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study my book Achieving Prosperity through Diversity.
Gobinder has watched (as well as helped) society change considerably since he was a child in school and a young adult in the workforce.
While Canadian society today tolerates and even embraces cultural diversity, there is more to it than simply appreciating cultural attributes such as food, music, and art.
Different historical and cultural backgrounds form worldviews that still manage to clash in contemporary workplaces. Understanding each other better, through cultural awareness training, can help minimize those clashes.
Gobinder Gill overcame personal adversity by embracing his own diversity. In the process, he has uncovered a driving passion to share his insights with those who have the vision to recognize the untapped wealth within our country’s diverse population, and the desire to tap into it.
“ Your words made me realize that although you experienced the same or more intense discrimination, and I am sure it hurt you, you did not let it bring you down. You had chosen a path for yourself and you continued to move forward while fighting all these distractions. You did not let them make you stagnant. That is the day I realized my mistake. It took me a long time to realize it, but I am glad you got me there. I was letting that hurt make me lose my focus. I was letting it make me feel incompetent and insecure. I was losing control. I had lost control.
November 3rd is when I realized that I need to take that control back. And now that you have helped me get back on the right track, I hope I don’t lose sight of who I am.”
Mandee Kumar, Regional Program Officer, Canada Border Services Agency
“Gobinder was a delight to work with. His reasoned thinking, fair-mindedness, limitless energy, positive attitude and boundless enthusiasm made him a great team-mate and valued leader. He was much loved and respected by all. In fact, if it wasn’t for Gobinder, I doubt that these TEDx Stanley Park conferences would have been the wild successes that they transpired to be.”
Roger Killen, Producer of TEDx Stanley Park
“ I was extremely moved by your presentation, as you were the most prolific, engaging and helpful speaker in the entire program at BCIT. Your story and passion to succeed has left an indelible impression on me. Your simple tips to not only to succeed in life, but also in business, has motivated me to move forward in my own personal life and business.”
Kassa Kaan, BCIT Venture Program
“ We have had the good fortune of having Gobinder provide his informative and motivational workshops around Cultural Diversity in our environment and in the workplace, to a number of programs here at the Peter Thomson Centre for Venture Development at BCIT for over three years now. What stands out is Gobinder’s ability to really connect with his audience as his passion and sincerity is right out front in all if his presentations.”
Ken Takeuchi, Business Advisor – BCIT School of Business