Anthony Calvillo

Anthony Calvillo

Montreal, Quebec
CFL Grey Cup Champion - Leadership, Resilience, & Teamwork Expert
Canadian Football League icon, Anthony Calvillo is an experienced keynote speaker that can relate to everyone with his humility and down-to-earth authenticity. Formerly of the Montreal Alouettes, he is the all-time professional football passing yards leader and first in all-time CFL passing yards with the Montreal Alouettes. His inspirational stories motivate the audience while he sharing the lessons he has learned from football and in life during his 20-year Canadian football career.
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Cancer Awareness
  • Conference
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation


From humble beginnings to a championship quarterback who played professional football for 20 years, Anthony Calvillo has a story to tell that will inspire and motivate your team. Anthony is an experienced keynote speaker who can relate to everyone with his humility and down-to-earth nature while he shares the lessons he has learned from football and in life. He is a champion, coach, teammate, husband, father, cancer survivor, and gentleman and each of those roles help him connect to people on different levels.

Anthony Calvillo is a Canadian Football League icon with the Montreal Alouettes. He is the all-time professional football passing yards leader and first in all-time CFL passing yards. In his career, he has passed for over 70,000 yards and is one of four professional quarterbacks to have completed over 400 touchdown passes. He won three Grey Cup championships in 2002, 2009, and 2010, being named the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 2002. He has won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award three times, in 2003, 2008, and 2009.

Anthony Calvillo started his Canadian Football League career in 1994 with the US expansion Las Vegas Posse. After the Posse folded a year later, Anthony was selected first overall by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the dispersal draft. While in Hamilton, he served as a backup quarterback to players such as Steve Taylor and Matt Dunigan. In 1998, Anthony signed as a free agent with the Montreal Alouettes, where over 16 seasons he became one of the most outstanding CFL quarterbacks in history.

Anthony Calvillo is a motivational speaker who shares his story with audiences across Canada. Anthony’s life is a testament to a life of facing adversity, raising the bar, and making changes along the way to succeed in life both personally and professionally. The numbers, statistics, and accomplishments speak for themselves. But he is more than just the numbers; he is hard-working and driven, yet down-to-earth, and humble – a true leader. He has always placed great importance on giving back to the community. His own life was changed by people stepping up and giving their time, their energy, and their passion to make a difference and better their communities. Giving back continues to be an important part of his mission in life.



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Anthony Calvillo Topic Presentations

leadership - learn, lead, inspire

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote Presentation
  • This presentation discusses Anthony’s personal experiences and what factors played a role in him becoming a successful leader on and off the field. He shares how having the right attitude, work ethic, and priorities will set the tone for successful leadership. It takes drive, humility, and confidence, and this keynote serves as a reminder that everyone has what it takes to become an inspiring leader in their business and personal lives.

excellence - raising the bar

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  • This presentation is about how Anthony was able to maintain top performance, which allowed him to play professional football for 20 years. The status quo is never enough to sustain success over the years and he continued to challenge and push toward a standard he created for himself. This keynote discusses how with the right mindset, attitude, and open-mindedness to adjust to constantly changing philosophies and structures, excellence is within reach.

quarterbacking teamwork

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  • Teamwork is an important foundation of sports at any level, as it is in life. In this keynote, Anthony discusses how successful communication, positive attitudes, and how having each other’s backs drives success. He shares his experience of seeing the extreme difference between having positive, high-functioning teamwork and the negative effects of having poor teamwork. He discusses the role that trust, loyalty, and mentorship had on his personal success and how these things will form a part of every successful team.

overcoming adversity

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  • In this keynote, Anthony shares about all of the challenges he faced throughout his life, starting with a turbulent childhood in La Puente, California. He also discusses different stages of mindset development as a top-level athlete while going through personal challenges. He discusses how he handled tough situations on and off the field, overcoming his wife’s and his own cancer battles, and breaking the cycle of domestic violence that he grew up with. He managed to beat the odds over and over and he inspires people to do the same in their own lives.


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Anthony Calvillo keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Anthony Calvillo delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Anthony Calvillo from Montreal, Quebec 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. 

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Are you looking to hire Anthony Calvillo for your event? Anthony Calvillo Montreal, Quebec is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Anthony Calvillo is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Anthony Calvillo 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 Anthony Calvillo 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 Anthony Calvillo 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, Anthony Calvillo 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 Anthony Calvillo from Montreal, Quebec offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Anthony Calvillo is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Anthony Calvillo 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 Anthony Calvillo 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 Anthony Calvillo’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Anthony Calvillo speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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