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Crane Wood Stookey

Advisory Council and Instructor


Crane is a Tall Ship deck officer and leadership coach. His work has earned him the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canadian Society. 

Crane holds a Masters degree from Harvard University, and is the author of the executive leadership book Keep Your People in the Boat – Workforce Engagement Lessons from the Sea. 

As a Tall Ship officer, He lived and breathed the struggles of command and performance under pressure; leading crews of sailors in the life-threatening conditions of long voyages on sailing ships at sea. Crane has also studied and taught meditation and mindfulness practices for 30 years. Crane has provided executive mental-performance coaching and leadership support services to senior executives ranging from a multi-national financial services company, to the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, to Canada’s largest independent travel agency. He has presented keynotes on generous leadership to national industry conferences in Canada, the US and Europe. Crane is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and instructor in Executive and Professional Development at St. Mary’s University.

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