Byron Smith

Byron Smith

Calgary, Alberta
Expedition Leader, Adventurer and Excellence Expert
Byron Smith, mountaineer and entrepreneur, is known for turning his Ford dealership into one of the largest rural Ford dealerships in Southern Alberta. For 6 years, Byron Smith Ford Link received the prestigious "Presidents Award", an elite award for exceptional customer satisfaction and business acumen.
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Adventurers
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Motivation
  • Philanthropy & Giving Back


Byron Smith is a riveting keynote speaker on any subject related to leadership, overcoming adversity, goal setting, commitment, motivation, problem-solving, risk management, and time management. He is constantly in demand all over the world to deliver his presentations. Byron Smith is a man of many skills. Byron is a mountaineer, entrepreneur, and author. He is an outstanding motivational speaker for business, public service, trade, and professional audiences.

Byron Smith has always exemplified success through his extremely focused and goal-orientated character. Early on his in life, Byron set a goal to own a car dealership before the age of 30. At 29 he achieved that goal. He continued to use his focused and goal-orientated personality to grow his Ford Motors Dealership into one of the largest volume sales Ford Motors Dealerships in Southern Alberta. For six years, Byron Smith Ford has received the prestigious “Ford Dealership Presidents Award”. This award recognizes business acumen, outstanding customer satisfaction, and customer retention. Byron sold Byron Smith Ford in order to pursue other business adventures and interests in 2014.

Byron Smith’s strong personality comes through during his presentation. His ability to set high standards for himself and to never give up on his goals has led him down a path of success. He delivers this message to audience members with the challenge to dream big and to achieve goals. As a result of his powerful story and his motivational messages, Byron has spoken to hundreds of organizations and corporations throughout Canada, Oceania, the U.S.A., and Europe.

Using his business knowledge, life experience, determination, and mountaineering experience he organized and led “Everest 2000, the most televised Mount Everest expedition in history. On May 21, 2000, broadcasted live on CBC Television, Byron’s triumphant statement: “I can’t go any further… I’m on top of the world”, was heard and seen by millions of people in Canada and the United States. Byron Smith also has the distinction of climbing the highest mountains on all seven continents. He is one of a handful of mountaineers to have accomplished the “Seven Summits Quest”.

Equally important, Byron Smith is a philanthropist and tireless fundraiser for causes close to his heart. He is one of Canada’s ambassadors for the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation (SEHF). SEHF is a foundation in support of the Sherpa people of Nepal. In addition to the Annual SEHF Gala that Byron hosts, Byron also hosts the Calgary Tower Rappel. The Calgary Tower Rappel allows participants to rappel down the side of the Calgary Tower in exchange for a $10,000.00 donation to the SEHF.

Above all, Byron Smith has used his intensive drive and determination to inspire thousands of individuals to believe in themselves. He is passionate about guiding individuals to make it to the top in everything they do with the intention to lead them and teach them practical solutions to overcome all obstacles and succeed. With this in mind, Byron Smith will tailor his presentation to your audience and your desired learning outcomes.



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Byron Smith Topic Presentations

see you at the top

  • Keynote Presentation
  • From his opening question Byron Smith challenges, inspires, and motivates audiences with an emotionally engaging and awe-inspiring multimedia presentation. Byron tells an incredible story of risk, reward, and success as he relives with audiences his fascinating journey to the top of the world – Mount Everest. Byron Smith is guaranteed to inspire and motivate you to explore your own “Leader From Within”.

    During his presentation, audiences participate in a captivating, riveting, and emotionally stimulating multimedia presentation using visually powerful images and breathtaking video of Byron’s May 2000 Everest summit. The audience is taken on a stunning journey to the top of the world, with his incredible story of calculated risk, commitment, and success. Byron draws parallels between the business of climbing Everest and the business of achieving personal and professional success. Themes of personal leadership, vision, goal-setting, motivation, commitment, and management are explored. Byron shares his Five Guiding Principles of personal and professional fulfillment, showing the way to “Explore The Leader From Within”.

    This presentation is powerful, articulate, and inspiring, Byron Smith: See You at the Top is a must for any organization wanting to empower their associates, colleagues, and employees with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve any goal—personally or professionally.

Byron Smith travels from Calgary, Alberta & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


On behalf of the Vancouver Canucks, I would like to express our thanks for your inspiring presentation. We have many mountains to climb, and your experiences that require dedication, perseverance, and focus are an inspiration to our players as to the qualities we need to reach the Top. Thank you for a tremendous job.

Marc Crawford

Head Coach
Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey Club

A motivating experience. What a wonderful example of dedication, determination, planning, and execution to overcome the odds and achieve your goal.

Don Wheaton

Sr. Chairman CEO
First Canadian Insurance

Byron showed us just how powerful the tools of self-confidence and preparation are in achieving your goal. Everyone in our company still talks about the presentation. It was the perfect presentation for bringing our team together.

Don Smith

McKay and Partners LLP

Allow me to offer my heartfelt and head-felt recommendation of Byron Smith as a Keynote speaker for your next business conference or meeting. This is given confidently and is based on Byron’s unique ability to deliver a presentation that is both incredibly motivational and inspiring while consistently bridged back to business applications. The result of this approach together with Byron’s excellent presentation style is that his presentation is far more engaging than any other motivational speaker I have heard or personally engaged in the past.

Doug Paul

Managing Director
ING Funds

Your presentation was most inspiring and uplifting. It enabled all our Management Team to put into perspective and reflect on your message about determination and perseverance and how it can help them achieve success in their personal and professional life. Thank you.

Jacques Breunelle

Vice President
Van Houtte Coffee Inc.

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Byron Smith keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Byron Smith delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Byron Smith from Calgary, Alberta 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 Byron Smith for your event? Byron Smith Calgary, Alberta is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Byron Smith is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Byron Smith 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 Byron Smith 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 Byron Smith 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, Byron Smith 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 Byron Smith from Calgary, Alberta offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Byron Smith is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Byron Smith 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 Byron Smith 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 Byron Smith’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Byron Smith speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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Byron Smith 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 Byron Smith 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 Byron Smith to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Byron Smith for your event. As Byron Smith'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 Byron Smith 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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