Joseph Sherren, CSP, HoF, the dynamic President of Ethos Enterprises Inc. and Gateway Leadership Inc. (servicing clients in the Maritime Provinces) believes that success depends on maintaining a positive attitude, setting goals and working towards them with unbending determination. These are the principles behind Joe’s high-impact, motivational seminars, which cover topics key to business growth, development and success.
Some of these topics include: leadership, sales, change, teambuilding, ethics, strategic planning and presentation skills. An Internationally acclaimed speaker and corporate trainer, Joe has been delighting audiences with his thought-provoking, interactive and inspirational presentations for over 20 years.
Joe has achieved his CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) the highest, international designation available in the speaking industry, and has been inducted to the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. He is on the Executive Development Faculty in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, and was the Program Director for the 2004 Schulich Executive Program. He is the Past-President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, a member of the National Speakers Association (US) and the 2007/2008 President of the Global Speakers Federation. Joe is also a member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association and has been included in the “International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs” publication. Joe is a certified facilitator in advanced assessment tools that assist people in determining their thinking styles, personality preferences and management effectiveness.
Since 1974, he has trained thousands of executives, leaders, and professionals. Some clients include; BDO (Canada & Australia), Scotiabank, UBS Wealth Management, IBM, University Health Network, Easter Seal Society, ING Bank of Canada, Lexmark, Allied Beauty Association, Universal Studios, Canadian MicroAge Network, Financial Models, as well as various Government Ministries and Agencies. From a modest beginning as one of ten children on a farm in PEI, Joe progressed through a 25 year career with an international corporation where he held senior management positions in marketing, human resources, distribution and customer service. Joe has received numerous awards for achievements in people management, project leadership, customer relations and education. He has been a regularly featured speaker in management and marketing schools in Canada, the USA, Switzerland, Latin America and Australia.
Joe is known as a tireless worker and leader, with a passion for fairness and a reputation for getting things done. He has been actively involved and has held executive positions with various service clubs, volunteer organization and citizen’s groups. Joe ran for political office in the 1993 Federal Election, has owned a successful retail clothing business and was an award winning realtor. Joe is co-author of Vitamin C for a Healthy Workplace along with his associate Luke DeSadeleer. The book is designed to help organizations create a constructive workplace and enhance employee performance. Watch for Joe’s latest book, iLead, 5 Insights to Build Sustainable Organizations due for release in early 2011.
Joe and his wife share their time between homes in PEI and Arizona. His favourite pastimes are music, horses, relaxing with his three children and two grandchildren. He has also written a book on genealogy.