Intergenerational Wealth Expert
Over the next 20 years, Canadians will have one trillion dollars passed on to them as inheritance. Award-winning speaker and Globe and Mail bestselling author Dr. Tom Deans explains how this unprecedented wealth transfer will transform lives, culture, and Canada itself. Thought provoking and contrarian, Dr. Deans inspires his audiences to cast an eye forward to their own future as both beneficiaries and benefactors and he makes a powerful case for audiences–regardless of their wealth–to live extraordinary and purposeful lives in the service of others.
Dr. Deans is the President of Détente Financial Press, specializing in offering advanced executive training for financial institutions, charities as well legal and accounting firms. Previously, he worked in banking, was a CEO of a multinational for almost a decade, was the president of a railway, and chaired a federal government committee on tax credits.
He is the author of the international bestseller, Every Family’s Business, which has sold more than 500,000 copies in 30 countries to date. His latest book, Willing Wisdom, represents a return to his doctoral research conducted in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Dr. Deans has been featured in numerous magazines and journals including Profit, Money Sense, Investment Executive and The New York Times. He is also a frequent guest on CBC, MoneyLine and BNN on succession planning, intergenerational wealth transfers and philanthropic giving.