Authentic Leadership

Executive Coaching

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I coach and mentor individual leaders and teams to grow into more conscious expressions of their leadership and cultures for the benefit of all stakeholders. I offer executive coaching, customized retreats, facilitation for teams to get more aligned, and experiential adventures for renewal and inspiration.

Since 2003 I have worked with leaders and teams from organizations including Nike, New Balance, Posteel, Standard Chartered Bank, Yappn Corp, Blue Rush, The Royal Bank of Canada, Emergent BioSolutions, Acass, Terasen Gas, GC Biotherapeutics, Lexis Nexis as well as in non-profit organizations and start-up companies.

I have helped clients in Canada, the US and Asia in identifying greater meaning in their lives and work, overcoming modern constraints and barriers, navigating organizational crisis, working through conflicting business partnerships, and actualizing increasing authentic and conscious versions of themselves. Presence, compassion and practical wisdom continue to be the basis of my work.

I am known known for developing my own and others' leadership in unconventional ways including intentionally living homelessness, following a calling to undertake a 68-day ancestral pilgrimage during winter on the Appalachian trail, and taking clients on pilgrimage walks with no money and identification as a means to deepen humility, creativity and self-awareness.

I am graduate of the Leicester University Sports Management MBA program and hold a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure from the University of Ottawa. I have published peer reviewed articles on coaching and leadership and taught university courses on leadership at Concordia University, Korea University and Hongik University. I am the author of two books: Stories of Sovereign Man and Walk of Life: A Pilgrimage in Search of Roots, Healing and Inner Truth.

client feedback

"Will helped me create alignment where alignment didn't seem possible.  It was nothing short of a miracle. It's not possible to put a value on that. Will has a unique ability to blend business acumen with the wisdom that comes from being connected to spirituality.  He is passionate about helping leaders embody leadership in the most authentic way.  Many people talk about wanting to create change. Will lives and breathes it.”

David Bryan, Co-Founder/ CEO, Keyturn Public Benefit Corporation

"Will delivers his mentoring and facilitating from a core of authenticity and integrity. His approach is pragmatic and individually tailored to the needs of his clients. I have complete confidence in him.”

—Dr. Darrell R. Johnson, Psychologist, 20+ years of practicing

“Will sips the neuroses of the world like a fine wine: appreciating the barriers we unconsciously throw on ourselves and seeing the profound opportunities that lie therein. He is a passionate seeker of truth and conscious living.” -

—Steve Leckman, Co-Director at Programmes Coyote

"To engage with Will is an encounter of personal challenge that can be as radical as you want it to be. And he won't let you go as long as you want to hang on. And while you're there, nothing goes unnoticed in his earnest pursuit to leverage your potential: be prepared to level up. Will's ways are accompanied by many tools and, in my experience, 'presence' is the name on his toolbox.”

—Chad Bersheid, Facilitator and Ceremonialist

“William Walker spoke at Open Door in May 2015. Open Door is a weekly reintegration activity designed to help inmates and ex-inmates successfully transition back into the community at the end of their prison sentence.  Since 2007 I have scheduled over 600 guest speakers from every field imaginable: professors, activists, business owners and so on. The caliber of our speakers is very high, and to Mr. Walker's credit, his presentation on "Mythology and Finding Personal Meaning, Responsibility and Empowerment in One's Life", was one of the most inspirational and memorable Open Doors I have experienced.”

—Jeri Pitzel,Coordinator, Open Door, Le Mouvement Comm
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