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

Ivan Joseph

Award-Winning Performance Coach | Leadership and Cultural Transformation Expert

Ivan Joseph

Ivan is an internationally renowned speaker, bestselling author, award-winning performance coach, in-demand consultant, prominent educator and accomplished leader. His TEDx talk, “The Skill of Self-Confidence,” has over 28 million views and was named by Forbes as one of
the 10 Best TED Talks for Graduates on the Meaning of Life. Dr. Joseph holds a PhD in Psychology and has served as Vice President, Director of Athletics and faculty at four North American universities. During his 25-year career in academia, Ivan led cultural transformation, inspired people to believe in themselves and created cohesive teams.

While serving as a professor and coach at Graceland University, Ivan developed the soccer program from the ground up, leading both the men’s and women’s teams to #1 national rankings. He also guided the men’s team to the first national championship in Graceland’s
history—in just five years. For this accomplishment, he was chosen by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to be named National Coach of the Year. Ivan spent a decade as Director of Athletics at Toronto Metropolitan University, where he helped lead his department—and the university—to national prominence. Among his many accomplishments at TMU, Ivan spearheaded the landmark $100M renovation of the historic Maple Leaf Gardens. Under his leadership, TMU teams won the first provincial and national championships in the university’s history

Ivan has coached World Champions and Olympians. His research and leadership have focused on understanding how self-confidence and cohesion drive performance. Ivan now uses these
skills to lead high-performing businesses, organization and individuals from around the world.

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Finding Your North Star

The unprecedented and widespread experience of languishing can be overcome. Dr. Joseph will help your team find Clarity of purpose to restore your confidence, hope and optimism in challenging times. 

What does it take for you to connect with your own North Star?  

How does your team maintain a culture of excellence in the face of setbacks or fatigue?  

National championship coach and sport psychologist, Dr. Ivan Joseph, has not only studied the tenets of grit and resilience, he has successfully applied them time after time with professional and Olympic athletes, executives, industry leaders and high performers from all walks of life. In this session, you will learn the importance of finding your own clarity of purpose and shifting your focus to what matters, making sure those around you feel that they belong and finding your flow again.  

Dr. Joseph shares powerful stories that people take to heart and research-based insights. Your team will learn practical techniques to: 

  • Set and achieve enticing goals that drive you to new levels of performance. 
  • Develop and sustain self-confidence, especially in times of adversity. 
  • Effectively use the power of affirmations to fuel your performance through hope and optimism. 
  • Stop negative self-talk and critical styles of feedback that isolate and demotivate us. 
  • Identify the activities that recharge us and inspire creativity and growth

Self-confidence, grit and optimism are the keys to Finding Your North Star. Dr. Joseph’s approach works: Leaders and teams see an immediate impact. 

Self Confidence

Success begins and ends with self-confidence. Your belief in yourself is the foundation for thriving, achieving your dreams, and unlocking your potential. With self-confidence, you live the happy, inspired, connected life you deeply desire.

As an award-winning coach and PhD sports psychologist, Ivan Joseph has focused on understanding the skill of self-confidence. He has developed, applied and refined dozens of techniques that lead to high performance and excellence.

In this energizing and motivational talk, you’ll learn the secrets Ivan used to help individuals and teams reach goals they never thought possible. Humor, visualization, and immersive activities keep everyone engaged and create a memorable experience.

Dr. Ivan Joseph shares powerful stories that people take to heart, and research-based insights. You’ll learn practical techniques to:

• Develop and sustain self-confidence, especially in times of adversity.
• Promote self-confidence in your team and others.
• Use the power of positive self-talk and setting higher expectations.

You’ll gain self-confidence and renewed belief in yourself. You’ll be inspired to overcome your challenges—and learn how to accelerate your performance!

Build a High-Performance Team!

When teams thrive, they elevate everyone to a level they didn’t know was possible. When teams struggle, they create dynamics and challenges that limit performance.

What does it take for a team to excel? How do you create a culture of excellence? How do you build a high-performing team?

NAIA National Coach of the Year Ivan Joseph cracked the code. He led a tiny college in Iowa to win a national soccer championship. He led a marginal university athletic program to national prominence. And that’s why he’s invited to speak on stages around the world.

Sharing funny and moving stories, and research-based insights, Ivan inspires leaders and teams to achieve even their toughest goals. In this fast-paced, interactive session, leaders gain insights and techniques to:

• Articulate common values and a shared sense of purpose.
• Create team cohesion, the foundation of elite team performance.
• Set higher expectations to achieve new levels of performance.

Self-confidence, cohesion, and expectations drive team performance. Ivan’s approach works: Leaders and teams see an immediate impact. It’s time to amplify your team’s performance!

Fueling Success Through Inclusivity and Diversity

A culture of inclusivity is a culture of high performance. Likely you’re prioritizing diversity and inclusion. And, you’ve had setbacks—and need some fresh ideas and inspiration!

Dr. Ivan Joseph shares practical and proven strategies to build an inclusive culture. An authority on retention of under-represented populations in predominantly white organizations, Dr Joseph also speaks movingly from his own experience. He has overcome challenges, broken barriers, and led a transformation toward inclusivity in every organization he’s worked for.

Born in Guyana, Ivan moved to Canada at age five. Ivan knows what it’s like to look different and sound different, to be a Black student on a white campus, to be a leader from an under-represented group. He has experienced the challenges and opportunities of being a designated hire. And he understands from the inside the complexities of creating an inclusive organizational culture.

In this perspective-shifting talk, Ivan shares insights and experiences from his own remarkable story. Your leaders gain:

• Powerful strategies—including the Identity Development Model—to drive high performance through inclusivity and diversity.

• Tactics for successfully navigating the nuances of organizational decisions related to diversity and inclusion.

• Techniques to foster successful cross-cultural communication.

Your leaders will be ready and eager to create a culture where inclusion and high performance go hand in hand.

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