Entrepreneur, Workplace Culture Warrior, Mentor
John’s career as an entrepreneur in both telecommunications and marketing has seen him take start-ups to enterprise level organizations. A co-founder of Fibernetics, one of the largest telecom companies in the country with points of presence coast-to-coast, it supports hundreds of thousands of Canadians with their telecommunications needs.
As company president John oversees an international team of telecom professionals who are providing products and service to the residential marketplace through Worldline, and Canada’s business community through NEWT.
John also mentors the start-ups in Fibernetics Ventures Inc. and its associated companies: Fongo, Cloud at Cost, Rack & Data and Plasticity.
In 2014 John turned his focus to corporate culture and created and deployed his “I’m in!” culture initiative.
“Great companies depend upon great culture to survive and thrive. I have the vision to not only realize a new culture was needed at Fibernetics but developed the goals, constructed the plan, and its execution.
I am passionate about culture in companies and what makes a great company become incredible. I live it every day and am completely committed to this goal. The team we’ve developed at our Cambridge, Ontario head office work cohesively with the common goal of advancing Fibernetics and its group of companies.”John Stix President Fibernetics
John’s success at instilling the I’m in!” culture in Fibernetics has motivated him to bring it to other organizations. As a public speaker, he is working with companies and organizations both large and small focusing on increasing workplace happiness and employee engagement through improved culture.
John mentors entrepreneurs with both Fibernetics Ventures and Communitech, helping guide the next generation of business leaders to bring world changing products and services to market.
#Commitment #Happiness, #Culture & #I’m in!
John Stix Speaks About Culture at HR Social Camp in Toronto
On Thursday, November 13, 2014 John Stix presented at the 3rd SocialHRCamp in the city of Toronto. The Camp showcased some of the most innovative and successful HR/Recruitment technologies in the industry such as Achievers, WIRL, Plasticity Labs, SpriggHR, HireVue and many more. John spoke about Culture and how it changed Fibernetics.
The Fibernetics team is packed with telecom innovators, customer service experts and business leaders who function with one common goal; to be a great company to work for and to be the best telecom in the country.
An organization is only as good as its corporate responsibility and that is why Fibernetics is committed to helping improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. Encouraging wellness and giving back in the office, Fibernetics supports local organizations like TriGator for Kids and RARE. His charity, Bears & Bunnies for Kids, provides stuffed animals for children at the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. John, along with Fibernetics Contact Centre Manager Pete Cross, started and manage Fibernetics’ official charity, “backpacks for kids.”
Fibernetics began as a start-up, and that entrepreneurial spirit and energy remains key to the company’s ongoing success and rapid growth. Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. Fibernetics Ventures (FVI) scratches that itch by providing much needed business infrastructure such as finance, legal and administrative support, and mentoring as well. The “been there, done that” experience of an entrepreneur is invaluable for those launching the next big thing to the world.
Speaking on such varied topics as entrepreneurship, corporate culture, wellness and global wisdom, John’s passion for various topcs comes through from one-on-one conversations to large corporate venues. His goal is to share what he’s learned through his business career, and to encourage those who are looking to take their business, or themselves to the next level.