Joel Shapiro, Ph.D., has educated thousands of leaders in his open enrolment programs and has designed and facilitated customized leadership and organizational development programs for many national and international organizations, including Accenture, Apache, ATCO, BC Hydro, Direct Energy, ICBC, LaFarge, TELUS, and WestJet.
Joel helped save his third generation family business in an extreme turnaround situation, transforming the company from a local, non-competitive, commodity supplier into a national, highly competitive, value
added service provider. He founded Advanture Consulting in 2001 and is now working on a start up in the agriculture and energy spaces.
He is a former member of the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team; earned a Ph.D. with Distinction in Philosophy; served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the leading edge Master of Workplace Learning Program at the University of Calgary; is Associate Faculty for the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy; and does pro-bono work for a variety of non-profits (ethnic, gender, and environmental).
Joel specializes in building leadership capacity, improving collaborative practice, and aligning culture with strategy to create a competitive advantage for his clients.