About us

Create Meaningful Connections Coast to Coast

Leaders Can Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives to continuously evolve the perception and value of leadership with regards to self, family, work, community, and country. Our organization was developed in 2019 by Julie Crawford, a member of the John Maxwell team. Julie started Leaders Can with the goal of creating an organization that helps Canadians with their leadership journey on a foundation of values and ethics. The John Maxwell team follows a list of over 45 values, from hard work and investing to transparency and respect. Leaders Can believes in these values and added them to all our programs.

Leaders Can seeks to bring the essence of true leadership that goes beyond anyone’s title or fame. We are all about grounding people and encouraging them to focus on their actions and their ability to positively influence others in everything they do. Here at Leaders Can, we advocate for diversity and inclusion. We don’t want to create a shell of a perfect leader, rather, we seek to support individuals in learning to embrace themselves and their gifts, empowering them to be the best that they can be. Leaders Can is not a one-time session, it’s designed for a longer-term participation, resulting in a lasting difference.

Our organization seeks to build connections and grow strong relationships through our local networking groups, speed networking, and coaching and mentorship programs. Our vision is for true leaders to live out their values and to pay it forward, whenever possible.

Overall, Leaders Can is about creating relevant, valuable connections at the local, provincial, and national level by adding business value that fosters growth and relationships within the community.

About Our Founders

With over 30 years of business leadership I have a passion to grow leadership for Canadians, across Canada, one connection at a time.  This led me to start Leaders Can Foundation, a non-profit organization of experienced coaches, leaders, trainers and speakers supporting Canadian leadership and connections.  Using my previous experience as a children and family pastor and as an insurance broker, I know that connections are what help keep us healthy and successful.  I was born and raised on the Canadian prairies and have travelled coast to coast in Canada.  I love the people I have met along the way and look forward to making many more connections throughout our great country.

Julie Crawford

Coach, Trainer, Speaker - John Maxwell Team, Executive Director, Leaders Can Foundation

As a founding member of Leaders Can Foundation, I have a passion to support individuals, teams and organizations achieve a potential they did not know they had. My passion and experience spans 30 years of frontline leadership working in the trenches with amazing, experienced and up-coming leaders with a vision to grow leadership for Canadians in the Canadian way ~ influencing all levels of our great country from the family to the C-suite and all levels in between.

    Sterling Martin

    Leadership and Team Program Developer/Trainer Speaker, Coach and Trainer - John Maxwell Team, Director Leaders Can Foundation sterling@leaderscan.ca

    Let’s work together to make great connections for your success