About the Author

Carl Oxholm is founder and CEO of Virtue Compass Inc. (VCI), which helps individuals and organizations alike optimize their energy and manifest their intention.

Prior to creating VCI, he spent almost thirty years in a variety of leadership roles with PwC Canada, being among one of the leading professional services networks in the world. As a senior equity partner, he led service teams with an exceptional track record spanning multiple industries.

A lead partner on some of the largest national (and global) priority clients, he enjoyed testing the power of positive influence. As the firm’s national leader of culture and leadership, he developed service offerings around enhanced emotional intelligence (EI), increasing one’s capacity to cope and thrive amid growing demands and expectations. He is a Certified Optimize Coach and was his former firm’s national partner coaching leader, where he led a faculty of professional external coaches, sat on several global steering committees, and was a founding member of both its charitable foundation and women in leadership programs.

Also a chartered professional accountant (CPA), Carl was recognized by his profession in 2021 as a fellow. The distinction of fellow (FCPA) formally recognizes CPAs who have rendered exceptional service to the profession and in their communities. Becoming an FCPA is the highest honor a CPA can receive. It is recognition by peers for exceptional leadership, competency, and stewardship. As a keynote speaker, he shares practical insights derived from his many years of experience and the unique roles that he has enjoyed within the professional services industry.

Oxholm has traveled the world providing talks and facilitating workshops that involve culture change, EI, and leadership development. Having helped numerous global companies, not-for-profit organizations, and professional associations alike, he often says that it is his privilege and pleasure to serve wherever needed.

If you choose to read The Biology of Leadership, I hope it serves you well, and provides healthy food for thought that you enjoy experimenting with. It was your voice that fueled my energy in the service of writing this book. From my heart to yours – THANK YOU!

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