Darcy Rezac is a world-renowned networking expert. (See World Economic Forum, Davos Annual Meeting Report 2005)
For nearly two decades, Rezac has been managing director of one of the most dynamic networking business organizations in North America, The Vancouver Board of Trade. He is also Chief Executive of its subsidiary, The Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship & Engaged Leadership (see below). His unique brand of engagement, positive networking®, is based on the new science of networks and exciting research on well-being. His trademarked seven-step process, N.E.T.W.O.R.K.®, has helped thousands how to overcome their fear of networking to find more success both in work and life. Guy Kawasaki, Apple Fellow and CEO of Garage Technologies says, "Rezac's ...attitude is the key to building extensive, long-lasting connections... it is the world's best definition."
Rezac is the author of The Frog and Prince: Secrets of Positive Networking, which was released in the US under the title Work the Pond! Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life (Prentice Hall, 2005). The book has been published in Canada, USA, China, Korea and Russia. Recently he developed the Engaged Leadership Matrix with two university graduate school of business deans as a training and development tool. He is a passionate speaker on leadership as well as the art, science and practice of Positive Networking. He is a conference and university lecturer, and corporate trainer. He has presented around the world and has a client list of over 200, inlcuding HSBC, the US, Canadian and Hong Kong SAR governments, Gillette(Geneva), RBC Royal Bank, Canadian National Railway, embassies (London, Tokyo, Beijing), US Chamber of Commerce and a number of universities including, UVictoria, UBC, UWashington, Pepperdine, Queens, Dalhousie, Concordia, Simon Fraser, UNBC. He founded with the benefactor, Dr Don Rix, The Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship and Engaged Leadership, an organization dedicated to "connecting for good®". He also founded the Company of Young Professionals®, Leaders of Tomorrow Mentorship Program and the Women’s Leadership Circle®, and was a founder of Vancouver International Airport Authority (YVR).
Rezac is a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun and speaks on The Power of Positive Engagement, Secrets of Positive Networking and Engaged Leadership and Leadership’s Missing Link™. He has a MBA from the John Molson School of Business and a BSc from McGill. He is a Royal Roads University Fellow and Executive in Residence, University of Victoria School of Business. He enjoys fly-fishing with his family, and holds a multi-engine commercial pilot's license.
Sharing "Leadership’s Missing Link™" to create value for: Individuals, business and contribute to the greater good. Product? Individual, corporate & community well-being. Engaged leader citizenship.
"The more we get together the happier we will be." --from an old song made famous by my good friend and neighbour, Raffi. And, if we do we will enjoy better mental and physical health, and yes, even live longer! (See Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone, p 331) Humans are wired to connect. Connecting to iPods and the Internet doesn't count. Connecting face-to-face at the TED Conference does, big time.
Prof R Putnam's thesis of individual disengagement from the community (See Bowling Alone.) I an interested in, nay, obsessed with the antidote. We must share it far and wide. Fight Silo Syndrome!
Making a great omlette...
We met TED founder, Richard Saul Wurman and his wife by accident at Davos in 1998 over lunch at a Stuble. We missed our seminar and talked for hours, so fascinated were Gayle and I with the TED idea and stories. We have met many and even shared a podium with some TED presenters. Great idea, well presented, great shelf-life.
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