Michael Kerr

Michael Kerr

Canmore, Alberta
Workplace Energizer - Leadership, Change, Corporate Culture & Innovation Expert
Michael Kerr is a Canadian Hall of Fame speaker who is a thought leader who speakers about the world's most inspiring corporate cultures. Mike Kerr brings his high energy and memorable brand of humor in the workplace to inspire thousands of business audiences around the world through his captivating presentations. Mike brings individuals to shift their mindset and their approach to their work while helping businesses manage their employees and workplace culture to meet the demand in the 21st Century.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Future Trends
  • Agriculture & Farming
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  • Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP)
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  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance


Certified Speaking Professional and Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame inductee Michael Kerr is an international business speaker, very funny motivational speaker, workshop trainer, and the author of 8 books including, The Jerk-Free Workplace: How You Can Take The Lead to Create a Happier, More Inspiring Workplace; The Humor Advantage: Why Some Businesses Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank; and Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire: How to Recruit, Onboard, and Train New Employees to Live Your Culture Out Loud.

Whether virtual or in-person, Michael Kerr’s presentations offer relevant, practical ideas delivered with his memorable brand of high-energy, clean humour. “Inspiring,” “hilarious,” “energizing,” “brilliant ideas,” and “relevant and timely content,” are phrases clients repeatedly use to describe his powerful presentations.

Michael Kerr’’s ideas on building inspiring workplaces have been featured in hundreds of publications worldwide, including Forbes, Fast Company and Business Insider, while his Inspiring Workplaces blog has been listed as one of the top-30 workplace blogs in the world. Michael Kerr travels the world researching, writing, and speaking about inspiring workplace cultures, inspiring leaders, and businesses that leverage their humor resources to drive outrageous results for their employees and their customers.

Michael Kerr is known as one of North America’s leading speakers on creating high-performing, service-first cultures and is well known as one of Canada’s most influential speakers. Mike has years of experience in speaking and consulting with some of the world’s leading organizations and companies. Mike is well known for his ability to entertain and engage audiences through with innovative ideas, and his high energy, hilarious, inspiring, and thought-provoking programs are often rated as having the greatest impact and relevance of any presentation at a conference.

This is why Michael Kerr has been listed as one of Canada’s most requested business speakers. Michael Kerr has delivered his captivating keynote presentations and training workshops to more than 3,000 audiences, from Texas to Toronto, from Austria to Australia.

Michael Kerr presentations offer relevant, practical ideas delivered with his memorable brand of clean humor. “Inspiring,” “hilarious,” “energizing,” “fabulous ideas,” and “incredibly relevant and timely content,” are phrases clients repeatedly use to describe the impact of his presentations.



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Michael Kerr Topic Presentations

putting humour to work for less stress and more success!

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  • Highly successful organizations understand that humour in the workplace both reflects a strong culture and creates a less stressful, more innovative work environment with higher levels of employee engagement, retention, and morale.

    As Michael Kerr will tell your audience, there is nothing trivial about this topic: humour helps people succeed at an individual, team, and organizational level. Humour is one of the most powerful stress-busters available, and it’s a resource that can boost morale, improve workplace communication, spark creative thinking, enhance customer service, and increase productivity.

    Many of Michael’s clients choose this topic because its universal messages and clean humour make it a great kickoff or closing experience. And because it’s different than what many people have seen before, it’s a great way to shake things up at your meeting, energize people, and create a truly memorable event! Michael aims to deliver as much relevant, practical content and inspiring ideas as possible, but in a fun (sometimes even hilariously outrageous) way so the ideas stick!

    The presentation includes door prizes (usually copies of one of Michael’s books), as well as digital resources and e-books for you to use as you see fit.

inspiring workplaces - the way work ought to be!

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  • Leadership guru Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” And for good reason: Workplace culture drives success, and successful organizations don’t leave their culture to chance. If you want phenomenal results, it starts by being intentional about building a great workplace culture. People don’t just want to be inspired at work, they need to be inspired at work.

    Inspiring Workplaces is a fun, high-energy presentation that challenges conventional thinking about the workplace and reminds people of the vital role work plays in our lives. Because the presentation takes a holistic look at the workplace, Michael touches on many different topics, which means that everyone will find something that resonates with them. And because it’s the “40,000-foot view” of the workplace, the program will tie into almost any event theme.

    Michael Kerr aims to deliver as much relevant, practical content and inspiring ideas on how to build a fun, positive, high-performing culture as possible, and deliver those ideas in a fun (sometimes even hilariously outrageous) way so the ideas stick! The presentation includes door prizes (usually copies of one of Michael’s books), as well as digital resources and e-books for you to use as you see fit.

    Why choose between content and fun when you can have both? Inspiring Workplaces offers practical, relevant ideas geared towards creating more inspiring, innovative, fun and successful workplaces, delivered in a humorous and memorable style.


inspiring leadership - creating a purpose-driven, values-based, innovative and yes, fun culture for a 21st-century workforce

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  • Culture drive success. When I ask inspiring leaders from around the world what’s been more important to their success – business strategy or culture, 95% say it’s their culture. But great cultures don’t happen by accident. An inspiring culture requires a dedicated commitment by every leader in an organization. The Human Capital Institute suggests that 70% of a leaders’ time should be focussed on talent development and culture building – culture is just that important. So if you want an inspiring culture, there’s no getting around it – you need to invest in making that happen!

inspiring change at work - how to drive innovation, spark creativity, and turn ideas into action

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  • Every one of Michael’s client tells him they are grappling with unprecedented levels of change in their organization. To which he responds, “Welcome to the club!” Without question the pace of change is accelerating.

    You have three choices: Innovate and lead the change, adapt to the change that’s happening around you, or… settle for the status quo and eventually put a “FOR SALE” sign up on your business. But here’s the deal: Change isn’t something that happens periodically – you need to build it into your cultural DNA so your leaders and employees understand that change is a welcome, positive and necessary force in your organization.

    You need to equip them with tools that will help them be more resilient in the face of change. Because ideas are the currency of success that drive change forward it’s essential that you nurture a culture that supports creativity and innovation. You need ideas – both big and small, that will help you lead change and adapt to change. You need ideas that will help you stand out from the herd. And you need ideas that will help you achieve the results you deserve and the results you need!

    Whether it’s a thought-provoking keynote or an interactive breakout session or workshop, this presentation is sure to get your participants thinking in new ways and fi red up about the challenges they face. Presentation Goal: To deliver as much relevant, practical content, and inspiring ideas on how to build a culture of creativity that’s more resilient to change, but deliver those ideas in a fun, sometimes hilariously outrageous way, so the ideas stick! The presentation includes door prizes (typically copies of one of Michael’s books), as well as a suite of on-line resources for you to use as you see fit.

    Michael kerr aims to deliver as much relevant, practical content, and inspiring ideas on how to build a culture of creativity that’s more resilient to change, but deliver those ideas in a fun, sometimes hilariously outrageous way, so the ideas stick! The presentation includes door prizes (typically copies of one of Michael’s books), as well as a suite of on-line resources for you to use as you see fit.

the humour advantage - why some businesses are laughing all the way to the bank

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  • Based on Michael Kerr wildly successful book The Humor Advantage, this presentation is geared towards business owners, managers, HR managers, front line customer service employees and any business employees interested in how to brand their business effectively to attract employees and customers, provide outrageously effective customer service and boost sales to new heights. It’s about leveraging your humour advantage to get the results you want… and the results you deserve!

    Not only is this presentation wildly entertaining and guaranteed to keep participants awake and laughing, but it’s also packed full of inspiring business success stories from around the world and jammed to the brim with real-world, relevant results that participants can put to work immediately.

    Michael kerr aims to help businesses grow and achieve outrageous results. Michael loves working with business leaders who are passionate about growing their businesses, who want to exceed their customers’ expectations and who want to build an inspiring business that leaves a lasting legacy. Michael’s goal is to inspire audience members by sharing real world examples and to give audience members the ideas and tools they need to act upon that inspiration.

hire, inspire and fuel their fire - how to recruit, onboard and train new employees to live your culture out loud!

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  • You cannot create a rocking, innovative, service-first culture without getting your hiring, onboarding, and training right! As the old mantra warns: “If you hire wrong, you can do no right, but if you hire right, you can do no wrong!” So this is an essential topic for leaders who understand the significant costs associated with a bad hire and, conversely, the enormous benefit of finding top talent who are a perfect fit for their organization. Participants will love Michael’s unique take on this highly in-demand topic and appreciate the many insights and innovative ideas based on Michael’s extensive interviews with CEOs, senior managers, and HR professionals from around the world.

    Re-energized, inspired participants will walk away with innovative insights and ideas they can immediately apply to their workplace. They’ll gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to create a truly inspiring workplace culture, how to re-energize their recruitment practices to attract employees who are a better fit, and they’ll learn how to bring more fun, creativity, and passion into their workplace! Whether it’s a high-octane keynote, interactive workshop, or an idea-filled breakout session, this presentation will leave participants rethinking their entire approach to workplace culture. Participants will also love the bundle of follow-up e-resources packed with relevant takeaways and they’ll appreciate the chance to win copies of Michael’s book, Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire!”

    This idea-packed presentation, delivered with Michael’s legendary dynamic, humour-filled fl air, is designed to challenge participants’ perspectives, inspire them to take immediate action, and refuel their passion for their workplace culture.

inspiring ideas for inspiring presentations

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  • It’s not so much WHAT you say that matters, it’s HOW you say it! How you say it, how you make that sales pitch, how you deliver that speech at the annual conference or how you present an idea in the boardroom, means the difference between success and failure. Or at least between being mediocre and brilliantly effective.

    It can mean the difference between boring your audience into a catatonic stupor and keeping them awake; the difference between alienating your audience and connecting with the audience; the difference between having absolutely no impact on your audience (and really, how depressing is that?) and inspiring your audience to action, whether it be an audience of 3 or 3,000.

    Inspiring Ideas for Inspiring Presentations workshops offer practical tips designed to help any level of speaker improve both their confidence and their speaking skills.


Just wanted to say “WOW!” – that was awesome! Our NAPA Autopro group has had many motivational speakers at our conferences over the years, but none the likes of Mike Kerr. We had asked you to not just give us a motivational speech that was “pure entertainment” but help us with implementation in the workplace, and that is just what you did! By the end of the meeting, you could see that the ideas had clicked with the members and they were very willing to bring it back. It has only been a month, but already comments are coming in on the successes the members have had with their sometimes very stressful shops. I will be recommending you to anyone that asks!

Richard Dansereau

NAPA Autopro BDG

Michael Kerr held the full attention of our Senior Management Team for a full FOUR hour presentation – no small accomplishment! His style is highly energetic, and the information he imparts with flair and humour is applicable to everyday life and work situations. Mike’s management philosophy is a fantastic approach that I have encouraged my team to carry forward. I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews from the team, and absolutely recommend Mike’s fabulous persona without hesitation.

Martine Rothblatt

Chairman & CEO
United Therapeutics

Your name and topic brought a record crowd to our meeting. You provided us with an opportunity to laugh and a chance to look at how we can make our workplaces truly exciting places to be!

Heather Ayres

Human Resources
Management Association of Manitoba

Michael Kerr, your presentation was beyond excellent! I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work prior to and at our conference last week. You have the unique ability as a speaker to both entertain and educate people. Our audience all felt you had a good understanding of our business challenges, and were darn funny at the same time. Your presentation was the perfect mix of a serious business based message, along with a very funny and engaging delivery. He is a very talented, entertaining and compelling speaker. I would strongly recommend Michael Kerr to any company as I would use his services again without question

Dave Thompson

CFO & President
Sandvik Canada, Inc

87% of the staff gave you the highest rating available – many said it was the best workshop they have EVER attended. Based on the evaluations you were hilarious, inspirational and motivational and many want you back! I still see examples in the workplace more than two months after the workshop!

Charlene Dalen

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Michael Kerr’s presentation was highly energetic and humorous, focusing on creating a more positive work environment. Comments from members included: ‘Fabulous, wow!, awesome and timely.’ Over 90% of the audience rated the session as having exceeded their expectations!

Bill Baumgartner

Secretary Treasurer
Co-operative Managers Assoc.

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

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