The Unity Guy™
CMHA had the pleasure of inviting Barry to a staff development day. In one word AWESOME! Barry was very energetic, interactive, and effective. The experience allowed us to see how, while we are all very different in our personalities and skill sets, we all have the potential to contribute positively both professionally and personally. — Beverley Hiscock, Canadian Mental Health Association
Growing up in a construction family, and amidst teachers at that, I did not realize it but I had already caught “the bug”. It was a dual bug really… business and education. As a kid, I loved learning but did not imagine myself a teacher… though, looking back on how I studied, I should have seen the signs. Encyclopedias were fair game. And, learning and initiative and creativity were my play toys.
A BIT of BARRY’S STORY
That being said, it was my university years where I met Professor Hattenauer. This was a man initially feared when you “heard” you were getting him for any number of Human Resource Development courses. But, he changed my life. He demanded much of us; because he believed in us. He engaged me in classroom discussions when I would have “preferred” not. He showed me capacities I never knew I had, by engaging me in the classroom. There is so much more I can say but I reserve that to telling my audiences in person. It is a story of excellence, character and inspiration; and it changed my life.
All of that is to say that even then I did not fully realize the bug had taken hold. As I progressed through my initial career with the Government of Canada, I took on more and more opportunities to lead and train… and when I moved to Vancouver in 1987 and into industrial software sales by day and a career with Dale Carnegie Training® through to 2001 by night, I knew I had this deep love for and understanding of the power that education has to lead, unite and inspire. And, by this time, I had experienced glorious examples of leaders that could manifest together, strong.
Through my career in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors over 35 years, I witnessed and experienced the same. I saw the fundamental value of character, unity, education and leadership for building strong cultures at school, work, business and in the community. I had incredible mentors. I sought out ever increasing opportunities to be an ongoing student of character education and leadership and its role in building strength and prosperity.
From 2000-2012, I had the honor of joining the ranks as Master Facilitator for the Virtues Project™; a globally engaging movement for character leadership and community capacity building. I became a Certified Facilitator for Personality Dimensions® and its work in temperament and personality assessment. I became a Certified Tutor/Trainer through The Ruhi Institute for spiritual and community development. I studied and wrote on character and temperament in my book Human Being Being Human©.
Yes, I am a lifelong student of the work around character, education and leadership and building communities of excellence. And, over these last 25 years, armed with that passion, I have taught college level business courses. I am a teacher. I believe that education is truly the oldest and most noble of professions and am adamant about advancing the power of character, capacity and creativity based education to unleash potential. I am a business educator with an expertise built over 35 years in community, economic and business development.
I would humbly suggest that I have been and am a community guy, in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. With a career in community and economic development that spans the federal and provincial public service, the private sector and the community sector… and as both a speaker and business educator… I have delivered on education, leadership and business management as a vehicle for community, economic and business development… to tens of thousands of youth and adults across North America. Through it all, the message is together, strong.
With all of that in mind, on a personal note… I am a rocker, cartoonist, and dancer… yup. Indeed, I bring that love of these art forms to my work with EPIC Engage™… cartooning, singing and dancing… they all require creativity, harmony and rhythm… and the freedom to let it go; key ingredients in creating epic engagement. I am a Baha’i, guided by the drive that we all matter and that that is the starting point for all great things…. reaching out to the Human Radio. 😉 These days, I enjoy a beautiful, modest, little home I call “The Cottage” in Mount Pearl, NL, Canada with my #bestlittledogintheworld Panda… teaching, speaking, coaching, singing, dancing, cartooning, boxing, walking, and following my Shinedown, NFL, Star Trek Discovery, Supernatural and great and epic super hero and sci-fi fantasy movies (I am a big time Marvel freak). It is a good life, and I am grateful.
Energy. Rocks. Enthusiasm. Inspiring. Passion. Fun. Insightful. Motivating. Powerful. Excellent. Meaningful. Celebratory. Exciting. Unifying. Thoughtful. Caring. Unique. Helpful. Creative. Humble. These are words used by youth and adults alike to describe the substance and delivery of Barry Lewis Green… an expert and professional speaker and coach based out of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As a global Master Facilitator with the Virtues Project™, Facilitator with Personality Dimension®, and strategic business educator, Barry is a student and expert on exploring character leadership and education; to engage and advance together, strong… with thoughtful zeal. He is ultimately a coach, speaker and educator and his work is about advancing character education and leadership and what he affectionately calls Humble Swagger™ by exploring, identifying, practicing, celebrating and mastering our strengths of character and building upon them. He moves the needle on leadership and strong cultures at school, work, business and community.
Barry is a motivational speaker of substance. He brings rooms together, and strong. He has contributed, performed and engaged as The Unity Guy™ on the national and international stage, doing just that. Indeed, he has brought his inimitable energy to entertain and engage at events hosting some of the most accomplished speakers and thought leaders in the world. He has spoken to audiences as large as 4,000 with Premiers and Governors for opening ceremonies. He has stood in front of over 200,000 people of all ages and backgrounds and captured and held their attention, by being himself at his best. Barry is an engaged and committed professional. He was the first member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). He was the first National Board Member of CAPS in his home Province; and is a humbly proud and engaged member since 2004. With a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Management and HRM, he is a certified Professional Manager and a business educator at college and beyond… with a passion and purpose for strategic leadership, organizational behaviour, business ethics, human resource development and entrepreneurship. Oh, and Barry is a Vocalist… a singer that rocks it out. As a vocalist, speaker, educator, coach, writer, dancer, and cartoonist, he is the real deal; committed and passionate about bringing excellence to his work.
- 25+ years in business education and coaching.
- 20,000+ contact hours in speaking, training and facilitating
- 35+ years in speaking, educating, managing and leading
- and over 1500 individual clients coached