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Dan Pontefract

Dan Pontefract is a renowned leadership strategist, culture change expert, author, and keynote speaker with over two decades of experience in senior executive roles at companies such as SAP, TELUS, and Business Objects. Since then, he has worked with organizations worldwide, including Salesforce, Amgen, the State of Tennessee, Nestlé, Canada Post, Autodesk, BMO, Government of Canada, Manulife, Nutrien, and the City of Toronto, among many others.

An award-winning and best-selling author, Dan has written five books: Work-Life Bloom, Lead. Care. Win., Open to Think, The Purpose Effect, and Flat Army. Both Lead. Care. Win. and Open to Think won several book awards, including the coveted getAbstract International Book of the Year. Dan also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and additional outlets.

Dan is a renowned keynote speaker who has presented at four TED events and has delivered more than 600 keynotes over his career. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business.

Dan’s career is interwoven with corporate and academic experience, coupled with an MBA and B.Ed. He has received over 25 industry, individual, and book awards. Notably, Dan is listed on the Thinkers50 Radar, HR Weekly’s 100 Most Influential People in HR, PeopleHum’s Top 200 Thought Leaders to Follow, and Inc.Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers.

You can reach Dan on Twitter @dpontefract, Instagram @dan.pontefract, Facebook @danpontefractauthor, LinkedIn @dan.pontefract or on his website at

Author photo: Tory Robinson

Work-Life Bloom
Lead. Care. Win.
Open to Think