DISCLAIMER: See the little red rectangular sign hanging amongst the certificates on my office wall in the photo above. It says:
"It's Important to Look Like You Know What You're Doing Even When It's Obvious You Don't." - Author Unknown
I have that sign there to create some levity and reduce any anxiety people might have when they enter my office and see that wall—some even feel intimidated. When I sense any anxiety or intimidation, I point to the sign, recite the words using a funny voice, and we have a good laugh that puts us both at ease. I AM a humble, kind, gentle, caring, respectful, spiritual, graceful, and non-judgmental person. To me, on the level of humanness we are equals, just different in some ways—that is what is most important to me. I just happen to have worked very hard for many years to become highly educated. That makes me fortunate—not better than anyone! Our society, however, likes to see credentials and hear about significant accomplishments in order to determine if someone is credible or not. So, mine are humbly presented here for that reason only:
B.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering), 1982, Macdonald Campus of McGill University
M.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering), 1984, Macdonald Campus of McGill University
Ph.D. (Production Ecology and Resource Conservation), 2008, Wageningen University
P.Eng. - Professional Engineer, 1986
P.Ag. - Professional Agrologist, 1986
C.Ht. - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, 2002
Certified Functional Cannabis Coach, 2018
Regional Auto Race, Time Attack and Lapping Licence, 2013
Pleasure Craft (Boat) Operator Licence, 2012
Certified Spirit Guide Coach, 2012
Certified Reiki Master, 2005
Certified Trainer and Global Consultant of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), 2004
Agricultural Equipment Technician - Honorary Canadian Interprovincial Red Seal, 1992
Realtor License, 1987
Master Commercial Pesticide Applicator License, 1983
Dr. Sibley holds multiple academic degrees in Engineering and Agricultural Sciences. His Ph.D. degree from Wageningen University—the #1 ranked Agricultural University in the world—places him in the top 10% of agricultural scientists in the world. Moreover, he holds a rare combination of dual designations as both a Professional Engineer and Professional Agrologist.
Dr. Sibley has over 35 years’ experience in a variety of business, government and academic organizations. He started his career while studying for his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering working in the Summers as a Research Assistant. After completing his M.Sc. degree, he then worked as Farm Manager for the largest commercial wild blueberry company in North America. Since then, he has been a Project Engineer (PE), Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA), and Technical and Market Feasibility Study Analyst for an industrial technology oriented Provincial Crown Corporation (PCC) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). He has been President and CEO of five companies in the agricultural engineering and business consulting, food service, agricultural equipment manufacturing, and agri-biotechnology industries. He has been a University Professor of Engineering—including youngest Department Head at age 38—as well as a Professor of Turfgrass Science and Management. And he has been COO of the bioresource technology development and commercialization arm of Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture.
Dr. Sibley has received 37 awards for academic excellence, athletics, volunteer service to professional associations, the agricultural industry in Atlantic Canada, and local community organizations. In 2005, he was bestowed a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Sibley is known for his honesty, integrity and respect. He is an authentic leader who is ethical, diplomatic, perceptive and sensitive to others needs, yet firm when a situation requires corrective measures or discipline. His expertise in developing and maintaining relationships, building trust, and effective communicating has led him to be described as a respected, trusted, and engaged leader who knows how to “push a rope”.
Dr. Sibley in an internationally recognized research scholar and scientific journal paper peer reviewer in the disciplines of Agricultural Engineering, Soil Science, Agronomy, Precision Agriculture, and Agricultural Biotechnology.
Dr. Sibley has completed 92 Research, Development and Commercialization projects. He has published 21 refereed papers in international scientific journals, 17 regional agricultural industry extension reports and given 15 invited keynote speaker presentations regionally and internationally.
Dr. Sibley has been appointed to 12 Regional, National, and International Research, Business Development, and Commercialization Funding Agencies as a funding decision committee member and funding proposal evaluator.
Dr. Sibley has contributed to the development and commercialization of agricultural mechanization technologies and plant biotechnology technologies widely used in industry and resulting in seven international patents.
Dr. Sibley has done business leadership coaching work with about 130 small-to-medium sized business owners and CEOs in Nova Scotia. He has done personal and professional development work with 100s of people—as individuals, in small groups (max. 10 people), and in workshops (30-50 people). He has coached dozens of people to better health and wellness.
Dr. Sibley has designed and successfully delivered workshops on The Art of Leadership Coaching, Inside-out Time Management, Self-empowerment, Leadership Wizardry, and Presenting Magically. And he has given keynote speeches on Trusted and Engaged Leadership, Success Strategies using NLP, Graduate Studies: Passion or Purgatory?, and Metaphors for Life.
Dr. Sibley has authored 11 articles on business and personal development for the local Chamber of Commerce newsletter where he lives. He has published two peer-reviewed papers on the use of NLP for increasing student learning. And in 2012 he was recognized as an expert in the field of Neuro-linguistic Programming and Personal Development in Canada, having been interviewed as such for the Success Strategies Series hosted by Life Potential Developments.
Dr. Sibley is a prolific and comprehensive learner. He has successfully completed 39 continuing education and certification programs in the fields of Engineering, Leadership, Employee Relations, Business, Financial Accounting, Professional and Personal Development, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Advanced Ericksonian Clinical Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and Human Health and Wellness. He has also engaged in self-study of the seminal books and scientific literature published in the fields of Trusted Leadership, Employee Engagement, Spirituality in the Workplace, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Psycholinguistics, Psychobiology, Epigenetics, Neurobiology of Human Body Functional Systems, and Psychophysiological Coherence to name a few. With respect to medical cannabis he has studied 800+ scientific papers on the Human Endocannabinoid System, Psychopharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Psychosocial and Cultural Genomics, and Psychotomimetics.
Dr. Sibley has personally experienced energetic connections—in the quantum, physical, and spiritual levels—between his body, his brains (science has determined we have three brain structures, his minds (science has determined we have three minds), and 5th Dimension of Consciousness. These experiences have led him to begin study of the scientific literature related to Quantum Energy, Quantum Spirituality, and Panspiritism. Most recently he has been directly connected to the Higher Conscious Source Light.
Dr. Sibley has had remarkable success as well as catastrophic failure. With all that life experience—to use a cliché—he has basically "been there, done that"!
"With my big warm all-loving heart, kind soul, and listening eyes guiding me, I courageously educate and guide others—informed by Spirituality and Science infused with Life Experience—who want to be helped …
Find their courage and consciousness to be educated, healthy and well, enabling them to live their dreams not yet lived…
Energetically leaping from life’s mountain peaks with faith in the all-knowing of the Higher Conscious Source Light …
Quietly creating peaceful, vibrant, healthy, harmonious, and all-loving communities around the world in which there is a place for everyone to feel they belong.
In so doing, I get to live my dreams not yet lived."
Stay tuned for how I'm going to do that!
I'm working on that now as my health allows. I am receiving lots of technical help from my son—who is a Senior Developer for a major IT & PR company—and writing help from my close friends.
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