With thirty years of experience in leadership and management roles in the hospitality industry combined with an additional fifteen years of coaching experience, Joe Gillivan has developed a niche skill set in coaching and supporting executive leaders.

ABOUT Joe Gillivan, Serviam and TEC Canada

I am an Adler Certified Professional Coach and an Associate Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation. I’ve also obtained a Certified Hotel Administration (CHA) designation from the American Hotel and Motel Association. Further, I was invited to attend The General Manager Academy at Purdue University, where we focused on leadership and human resource management.

I am President and Owner of Serviam Executive Coaching Inc., where, for 20 years, I’ve provided private, one-on-one executive coaching, as well as group coaching to some of the region’s most successful business leaders.

I’m currently a Master Chair with The Executive Committee (TEC Canada) a member-based leadership development organization of over 2,100 chief executives, entrepreneurs and business owners.

An astute man once said, “it’s not the ship so much as the skilled sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.” I am a passionate sailor, embracing the ever-shifting challenges of the sea and bringing the same passion to serving others, including the leaders I guide through the (sometimes choppy) waters of transformational change.

My success as a TEC Chair is a credit to my leadership and coaching style. My quietly confident, magnetic personality and my ability to authentically connect with people have quickly cemented my reputation for integrity in our business community.

I have the privilege of chairing and coaching two TEC CEO/Business Owner peer-to-peer groups. These groups are made up of members who represent some of the most dynamic businesses in our community. A common denominator in all members is the ability to learn from each other, to be open to coaching, growing both professionally and personally, and changing as the business and their lives evolve.

Additionally, I chair a TEC Key Group whose members come from senior executive positions in the c-suite. I also chair a TEC Emerging Leaders Forum; the members from this group are at the manager/director level and aspire to grow within their companies and careers. The Emerging Leader program is a two-year program and the first of its kind in our business community.

I have worked and lived across Canada but call Nova Scotia home and Ireland my homeland. I live with my wife and I am delighted that our family is close by in Nova Scotia—our two daughters and sons-in-law and three grandchildren. I am a strong believer in giving back and am an avid volunteer within my community.

Outside of my professional pursuits, I love to sail, cook, travel, hike, and entertain family and friends. I call myself a servant leader and am passionate about helping my clients achieve success in business and life.