Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Healthcare Executive & Advisor | Thought Leader | Executive Coach | Transformation & Strategy
Amy is passionate about bridging the gaps around strategy, management, and leadership through knowledge translation at the crossroads of health and business. She is fiercely committed to advancing diversity and innovation in leadership, and up-skilling health leaders and practice owners to create ripple effects across our communities. She holds an MBA with a dual concentration in Organizational Leadership and Health Administration. She is a pharmacist, a Certified Leadership Coach, globally certified Project Management Professional and also certificates in Emotional Intelligence and Advanced Strategic Management and Leadership. Most recently, Amy has been selected as an emerging leader by the Governor General of Canada and is a recent alumni of the prestigious Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Future Trends
  • Academia
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Consultant & Coach
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Family & Parenting
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthcare

AMY OLIVER BIOGRAPHY

Amy Oliver is an experienced healthcare executive and the founder and CEO of a consulting agency where she offers trusted advisory services, leadership, and business coaching to practice owners, leaders, academics, and organizations in the health and social sectors. With a passion for bridging the gaps around strategy, management, and leadership at the crossroads of health and business, she is fiercely committed to advancing diversity and innovation in leadership.

Amy holds an MBA with a dual concentration in Organizational Leadership and Health Administration, and she possesses a rich professional background as a pharmacist, Certified Leadership Coach, and globally certified Project Management Professional. She also holds certificates in Emotional Intelligence and Advanced Strategic Management and Leadership.

Throughout her career, Amy has advised and coached hundreds of health leaders across Canada to drive high performance within healthcare, social services, and academia. She’s been recognized internationally for her academic work on gender and entrepreneurship and has won multiple health sector and leadership awards. Amy has also been selected as an emerging leader by the Governor General of Canada, and she is a recent alumnus of the prestigious Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference.

In addition to her professional services, Amy Oliver is a sought-after keynote speaker with the Speakers Bureau of Canada and a member of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants. She actively collaborates with the Associates at the Asper School of Business and is involved with the James W. Burns Leadership Institute, the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, and the Diversity Institute.

Amy’s commitment to excellence, combined with her dedication to up-skilling health leaders and creating ripple effects across communities, positions her as an influential figure in both health and business sectors. Her reputation for excellence and her proven track record make her a valuable asset for those seeking to foster innovation and growth in today’s complex healthcare landscape.

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Diverse Conversations

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The Future of Pharmacy - Canada Edition: Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver Topic Presentations

bitter or better? leading through change and uncertainty

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  • Forest fires may devastate, but they also fertilize new growth. In this captivating keynote session, Amy Oliver invites you to embrace this catalytic moment in time as an opportunity for healthcare professionals to rise from the ashes and showcase their unwavering strength of character.

    Amy explores where we go from here, challenging the consequences of defending the status quo. Together, we will dive into stories and gain valuable insights about how the choices we make today will shape our place and the future of our profession.

    Prepare to question assumptions that no longer serve you and to challenge the comfort of the familiar. Amy encourages you to navigate the turbulent environment with resilience and determination, reaching for the best that is yet to come. During this inspiring keynote, you’ll discover practical takeaways to create your own compelling case for change.

    Amy will provide you with the tools and strategies to break free from the limitations of the past and embrace innovation and growth at individual, organizational, and societal levels.  Walk away from this session motivated to learn, expand your horizons, and grow both personally and professionally.

    Join Amy Oliver as she ignites a spark of hope and resilience, inspiring you to seize this moment of opportunity. Together, let’s rise from the ashes, shape the future of health care, and build a profession that is adaptive, impactful, and aligned with the needs of the ever-changing world.

10 essential tips to skillfully managing people

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  • Join Amy Oliver for an immersive and interactive workshop that will equip you with the tools to skillfully manage people and lead teams in today’s dynamic environment. Together, we will explore ten essential and practical tips for current and aspiring team leaders to navigate the challenges of a workforce crisis, changing scopes of practice, a polarized world, and incoming innovation.

    Success as a people leader is not a matter of chance, but a deliberate design. During this workshop, we will challenge stereotypes and conventional notions of leadership, culture, and talent management. Amy will guide you to rethink and reshape your approach to leading and fostering result-driven teams.

    Discover the power of healthy conflict and how embracing it can unlock innovative solutions and drive growth. Gain urgently needed strategies for embracing collectivistic leadership, fostering a culture of collaboration, and reaping the rewards of disciplined teamwork.

    Walk away from this workshop equipped with the skills and mindset needed to steer your teams through challenges, foster a culture of excellence, and achieve sustainable success.

    Success as a people leader requires us to challenge the status quo and adapt to the changing dynamics of the workplace. Join Amy Oliver in this engaging workshop and gain the tools to skillfully manage people, lead teams, and create a culture of collaboration and results. Together, let’s unlock the potential of your leadership and drive transformative change in your organization.

onward - leadership insights to rise through crisis

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  • Join Amy Oliver, a visionary healthcare leader, as she shares her expertise on how our healthcare workforces can feed forward to foster engagement and retention. In this enlightening keynote session, we will explore the challenges we face, the path forward, and how healthcare providers and leaders can navigate the evolving landscape of the industry.

    Through captivating stories and insightful anecdotes, Amy will delve into the workforce crisis, changing practices, polarized worlds, and incoming innovations that shape the healthcare ecosystem. Together, we will examine the impact of these factors on workforce engagement and retention, and uncover strategies to navigate these challenges successfully.

    Discover the transformative power of coaching as a leadership style and how it can empower and inspire teams. Amy will share stories of the profound impact of coaching in healthcare settings, highlighting its ability to foster growth, improve communication, and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement. Learn the importance of framing when communicating with teams and how it can influence engagement, motivation, and collaboration.

    During this inspiring keynote session, you’ll be encouraged to question assumptions that no longer serve you well and to embrace a mindset of adaptability and growth. Explore the power of collectivistic leadership, where collaboration, inclusivity, and shared responsibility drive positive change. Gain practical takeaways and insights that can be applied immediately to foster engagement and retention within your own healthcare organization.

    Together, let’s shape a future where healthcare organizations thrive, teams are empowered, and patients receive the highest quality of care.

know your role - reframing the narrative for women in leadership

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  • Join Amy in an engaging keynote session as she explores the critical topic of advancing women in leadership. In this thought-provoking experience, Amy highlights the importance of women in leadership as a human rights issue and a key sustainable development goal.

    Amy presents a compelling case for adopting a sociological approach to drive change at individual, organizational, and societal levels. She invites you to question the prevailing notions of individualism, choice, and gender neutrality, and challenges you to take a broader view across your sphere of influence while giving new meaning to “knowing your role”.

    Walk away from this enlightening keynote session inspired and equipped with a sociological lens to effect sustainable change. Gain a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to advancing women in leadership, understanding that it is not just a matter of individual advancement, but a critical step towards achieving gender equality and creating a better future for all.

now what? courage, leadership, & social innovation

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  • Join Amy Oliver in an engaging and dynamic keynote session that will ignite your passion for challenging the status quo and embracing a fulfilling and purpose-driven career. In this transformative experience, we will explore the power of creativity, self-compassion, and meaningful work.

    Together, we will challenge the norms, stereotypes, and outdated practices that hinder our professional growth and personal satisfaction. Amy will guide you through a thought-provoking journey of self-discovery, encouraging you to question the expectations placed upon you and redefine what success means in your own terms.

    Discover strategies to take ownership of your engagement, craft your career path, and find the courage to live through your work. You’ll learn to embrace discomfort as a catalyst for growth and differentiation. By aligning your values with your work, you will create broader practice change and make a meaningful impact.

    Walk away from this session with a renewed sense of purpose and the tools to reset and write the narrative in your own story. Discover how to create a practice that not only meets your professional needs but also aligns with your personal values and passions.

    Together, let’s rewrite the narrative and create a future where meaningful work is the cornerstone of professional success and personal fulfillment.

navigating tomorrow: leading sustainable healthcare innovation

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  • The healthcare landscape is in crisis, underscoring the urgent need for innovative and sustainable solutions to navigate the challenges and headwinds caused by lacking financial resources, inequity in care, and workforce burnout. This presentation advocates for the adoption of new leadership models that promote innovation at all levels and compels us to re-evaluate conventional leadership approaches.

    Dive into stories of how we can foster enduring solutions that are holistic, equitable, community-driven, and realistic. Explore the potential for impactful solutions that extend beyond specialized departments, and reach every corner of healthcare organizations, workforces, and communities. It is the grassroots involvement of “boots on the ground” that can catalyze transformative change. As we navigate the complexities of the healthcare crisis, the adoption of new leadership models that embrace the principles of collectivistic leadership while setting up leaders to guide their teams toward meaningful work. She shares tips for shaping a brighter and more resilient future for healthcare through engagement and sustainable innovation at all levels.

Testimonials

All it took was one phone call with Amy for me to know that she was right for us. We brought her in and she was outstanding. I had several audience members comment to me that they were riveted. Amy had a huge impact on them. We were so impressed that we’re bringing her in for another event we’re hosting in Toronto. If you’re looking for someone engaging, personable and with a unique ability to impact an audience in a meaningful way, you can’t go wrong with Amy

Martin Rissin

Brand Director
Pharmacy U

Amy was the perfect keynote for our Women’s Mental Health in Primary Care Conference. Her talk was a perfect blend of relatable content about the challenges of being a woman in healthcare with a reminder of our power to influence the situations we find ourselves in as women in healthcare. We were looking for a speaker who could inspire our delegates to live professional and personal lives of more meaning and purpose, and Amy delivered!

Dr. Carly Crewe

Founder
Eunoia Medical

I had the pleasure of seeing Amy Oliver speak at the Eunoia Medical conference. She spoke passionately about following one’s sense of higher purpose with such sincere conviction that was as inspiring as it was invigorating. Amy encouraged everyone in attendance to imagine a life where they wake up feeling excited to do the work they feel called to do. This was not only incredibly affirming for me as I’d been striving to do this in the past five years but also had me instantly excited to...

Sharmeen Mazaheri, M.D., C.C.F.P.

Attendee
Eunoia Medical conference

Articles & Media

Pharmacy Leader Amy Oliver: "I truly believe our impact can be far-reaching and long-lasting."

Canadian Healthcare Network

I truly believe our impact can be far-reaching and long-lasting if we work to knock down barriers to women in leadership, empower all our pharmacists with the autonomy to define what meaningful work means to them, and help them develop the strategy and leadership skills to execute on their passions.
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How Amy Oliver is strengthening a new generation of leaders through Womentum

CIBCO

Amy’s firm coaches its clients across health-care and other spaces to plan for success while keeping gender equity in mind. Amy has a long-term tenure in the pharmacy space and started her journey in pharmacy in 2003 when she was only 17 years old. She then graduated with her Bachelors in...
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Skill Builder

ReadyUM

If you’re a health professional, you probably left university knowing much more about patient care than about leading an equitable team or strategically managing a practice. Pharmacy alumna Amy Oliver [B.Sc.Pharm/09, MBA/20] was the same way. Then the self-described “big-picture thinker”...
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Women in Pharmacy Leadership program launches with mentorship event and dynamic talk

University of Waterloo

We all have a role to play in closing the gender gap in pharmacy leadership. To do our part, Waterloo Pharmacy officially launched its Women in Pharmacy Leadership program (WIPL) this week. The program consists of an event series for all members of the Waterloo Pharmacy community and a...
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How to book Amy Oliver for an event?

Amy Oliver keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Amy Oliver delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Amy Oliver from Winnipeg, Manitoba for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

Interested in booking Amy Oliver for an event?

Are you looking to hire Amy Oliver for your event? Amy Oliver Winnipeg, Manitoba is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Amy Oliver is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Amy Oliver is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Amy Oliver from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Amy Oliver to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Amy Oliver creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Amy Oliver from Winnipeg, Manitoba offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Amy Oliver is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Amy Oliver focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Amy Oliver will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Amy Oliver’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Amy Oliver speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

How much does it cost to hire Amy Oliver for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

Amy Oliver is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Amy Oliver speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Amy Oliver to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Amy Oliver for your event. As Amy Oliver's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Amy Oliver and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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