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Creative Mornings | Al Dawson: Creativity, dreams and coffee – a personal journey of reverie

June 23, 2023 at8:15 am - 9:30 am


Join us at 8:15 am on June 23, 2023, at the Riverside Inn (531 St. Mary’s Road) to explore the monthly CreativeMornings theme of REVERIE!

Meet Our Speaker: Al Dawson (Harrison’s Coffee Co.)

It is easy to talk about what makes an individual great when one lists professional credentials and experience built over years of lessons learned, and challenges overcome, but what differentiates Al is who he is at heart. It sounds cheesy, perhaps, when talking about business, but his caring is his keystone characteristic: without it, none of the credentials and experience build up to anything lasting.

Al’s success lies in his ability to show his team, stakeholders, business partners, and colleagues that he truly cares—about getting the job done right and achieving results, of course, but most importantly, about not sacrificing the importance of people in the process. Those important relationships create the environment of corporate success day in and day out. Al always has your back and your bottom line!

Al has a knack for injecting pleasure into the business equation. He has fun, and it is important to him that the people he works with and for have fun, too. He is a true optimist in business and in life.

Most recently, Al has put his money where his mouth is and demonstrated his beliefs publicly by starting Harrisons Coffee Co., a Winnipeg-based coffee roasting company that is guided by kindness and led with radical optimism.

Professionally, Al is an accomplished and empathetic executive with over 28 years of success in leading business operations, organizational change, and team and strategy development. His consulting experience ranges from complex, multi-stakeholder environments in such renowned corporations as Tim Hortons (Restaurant Brands International), Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Pizza Hut, and Panago Pizza to entrepreneurial small and medium-sized businesses.

Al’s business legacy has been results-driven and solution-focused, with a strong history of partnership development, people leadership, and business growth in a style all his own. And the cherry on the top is Al is the world’s greatest dad (or so he’s been told) and a perfectly imperfect husband (the best kind).

Al is happy to be changing the landscape of coffee, and we are thrilled to welcome him as our June speaker at CreativeMornings Winnipeg!


Riverside Inn
531 St Mary's Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3L3 Canada
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(204) 231-1463
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