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Allan Holender

Agent: David J. Litvak
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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My life is a tapestry of work from my early days in Edmonton, Alberta,Canada, as a teeenage volunteer with youth organizations to the more sophisticated world of academia, working in Universities. Add to that a broadcasting passion and a flair for being a serial entrepreneur. My writing surfaced as a result of a two year search to find myself and the end result was the authoring of my book; "Zentrepreneurism"- A 21st Century Guide to the New World of Business. A more detailed bio and description of the book follows:

As a leadership and team building trainer, Allan has developed and delivered programs to colleges, universities, hospitals, and the corporate world. He has mentored entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior management from some of North America’s top-ranked companies.

He is also a popular media personality and commentator in Canada and the United States, having hosted a nationally syndicated business radio show on the Talk America radio network. As a speaker he has addressed thousands across Canada and the United States, and captured a worldwide audience through his Web-related media appearances. Allan gained his knowledge through first-hand experience as a business owner, “serial” entrepreneur, CEO, manager, leadership expert, teacher, writer, and broadcaster. He delivers his life lessons with both passion and humor — helping others to create that all-important balance between all the elements of one’s life.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Allan holds a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Montana. He went on to graduate school and shortly thereafter began a long career with the Big Brothers organization. Later he assumed senior administrative positions in advancement with the Universities of British Columbia and Alberta. Allan is a pioneer in the fund development industry, having founded two professional associations.

Allan is the author of the revolutionary book, “Zentrepreneurism:- A 21st Century Guide to the New World of Business. His highly acclaimed speaking presentations on “Creating Passion, Purpose and Profits with Integrity” have gained national attention.

Zentrepreneurism is about making a fundamental shift in the wayNorth America does business, as well as a swing towards a new era ofenlightened capitalism , where the chief embezzlement officer is replacedby the chief enlightenment officer. Baby boomers are awakening to the
growing prevalence of innovation and altruism that is emerging and how theycan incorporate this into their business lives. According to Zentrepreneurism, leading market research companies are predicting that Generation X ers might become the next Zen-ers In this new era for business.

Author, Allan Holender examines why Western businesses and business people are implementing Eastern philosophies in their search for more meaningful work. He shares the stories of a number of business people who are already doing this, and the impact their newfound practices are having on their lives. According to Holender, The fusion of one s personal vision with one s professional mission grounded in activism and a holistic philosophy will hallmark the next thousand years.

His website has become a forum for the world wide growth of the Zentrepreneurism movement.

Interests: Music,particularly Jazz, Walking, Fiery Discussions, Intelligent Movies, Spending "warm & fuzzy" time at home with my gal.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Zentrepreneurism