The Way Finding Group
Justin descends from an intercultural background consisting of Haíɫzaqv, Deutsch, and Guatemalan roots. He describes himself as a 21-year-old father of two and is happily married on the unceded and occupied lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples. Justin has been involved in Indigenous capacity building efforts Provincially and Nationally since 1991 and was a founding co-chair for the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators Decolonization, Reconciliation and Indigenization standing committee in British Columbia (representing 10,000 faculty members). Current scholarly activities include Pulling Together: A guide for Indigenization of post-secondary institutions. A professional learning series as well as Looking Back to the Potlatch as Guide to Truth, Reconciliation and Transformative Learning. Scholarly interests include Operationalizing UNDRIP/Bill C-41, As an Indigenous Organizational & Industrial Psychologist, his primary interests include developing psychological safe and secure working conditions that maximize employee engagement and career progression. Additional research interests include Workplace Bullying/Mobbing, Gaslighting, Collegial Supremacy, Intercultural Communication, Transformative Learning, and Indigenous Men’s experiences with Paternalism, Anger & Shame. Professionally, he works in the faculty of Psychology at Capilano University and recently retired from teaching Indigenous Studies. Justin has been a community-based, intercultural activist for over 20 years, is a certified Gallup Global Strength’s Coach, an accredited Ikigai Coach, and is CEO for The Way Finding Group offering intercultural resiliency training & coaching for those seeking to make their home from systemic violence, bullying, & mobbing.