196 – Drew Dudley: Founder & Chief Catalyst of Nuance Leadership Inc.

The former coordinator of one of the largest university leadership development programs in Canada, Drew Dudley nevertheless embraces the idea that “leadership cannot be taught. It can only be learned.”

“I’ve never thought of what I do as ‘teaching’ leadership,” says Drew.  “For me, it’s always been about trying to find a way to help others explore the concept – what it means to them, and to their communities.”

Drew has helped raise over $5 million as the Founder or Chair of several organizations dedicated to supporting scholarship funds, social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives, including a record-breaking term as the National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students, “Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis”.

In Drew’s current role as the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Nuance Leadership Inc., he works with organizations around the world to empower people to increase their leadership capacity. His clients included some of the world’s most dynamic companies and organizations, including McDonald’s, Proctor & Gamble, JP Morgan Chase, and over 75 colleges and universities.

Drew has spoken to over 100,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington PostRadio AmericaForbes.com, and TED.com, where his “TED talk” has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time” and viewed over a million times.