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Joe Stokes


After a 35 year career as a senior leader with Coca-Cola Bottling, Joe has felt privileged to share his experience, insight and convictions with the community he serves.  Joe had a compelling record of developing talent through “one on one discovery” with employees. He connects quickly with people and easily inspires them to believe in their potential.

Joe was one of only two Canadian graduates of Coca-Cola University in Atlanta – an MBA style program for Senior Executives from Coca-Cola world-wide. Joe also studied English at University of Toronto and Business Management at Durham College. He has been a Director on the Pension Committee for Coca-Cola Bottling and on the Foundation Board of WindReach Farm, a non profit agency helping persons with disabilities lead a more productive life. He has also had many advisory positions for a variety of charitable organizations.

Joe is now a Leadership Coach and Speaker.  He is constantly humbled by the courageous people in our community who strive daily to be the best they can be. Accelerating the development and determination of these business and community leaders is the most rewarding experience of his professional life.

Check out Joe’s new website where you will find his new book “Why Lead”

A few words from Joe Stokes…

In this short video, Joe talks about the entire mission of The Day of Hope and Leadership.

It’s about inspiring and changing lives. It’s about causing people to believe in themselves. With Day of Hope and Leadership there are no bad ideas. We build on the positives, there’s no negatives!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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