John Stix

“I’m In” Transformation Specialist, Award Winning Entrepreneur

John Stix

John Stix is an “I’m In” transformation specialist. Having been a part of helping multiple organizations and their people, starting with company he co-founded, Fibernetics – the 5th largest Telecom company in Canada –  through a holistic shift in culture, strategy and values based actions, he has honed the skills to masterfully shift mentalities, actions and organizations. John credits his significant personal transformation with enabling him to lead his company through this necessary change.

John’s success with workplace culture and helping others discover the same journey for themselves, has lead him to consulting and speaking across the world. While continuing to lead his organization and build several others, John has delivered keynote speeches at venues from private insurance firms to a group on behalf of the White House.

As co-founder of one of Canada’s largest telecom and internet companies Fibernetics, John has lead an international team by example and empowerment.  He witnessed the positive change that occurred within his own company when he decided to focus on unity, teamwork, empathy, happiness and gratitude. After introducing his “I’M IN” corporate initiative, John received the Best Employer Branding award in 2015 from the Canadian Human Resources Association and was also a finalist for Leader of the Year.

As an entrepreneur, John has been a visionary, thought leader and mentor taking start-ups to enterprise level organizations and figuring out innovative ways to keep all employees highly engaged, through all stages of growth and transformation. John’s most recent venture as president of KidsWifi, is allowing him to transform the way parents view the internet and to protect kids globally while online.

John’s plan to deeply care and empower employees and allow them to be their true selves, not only translated into a passion, but to happiness. Happiness then led to productivity and productivity led to the results.

His casual, engaging and thought provoking delivery allows him to connect with all audiences. John is known to receive standing ovations from some of the trickiest audiences out there.


    John is an authority on building an effective culture and developing highly motivated teams. Through real experience and practice, he understands the challenges and the blockers that come with shifting a workplace culture; But believes in and has witnessed first-hand the massive opportunities that exist when a company can successfully execute on this change – and he knows how to make it happen. He believes in simple formulas that carry impact and came up with the phrase that has now stuck with audiences across the world; “Engagement is when we all feel an authentic connection to purpose.”

    John shares personal anecdotes and stories from leading his own company – Fibernetics (Canada’s 5th largest telecom company) – through a cultural change that allowed the organization to flourish. These specific strategies and philosophies lead to unprecedented KPI’s that have wowed industries from all categories. Whether it is some of the largest global brands or government agencies, John’s award winning “I’M IN™” strategy is producing positive results, not only for the organizations, but the people within them and their communities.

    Unifying purpose leads to passion, passion leads to happiness and happiness leads to productivity all leading to incredible results.


    Through colourful stories and real examples from John’s practices, John helps organizations and leaders understand the value and importance of creating an intrapreneurial workforce. Then he shows you how to make it happen. While many organizations see the value in empowering staff to take ownership and act more entrepreneurially, they struggle with making it happen on their teams and within their organizations. In many cases the current culture does not allow for it or there has been resistance to change in the past. John will describe and show you how a healthy workplace culture naturally leads to a surging increase in entrepreneurial spirit and problem solving. Plus, he will guide you how to do it within your organization. This will lead to incredible and potentially game changing innovations that will propel your company to the top.

    John has done this time and time again within his existing organizations with multiple teams and products reaching global attention and millions of customers. Your newly created innovative machine will lead to empowerment, which leads to potential, resulting in a radical freedom to innovate.


    Leadership without purpose isn’t leadership at all. Purpose with authenticity creates an emotional bond that produces unprecedented movement – it’s transformational. John knows firsthand that at times life can be incredibly confusing without a feeling of true authentic purpose. This is something we all want and deserve, so we feel fulfilled and joyful in our lives. John discusses how after we make a conscious decision to accept what we have found and try our best to become the new version of ourselves, we start on a path to become the authentic leader of our own lives. We then start to align our outward actions with what we have found from our inward journey leading to reaching our full potential and joy. John teaches how authentic transformational leadership can manifest with positive changes in everything we do. We begin to see how we become the hero of our own journey. The masks we wear and the limiting habits we create, start to fall apart. We then learn to embrace vulnerability as a strength and not a weakness. The outcome of learning to live inward, is how to be truly authentic and find a passion and purpose that invigorates us in all that we do. Whether you are a leader of a small or large company or you see yourself as a leader of your own life, looking inward is the start to finding your personal true authentic self.


That was the first official standing ovation we’ve ever had at a speech in 12 years we’ve been doing conferences. We have amazing content but his message really hit home and captivated our hearts and got all of us up on our feet, some tears came out but that’s the type of empowerment that IMA is very much aligned with.
IMA - Impact 15
Thanks again for speaking at our national meeting. I’ve heard rave reviews about your presentation. I think you really touched upon some key issues for people in the room.
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
It was such a pleasure to see John Stix present at the IMPACT16 conference in Cayman. He is an awesome, engaging speaker who is full of energy and very passion passionate. I loved his authentic content on creating a corporate culture and every head in the room was nodding as John spoke, as he reminded even us seasoned entrepreneurs, how important our staff, their needs and creating a great culture is to the success of any business. I highly recommend John as a speaker – he’s like a young dynamic Tony Robbins on steroids!
Cayman Enterprise City
I believe whole heatedly in John Stix’ abundance of honour, integrity and purity of heart. He genuinely wants to protect and make the world a better place.
Sarah, the Duchess of York
Passion is likely the word I would use to describe John Stix. He puts his all into everything he does. There was no one better to drive culture change at Fibernetics than him. A heart centred leader who genuinely and deeply cares for his team, he set a vision for the organization and with a beautiful balance of confidence and humility he lead his team, exceeding all their goals.
Heart of Culture
I recently went to an event where John Stix was the keynote speaker. I attend many events with speakers. From the beginning John was fascinating, heartfelt and more importantly inspiring to listen‎ to. His engaging ‎personality and depth of knowledge about his subject matter of choice is outstanding and so easy to listen to.
Macquarie University
John exudes a positive energy you can feel, you can see it, it just is. He reminds us we deserve to be happy but you have to put in the work. He teaches how important it is to be part of the solution. His gift is his ability to care for people in its truest sense. He teaches us to not believe the fear we stock pile as adults the kind that cripples us, ultimately crippling a company. He takes everything down to a primal level so we can begin to build the life we were meant to live, authentically.
ET Canada
John Stix is a rare breed: someone who combines the business credentials of being one of the most successful co-founders in the telecommunication world, the passion of someone leading a movement, and the skills of a natural born speaker who knows how to connect with an audience and motivate them toward change. Usually someone possesses only one of those dimensions. John is able to pull from his leadership experience as a President, his entrepreneurial successes and trials as the head of a tech incubator, and as a practitioner of the tenets of positive psychology. His unassuming passion is contagious.
Shawn Achor, Happiness Researcher, Author, and Speaker
I wanted to reach out to tell you what a pleasure it was, meeting you yesterday and, having you speak at our event. The informal feedback I’ve received in the last 24 hours shows what an awesome impact your stories, personal journey and overall message had on our attendees. Many participants left feeling truly inspired to dig deep within and take action in their own lives. You asked me when you first arrived if we were in line with meeting our objectives – in my mind, that alone tells me we exceeded them. In addition to the value of your message, you are an amazing speaker to work with! Fun, laid-back, passionate, down-to-earth and truly authentic in every sense. Thank you again, John. While we won’t have our evaluation report for a couple of weeks, I’m confident in saying you were definitely the highlight of the 2 day event!
Manager of Events, Learning Programs Branch - Ontario Region
Canada School of Public Service | Government of Canada
"Very last keynote speaker [John Stix] had the most impact on me." "I really enjoyed John Stix because he shared a personal experience, how he worked through the situation himself, how he worked through it with the employees and some results from those efforts." Question: "What from [John Stix's presentation] will make you more effective in your role?" Answers: "Authentic passion", "really made me think, to try to make my workplace a little more fun", "Positivity as leaders - and taking care of self - is critical to the leadership process", "Talked to people about positive leadership and "I'm in" culture", "Define and share our core values, workplace culture"
University of Waterloo

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