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By Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization
The Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) exists to connect, equip & celebrate Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders. The ELO Network organizes premier events to bring together all entrepreneurial leaders from throughout the Christian spectrum for synergistic difference-making. Collectively, we number in the thousands, employ 10’s of 1,000s and generate 100’s of millions of revenue. The vision of ELO is that through collaborative effort we can have an exponential impact. We invite you to be part of this collective undertaking whereby Christians magnify their difference-making
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ELO Webinar: Jeff Williams on "Rethinking Your 'Why?'"

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ELO Webinar: N.T. Wright on "Racism, Christians & Leadership"
Systemic racism, recently highlighted in police brutality in the case of George Floyd in Minnesota, has ignited massive protests in the US, Canada and around the world. Citizens are angered by chronic issues, anchored in racial divides, which are not resolved—and meanwhile, injustice continues. These events have caused deep soul-searching and a desire to create effective and long-lasting change. In these circumstances, how can Christians and their institutions proactively be difference-makers? How to not only respond but to lead? How have churches and Christians contributed to or supported systemic racism?  Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen, Chairman, ELO Group, facilitates a live Q&A with N.T. (“Tom”) Wright and an international audience. This conversation occurred in an ELO Webinar hosted on June 24th, 2020. N.T. (“Tom”) Wright is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading biblical scholars. N.T. Wright recently joined Wycliffe Hall as a Senior Research Fellow. He is a world authority on the apostle Paul and the author of over 80 academic and lay-level books such as Surprised by Hope, The Day The Revolution Began and Paul: A Biography. Last year, his book, History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology, was published by Baylor University Press. He additionally conducts a number of online courses through his website: www.ntwrightonline.org. N.T. Wright will be an Adjunct Instructor in the Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme, offered by the Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, August 2021.  Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>>
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June 24, 2020
ELO Webinar: Jeff Williams on "Rethinking Your 'Why?'"
Jeff Williams, Founder & President of Absolute Results, speaks on "Rethinking your 'Why?' in a Q&A facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>> Jeff has built a sales training business that is active in 19 countries and 5 continents, working with the larger automobile manufacturers and dealers in the world. He is an active philanthropist, having worked with John Maxwell to set up the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation Canada and to work on international humanitarian projects. Jeff’s life and business are rooted in Christian principles which he tries to reflect in all his endeavours, pursuing his calling with passion.  We are coming out of a season of crisis. This gives entrepreneurial leaders a unique opportunity to re-set their businesses. Some business leaders are re-hiring to a new standard, leaning out operations and reducing or eliminating low margin products and services. Some are going even deeper into re-inventing market positioning and/or product offerings. Jeff speaks about how he is challenging himself in this season to go deeper personally, spiritually and professionally. As Jeff says, “As a person of faith, this is an ideal opportunity to evaluate my “ why". For me, it's my calling to be salt and light and to bring transformation into society through my business and the platform it provides me. And I am challenged to take a deeper look at my whole business through the lens of transformational impact. What parts of my business (my products & services, my clients, my team) are transforming society and bringing a more righteous form of commerce?’ This conversation occurred in an ELO webinar, on June 10th, 2020
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June 10, 2020
Lord Robert Edmiston - "My Faith & Entrepreneurial Journey"
Lord Robert Edmiston, Founder, IM Group speaks on His Faith & Entrepreneurial Journey. This presentation occurred at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, BC on November 4th, 2015 Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
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June 5, 2020
ELO Webinar: Rob Wildeboer on "A Call For Christian Marketplace Leaders: Facing The Economic Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic"
ELO hosts Rob Wildeboer for a Webinar and Q&A with Dr. Rick Goossen on May 20th, 2020. Rob Wildeboer is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Martinrea International Inc., a global auto parts supplier, specializing in automotive fluid systems and metal forming products. Martinrea has over 17,000 employees at 38 divisions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Europe and China and generates almost $4 billion in revenue. View the video recording of this conversation here>> Rob Wildeboer recently had to lay off 13,000 of his 17,000 employees at Martinrea. He is dealing with the unprecedented economic challenges of the current COVID-19 pandemic. He is wrestling with how to adjust resources and cash flow and how to survive until the light at the end of the tunnel. Rob shares his strategy for dealing with this crisis, how to assess information, who to rely on and how to plan as well as possible. He talks about lessons he’s learning and how to handle challenges. He talks about how Christian marketplace leaders can step out and be difference-makers. Rob Wildeboer is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Martinrea International Inc. (TSX: MRE) Vaughan, ON. Previously, Mr. Wildeboer was a partner of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, a law firm that practices corporate, securities and tax law that he co-founded in 1993, and he remains Counsel to the firm. Before that, he was a lawyer with Stikeman, Elliott; an associate professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught corporate law and corporate finance; and a regulator with the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Wildeboer is Vice-Chairman of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA); a director of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC); a member of the Ontario Manufacturing Council; a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Minister of Finance of Canada; and Chair of the CEO Manufacturing Advisory Council. He has been a director or adviser of numerous charitable organizations. He is Chair of Cardus, a faith-based think tank. He was Chair of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for eight years and is now on their Advisory Board. He has been on the Ontario Advisory Board for Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) for several years now. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada. In 2018 he was presented with the “Entrepreneurial Leaders Award” at the ELO Forum in Toronto. Mr. Wildeboer holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, an MBA from York University, and an LLM from Harvard University. See below Rob’s recent publications with links: The Hill Times: Lockdown-exit plans missing three key elements Canadian Thought Leaders Urge Prime Minister Trudeau To Think Beyond The Lockdown Beyond Lockdown - Canadians Can Have Both Health And Prosperity: An Open Letter To The Prime Minister Facing the Human and Economic Costs of Fighting COVID-19
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May 22, 2020
ELO Webinar: John Lennox on "The Coronavirus Pandemic: How Should Christians Think, Act & Lead?"
We are living through a unique, era-defining period. Many of our old certainties have gone, whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs. How do we begin to think it through and cope with it? In his recently-released short yet profound book, Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian worldview not only helps us to make sense of it but also offers us a sure and certain hope to cling to. More on why John Lennox wrote the book: "This book consists of my reflections on what we are experiencing right now. I started writing it a week ago, and things have changed quickly since then and no doubt will do again...I would invite you, the reader, to view the book like this: we are sitting in a coffee shop (if only we could!) and you have asked me the question on the book cover. I put down my coffee cup and attempt to give you an honest answer. What follows is what I would try to say in order to convey some comfort, support and hope." View his book here>>  John Lennox is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme, offered by the Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, annually in August. He has been part of numerous public debates defending the Christian faith against well-known atheists including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Peter Singer. Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen, Chairman, ELO Group, facilitates a live Q&A with John Lennox and an international audience. The focus of each ELO Webinar is to ask the most pertinent questions for the particular guest and to encourage questions from our global audience. Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>> View the video recording of this conversation here>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0pHA_I1uu4
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May 22, 2020
ELO Webinar: N.T. Wright on "Christian Leadership in the Midst of a Pandemic"
The world is in the midst of a COVID-19 / Corona Virus pandemic creating unprecedented economic and social upheaval. In the midst of this situation, what is a Christian response and witness? How to not only respond but to lead? In particular, Christian marketplace leaders are severely impacted in terms of dealing with employees, customers and suppliers. Cash flow has been almost instantly halted. How do business leaders keep functioning? Christian leaders, like others, are focused on surviving the present realities. In these circumstances, how can Christians proactively be difference-makers? Can they be a voice of calm and insight and a force for tangible action? Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen, Chairman, ELO Group, facilitates a live Q&A with N.T. (“Tom”) Wright and an international audience. The focus of each ELO Webinar is to ask the most pertinent questions for the particular guest and to encourage questions from our global audience. N.T. (“Tom”) Wright is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading biblical scholars. N.T. Wright recently joined Wycliffe Hall as a Senior Research Fellow. He is a world authority on the apostle Paul and the author of over 80 academic and lay-level books such as Surprised by Hope, The Day The Revolution Began and Paul: A Biography. Last year, his book, History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology, was published by Baylor University Press. He additionally conducts a number of online courses through his website: www.ntwrightonline.org. N.T. Wright will be an Adjunct Instructor in the Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme, offered by the Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, from August 16th–22nd, 2020. Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>> View the video recording of this conversation here>> https://youtu.be/G2iMqklvJCA
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May 22, 2020