CJ Calvert


TEDx Speaker. Author of Bouncing Back - Stress, Change, and Burnout Expert
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Toronto, Ontario
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CJ Calvert is a TEDx speaker and author of Bouncing Back Through COVID-19. He regularly speaks across North America before world-class organizations on managing stress, change and burnout. Because of his expertise, he has been featured on Breakfast Television. He makes his home in Ajax, Ontario, with his fantastic wife and son. Having learned the hard way that peak performance in your career should never be done at the expense of your health or relationships, CJ Calvert bounced back from career burnout in 2002 with vigour and now teaches how strategic balance can achieve optimal results in both your personal and professional life.

Expertise in

    Speaker Types

    • Awareness Days
    • Consultant & Coach
    • Department Meeting
    • Education & Teachers
    • Lifestyle & Health
    • Online Meetings & Virtual Meetings
    • Remote Workers & Hybrid Workplace


    CJ Calvert is a professional speaker and author of Bouncing Back Through COVID-19 and Living an Exceptional LIFE. He speaks daily before world-class organizations such as IBM, The Bank of Montreal, and Sick Kids Hospital.  Because of his expertise, he has presented on the TEDx stage in Vancouver and has been a featured guest on Breakfast Television.  

    CJ Calvert studied Orchestral Composition and Psychology at York University before leaving to enthusiastically pursue a sales and marketing career at the age of 20. CJ Calvert was responsible for recruiting, training, and motivating sales teams to drive online shopping traffic to internet websites. By age 24, CJ Calvert led a massive sales team of over 300 associates. He travelled extensively across Ontario and Quebec, delivering sales training and motivational speeches to business audiences throughout those Provinces.  

    Having learned the hard way that peak performance in your career should never be done at the expense of your health or relationships, CJ Calvert bounced back from career burnout in 2002 with vigour and now teaches how strategic balance can achieve optimal results in both your personal and professional life. Over this last year, CJ Calvert has worked with hundreds of organizations to help support their staff through the stress, anxiety and burnout that the pandemic has brought. 

    A prolific writer, CJ Calvert has written ten books. He is an award-winning amateur bodybuilding champion in his spare time, and enjoys symphony composition, playing the piano, and rock climbing. He makes his home outside of Toronto with his amazing wife and son. 

    Bouncing Back Through COVID-19 

    • The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought tremendous challenges across Canada and around the world. Businesses and individuals are “doing their best” to make it through each day safely and productively. Some industries and small businesses have faced economic devastation, while many others are juggling the balance of leading a workforce that is unused to working from home while continuing to effectively serve their clients. 

      After a year of this experience, many people have understandably grown mentally and emotionally fatigued. We are no longer “working from home” but rather “living at work.” The stress of maintaining heightened vigilance to maintain safe habits like social distancing is magnified by the emotional distress that prolonged isolation can bring. Additionally, those families with school-aged kids are doing double duty by managing their kid’s emotions and helping them stay on top of their homework. And, those families who have contracted COVID-19 or are working on the front lines face additional mental and emotional trauma. 

      In this timely and relevant seminar, CJ will help your team develop and implement specific strategies that will help them not only cope during COVID-19 but thrive. 


      • to normalize their emotional and psychological experience 
      • to understand what resilience means for them 
      • recognize the warning signs of burnout  
      • specific strategies to improve their physical health, overall energy, and personal wellbeing 
      • how to bring balance back into their day 
      • the secret of creating “joy breaks” in a busy schedule 
      • a clear framework for increasing their resilience – mentally, emotionally, and physically 
      • … and more! 
    • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training


    • It has been said that the one constant in life is change. When change brings about opportunity, promotion, and prosperity, it can be a very positive experience. But for many people, these uncertain economic times have brought frustration and anxiety instead. 

      CJ Calvert has worked with hundreds of organizations across Canada this last year, connecting with thousands of people facing the tremendous stresses and challenges that the changing circumstances have brought. And his heartfelt, humorous and powerful message is this: you can find opportunity when you face setbacks. You can transform a losing situation into a winning streak. You can find the “silver lining” in every challenge. It all begins with YOU. 


      • WHY people react differently in “stressful” situations 
      • The power of PERCEPTION 
      • The SECRET to managing your frustration and anxiety 
      • The four quadrants of change 
      • Understanding your change “personality style” 
      • STRATEGIES to take control of your life 
      • … and more! 




    • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training


    • In our fast-paced world, it seems like the one constant for people is that they are always under pressure! From tension at home to deadlines at work, fighting stress can feel like a never-ending battle. In this acclaimed, informative and often funny seminar, CJ Calvert will reveal the strategies that he has shared with tens of thousands of people across Canada to help them inject more fun into their day, let off some steam, and have a more rewarding life experience! 


      • To define stress and identify our personal hot-buttons 
      • The purpose of the “fight-or-flight” response  
      • The secret of managing your stress by controlling your thoughts 
      • The 3 key strategies to relax your physiology 
      • … and more! 


    • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

    At Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, we pride ourselves on integrity and compassion. Attention to detail during a critical stress incident is of the utmost importance during a response to an emergency. 

    CJ Calvert exemplifies and demonstrates these core values. CJ has a way of connecting with his audience during a presentation in ways many other facilitators cannot. We call upon CJ for his expertise to support our Peer Support team when it comes to topics like resiliency, dealing with difficult people, bouncing back, and compassion. He has a great cadence to his delivery and shares personal and real-life stories to give credence to his messages. Thank you for being a support and friend of the Mississauga Fire Peer Support team. 

    Gary Pike

    Public Education - Captain 

    Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services 

    Hi CJ. Our thanks go to you, really. You gave a good spark to the session and gave the group something they haven’t had a lot of – a good motivational speaker. The humour was a great bonus. We surveyed the group afterwards to see how the session went. Very high marks and many comments on the enhanced quality and professionalism of the whole session. People were very highly satisfied with your talk.  So thanks for all you did to make our session a big success CJ. I look forward to working with you in the future.

      Sue Harrison 

    Senior Vice-President  Product Delivery Systems 









    Expertise in

      Speaker Types

      • Awareness Days
      • Consultant & Coach
      • Department Meeting
      • Education & Teachers
      • Lifestyle & Health
      • Online Meetings & Virtual Meetings
      • Remote Workers & Hybrid Workplace
      • Safety
      • Social & Cultural
      • Storytelling
      • TED & TEDx
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