About Business by the Book

Rick Goossen 2016

Rick Goossen

Chairman Of The ELO

Keynote Speaker, September 7th 12:00 PM

Richard (Rick) J. Goossen is a full-time Relationship Manager & Strategic Planning Specialist, Covenant Family Wealth Advisors (www.covenant.ca) and provides strategic counsel to ultra high net worth family businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Canada.  He is Founder & Chairman, Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (www.entrepreneurialleaders.com), whose aim is to connect, equip and celebrate Christian entrepreneurial leaders.  ELO has impacted over 100,000 people through its teaching, conferences and online resources.  He has edited 6 books and written 6 books which have been translated into multiple languages.  He has been a Visiting Scholar at University of Cambridge and will be a Visiting Scholar at Oxford in early 2017.  He earned a BA (Hons)(First Class) from Simon Fraser University, an LLB from McGill University, an LLM from Columbia University and a PhD from Middlesex University in London. For more on info on Rick and what he does check out www.entrepreneurialleaders.com you can also click here for a video to get to know Rick a little better.


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Business by The Book is a monthly event where business leaders come to share their wisdom and their faith, empowering you to learn and grow.


The first Wednesday of every month is Business By The Book, where people from the business community come to be inspired and empowered by amazing leaders who fearlessly share their triumphs and tribulations and how their faith in God has positively impacted their personal and business lives. It’s a great place to connect with others over a quick lunch while getting equipped by some of the best leaders in the marketplace. Everyone is welcome.

Business by the Book is held at the the Law Courts Inn Restaurant (800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor) in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by one of our friendly Business by the Book greeters who will direct you to where you want to go. Tickets are available upon arrival for $25 each, and must be purchased before the event.

Event Information

Date: Every first Wednesday of the month
Time: 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Location: Law Courts Inn Restaurant (800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor)
Parking: Underground paid parking is available (park in the “red” zone to access the elevators that lead to the 4th floor).


  • 12:00 Greeting/food is served
  • 12:20 Speaker (during lunch)
  • 12:50 Wrap-up
  • 1:15-1:45 Interview with Keynote speaker


This event is brought to you in part by Coastal Church and the generous attendees of the event.

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