The Future of Work is Now
Leadership Strategist, Culture Change Expert, Keynote Speaker & Award-Winning AuthorWatch Dan’s 3-minute Speaker Sizzle Reel
You’d like your team or corporate culture to become a competitive advantage.
Between 1998 and 2018 Dan held senior executive roles at firms like SAP, TELUS, and Business Objects leading corporate culture change, leadership development, employee experience and overall performance improvement. He has on-the-ground experience of what it takes to turn corporate culture into a competitive advantage. Indeed, the future of work is now.
He is the award-winning and best-selling author of four leadership / management books: LEAD. CARE. WIN., OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY. His 5th book will publish in 2023 titled WORK-LIFE BLOOM.
A renowned keynote speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and delivers roughly 50 keynotes per year. He also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 25 industry, individual and book awards over his career.
Dan is honoured to be on the Thinkers50 Radar list. HR Weekly listed him as one of its 100 Most Influential People in HR. PeopleHum listed Dan on the Top 200 Thought Leaders to Follow and Inc. Magazine listed him as one of the top 100 leadership speakers.
We’re not here to see through each other; we’re here to see each other through.
Work doesn’t need to suck; it ought to become a place of self-worth, engaging relationships, and invaluable outcomes.
- Money is an outcome of my meaning.
- Any interaction has me giving it my all.
- The elevator gets sent back down. Always.
- We bloom when work and life are in harmony.
- The toilet seat gets put down every time.
Online Leadership Courses
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Lesson #2: Play for Meaning
There is more to leadership than climbing the corporate ladder.
Lesson #6: Dare to Share
Learning how to impart and request information is a leader’s secret weapon.
Lesson #7: Command Clarity
Leaders who blindly follow are inferior to those who clearly deliver strategy.
What People are Saying
WOW what a talk! I have been inundated with positive feedback from your keynote all weekend. You hit the nail on the head in terms of what’s happening in our organization and your examples really resonated with our group. One of our Execs was really thankful for how you directly tackled the “elephants in our room”. Our SVP couldn’t stop praising you during the reception. Thank you!
Dan is a conference organizer’s ideal speaker. Not only did he inspire and energize our group, but he also masterfully adapted his content so it resonated with the audience and our conference theme. As a bonus, Dan is able to nimbly navigate to adjust to a reduced time slot when other speakers went over time without sacrificing the impact of his session.
Dan was excellent. He really took into account our briefing and developed a presentation that was spot on. Everyone enjoyed it. I have read his book now too, quite good.
Dan, thank you for sharing your wisdom with the professionals within the State of Tennessee – we are better leaders because we learned how to be Open To Think!
Loved Dan! I think he is the best speaker that I have heard from at the breakfast series. Engaging, relevant, powerful speaker.
One of the best motivational speakers we have had over the past 21 years.
Thank you for your keynote talk this morning. It was funny and filled with good advice and ideas, and unsurprisingly, the feedback I received was overwhelmingly positive.
Dan Pontefract presented at our Practice Management & Tax Summit as the closing keynote and was a real hit for our members. He not only brought his presentation to life with his charisma, but also content, style and presentation finesse. Our members were especially interested in his thought provoking AND top of mind topic on the future of work and how we’re going to be leading the next generation of leaders
Dan presented a high energy talk at our internal conference. He challenged us to have clarity of purpose, both as individuals and as an organization. He related inspiring stories drawing on his experience in business, technology and academia.
We accomplished what we set out to do, which was not only to be inspirational, but also to leave everyone with tools and food for thought / self-reflection to improve their personal and professional lives.