Intergenerational Wealth Expert
Over the next 20 years, Canadians will inherit $1 trillion. 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, Deans inspires his audiences to cast an eye forward to their future as both beneficiaries and benefactors and makes a powerful case for audiences — regardless of their wealth — to live extraordinary and purposeful lives in the service of others.
Deans is currently the President of Détente Financial Press, which specializes in offering advanced executive training for financial institutions, charities, as well as legal and accounting firms. Previously, he worked in banking, was the CEO of a multinational for almost a decade, the president of a railway, and chaired a federal government committee on tax credits.
His book Every Family’s Business is an international bestseller that has sold more than a million copies in 100 countries to date and has been called one of the top ten books business owners should read by The New York Times. His latest book, Willing Wisdom, represents a return to his doctoral research conducted in the US, Canada, and the UK.
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.