Expert Consultant

Antony Upward provides integrated flourishing organization coaching, assessment, diagnosis, design, value discovery and learning services. These services are enabled by an emerging set of collaborative flourishing business analysis and design tools - including the Flourishing Business Canvas.

Antony is a Certified Management Consultant with more than 25 yearsí experience in the design and implementation of management information systems for companies such as Apple, Bell Canada, CGI and AT&T. More recently Antony has undertaken business model work for a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and has worked with The Natural Step and B Lab on a new benchmark for truly sustainable business.

For over 10 years Antony designed and delivered undergraduate, graduate and professional courses at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University (Toronto) focused on the business case, people, process and technology aspects of improved business processes. Most recently he developed and delivered hands-on courses on Flourishing Enterprise Design which have been delivered internationally, including via the Ontario Centres of Excellence funded DesignJam program.

Antony is a published graduate of York University with a Masters of Environmental Studies in Business Model Design and Sustainability. He is principal of Edward James Consulting Ltd., a flourishing enterprise design consultancy in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and an Industry Partner with OCAD University. He is Co-founder of the international and rapidly growing Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group of practitioners and researchers hosted by the OCAD University Strategic Innovation Lab.


The professional world is changing at a rapid rate, Rob and his Associates at GLI have provided our organization the tools to develop our current leaders and prepare our future leaders to assume their roles in this rapidly changing environment. Whether you have been in a leadership for years or are new to a leadership position, GLI will prepare you to be a dynamic leader in todays’ workplace. Rob’s approach is welcoming and engaging making the learning experience very enjoyable.


Imagine being one of 12 presenters competing to make a positive impact on an audience and you only 9-minutes to do so. Now imagine being rated the best presenter. You’d be thrilled as Rob should be when he fully engaged our audience of HR professionals and leaders. His topic on visionary leadership in a turbulent world was on point, his depth of knowledge formidable, his delivery powerful, his style interactive, and he is approachable one-on-one. Truly a leader who walks his talk.

Vera Asanin, President & Editor-in-Chief, Your Workplace

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