Ivan Joseph | Award-Winning Performance Coach | Leadership and Cultural Transformation Expert

Ivan Joseph

Award-Winning Performance Coach | Leadership and Cultural Transformation Expert

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Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph inspires people and teams to achieve more than they dreamed. Ivan is proof that when we help others succeed, we succeed too. His TEDx Talk has over 27 million views, which speaks to the impact he has on people. Forbes named it in the Top Ten Best Talks About The Meaning of Life. With a PhD in Psychology, Ivan has researched what it takes to be at your peak performance and shares that in his best-selling book, You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence.

Ivan is an active Scholar-Practitioner who currently provides leadership as the Vice President, Student Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University. In this senior role, he heads the university’s effort to promote interconnectedness and belonging among a diverse student body drawn across the country and around the globe. The area that he has strategic oversight for has been rated #1 in Student Satisfaction in Canada.

Over his 25-year career, Ivan hasn’t stayed inside the box. At his core, he is a competitor who continues to always want to do everything with greater efficiency and produce increasingly outstanding results. This drive led Dr. Joseph to seek out and learn from the best with the goal to identify and study the components of high-performance. 

For Ivan, studying what was already done wasn’t enough, he had to practice and test the theories in the real world. Dr. Joseph is an innovator. For him, the fun is trying out ideas and implementing creativity and collaboration to evolve. Time and time again, by exercising key leadership strategies and bringing together the right people, Dr. Joseph has inspired outcomes beyond the imaginable.

As a professor and soccer coach, Ivan has developed the soccer programs from the ground up. He has led both men's and women's teams to #1 national rankings, advanced to FIFA playoffs and won a national championship. As a result, Ivan has been honored to receive awards from sport organizations in both Canada and the US including National Coach of the Year from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. As Director of Athletics at Toronto Metropolitan University, Ivan led the athletic program to national prominence, winning provincial and national championships for the first time in the institution's history--while achieving GPAs higher than the student body average. At TMU, Ivan spearheaded the landmark $100 million renovation of the historic and beloved Maple Leaf Gardens. 

Dr. Joseph is an educator, first and foremost. He’s studied, researched and practiced how to bring out the best in individuals and teams for unprecedented results. Ivan is engaging. He inspires, challenges and entertains—all while providing actionable techniques for individuals and teams to maximize their potential. Hundreds of companies across North America, from Fortune 500 industry leaders to experts in the fields of technology and medicine, to sales and manufacturing teams across industries, audiences have consistently cited Dr. Joseph as one of the highest-rated speakers and facilitators. 

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