is Founder and CEO at LeadWell Futures.
Sterling has held a variety of executive leadership and governance roles over a career spanning over 35 years. His positions have included being a Director of Western Management Consultants, President and CEO of CMA Alberta, President and CEO of The ATi Consulting Corp. Inc., Vice President/Partner of The Comprehensive Consulting Group, Principal of Ernst and Young Consulting in Ottawa, Financial Manager of Canada’s Unemployment Insurance Program and several other roles.
He is very active in the governance of many organizations including holding Chairmanship responsibilities and major committees like corporate governance, audit, and strategy. His board involvement includes the Southern Alberta Land Trust Society, Alberta Ballet, Santech Health Sciences, Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta, QE 2 Health Sciences Centre (Halifax), Woods Homes, Calgary Centre for Nonprofit Management, and many others.
Sterling has written and spoken extensively on the subjects of ethics, governance, strategy, and leadership. He has had direct responsibilities related to ethics from a professional and regulatory perspective having been the President and CEO of the Certified Management Consultants of Alberta (CMAA) from 1997 to 2005. He led the development of the latest Code of Conduct for the CMAA and oversaw the discipline and professional conduct of the CMA membership. He also led a special task force on ethics for CMAA and has presented on the topic many times.
His ethics and related talks have included the 2003 University of Calgary MBA Conference, The Strategic Leadership Forum of Calgary, the University of Alberta Business Alumni association, the Certified Management Consultants (CMC) of Alberta, the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Alberta, a keynote speech for the 2004 Convocation of the DeVry Institute, the national Ethical Leadership Summit in Halifax (2004), and the U of C think-tank on the Theory and Practice of Ethics. He has also written articles on ethical governance and leadership for the Corporate Training Monthly and the CMA Network publications.
Sterling earned his BComm in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services at Dalhousie University in 1972.
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