Maggie Greyson

Maggie Greyson

Toronto, Ontario
Award-Winning Designer and Futurist, Innovation Strategy, Speaker, and Writer
Maggie Greyson is an award-winning designer and an award-winning humble futurist known for helping individuals, organizations, and governments to think. Maggie Greyson facilitates a fun, hands-on virtual presentation whose outcome is a deep reflection on how you and your organization will achieve your meaningful goals.
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Technology
  • Future Trends
  • Conference
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Inspirational


Maggie Greyson is a global award-winning Futurist for mastery in future thinking and design. She co-founded Futures Present to help people discover surprising opportunities and unintended consequences. Now is a unique time for us to ask tough questions, “Is this what we want, or what we don’t want?” She will teach you to use uncertainty to become more resilient and strategic. Let’s try long-term thinking, together. Maggie Greyson has also founded Noemic. We are an authentic “Thought-Leadership” incubator. Maggie is on the faculty of the leadership practice studio and will be teaching Strategic Foresight at Huron College at Western University in the fall.

Maggie Greyson gained her wisdom from a decade in the theatre as a designer in the US, UK, and Canada. She played with the past, present, and future at the International Shakespeare’s Globe, and the Stratford Theatre Festival. It has made an indelible mark, indeed added patina, to how she interacts with the world. Transferring these skills to innovation in products, programs, and services came naturally. As a result, her work with Fortune 100 companies has set templates for innovation in digital media worldwide.

Scanning for disruption is the work while enabling bold leaders is the perk. As an experienced foresight practitioner, she does workshops to help you to uncover trends and drivers of the future. She writes reports and custom content pieces for clients and the media. Her clients include governments, universities, healthcare, tech, and non-profit organizations. Maggie Greyson also speaks on emerging technology, innovation, design and foresight at conferences across Canada.

Maggie’s most important work, Making Futures Present has won global awards for helping people of all ages to empower themselves in a complex world. “The future begins… with you.” She will facilitate a fun hands-on virtual workshop for you. The outcome is a deep reflection on how you and your organization will achieve your meaningful goals.



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Maggie Greyson Topic Presentations

making futures present

  • Keynote Presentation
  • “The first rule of survival is clear: Nothing is more dangerous than yesterday’s success.” Alvin Toffler. Learn about strategies and techniques for an individual, team, or organization to help think into a post-COVID-19 future. Design thinking, strategic foresight, and systems thinking help you to think broadly to mitigate risk. Make connections with people who need your skills now, more than ever.

    Online Workshop: Science fiction writer William Gibson said, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” In this workshop, we will use the future to remind us of our basic values, skills and abilities.  Suitable for individuals or organizations.

futures are normal

  • Keynote Presentation
  • This virus is a rupture in our normal way of life. Normal is the expectation that tomorrow is much like today. We tend to believe that the distant future is blurry, menacing, and unknowable. In this presentation, you will understand why this is so. Yet, we can take advantage of our ways of understanding to create desirable futures.

    Online Workshop: We are unintentionally making new habits, we must create habits with intention. We will learn a popular foresight method called backcasting customized for your event. This workshop is great for individual and group work.

scanning for partners

  • Keynote Presentation
  • We are seeing extreme efforts to flatten the curve. This is a global effort as COVID-19 knows no borders. The United Nations has outlined 17 Sustainable Development Goals that also need immediate efforts to flatten the curve. In this keynote, Maggie will help you to understand what the UN Sustainable Development Goals are, and why they will change the fundamentals of your operation.

    Online Workshop: This workshop will be customized to address organizational goals that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This is a highly collaborative brainstorm, good for groups up of 4-6 people.

unesco - futures literacy summit

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Futures Literacy is an essential competency for the 21st Century. The Futures Literacy Summit will directly address the massive disruptions that 2020 has brought to humanity’s images of the future, and provide practical solutions for overcoming today’s challenges by becoming more “futures literate”.

foresight is more than 20/20

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Leadership has never been more important than right now. The World is collectively going through an event that has tested human intelligence and resolve in a way that has revealed that as a collective species – we need to do better! “Foresight is more than 20/20”. It gives Leaders and Organizations the opportunity to spot weak signals in advance – when there is still time to proactively think about solutions. In the following presentation, Maggie Greyson will share stories that illustrate why it is important right now for Leaders to look at data differently and how new practices can transform Leaders into Authentic Thought Leaders – people that we crave and need to lead us into a more utopic future.

Maggie Greyson travels from Toronto, Ontario & 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.


The time leading up to the conference, during our conversations, was terrific with various turns of phrases and me delighting in your thought design. And what a result! During the session, I received private chats about how “cool” the session was and have since had many thoughtful comments from students and faculty about framing the future with optimism. One theatre student even said to me that he is less panicked about how to frame the unknown. That’s not an insignificant gift! I’m very grateful you donated your time to this pilot project, which has set the template for roll-out formally across the college.

Jennifer McIlroy

Professor, SCMAD Lead, SCMAD Entrepreneurship & COE Special Initiatives, Coordinator
STORYWORKS Centennial College, School of Communications, Media, Arts & Design

Maggie teaches Interactive Narrative in Centennial College’s Interactive Media Management program. She’s an excellent teacher! Highly creative, loves exploring ideas, completely out-of-the-box thinker, plus, students really respond to her. She challenges their thinking, and they love it.

Pamella Koster

Partner Parallax Communications

Thank you for your efforts in putting this together and the considerable insights you were able to surface. It was clear from the slide deck that you were quite comprehensive in your approach and were able to gather insights from a range of audiences. We are acutely aware that it was a challenging task and the slide deck has illustrated both the ambition we have for the network and the tangible things that need to be done.

Cat Tully

School of International Futures & FromOverHere

For global systems to shift, every stakeholder will need to have some insight into their own expectations of the future. Maggie Greyson’s personal experiential futures technique called Making the Futures Present helps people to use strategic foresight to explore diverse futures. This creative one-to-one or group workshop uses multiple futures as a human-centred design tool pushing foresight in different ways. It is an introduction to the value of foresight to new segments of society providing participants with the opportunity to experience long-term thinking in a playful setting.

Association of Professional Futurists Most Significant Futures Works

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

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Maggie Greyson 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 Maggie Greyson 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. 

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