Shane Wallace

CEO / Developer of ServantEQTM, WorkplaceEQTM and HireEQTM / Chief Facilitator of Forge ForumsTM


About Shane:

Shane Wallace is the Founder and CEO of CultureSmith Inc.


“We turn companies into places people care about.” This is the CultureSmith tagline and as the chief architect of the firm’s platforms and programs, Shane is deeply committed to making this statement come true for everyone he meets.


Forward-thinking leaders of mid-sized and rapidly scaling organizations work with Shane because they realize that the world has changed and the conventional approaches to leadership and culture building are not only incapable of meeting the demands of the modern workplace, in many instances they are outright harmful.


Shane has worked tirelessly to address this problem by creating the most tactical application of servant leadership and workplace emotional intelligence available. CultureSmith’s flagship products, ServantEQTM, WorkplaceEQTM and HireEQTM are the products of his passion and dedication to seeing others thrive. When combined they allow companies to lead, performance manage and hire more effectively and with less ‘emotional waste’ than any other service in the market.


A 23 year veteran of the recruitment and human capital industry, Shane turned his focus toward emotional and organizational effectiveness in 2014, pivoting the first company he launched, Surch Recruitment Group Inc., into CultureSmith Inc., a more holistic approach to culture building and engagement. Shane holds a Bachelors Degree in Humanities from the University of Calgary and is in the final stages of his Masters in Leadership Psychology through Penn State University. When not helping to explain ‘why people do the things they do at work’ Shane is doing his best to figure out ‘why people do the things they do at home’ as a husband to his wife Kristen and co-parent of their five kids: Coben, Callie, Ashlyn, Averie and Shiloh.


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