Based in Calgary, Alberta, Terry Young has been engaged in leadership and leadership development for over thirty years. His most recent focus is on leader sustainability in an increasing complex and volatile world. He completed his PhD in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University in 2004 and has been exploring the concept and practice of shaping “holding environments” for leaders in organizational arenas. He specializes in the challenge of shaping appropriate self-care and organizational leader-care in our increasingly demanding workplaces.
He has served in the past with the Center for Organizational Reform in Spokane, Washington and currently facilitates Crest Leadership offerings for mid-life leaders in Canada. As an Associate Professor at Ambrose University in Calgary Terry teaches on leader formation, leader resilience, change navigation, sense making, servant leadership, and leading in times of rolling crisis. At Ambrose he also chairs the professional studies Master degree programs in Leadership and Intercultural Studies.
Terry loves working with and supporting leaders on the front-line of, what Bob Johansen calls, our VUCA world. This world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity calls for new leadership relationships, sensibilities and care. It is the adventure of navigating such a world that Terry finds fascinating and his mission is to help people of influence engage this journey with wisdom, sustainability and hope.
Terry is married to Maureen, has three daughters-in-law named Kristen, and has the joy of journeying with eight grandchildren he hopes grow up to be good and great people in the world.