Joe MacInnis

Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

Joe MacInnis is a medical doctor, author and storyteller who’s pioneering research on undersea science and engineering projects earned him his nation’s highest honour — the Order of Canada. He currently studies leadership in high risk environments and gives leadership presentations in North America and Europe. His audiences have included Microsoft, IBM, National Geographic, Rolex, Visa, Toyota and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Supported by the Canadian government, Dr. Joe led ten research expeditions under the Arctic Ocean. The first person to explore the ocean beneath the North Pole, he was among the first to dive to the Titanic. He has spent six thousand hours working under the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Recently, he was a medical advisor and journalist on the James Cameron-National Geographic 7-mile science dive into the Mariana Trench.

Dr. Joe has worked with the U.S. Navy, the Canadian Forces, the French government  and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has produced two leadership training videos for the Canadian Forces and written ten books. His last, Deep Leadership-Essential Insights from High Risk Environments, was published by Random House.  

Dr. Joe has written and produced radio, television and giant-screen stories for CBC, CBS, Imax Corporation, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. Today, he’s producing a multimedia project, Carry The Fire,  to inspire enterprise and leadership in young people.

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