His TEDx Talk has over 24 million views, and was named by Forbes as one of the Top TED Talks About The Meaning of Life.
Ivan inspires, challenges and entertains—all while providing actionable techniques for individuals and teams to maximize their potential.
His TEDx Talk has over 19 million views, which speaks to the impact he has on people. Forbes named it one of The Ten Best TED Talks About The Meaning of Life.
As a professor and soccer coach at Graceland University, Ivan developed the soccer program from the ground up. In just five years, he led both the men's and women's teams to #1 national rankings, and helped the men's team win their first ever national championship. As a result, Ivan Joseph was recognized by The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as National Coach of the Year in 2006.
As Director of Athletics at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ivan led the athletic program to national prominence: The Ryerson Rams won provincial and national championships for the first time in the institution's history--while achieving GPAs higher than the student body average. Ivan spearheaded the landmark $100 million renovation of the historic and beloved Maple Leaf Gardens. In this new culture of belonging and pride across Ryerson's diverse urban campus, student-athletes broke records with their athletic, academic and outreach activities.
Ivan Joseph currently is the Vice-Provost, Student Affairs at Dalhousie University, a 200-year old major research institution in Halifax, Canada. He leads the university's effort to promote interconnectedness and belonging among a diverse student body drawn from across the country and around the globe.
Ivan Joseph is regularly called on to support national team programs. In 2018 he was selected as Head Coach of the women's national soccer team in his native Guyana. While serving as high-performance coach for the Canadian men's basketball team, they won the country's first ever FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in 2017.
Along with being an in-demand speaker, consultant and coach, Ivan contributes regularly to publications including the Huffington Post and The Globe and Mail.
He is the author of the best-selling book You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence.
Ivan has a BA in Physical Education and Health, an MS in Higher Education Administration and a PhD in Sports Psychology.
- Building a High-Performance Team
When teams thrive, they elevate everyone to a level they didn’t know was possible. When teams struggle, they create dynamics and challenges that limit performance.
What does it take for a team to excel? How do you create a culture of excellence? How do you build a high-performing team?
NAIA National Coach of the Year Ivan Joseph cracked the code. He led a tiny college in Iowa to win a national soccer championship. He led a marginal university athletic program to national prominence. And that’s why he’s invited to speak on stages around the world.
Sharing funny and moving stories, and research-based insights, Ivan inspires leaders and teams to achieve even their toughest goals. In this fast-paced, interactive session, leaders gain insights and techniques to:
• Articulate common values and a shared sense of purpose.
• Create team cohesion, the foundation of elite team performance.
• Set higher expectations to achieve new levels of performance.
• Self-confidence, cohesion and expectations drive team performance. Ivan’s approach works: Leaders and teams see an immediate impact.
It’s time to amplify your team’s performance!
- Success, Self-Confidence and Grit
Success begins and ends with self-confidence. Your belief in yourself is the foundation for thriving, achieving your dreams, and unlocking your potential. With self-confidence, you live the happy, inspired, connected life you deeply desire.
As an award-winning coach and Ph.D. sports psychologist, Ivan Joseph has focused on understanding the skill of self-confidence. He has developed, applied and refined dozens of techniques that lead to high performance and excellence.
In this energizing and motivational talk, you’ll learn the secrets Ivan used to help individuals and teams reach goals they never thought possible. Humor, visualization, and immersive activities keep everyone engaged and create a memorable experience.
Dr. Ivan Joseph shares powerful stories that people take to heart, and research-based insights. You’ll learn practical techniques to:
• Develop and sustain self-confidence, especially in times of adversity.
• Promote self-confidence in your team and others.
• Use the power of positive self-talk and setting higher expectations.
• You’ll gain self-confidence and a renewed belief in yourself. You’ll be inspired to overcome your challenges—and learn how to accelerate your performance!
- Fueling Success Through Inclusivity and Diversity
Teams and organizations that prioritize diversity and inclusion are stronger, more successful, and have more opportunities to prosper.
Dr. Joseph is uniquely positioned to guide your team with practical and proven strategies to attract, retain and develop talent for the long-run.
He is an acclaimed authority on retention and persistence of underrepresented populations in predominantly white organizations. Dr. Joseph shows you how the Identity Development Model helps drive high performance in teams. In addition to research on this topic, Ivan has a lifetime of first-hand experience: Ivan has continually overcome challenges, broken barriers, and led a transformation toward inclusivity in every organization he’s worked for.
Having moved to Canada at age five from his native Guyana, Ivan knows what it’s like to look different and sound different, to be a black student on a white campus, to be a leader from an equity group. He has lived the range of reactions to being a successful black man. He has experienced the challenges and opportunities of being a designated hire. And he has been immersed in the complexities of creating an inclusive organizational culture.
In this moving and perspective-shifting session, Ivan challenges audiences to think about issues of diversity and inclusion in a new way by embracing a powerful concept:
A culture of inclusivity is a culture of high-performance.
Ivan shares insights and moving experiences from his own remarkable story. Your leaders gain:
• Powerful strategies for fueling high performance through inclusivity and diversity
• Tactics for successfully navigating the nuances of organizational decisions related to diversity and inclusion
• Techniques to foster successful cross-cultural communication
Your leaders will be ready to create a culture where inclusion and high performance go hand in hand.