Norm Smookler

Region: Canada

Feedback-rich culture is the root system for all organizational growth


Victoria, Canada

CFF since 2012

YPO-WPO Audiences

  • YPO Members
  • Chapter Stir Fry
  • Spouses/partners
  • Young Adult/YNG
  • Post Graduate
  • Couples
  • Family

Minimum daily rate USD$2,000

Maximum daily rate USD$4,000

Daily rate comment or clarification Plus expenses

Average rating 9.00

Norm started facilitating executive retreats in 1990 using Otto Scharmer type U-Theory process. He specializes in deep half-day chapter stir fries and forum retreats with thorough (but less than 1 hour) prep for maximum impact. Prep includes Forum Health Survey being compared to non-Forum Aggregate Exceptional Leader 360 Feedback Tool scores to surface differential between forum and non-forum behaviors (are we bringing our “A Game” to Forum?). “Deep Listening If-You-Really-Knew-Me Life Review” introduces Four-Step Forum Exploration™ in a simple and lasting way.

A certified comprehensive mediator since 1990, Norm teaches a simpler approach to issue clearing. He co-founded a large construction company, served concurrently on 15 boards of directors including 10 years as CEO of Grand Tea Master of Japan and authored a well-received book, “A Simple Song—60 People and Maps that Help Me Help” in 2016. Norm is a passionate music composer/performer with bass flute and several percussion instruments. He has recorded several CDs and two documentary sound tracks. He has a wife and four children. He offers the Only-in-YPO Alaska Polar Bear Viewing Retreat.


  • 360 Feedback Tool
  • Deep Listening If You Really Knew Me Life Review
  • Music

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Certified Comprehensive Mediator
  • Certified Executive Coach
  • Certified Adult Educator

Languages Spoken

  • English

Travel Preferences/Availability Will travel worldwide

Airport Code YYJ

Number of forum programs 1 program since August 2017

Portable Retreat Options

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Norm Smookler
Victoria, Canada