Gobinder helps decision makers learn more about the benefits of diversity through in-person sharing of personal and professional stories. He 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. And, 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 that have the desire to tap into it.
His book is available on this website, at Amazon and Chapters. Gobinder is available for private consultations, public speaking engagements, seminars and workshops.
Gobinder has acquired over two decades of experience in a variety of positions, including on-air radio announcer, program coordinator, advertising sales representative and advertising sales manager. He has also written a syndicated column and numerous articles for Metro Valley Newspapers and the Vancouver Sun on business, cultural diversity and other issues involving ethnic communities.
Gobinder has worked for CBC Radio and Television as a reporter and researcher and has had principal acting roles in TV shows and commercials. He has also worked as a movie and a TV set decorator (titles include Air Buddies, Dr. Doolittle, Another Cinderella Story and Psych).
Gobinder has provided cultural awareness training for companies and organizations for over 10 years and helps companies leverage the benefits of a multicultural workforce.
Gobinder’s story telling captivated our audience right from the start! His message on “Leveraging Global Talents” served as a good lesson for business owners and managers on how they measure on the diversity spectrum and what they can do to improve job satisfaction and retention with some easy to implement strategies. His message also gave job seekers and employees a good understanding of the type of work environment to look for and their part in contributing to a productive and diverse team. Gobinder was well prepared, well spoken – and well received! Our English language students had such positive feedback that we invited him back for our Multiculturalism event!
Michelle Price, Supervisor, Immigrant Services, Chilliwack Community Services
I enjoyed myself very much and thought the event was chock full of interesting pieces, the middle school students, the entertainers, and what a wonderful MC, Mr. Gill is certainly one classy man. He did such a good job, so professional and certainly a great speaker and fun!
Shelley Kornelson, Program Coordinator, WorkBC Employment Service Centre - Sardis
” As the Director of Talent Acquisition & Development for Beall’s, Inc., I have the pleasure of sourcing, assessing and implementing our corporate training and development initiatives. In 2016 Bealls wanted to focus on the importance of cultural awareness, in order to further embrace diversity within our organization. During our annual employee appreciation meeting we invited Gobinder Gill to be our Keynote Speaker. Gobinder presented a motivational speech to our team that was fresh, inspirational, enriching, and created a wonderful message. The feedback from our team was extremely positive, and his delivery was both authentic and full of grace. Gobinder has a very moving and elegant personal presence and presented the concept of cultural diversity with tremendous warmth and genuine tone/spirit. I highly recommend Gobinder Gill for any and all opportunities that he might seek in the future.”
Magda Wyko, Beall's, Inc. (Florida, USA)
“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