Dan Pontefract

Leadership Strategist and Author


DAN PONTEFRACT, a leadership strategist with 25 years of experience, is the founder and CEO of The Pontefract Group—a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review.


Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, garnering more than 20 industry awards throughout his career. Previously as Chief Envisioner and Chief Learning Officer at TELUS—a Canadian telecommunications company with revenues of over $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.


Dan is the best-selling author of four books: Lead. Care. Win., Open to Think, The Purpose Effect, and Flat Army. Open to Think won the 2019 getAbstract International Book of the Year and the 2019 Axiom Business Book Award Silver Medal winner in the Leadership category.


Lead. Care. Win. will be available on Amazon, and through other major booksellers, on September 29, 2020.


For more information about Dan Pontefract, please visit www.danpontefract.com.


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