Justin is a lifelong student of leadership who is fascinated with the notion of what makes people respond and react to other human ideas, suggestions, and commands. He is the director of All Around Consulting – providing leadership and team development guidance to businesses and emerging leaders.
After graduating from MacEwan University with a B.A in Political Science, Justin worked as a Public Affairs Officer writing communication strategies and speeches for the Government of Alberta. He always had the urge to serve abroad as a Canadian Forces Soldier. In 2012, after a grueling ten-month course, Justin joined the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) as a Special Forces Operator. He deployed to multiple regions including North Africa, the Middle East and Caribbean.
Justin was awarded the Bravery Medal by the Governor General for his actions during an international operation. He was also awarded a Commanders and two Task Force Commanders Citations for his team work and leadership during his operations. Most recently, Justin was recognized by MacEwan University as a Distinguished Alumni.
He currently develops and facilitates Leadership course at MacEwan University and NAIT in Edmonton, Alberta. As a Leadership Consultant Justin works with high reliability organizations and frontline leaders to enhance the human connection by emphasizing the importance of empathy, courage and self-sacrifice when leading others. Leaders solve problems – Justin’s approach is to simply empower and encourage leaders and organizations to inspire people to solve problems by creating a culture of accountability and ownership.
Justin believes that through hardship the strongest of bonds are realized and the greatest of leaders shine. For this reason, Justin works hard to provide experiential leadership opportunities to the people and organizations he coaches and mentors.