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I’m currently a director/consultant at Empact, a firm specializing in entrepreneurship programs and events, notably Empact Showcase at the White House, US Chamber of Commerce and United Nations. Before that, I was the director of product development at Thriving Talents, a HR training firm with clients from SMEs to Fortune 100s (GE, Microsoft, Intel).

For my work and projects, I have interviewed over 700 people from more than 20 countries in three years, including homeless people on the streets and millionaire entrepreneurs. I’ve been mentioned in Fortune, TIME, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider, as well as featured in Inc. MagazineCanadian Geographic, CBC, and Global TV News Maritimes.

A believer in giving, I regularly coach and mentor young entrepreneurs.

I also successfully climbed Mount Allison* on a full scholarship.

*Not an actual mountain, but a top Canadian undergraduate university.

What have others said about me?


“Ian is the kind of person most people dream about working with! He learns very quickly, is open to feedback, has great ideas, takes ownership, and constantly goes the extra mile! He is driven by integrity, authenticity, and purpose, and I’ve come to depend on him in a very short amount of time. I look forward to lots of collaboration in the coming years.”

— Michael Simmons, serial social entrepreneur, Forbes & Inc. columnist, Empact cofounder 

1dx_1446-edit“Ian is a proven leader and innovative thinker: he has the kind of profile that would rival people 10 years his senior. Ian is driven by purpose and would be a valuable contributor to any purpose-driven organization or conference. His efforts have played a large role in our success.”

Kyle HillTeach For Canada cofounder, former Boston Consulting Group project leader, Rhodes Scholar