About Lon Wong
Partner & Lead Consultant
Lon Wong is a human-centered leader, strategist, and coach. He has led faith communities, non-profits, and social enterprise startups. His most recent tenure was with World Vision Canada where he held multiple leadership roles within public engagement, digital marketing, and segment strategy, as well as chairing the diversity, equity, and inclusion council. Lon currently also coaches and facilitates spaces for belonging, discovery, and strategic decision-making through the altMBA.
Lon is committed to seeing individuals, teams, and organizations become more human. He has led a national movement, launched multiple campaigns, and developed impact-driven programs, all with human-centered design at heart. He has coached leaders across sectors from local non-profits to the largest global tech companies to help them work through their toughest challenges. Lon has a Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Divinity, and a lifelong practitioner in nonviolent communication, marketing, leadership, coaching, and culture-building. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his partner Yvonne and two daughters.
Areas of Expertise
- Organizational Strategic Planning
- Facilitating stakeholder engagements, planning meetings & leadership retreats
- Leadership and Team Coaching
- Speaking & Training on Organizational Change, Nonviolent Communication, Fundraising, Digital Media & Marketing, Diveristy, Equity, & Inclusion, and Workforce Wellbeing
- 15+ years in Leadership, Training, Marketing, Community Development, Coaching, and Nonprofit Management
- Bachelor of Engineering through McMaster University
- Master of Divinity through Tyndale Seminary
- altMBA Alumni & Coach
- Certified SAFe Agile Leader
- Akimbo Marketing & StorySkills
- StoryBrand Marketer
Trusted by these people
I am happy to recommend Lon as a high-potential leader with keen insights, outside-of-the-box thinking, and good communication skills. Lon grew during his time at World Vision, and his commitment to ongoing learning led to roles with increased responsibility and scope. I appreciated his commitment to the mission, as well as his personal values of faith, integrity and justice. I know Lon's skills will be an asset to others who are looking for a consultant.
Michael Messenger, President, World Vision Canada
I worked closely with Lon as he served as head coach for the altMBA program. Lon engages people and teams as humans first and fosters a culture of openness, inclusion, and growth. He has a gift for facilitation, strategic thinking, and bringing ideas to reality. Lon helps bring calm and clarity in times of volatility and uncertainty. He would be an excellent guide for any organization undergoing change. He is truly a joy to work with!
JaLeesa Beavers, Director, Akimbo Inc.
Lon has deep experience in all facets of marketing including campaigns, communications, creative, segmentation, product development, digital marketing and analytics. Lon is also a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion and helps cultivate environments where voices are heard and belonging is felt. He is adept at engaging teams, partners, and stakeholders in building clarity and alignment to drive meaningful results. Lon is a well-respected, insightful and strategic leader that would bring tremendous value to any organization.
Kevin Andrews, VP, World Vision Canada
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