Past Presentations

LISTED BELOW ARE SELECTED PAST PRESENTATIONS BY DR. GOOSSEN ON TOPICS RELATED TO CHRISTIAN ENTREPRENEURIAL & MARKETPLACE LEADERSHIP.

Dr. Goossen is a professional public speaker who is available for speaking engagements on a selective basis.  He has spoken at conferences, seminars, leading universites and churches throughout North America, Asia and Europe over the past 30 years.  The best references are those who have heard him speak.  Video interviews of Dr. Goossen can viewed on the YouTube ELO Channel.  Here are a couple of unsolicited comments from a recent presentation:

"Thank you so much for the power point slides and for the excellent presentation you made in such a short luncheon meeting. I have not stopped talking to people about the concepts you were addressing as I think it fits perfectly with the marketplace ministry that we are developing…”

“[Your presentation] was so very informative. Thanks for wonderful, biblical, truthful insight that is truly refreshing. I love your perspective, great presentation, please let's do it again soon."

  

  • Host & MC, ELO Forum, Toronto, ON, Canada, November 22, 2018
  • Host & MC, ELO Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 7, 2018
  • "Excellence in Board Leadership: A Strategic Perspective," Vancouver 2018 Workshop: Excellence in Board Leadership, Langley, BC, Marc 7, 2018
  • Host & MC, Entrepreneurial Leaders Forum & Awards Gala, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 29, 2017.       
  • Host & MC, Entrepreneurial Leaders Forum & Awards Gala, Toronto, ON, Canada, November 15, 2017.
  • "Ten Secrets on How to Successfully Source and Build Relationships with High Net Worth Individuals." Association of Fundraising Professionals - Vancouver Chapter, Fraser Valley Breakfast Event, The Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, Langley, BC, October 31, 2017
  • “Live Your Calling:  How To Find Meaning & Purpose in Life & Work”, School of the Bible, Willingdon Church, Burnaby, BC – Four Sessions – Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28 & Nov 4, 2017
  • "Be Like Daniel:  Three Lessons for Marketplace Leaders" Global Kingdom Ministries Church, Scarborough, ON, October 15, 2017
  • "The Missing Piece:  Can You Be an Effective Christian Leader without Being Entrepreneurial?"  Public Lecture hosted by Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church, Singapore, August 29, 2017.
  • "Ethical Challenges for the Christian Enterprise" for Far East Organization Leadership Team, Singapore, September 4, 2017.
  • Course titled "The Soul of Innovation:  Entrepreneurial Leadership in Churches, NPOs and Businesses,"  Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Singapore, Aug 29 - Sept 6.
  • "Christians @ Work:  Finding Your Calling, Making A Difference." Mt. Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church, Singapore, Sept 2, 2017.
  • "Five Thing To Look Out For:  Strategic & Financial Perspective, "Entrepreneurial Growth & High Performance Workshop, Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization, Langley, BC, Marvch 7, 2017.
  • "Christians At Work:  FInding Your Calling, Making A Difference."  Willingdon Church, Burnaby, BC, CANADA, Febrary 25, 2017.
  • Host & MC at "ELO World Conference:  Vancouver", Vancouver Convention Centre East, Vancouver, BC, CANADA, Nov. 30, 2016
  • Host & MC at "ELO World Conference:  Toronto",  The Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, ON, CANADA, Nov. 16, 2016
  • Entrepreneurial Leaders Forum, Leder School of Business, King's University, Edmonton, AB, September 26, 2016
  • "Life & Work Calling:  Maximizing Your God-given Potential," Canadian Christian Business Federation Connexions Group, Toronto, ON, September 15, 2016
  • "What's Your Point," Business by the Book, Law Courts Inn, Vancouver, BC, September 7, 2016
  • "Advisory Boards:  An Untapped Resource for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners," Covenant Family Wealth Advisors, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, May 19, 2016
  • "How To Be An Entrepreneurial Leader," Leadership Summit 2016, Palm Springs, CA, April 27-29, 2016 
  • "Advisory Boards:  An Untapped Resource for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners", Covenant Family Wealth Advisors, Langley, BC, April 7, 2016
  • "Christians @ Work:  Finding Your Calling, Making A Difference," Convocation, School of Business, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, March 11, 2016
  • "Entrepreneurial Leaders Research Program."  Presented to Faculty, Crowell School of Business, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, February 22, 2016
  • "Christians @ Work:  Finding Your Calling, Making A Difference."  Crowell School of Business, Biola University, La Mirada, February 22, 2016
  • "The Call for All:  Finding Purpose in Life, Work & Mission" (with R. Paul Stevens, Professor Emeritus, Regent College), January 30, 2016, Missions Fest, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
  • "Panel Discussion on Calling:  From Blue Collar to White Collar to No Collar." (Moderator with R. Paul Stevens, Professor Emeritus, Regent College), January 30, 2016, Missions Fest, Vancouver, BC, CANADA.
  • "The Call to Business:  The New Frontier?" (with R. Paul Stevens, Professor Emeritus, Regent College)  January 30, 2016.  Missions Fest, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
  • "Panel Discussion on Living Your Calling at Work."  (Moderator wtih R. Paul Stevens, Professor Emeritus, Regent College), January 30, 2016, Missions Fest, Vancouver, BC, CANADA.
  • "How To Be An Entrepreneurial Leader!"  January 25, 2016.  Leadership Session, Gateway District, Foursquare Church, St. Louis, MO, UNITED STATES.
  • "How To Be An Entrepreneurial Leader!"  January 23, 2016.  Leadership Session, Gateway District, Foursquare Church, Denver, CO, UNITED STATES.
  • "The Missing Piece:  Can You Be An Effective Leader Without Being Entrepreneurial?"  January 21, 2016.  Marketplace Theology Class, Regent Collge, Vancouver, BC.
  • "How To Be An Entrepreneurial Leader!"  January 16, 2016.  Leadership Session, Gateway District, Foursquare Church, Salina, KS, UNITED STATES.
  • Host & MC @ "ELO World Conference:  Vancouver",  Nov 4, 2015, Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
  • Host & MC @ "ELO World Conference:  Toronto", Wed, Nov 18, 2015, Four Points Sheraton, Mississauga, ON, CANADA
  • How To Source & Build Relationships With High Net Worth Donors."  October 14, 2015, Youth For Christ National Leadership Conference, Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat Centre, Honeymoon Bay, Vancouver Island, BC.  For more information onf YFC:  https://yfccanada.org/
  • "The Serpent and the Dove:  A Christian Approach to Business Ethics", August 31 - September 5, 2015, Summer Semester, Biblical Graduate School of Theology, SINGAPORE.   See www.bgst.edu.sg for more information."
  • "Are You Worthy of the Calling?"  - Two Sunday Morning Services, Sunday, August 30, 2015, Bethesda Chapel, SINGAPORE (www.bethesdachapel.org)
  • "The Serpent and the Dove:  Practical Solutions for Christians to Address Ethical Issues in the Marketplace."  August 29, 2015.  Public Lecture sponsored by Biblical Graduate School of Theology, SINGAPORE.  See www.bgst.edu.sg for more information.
  • "Christian Entrepreneurial Leaders:  Research Update", August 10, 2015, Christian Management Scholars Network Meeting, Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC, CANADA (http://www.baylor.edu/business/ethics/index.php?id=21645)
  • "Advisory Boards:  An Untapped Resource for Entrepreneurs", LeaderCast by Covenant Family Wealth Advisors (www.covenant.ca), Langley, BC, CANADA, May 8, 2015
  • "Host of Q & A / Roundtable With Peter G. Hall, Chief Economist, Export Development Corp." Roundtable by Covenant Family Wealth Advisors (www.covenant.ca), Toronto, ON, CANADA, May 6, 2015
  • "You Are Called:  Being On-Purpose in Life & Work", Business For Life Conference by Hanna Strategy Group, http://hannastrategy.com/blc2015 ,Toronto, ON, April 23, 2015.
  • "Christians @ Work:  Finding Your Calling, Making A Difference", Peace River Bible Institute (www.prbi.edu), Grande Prairie, AB, CANADA, March 24, 2015
  • "Christians @ Work:  Finding Your Calling, Making A Difference."  Leder School of Business, King's University, Edmonton, AB, CANADA.  (www.kingsu.ca), March 23, 2015.
  • "The Soul of Innovation." Feburary 26, 2015.  Guest lecture in "Theology of the Workplace", class taught by Prof. R. Paul Stevens, Regent College,  (www.regent-college.edu), Vancouver, BC, CANADA.
  • "The Missing Piece:  Can You Be An Effective Leader Without Being Entrepreneurial?"  Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership Program,  Life Pacific College, (www.lifepacific.edu) San Dimas, CA, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2015. 
  • "Christians @ Work:  Finding Your Calling, Making A Difference." Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership Open Session, Life Pacific College, (www.lifepacific.edu) San Dimas, CA, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2015.
  • "The Missing Piece:  Can You Be An Effective Leader Without Being Entrepreneurial?", Friday, May 11th, Langley, BC (as part of the Chick-fil-A LeaderCast).  See www.covenant.ca for more information.
  • "The Missing Piece:  Can You Be An Effective Leader Without Being Entrepreneurial?"  Monday, June 10th, Public Lecture, Regent College, Vancouver, BC.  See www.regent-college.edu for more information.
  • "The Soul of Entrepreneurship" with R. Paul Stevens, Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology, July 15th - 19th, Summer Semester, Regent College.  See www.regent-college.edu for more information.
  • "The Workplace and the Soul" (with Dr. Karl Moore, Professor of Management, McGill University), Covenant Family Wealth Advisors, April 2, 2012, Montreal, PQ.
  • "Life & Work Calling: Maximizing your God-given Potential." February 24, 2012. Covenant Family Wealth Advisors, Montreal, PQ.
  • "Life & Work Calling: Maximizing your God-given Potential." October 25, 2011. Covenant Family Wealth Advisors, Ottawa, ON
  • "Life & Work Calling:  Maximizing your God-given Potential."  June 21, 2011. Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church, Prince George, BC.
  • "The Call of the Christian Entrepreneur", Regent College, Vancouver, BC, May 17, 2011
  • "Life & Work Calling:  Maximizing your God-given Potential."  April 8, 2011.  Centre Street Church, Calgary, AB.
  • "Life & Work Calling:  Maximizing your God-given Potential."  March 9, 2011.  Covenant Financial Planning Group, Langley, B.C.
  • "Called to the Marketplace:  Passion, Purpose & Priorities."  October 10, 2010.  Peace Portal Alliance Church, Surrey, B.C.
  • "The Pursuit of Calling:  Passion, Purpose & Priorities."  October 2, 2010. Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • "Life & Work Calling:  Maximizing your God-given Potential."  Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church, Winnipeg, MB, April 26, 2009.
  • "Entrepreneurial Leadership."  Canadian Mennonite University.  Winnipeg, MB, April 25, 2009.
  • "The Personality of the Entrepreneur."  Conference on Faith and Entrepreneurship. Ridley Hall Foundation, Cambridge, UK, March 28, 2008.
  • "Seven Steps to Entrepreneurial Leadership:  A Christian Perspective on Meaning and Calling."  Leadership Fusion Group, Abbotsford, B.C., September 27, 2008.
  • "Meaning-Full Life and Meaning-Less Work?  Three Perspectives on Business and the Pursuit of a Meaningful Life."  Business By The Book (Coastal Church), Vancouver, B.C., June 1, 2008.
  • "The Christian Entrepreneur and Meaning:  Seven Steps That Will Change Your Life."  Marketplace Leadership Series, Christian Life Assembly, Langley, B.C.  January 20, 2006.
  • "Entrepreneurship and the Pursuit of a Meaningful Life."  Center for Christian Studies, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY. May 8, 2005.
  • "Entrepreneurship and the Pursuit of a Meaningful Life."  International Symposium of Spirituality and Business."  Babson College, Wellesley, MA.  March 22, 2005.
  • Host & MC, Entrepreneurial Leaders Forum & Awards Gala, Toronto, ON, Canada, November 15, 2017.