Curt Minard
Paralympian Snowboarder, National Standing Amputee Hockey Athlete, Keynote Speaker
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Kelowna, British Columbia
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Curt Minard is a National gold medalist athlete in two winter sports who has defied all odds being a survivor of an electrical accident enduring 14,400 volts. Curt Minard inspires individuals who don’t “believe” they could achieve greatness, simply because they have a disability by becoming Paralympian snowboarder

Expertise in

  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity

Speaker Types

  • Athletes & Sports
  • Conference Keynote
  • Health and Safety
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation

CURT MINARD BIOGRAPHY

Curt Minard had a dream in 2012. Which was to set out and inspire individuals who didn’t “believe” they could achieve greatness, simply because they had a disability.

In September of 2008, Curt Minard was involved in an electrical contact accident. That warm fall day began seemingly like any other, yet a series of missed barriers led to Curt being electrocuted with 14,400 volts of electricity. Curt’s body struggled to hold on after 5 amps of electricity had forged their path of destruction. However, his will to survive was much stronger. With insurmountable odds against him, Curt was determined not only to survive such a tragedy but also to thrive. His story and his determination to conquer the odds are as impactful as they are inspirational! Curt’s narrative of his journey from being able-bodied to an individual with different abilities is inspirational and entertaining. Curt shows how one man’s worst nightmare can become another’s dream.

Not only does Curt Minard know how to excel in athletics… but he is an avid Trades Professional as an Interprovincial Red Seal Powerline Technician. Curt brings a humbling experience to every audience he is able to speak to as he shares a dark and traumatic journey. To date, Curt has had the opportunity to speak to over 100 different audiences from workplaces to schools as a keynote speaker and advocate for injured workers all over our country. These presentations describe in detail how close to death Curt was and his motivation to become “limitless”..

Curt Minard believes in pushing personal limits of inner determination and educating work environments on the importance of safety in the hopes to save just one life or accident in the workplace.

From Tragedy to Triumph

  • Not only does Curt know how to excel in athletics… but he is an avid Trades Professional as an Interprovincial Red Seal Powerline Technician. Curt brings a humbling experience to every audience he is able to speak to as he shares a dark and traumatic journey.  To date, Curt has had the opportunity to speak to over 100 different audiences from workplaces to schools as a key note speaker and advocate for injured workers all over our country. These presentations describe in detail how close to death Curt was and his motivation to become LIMITLESS.

    Curt Minard had a dream in 2012. Which was to set out and inspire individuals who didn’t “believe” they could achieve greatness, simply because they had a disability.

    In September of 2008, Curt was involved in a electrical contact accident. That warm fall day began seemingly like any other, yet a series of missed barriers led to Curt being electrocuted with 14,400 volts of electricity. Curt’s body struggled to hold on, after 5 amps of electricity had forged their path of destruction. However, his will to survive was much stronger. With insurmountable odds against him, Curt was determined not only to survive such a tragedy but to thrive. Curt’s story and his determination to conquer the odds are as impactful as they are inspirational! His narrative of his journey from being able bodied to an individual with different abilities is inspirational and entertaining. Curt Minard shows how one man’s worst nightmare can become another’s dream.

    Not only does Curt believe in pushing personal limits of inner determination, it also empowers work environments of the importance in safety, in the hopes to save just one life or accident in the workplace.

    Curt Minard’s traumatic/successful story is shared through presentations but will soon also be a biography with the unfiltered truth. For those that haven’t heard what Curt has encountered, be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions about his life! His story will empower you!

  • Keynote Presentation

I have had the great opportunity to attend the presentation twice now, and I am still very moved by Curt and his story. I think any company that wants to drive home a Safety Message to its employees, should book a presentation. It will be well worth it. I am friends with Curt’s father and he is usually present at Curt’s local presentations, and even hearing the impact on the family, I still can’t imagine the pain and anguish. Curt is truly inspiring!!

Jeffrey Cherlet

Safety Supervisor

The presentation really hit home. To have a powerline technician delivering such a strong message, one that everyone relates to, has created a heightened awareness amongst SaskPower employees. The message you provide fits into SaskPower’s strategy and direction to ensure barriers are identified in all hazard and risk assessments. Ensuring everyone is responsible for their own safety and the importance to speak up when they identify an issue with a procedure is a huge message and you drove that point home numerous times throughout your presentation. Family and safety come first. Great Message!

Donovan Nelson

SaskPower

In my 30 years in the Electrical Utility Sector I’ve never seen a more well received presentation by our staff. Curt’s candor made for an incredibly powerful message and his ability to create an honest dialogue between himself and his audience made it even more meaningful. I would strongly encourage you to have Curt deliver his message to your staff. You will not be disappointed!

Ian Murray

Utilities Safety Supervisor

EnWin

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Curt Minard CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity

Speaker Types

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

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