of the Year and the Axiom Business Book silver medal for leadership in 2019. (Pretty stoked, to say the least.)
I help organizations and leaders become better versions of themselves. In addition to keynotes and workshops, I provide consultative services through the Pontefract Group that assess and recommend how to become more collaborative, productive, engaged and purpose-driven. That can also include organizational design, modelling, coaching and change management.
Previously as Chief Envisioner and Chief Learning Officer at TELUS—a Canadian telecommunications company with revenues of $14 billion and 50,000 global employees—I launched the Transformation Office, the TELUS MBA, and the TELUS Leadership Philosophy, all award-winning initiatives that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90%. Prior to TELUS, I held senior roles at SAP, Business Objects and BCIT.
My wife, Denise, and I have three children (aka goats) and live in Victoria, Canada. Come visit.