About Bob Joseph
Bob Joseph, founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., has provided training on Indigenous relations to organizations and individuals since 1994. His Canadian clients include all levels of government, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, including the World Bank, small and medium sized corporate enterprises, and Indigenous Peoples. He has worked internationally for clients in the United States, Guatemala, Peru, and New Caledonia in the South Pacific. In 2006, Bob co-facilitated a worldwide Indigenous People’s roundtable in Switzerland which included participants from the United Nations, Australia, New Zealand, North, Central and South America, Africa, and the Philippines.
Bob has worked as an associate professor at Royal Roads University. In addition, he is routinely a guest lecturer at other academic institutions. He has an educational background in Business Administration and International Trade, and is a certified Master Trainer, who in May of 2001, was profiled in an annual feature called, “Training: the New Guard 2001” by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in their prestigious Magazine, “T + D”. Bob was one of nine trainers selected for the feature from over 70,000 members who from more than 100 countries and 15,000 organizations.
Bob is the author and co-author of books and resources relating to working with Aboriginal or Indigenous Peoples.
Bob is an Indigenous person, or more specifically a status Indian, and is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation. The Gwawaenuk is one of the many Kwakwaka’wakw tribes located between Comox and Port Hardy on Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland of British Columbia. He is an initiated member of the Hamatsa Society and the son of a hereditary chief who will one day, in accordance with strict cultural laws, become a hereditary chief.