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Dan Pontefract: best-selling author, leadership strategist, Thinkers50 radar
Dan Pontefract is a multi-award winning author, keynote speaker and leadership strategist who helps people become better at their jobs. Founder & CEO of The Pontefract Group.
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Dan Pontefract

Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker,

Thinker and Leadership Strategist

 

Founder and CEO of The Pontefract Group

With twenty-five plus years of experience helping leaders and organizations shift to higher levels of employee engagement, productivity, and bottom-line results, Dan Pontefract knows what it takes to make change happen.

Areas where I can help you and/or your organization:

 


Dan Pontefract, keynote speaker, leadership strategist, best-selling author, executive coach
AS SEEN ON
MY BELIEFS

I live and work by three key beliefs that have

held me together for several years:

LISTEN

THINK

DO

MY PURPOSE

We’re not here to see through each other;

We’re here to see each other through.

  • LEADERSHIP

    A heart-based leader is the first step.

  • PURPOSE

    Purpose is what you & your org stands for.

  • THINKING

    Be an Open Thinker: Dream. Decide. Do. Repeat.

  • RESULTS

    The result? A rich life & an engaged place of work.

DAN’S BOOKS
  • FLAT ARMY
    FLAT ARMY

    Dan's first book, FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization, provides a playbook to change the culture of an organization.

  • THE PURPOSE EFFECT
    THE PURPOSE EFFECT

    Dan's second book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Creating Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization, helps people with the question about purpose.

  • OPEN TO THINK
    OPEN TO THINK

    Dan's third book, OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions, is loaded with practical advice to improve your daily thinking. Dream. Decide. Do. Repeat.

BUY DAN’S BOOKS

 

HOW DAN CAN HELP
  • Keynote Speaker

    Dan delivers fun, informative, interactive and educational keynote talks to audiences across the globe. He has delivered 4 TED Talks and is invited to speak about 50 times per year.

  • Best-Selling Author

    Dan is the best-selling author of three books focusing on corporate culture, the importance of purpose, and thinking. He is at work on his 4th book focused on leadership.

  • Consultant & Coach

    Dan provides consultative services that help leaders become better at their jobs of leading people, themselves, and the organization itself through assessments and executive coaching.

  • Workshop Facilitator

    Dan leads half and full-day facilitated workshops to help teams become more collaborative, engaged, purpose-driven and thoughtful in their approach to work and life.

ABOUT DAN

Dan is the founder and CEO of The Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture.

 

He is the best-selling author of three books: OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career.

 

Previously as Chief Envisioner and Chief Learning Officer at TELUS—a Canadian telecommunications company with revenues of $14 billion and 50,000 global employees—he 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, he held senior roles at SAP, Business Objects and BCIT. He is honoured to be on the Thinkers50 radar list.

 

 

DAN’S KEYNOTE SPEAKER REEL
DAN’S PODCAST

Listen to Dan on Apple Podcasts

DAN’S FREE LOVE-BASED LEADERSHIP TIPS
DAN’S DNA
  • dual citizen: canadian / british
  • big music fan – Dan curates a monthly music playlist
  • family man – brilliant wife of 23 years (we got married at 24)
  • 3 goats (aka children, kids, c’mon)
  • avid cyclist
  • Manchester United supporter (no haters please)
  • follicly challenged (or perhaps follicly hip)
  • I try not to take myself too seriously – life is precious but short.
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