"I enjoy the challenge of bringing history alive by researching local heroes and explaining their roles in Canadian Military history. I also love to give authoritative and practical advice to Canadian business on cracking new markets in South Korea, China, Mexico and the USA." - Norman Leach

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 is president of an international consultant company which specializes in Integrated Business Knowledge (Marketing, Public, Government, Media Relations and Event Management) and International Trade Development and Management. With offices in Calgary, Alberta, Kansas City, USA, and Mexico City, Mexico. Norman's experience has taken him from North America to Europe to Asia to Latin America.

Norman has facilitated the entry into new and/or international markets for a large number of companies and non-profit agencies. He 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.

 

We live in interesting times. We live with terrorists both inside Canada and all over the world. Wars are raging in famine-stricken countries. Canada is investing heavily in international woman's issues in Africa and we have deployed 600 troupes to protect the Baltic states from a growing threat from Russia. With Canada playing a larger role in international affairs, it is right and just for us to discuss our position now and in the future to secure our country and support those in need across the World.

As a active business consultant, Government contractor, writer, non profit executive director and university professor, Norman Leach has extensive experience on business related topics.

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

External factors can often affect the day to day operations for small and medium business. The Search Engines and access to information can be overwhelming, Norman will lead you to understand how to find credible sources and take advantage of them.

With technology and the ease of connectivity between the online world, entrepreneurs and businesses have never face more uncertainty as the world changes at the flick of a button. Norman Leach will help you analyze all the changes that might affect your situation and teach you how to prepare for the new challenges lying up ahead for your business, profession and/or industry.

Norman's entertaining, researched, informational and practical presentation will give audience members meaningful examples that will guide them to understand the when, how and why of the projected changes lying ahead for them. Norman will then help individuals to become their own futurist by paying attention to past trends, history and the current situation to give them their own ability to look into their future.

Norman will help the audience connect the dots on important issues that affects business operations, individual professions and all different of types of industries.

Calculating risks and assessing new markets to commence, maintain or grow your business through International Trade.

When crisis and uncertainty arrive, markets tend to shrink, all of a sudden, the need of new markets and customers is ever more important.

Business must understand what is takes to enter and compete for new opportunities. The reality is that it takes time and resources to open new markets and trading opportunities. Norman can help you and your team speed this process up and help you calculate the risks and benefits of exporting to new clients around the world.

Norman Leach will give your audience an overview of what challenges are in the way of forming new relationships to export, what laws may effect your business venture. and how to find the right opportunities to succeed in a never changing international business environment. Norman's extensive consultation experience on International Trade relationships and partnerships will allow him to get to the core of what you are doing right, where you can improve and where you need to go to become an International Exporter.

Canada has a unique position amongst all nations in the World. It participates in the G7, the Commonwealth and "la francophonie".  It's sphere of influence  is underestimated.  Peaceful and multi-cultural in nature, Canada sets a standard.

 

The Evolution of Peacekeeping

Canada's role in international peacekeeping is legendary. Canada led the World in exemplary service. Where, when and what results occurred overseas in every case or in any instance?

What about today? What about tomorrow? Where do Canada's best interests lie?

Conquering Europe – The Canadians in WWII

Canada has many heroes, ground-breaking leaders that have effectively contributed to the winning of the war against the Nazis Alliance.  What compelled Canada's emancipation of Holland? In WWII, how did we contribute in the Pacific? What about in Italy? France?

Forging Canada – Vimy Hill 70 and Passchendaele

Normand will explain how Canada gained international status and notoriety with its courageous battle at Vimy ridge.  Having worked closely with the producers, directors and actors of the famous Canadian film, Passchendaele, he will regale audience Members about the battle and give pride to Canada as a nation.

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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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