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Mike Rowlands


Convener. Entrepreneur advisor. Philosopher. 

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Mike is an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant and advisor who has spent more than 20 years working to catalyze social responsibility and sustainability with organizations on four continents.

Working from our Vancouver office, Mike is engaged on international projects, primarily in strategy, values-based branding, organizational design, and communications. His experience spans multiple sectors, including social services, responsible finance, business-to-business models and early-stage social enterprise.

As an emcee, keynote speaker, entrepreneur-in-residence, and frequent workshop presenter, Mike regularly hosts events, convenes conferences, and teaches strategy, branding, and entrepreneurial leadership. He’s happiest when hosting juicy, generative conversations with people and groups, in service to life.

Speaking and Writing

How to Measure Purpose See Change Magazine

Catalyzing Global Organizational Social ResponsibilityThe Pozcast 

How to Deliver What Your Clients Truly Want and Need Consulting Success Podcast

Interview with Subkit

Accelerating the Shift to the Next Economy Handprint Podcast

Response & Resilience: Our Role in a Changing World (Starts at 8:03)Holistic Centers Network Keynote Address

Creating Value as a Social Impact Entrepreneur NOW Podcast 

Beginning Your Bottom Line Journey Boiling Point Podcast 

Not Business As Usual – Institute B

Elements of Strategy series Be The Change magazine


Hollyhock Chair

Board Chair at Canada’s lifelong leadership learning centre

B Corp Ambassador

Member of the first cohort of 80 global leaders advocating for the B Corp movement

ORS Impact Board Member

Board member of this leading measurement, learning, and evaluation consultancy

Social Venture Institute

Co-convener and producer of the celebrated annual gatherings for social entrepreneurs.

Social Venture Circle Board Director & Co-Chair

Served for three years on the Board of Directors and as C0-Chair of the Strategy Committee

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, RADIUS Social Innovation Lab & Venture Accelerator

Served for five years as Entrepreneur-in-Residence, supporting dozens of social entrepreneurs and their enterprises

Royal Roads University Council Member

Served for six years on the Advisory Council to the Faculty of Management.

Demonstrating Value Resource Society

Founding board member of this social enterprise impact evaluation organization.

Dreamrider Theatre

Served for three years as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at this visionary environmental education non-profit.

BC Epilepsy Society

Served for four years, including two as Chair of the Board of Directors of this health support and advocacy non-profit.

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