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Festival Director Shawn Stratton
Shawn Stratton is the Director of the International Vegan Film Festival. He is also an international leadership and team development consultant, professional speaker, bestselling author, and Ironman competitor.
Shawn has a Bachelor’s degree in Experiential Education and a Master in Leadership. Driven by a love for education, adventure, and leadership, he devoted 15 years to leading teams on wilderness expeditions around the world into some of the harshest environments, and, most recently, eight years consulting with corporations on leadership and team development. His first book,Teams on the Edge: Stories & Lessons from Wilderness Expeditions, released in 2013, was an instant bestseller and won a bronze medal in the Global E-Book Awards. In 2013 Shawn was inducted into the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows.
Shawn came to veganism for health concerns after watching several influential documentaries. He and his family, including 3 young daughters, live in Ottawa and have been eating a plant-based diet since