An invitation to join the Chief Explorer on a journey of self-discovery
The Big Vision
An informal but influential global network.
To build a leadership development program that supports the development of an informal but influential global network of modern day Renaissance leaders. These leaders are initiating and sharing breakthrough innovations that nurture cross-cultural harmony, improve organizational performance and develop sustainable prosperity in their communities and in others around the world.
Chief Explorer, Mentor & Storyteller
For more than five decades Don has wandered the world, living, working and visiting more than 75 countries, seeking innovative ideas, and the people behind them. He has enjoyed an eclectic and impactful career leading transformational change as an educator, entrepreneur, administrator, researcher & program designer, and mentor. Grounded in an insatiable curiosity, sense of humour and passion for connecting, Don launched his ‘real life’s work’ on his 80th birthday to share stories and leadership lessons inspired by his life experiences while offering a leadership development program that identifies, supports, connects and mentors high performing individuals who are making the world a better place.
Pathfinders & Artistic Instigators
Modern day renaissance leadership in action
Paediatric Surgeon & Co-Founder of ICChange
Dr. Saleh is launching and scaling solutions, models, and technologies to improve the quality of life and security of vulnerable populations worldwide through a sustainable social enterprise model.
Hawthorne (Hawk) Smith
Musician, Poet, Songwriter, Counsellor to Survivors of Torture
Dr. Smith is a licensed psychologist and the Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture (PSOT) that rebuilds the bodies, minds, and spirits of people who have been tortured or persecuted.
The Global Odyssey
Stories to help leaders successfully navigate the global knowledge-based world.
Join Don on “A Personal and National Journey Towards Cross-Cultural Harmony and High Performance”, featuring personal reflections on Don’s eclectic global, cross-cultural career of over 60 years of travel and work in 75 countries. These stories not only helped to build his leadership development program, they also present a distinctive arc of Canadian history in the context of the journey from colony to contributor as well as the journey from a society in which official racism was effectively embedded to an official multicultural society—a startling journey!
Watch & Listen
Who Is The Chief Explorer
Learn more about Don Simpson – Chief Explorer of the Innovation Expedition.
A Canadian Odyssey
Watch the background on how the Global Odyssey LogBook series came to be.
Vision Quest Journeys
Informal interviews with dreamers who want to tack action on their dreams.