About Us

John Souman, founder and owner of Can-Europe Consulting, brings a wealth of practical experience to helping his clients resolve conflicts and overcome the differences that keep them from realizing their goals.

Born in The Netherlands, John combines his experience in diverse cultures and studies in technical topics with his lifelong study of how individual psychology and practical economics influence our behaviour and our decisions.

Degree in: Agricultural Engineering, Business, Research Technology and Environment, The Netherlands

John Souman is Chartered Mediator

and IMI Certified Mediator

Further studies:

  • Portuguese language studies in Brazil
  • Cultural diversity, values and principles in dealing with human behaviour at University in Kampen, The Netherlands
  • Certificate in Economics at University in Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Negotiation and Mediation in Conflict
  • Leadership Management and  Interpersonal Conflict Management
  • Team Building Processes, Planning and Team Management
  • Project and Program Management
  • Contract Negotiation, Administration and Ethics
  • Land Development and Administration
  • Effective Negotating by Dr. Chester L. Karrass
  • Critical Skills for Communication in Conflict AAMS
  • Mediation  (level I and II) AAMS
  • Negotiation (level I and II) AAMS
  • Assertiveness in Conflict AAMS
  • Alternatives in Dispute Resolution AAMS
  • Influence of Culture on Conflict Resolution Approaches AAMS
  • Resolving Interpersonal Conflict AAMS
  • Shifting From Position to Interests AAMS
  • Devorce and Family Mediation AAMS
  • Certificate in Real Estate, REALTORS® Association of Edmonton

John Souman is Member in good standing with:

CAFA Canadian Association of Farm Advisors

CAFA is the nationally recognized organization for professional farm advisors. CAFA advisors maintain high standards while continually increasing farm advisory skills and knowledge intended to provide measurable value to their farm clients.

AAMS Alberta Arbitration & Mediation Society

The Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS) is a not-for-profit organization, in existence since 1982, engaged in the promotion, education, and practice of arbitration and mediation throughout the province of Alberta. Membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution. The Society is currently one of the largest and most active provincial affiliates of the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. (ADRI) and is responsible for prescreening candidates to ADRI for the designations of Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Mediator and the new designation of Qualified Mediator.


Think locally, grow globally.

Growing Forward is a new commitment from Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture to develop an Agricultural Policy Framework that better positions the agriculture industry for success.

A new vision. A vibrant industry. Albertans have indicated that they want a profitable, competitive, market-oriented agriculture and agri-foods industry. The programs and people behind Growing Forward are here to assist.

With a suite of programs to choose from, Growing Forward offers something for your changing needs. Growing Forward opportunities are focused on building a sector that is:

  • Profitable and competitive.
  • Able to retain or capture domestic and international market opportunities.
  • Prepared for and able to respond effectively to emergencies.
  • Able to manage risk effectively.

Canadian Farm Business Advisory Service