Donald Lee Sheppard is a highly sought-after speaker and the author of THE DIVIDENDS OF DECENCY: How Values-Based Leadership Will Help Business Flourish in Trump’s America.
Rising from modest beginnings in a Northern Ontario mining town, Don’s business career carried him to California where he rapidly rose to senior executive ranks in giant corporations including Manulife, William M. Mercer, and Johnson & Higgins. Succumbing to entrepreneurial ambitions and his love for America, he became a U.S. citizen before launching his own employee communications consulting firm. Sheppard Associates quickly achieved national prominence and helped shape internal communication strategies throughout the insurance and benefits industry.
Upon selling his firm in 2010, Don turned his attention to philanthropy and community service. He founded the LAFC Foundation as a means of providing soccer field facilities, uniforms, equipment and coaching for underserved children and teens in the Los Angeles area. Convinced that sport can make a positive difference in our oft-troubled world, he developed a model program to establish soccer as an international force for good, earning several awards for outstanding community service.
Donald Sheppard’s belief in the power of ethics and philanthropy continues to grow. In speeches to university students and corporate leaders, he emphasizes the importance of values-based leadership; explains the rewards of employing Win-Win models in business dealings; demonstrates the benefits of fostering widespread community involvement; and underscores the need to avoid any hint of impropriety in all business and personal transactions.
With a lust for life and a constant pursuit of ever more demanding achievements, Don has completed three Ironman competitions; rode his bicycle over the Pyrenees Mountains from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean; and pedaled coast-to-coast in America to raise funds for charity.
When not engaged in physical endeavors or on a speaking circuit, Don enjoys time with his family at their home in Le Canada, California.
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