Norman Leach

International Trades, Global Economy, Futurist Expert

Norman Leach presents keynotes, seminars and workshops. The best way to book Norman is to have him present a workshop immediately following a keynote address on the same topic. Norman speaks with passion and authority. He makes genuine connections with his audiences through humour and great story-telling. His workshops are highly interactive and always deliver more than they promise. He always tailors his presentation to meet audience needs.

Norman Leach is president of Norman Leach & Associates, Inc., which specializes in Integrated Business Knowledge: Marketing, Public, Government, Media Relations and Event Management) and International Trade Development and Management. Norman has satellite offices in Calgary, Alberta, Kansas City, USA, and South Korea and Mexico City. Norman’s experience has taken him from North America to Europe to Asia to Latin America. He delivers powerful and strategic presentations as a result of his unique insights and perspective.

He has facilitated the entry into new and/or international markets for a large number of companies and non-profit agencies. Norman Leach looks at the politics, risks, opportunities and rewards in acting in a global marketplace. He received the 2011 Canadian Manufacturer and Exporters Award for Leadership in Export Development due to his strategical insights and expertise. Norman Leach teaches at Mount Royal University and SAIT on the topics of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and International Trade. He has also taught at the University of Lethbridge (where he won the Instructor of the Year Award), the University of Manitoba, University of Alberta, Grant McEwan University and Red River Community College in Manitoba.

Norman Leach is a avid historian, award winning writer, documentary producer, professional speaker and adventurer. He is the consummate storyteller combining history, multi-media and storytelling to “bring history to life”. Norman is the bestselling author of five books on military history. He is also a regular contributor to a number of other military and historical journals. Leach has been the historian on a number of movies and documentaries including: “Passchendaele” – the WW1 Epic produced by Canadian Paul Gross and filmed in Calgary. Norman worked with all departments, was a special skills extra and an active media spokesperson for the movie.

Norman’s documentary credits include “The Road to Passchendaele” which aired on Global, “The Mad Trapper of Rat River” on Discovery and “Hitler’s Stealth Fighter” – a National Geographic documentary. Norman recently received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for “telling the stories of Canada, her people and the military.” He is also an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in UN Peacekeeping. Norman Leach is a well-known security consultant focusing on the use of private security (para-policing and paramilitary) in domestic and international situations. He is a media commentator on the use of private security forces and the military in international peacekeeping, and counter-terrorism operations.

Norman graduated from the University of Manitoba with a major in Strategic Studies and a minor in Canadian history. He then earned his certification as an Executive Protection Specialist from Executive Security International in Aspen, Colorado. Furthermore, Norman is a Governor on the Board of Governors for the Corps of Commissionaires – Southern Alberta and is the former Managing Director with the Western Canadian Defence Industries Association.

Norman has over 20 years of security experience and strategic and tactical security services to a variety of clients. His company, SCL Security Services, provides electronic and physical security solutions, security consulting and analysis and threat assessment. Norman Leach is an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in UN Peacekeeping, the Secretary of the Overseas Security Advisory Council of Alberta. He was recently awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal. Because of his experience, Norman’s network includes many security and government representatives, that help Norman and his goal to improve public safety and public policy.

Leach writes a number of national and international business columns for “The Business Edge,” “The Oil and Gas Magazine,” “Edmontonians” and “The Beacon.” Norman is one of the top 1% searched profiles on LinkedIn worldwide. Many TV and radio programs including Alberta Prime Time, CTV, Global News, CBC Radio, CTV News call on Norman for his expertise. Above all, Norman is in demand by corporations and other organizations as he brings common sense analysis of the risks facing the world today.

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Norman Leach leads organizations through the challenges and opportunities of “interesting times.”

Trends in technology, politics, economy, climate change, geopolitical uncertainty, trade agreements…What does it all mean for business?

In his multimedia online presentations, Norman leads participants through:

  • Separating real change from all the noise;

  • Building resilient teams and organizations that go “with change” rather than fighting it;

  • Leading in times of crisis and prosperity

Norman's entertaining, researched, informational and practical presentation gives audience members meaningful examples to guide them to understanding the when, how and why of what lies ahead.

Norman leads participants to becoming their own futurists by observing past trends, and the current world around them.

In this interactive, online presentation Norman Leach leads participants through:

Dominating Chaos and Change - Thriving in uncertainty and with unknown outcomes;

  • Seeing and understanding the challenges coming in the future.

  • Building Divergent Thinking - Synthesizing information, from a multitude of sources, connecting new ideas, concepts and possibilities;

  • Convergent Action - Execute on new ideas to create successful, disruptive leaders and organizations.

As the consummate storyteller, Norman inspires and mentors participants to believe and, most importantly, act on new ideas and opportunities as their own futurists.

Norman has facilitated the entry into new international markets for multiple companies and non-profit organizations.  He delves into the politics, economics, risks, opportunities and rewards in doing business in a global marketplace.

  • Exploring the world of international business

  • Culture - languages - negotiating

  • The myths - and realities - of international trade

Norman's entertaining, researched, informational and practical presentation gives audiences meaningful tools to understand the when, how and why of International Risk and Reward

Norman Leach has led organization to record growth across multiple industries and sectors.  From non-profits to international trading companies he has seen and capitalized on opportunities others simply missed.

Norman's multimedia presentation shows you how to:

  • See through the haze and identify disruptive business solutions

  • Built a team that embraces disruption

  • Profit from disruptive innovations that others have missed

Well-known for his engaging presentations Norman draws his audience in and shows them the future of business.

"Doing new things is easy - it is letting go of the old that is difficult"

Norman Leach, futurist and international business coach, guides leaders to "letting go of the old".  The new normal demands leaders no longer lean on what got them to where they are but to accept change.

Norman's presentation guides leaders to:

  • Be adaptable

  • increase business guilty

  • and to embrace change - while letting go of the old

Norman's entertaining, well-researched, informational and practical presentation gives leaders meaningful tools to lead through and beyond change.

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Norman Leach's Books

Canadian Peacekeepers, Canadian Battles, Passchendaele - Canada's Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of Flanders, Broken Arrow – America's First Lost Nuke, Great Military Leaders,

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