Ivan Joseph Profile
Recognized as one of the most motivational and transformational keynote speakers of the past decade, Dr. Ivan Joseph has impacted millions of people around the world.
His TEDx Talk has over 21 million views, and was named by Forbes as one of the Top TED Talks About The Meaning of Life.
Ivan inspires, challenges and entertains—all while providing actionable techniques for individuals and teams to maximize their potential.
Ivan is consistently one of the highest-rated speakers and facilitators for the companies he works with.
He has shared the stage with Maya Angelou, Dan Harris, and Mel Robbins. Clients bring him back again and again to drive their leadership and team development.
From manufacturing to retail, pharmaceutical to agriculture, technology to food and beverage, clients across the spectrum rely on Ivan to take them to the next level.
Dr. Joseph is the Vice-President, Student Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University where his role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities including enriching the student experience, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, and development of sports facilities. Dr Joseph served in similar capacity as Vice Provost, Student Affairs at Dalhousie University before choosing to return home to be closer to family.
Prior to that, he was Director of Athletics at Ryerson University where he was lauded for leading the Ryerson Rams to first-time national championship twice and first-time provincial championship several times. He is also recognized for spearheading the transformation of the historic Maple Leaf Gardens into a multi-functional athletic and recreational centre for Ryerson University. The Mattamy Athletic Centre was recently identified as one of the top 10 historic stadiums in North America alongside the Coliseum, Madison Square Gardens and Churchill Downs.
Dr. Ivan Joseph is also a keynote speaker, award-winning performance coach, author and recognized educator and mentor. His TED talk on self-confidence - with over 20 million views to date - has been selected by Forbes magazine as of the 10 Best TED Talks for Graduates about the Meaning of Life. Dr. Joseph is author of You Got This: Mastering The Skill of Self-Confidence. The book made Amazon's Top 10 Most Gifted Books in Business Mentoring & Coaching category in 2018.
As co-founder of Ivan Joseph Leadership, Inc., Dr. Joseph travels extensively around the world to speak to organizations and teams about the power of self-confidence in leadership, career, sports and life, how to build cohesive teams that exceed expectations and harnessing the power of diversity to fuel high performance teams.
Dr. Joseph has a Ph.D. in sports psychology from Capella University.