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Dan Pontefract

Author of two thought leader publications, passionate about leadership & social collaboration in the technology space and Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office.

Dan Pontefract is the author of two thought leadership publications "Flat Army" and "The Purpose Effect". He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office. Dan is a passionate leader in the leadership & social collaboration technology space.

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Dan Pontefract: The Purpose Effect - TEDx SFU
Dan Pontefract: Purpose Fuels People - LEAD Presented by HR.com

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Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office and author of two thought leader publications "Flat Army" and "The Purpose Effect". He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria.

Previously, Dan was Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS responsible for the learning, collaboration and leadership development for the company.

Being a passionate leader in the leadership & social collaboration technology space, he is uniquely skilled to ensure an organization can move from traditional cultures to healthier ways of working.

Dan is also a renowned speaker who has given over 150 talks and presentations since 2009 including three TEDx talks. He also writes on Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today and The Huffington Post.

Dan is currently working on his third book "Open To Think" due for release in Spring 2018.

Speaking Topics

  • Enhancing Corporate Culture
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Work Styles and Collaboration practices


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A quick list of ten qualities of a great leader. What others spring to your mind? read more »

Posted on 8 Aug, 2017

An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around

A vice-president approached me one day after I finished delivering a keynote. The talk was focused on organizational culture. He was friendly, but rather cocky. The first line he spoke to me was... read more »

Posted on 27 May, 2017

One Year Later Is Purpose Winning?

It was a year ago today that my second book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization published. I have been reflecting on the past year and wondered aloud... read more »

Posted on 9 May, 2017

Tic Tac Oh Oh

In the game of Tic-Tac-Toe it has been estimated that if two players with intermediate level experience squared off against one another, the odds of it resulting in a tie (called a Cat’s Game) is 51... read more »

Posted on 27 Jan, 2017

Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie

I recently had the opportunity to deliver a 10-minute keynote at a conference in Toronto where I used the time to speak about both personal and role purpose. The primary example I used to... read more »

Posted on 16 Dec, 2016

If You Stop Learning You Lose The Chance To Be Entrepreneurial

Over the course of his writing, rather cleverly, Peter Drucker found a way to coin our past, present and future into distinct societies. At its root, a "society" is a group of people sharing... read more »

Posted on 21 Nov, 2016

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