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Dr. Ivan Joseph

Six-time Coach of the Year & Director of Athletics at Ryerson University

Dr. Ivan Joseph is a six-time Coach of the Year recipient and Director of Athletics at Ryerson University. He is a sought-after speaker on developing personal and organizational leadership. His popular Tedx talk on the skill of self-confidence ( has garnered over 7 million views. In his current role at Ryerson, Dr. Joseph is guiding the transformation of the Ryerson Rams athletic department while raising the academic average of his athletes and increasing team performance. Follow Dr. Joseph on Twitter @DrIvanJoseph.
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Advancing Women's Leadership In Sports

While getting equal pay is not a goal that can be reached overnight, it's critical to keep all channels of communication open with both female and male coaches and work through such challenges through honest discussions in a supportive environment. Encourage women on your team or in your department to ask for they want and to build a case for themselves based on merit and reaching set goals. It's important to make the ask.
04/07/2017 04:35 EDT
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5 Tips To Help You Succeed In University

The average college freshman changes their major seven times. It's okay if you don't know what to be. But work on finding out what you want. Childhood was the time for well-rounded approaches, but as a young adult, you'll need to narrow your focus in order to achieve excellence. Getting by will not attract the right connections and opportunities you'll need to enter the job market.
10/11/2016 10:10 EDT
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Confident People See Setbacks As Feedback

Ever wonder why some people crumble when they don't get something right and others take it as motivation to work harder? The best example I have comes from an inspiring and humble source -- a young man named Kyle who traveled from Jamaica to try out for my Ryerson Rams soccer team.
12/09/2015 06:26 EST
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Empower Your Team by Raising Your Expectations

When Roger Bannister broke the record in the four-minute mile, he achieved what seemed impossible -- But within a year of that breakthrough, 24 other people broke the four-minute mile. What changed?Innovation doesn't happen unless somebody goes out there and sets the path for others to follow. Help your team become trailblazers by constantly encouraging them to go beyond the status go.
09/22/2015 05:34 EDT
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Want to Be Empowered? Go to the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games

If we can learn one thing from the Parapan Am athletes, it's that we can fulfill our dreams and find greatness in the most difficult and unconventional of circumstances. But we need to believe in ourselves, first and foremost. Then we need to follow through with hard work and grit. The Toronto Parapan Am Games will be the largest ever held, with more than 1600 athletes from 28 countries. Attend the Games to support the athletes but, more importantly, to be inspired and empowered by them.
08/08/2015 10:14 EDT