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.
- Workplace Culture and EQ
ohn 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.
- Intrapreneurship - How to Own it and Why it's Important
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.
- Authentic Leadership
Leadership without purpose isn’t leadership at all. Purpose with authenticity creates an emotional bond that produces unprecedented movement. 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 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.