Drew Dudley Biography

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

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

Drew has spoken to over 250,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes.com, and TED.com, where his “TED talk” was voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time” and has been viewed millions of times around the web.  TIME, Inc., and Business Insider Magazines have all profiled his talk in their lists of “speeches that will make you a better leader.”

His work with some of Canada's largest schools, corporations and government agencies has led to him being called “one of the most motivating and inspiring speakers on leadership out there right now” (Dr. Brian Harrington, Oxford University). 

Drew is shamelessly addicted to “The West Wing”, and has what his friends refer to as an embarrassingly large stuffed penguin collection for a grown man.

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