Allan Holender

Writer, Consultant, and Public Speaker in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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"To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old". - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When the Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him most about humanity, he answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

As a leadership and team-building trainer, I have developed and delivered programs to colleges, universities, hospitals, and the corporate world.

I have mentored entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior management from some of North America’s top-ranked companies.

I was also a business commentator in Canada and the United States, having hosted a nationally syndicated business radio show on the Talk America radio network.

For five years, I was the Chief Community Officer for the Let's Talk Business Network. It was a support community for entrepreneurs, CEO's, Business Owners and Free Agents.

I facilitated Executive Mastermind Groups, Peer to Peer Mentoring, One On One Coaching and Professional Development Workshops.

I've also been the Director of Development with both the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta, where I led a team to successfully complete the final phase of a 37 million dollar capital campaign.

I was also the Founding Part-Owner of Radio Station CISL 650 (South Fraser Broadcasting) in Richmond B.C. Helped secure the CRTC license.

I have been a serial entrepreneur for the past 20 years and have written a book on changing the world of business from power, corruption and greed, to one of purpose, passion, and profits with integrity. My Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters Studies is in Sociology.

I was retained a few years ago by the University of British Columbia as a Management Consultant to complete a development study to determine the feasibility of building and operating a world’s best Centre for Sport Medicine and Exercise Science within UBC.

  • Work
    • Owner, Okanagan Valley Radio
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Arts (Major in Sociology) from the University of Montana
    • Masters Studies in Sociology, University of Montana
    • Professional Teaching Certificate, Univeristy of British Columbia