Mark Tewksbury
Olympic Gold Medalist - Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
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Keynote speaker, Mark Tewksbury is a Canadian Icon, Olympic Gold Medalist & successful motivational speakers known for inspiring corporate audiences in Canada. Recognition of leadership in the Olympic Movement and for social change appointed Olympic champion, humanitarian, and 2SLGBTQI advocate Mark Tewksbury to the Companion of the Order of Canada. In 1998, Mark Tewksbury became Canada's first sports hero to openly declare his homosexuality and helped start a national conversation inclusivity of gays in sport.

Expertise in

  • Communications
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Business Growth & Strategy
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Athletes & Sports
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy

MARK TEWKSBURY BIOGRAPHY

Olympian and humanitarian, Mark Tewksbury first came to prominence as the star athlete who burst out of the water at the Barcelona Olympics; an Olympic Champion with gold, silver, and bronze medals, 7 world records, and a cover appearance on TIME magazine. When Mark Tewksbury publicly came out in 1998, Mark was one of the first openly gay Olympic champions in the world. Mark Tewksbury has been a leader in the LGBTQ2S+ movement ever since.

What makes Mark Tewksbury an unforgettable speaker is not just his compelling sharing of Olympic stories, or his excellence in leadership, or even all his remarkable post-Olympic accomplishments. What continues to make Mark much in-demand is his dynamic approach: No two keynotes are ever the same because no two audiences are ever the same.

Mark Tewksbury invests into each organization by interviewing his clients to find out what their objectives are for the event. Then, drawing from his vast repertoire of leadership experiences, Mark aligns the best story arc to amplify the client’s message, creating a speech that is insightful, impactful, and inspiring. Mark’s natural speaking ability and engaging style often make him the highlight of the event.

Currently, Mark is vice president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, and co-founder of Great Traits, a leadership training company. Mark has played a strong role in shifting and shaping Canadian society; he has championed human rights, equity, and inclusion – on and off the field of play. He has received five honorary degrees, the Queens’s Jubilee Silver Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Gender Equality. Most recently, Mark was appointed Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honor. At any given time, there is a limit of 165 Canadians that carry this distinction and honour.

Mark speaks about the legacy of leadership; about resiliency and innovation; about creating integrated support teams to foster excellence and achievement; about what creating inclusive workspaces look like; about the high-performance traits needed to support the workforce of today and tomorrow. Drawing on his vast leadership experience as well as data from his leadership teaching, Mark’s authentic, thoughtful, and inspired approach is guaranteed to spark new ways of thinking and leave a lasting impression for years to come. Tewksbury is an important voice here in Canada and around the world, known for his powerful messages on leadership, innovation, compassion, peak performance, LGBT rights, diversity and inclusion.

Embrace Contradictions - Great Leadership requires finding what works best in any situation.

  • (Agility, Awareness, Resilience, Being open to Change, Taking Risks, Leadership)

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Collaboration and Innovation - Unleash Your Competitive advantage

  • (Innovative Mindset, Culture of Innovation, Leveraging Strengths for a Competitive Advantage)

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Challenging Convention on the Road to Companion - A Leadership Legacy

  • (Leadership, Legacy, Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ+, Giving Back, Influence Wisely, Show Goodwill)

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Celebrating Humanity - Creating Inclusive Workplaces

  • (Safe Workspace, Diverse corporate cultures, D & I, Culture, Indigenous outreach, LGBTQ2S+)

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We could not have asked for a better speaker. Through your infectious energy and your innate ability to draw us into your life experiences, you really captured what we were after. You set a tone of being open to change, taking risks, being prepared, recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion, appreciating the contradictions, and staying focused on the goal or ‘prize’. The accolades for the event are pouring in and the feedback about your talk has been tremendous.

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Mark Tewksbury CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Communications
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Team Building & Teamwork
  • Business Growth & Strategy
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Athletes & Sports
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Gender Equality
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Motivation
  • Olympians & Olympics
  • Psychological Safety
  • Social Justice & Human Rights
  • Youth Leadership & Students
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Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Mark Tewksbury 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 Mark Tewksbury 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, Mark Tewksbury is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Mark Tewksbury 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 Mark Tewksbury 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 Mark Tewksbury’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Mark Tewksbury speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Mark Tewksbury to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Mark Tewksbury for your event. As Mark Tewksbury'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 Mark Tewksbury 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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