Mike Rowlands

PRESIDENT & CEO

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 juice, generative conversations with people and groups, in service to life.

Credentials

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    Hollyhock

    Chairs the Board of Directors at Canada’s lifelong leadership learning centre

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    Director, Social Venture Circle

    Strategy Committee co-chair

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    B Corp Ambassador

    Invited to join the first cohort of 80 global leaders advocating for the B Corp movement

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    Social Venture Institute

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

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    RADIUS Social Innovation Lab & Venture Accelerator

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

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    Royal Roads University

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

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    Demonstrating Value Resource Society

    Founding board member of this social enterprise impact evaluation organization

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    Dreamrider Theatre

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

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    BC Epilepsy Society

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

Mike’s Latest Tweets


Rereading this blogpost from last year with a #buildbackbetter perspective, the questions asked then seem more relevant now: "How will you show up for your stakeholders and inspire their trust? How will you ensure your organization will #emergestronger?"
https://t.co/B0xrK2Kizy

Great insights from Nature of Work's @SteveRio and @junxion 's @mrowlands on today's business environment, the future and more ... A good listen. You should subscribe! #podcast https://t.co/pVkHJQNCQt