Dave Wilkin

Founder of TenThousandCoffees.com | Social Entrepreneur | Mentoring Expert

Dave Wilkin turns all kinds of organizations into engagement engines. A celebrated social entrepreneur, he’s the founder of TenThousandCoffees.com, the world’s largest peer-to-peer mentoring service. With deep experience working with prominent brands, organizations, non-profits, and government entities, Wilkin helps leaders and organizations alike build more diverse relationships and create high performing teams.

A regular contributor to national print, radio, and broadcast media outlets such as The  Globe and Mail, and the CBC, Wilkin is also actively involved as a mentor, board member, and social entrepreneur with organizations including the Art Gallery of Ontario, CivicAction, and the Institute of Communications Agencies.

Additionally, Wilkin has received  the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, the Governor General’s Award, and was named one of Profit Magazine’s “Top 30 under 30”.

Connecting the Leaders of Today with the Leaders of Tomorrow

In this customizable keynote, Dave Wilkin shares his singular approach to leveraging the power of conversation within your organization. He shows how matching senior with junior employees can help overcome destructive silos, and foster dialogue across departments, ages and geographies

Through his own experience working with organizations of all sizes, Wilkin explains how helping employees build diverse relationships from day one helps employers engage, retain and attract top talent.

Whether working with teams of 100 or 10,000, Wilkin can help improve your team dynamic and employee experience for good: enabling you to drive collaboration, innovation, and ultimately, profitability.

Talent and Innovation – How to Unlock the Next Generation

Dave Wilkin’s TenThousandCoffees.com offers a simple way for young professionals to meet and network with more established leaders in their fields—all over cups of coffee and engaging conversations.

In this talk, he shares his unique vision for how organizations can engage the enormous Millennial demographic while demolishing traditional barriers to success.

Wilkin explains why it’s smart business to banish harmful generational stereotypes, foster diversity, and engage with younger workers in more meaningful ways.

He shares how a relaxed and intuitive approach is far more effective than pursuing a top-down, institutional model (indeed, he talks on how flipping the mentorship model itself, having both younger and older partners benefit from the exchange, can help organizations attract and retain Millennial employees). And he explains how his solutions can allow government-funded incubators, career fairs, and alumni networks become more effective, and much more rewarding, for all parties.