Richard Bartrem

Richard Bartrem

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Calgary, Alberta

Bilingual | Branding & Digital Marketing Expert | Leadership & Communication Executive

Richard Bartrem is a seasoned marketing and communications executive with over 35 years of proven leadership and management experience, and is the founder of 13 stories marketing communications. Richard is an energetic, creative and dynamic leader who brings a boundless energy to strategy conversations, big picture thinking, telling compelling stories and growing strong brands. A native of Montréal and fluently bilingual in English and French, Richard has lived in Calgary for 25 years.
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    RICHARD BARTREM BIOGRAPHY

    Richard Bartrem is a seasoned marketing and communications executive with over 35 years of proven leadership and management experience and is the founder of 13 stories marketing communications. Richard is an energetic, creative and dynamic leader who brings boundless energy to strategy conversations, big-picture thinking, telling compelling stories and growing strong brands.

    Prior to his retirement in September 2022, Richard Bartrem was the Vice-President, Communications, Brand and Community Investment for WestJet, responsible for brand and product marketing, social media, public and media relations, internal communications, sponsorship, the WestJet store and community investment.

    He joined WestJet in 2005 as Director, Brand and Communications and over the course of his career at WestJet, helped shape the WestJet brand identity as seen and loved by millions of Canadians and around the world. Richard Bartrem led the marketing function responsible for the Owners Care brand platform through to the Love Where You’re Going brand identity.

    Together with the teams, Richard had the privilege of leading, he helped launched numerous campaigns that have been experienced around the world and garnered more than two dozen marketing awards including two Lions at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

    Richard Bartrem was also responsible for overseeing the launch marketing and communications plans for WestJet Encore, WestJet Link, the development of WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop brand and helped redefine what a global WestJet will look like with the arrival of the 787 Dreamliner.

    Through his time leading WestJet’s community investment initiatives, more than 100,000 gifts of flights have been distributed to WestJet partners in support of children’s health and wellness.

    Richard Bartrem is an accomplished public speaker with more than 100 presentations on brand, communications and culture and has presented at business schools, to boards of directors and to audiences in the thousands in North American and Europe.

    A native of Montréal and fluently bilingual in English and French, Richard Bartrem has lived in Calgary with his wife and two children for 17 years.

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    Brooks: Splash of Red Gala supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary

    Calgary Herald

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) provides invaluable services to our community. Last year, the clubs served over 18,500 children, youth, and families in our city, and offered over 5,400 bed nights through their youth homeless shelter. Beyond youth homelessness, BGCC’s work also combats many other important community issues such as child sexual exploitation, poverty, food insecurity, youth unemployment, literacy, discrimination, and inter-generational trauma. Providing these services does not happen for free, so thank goodness for the annual Splash of Red Gala. This year’s gala — the 14th annual — was another great success and funds are still being tallied, but it appears...
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    New Dreamliners, digital overhaul paves way for a bright future at WestJet

    Pax News

    “This is a new WestJet,” Richard Bartrem, vice president of marketing communications at WestJet told PAX. Bartrem and other notable WestJetters shared key insights into the airline’s strategy for 2019 and beyond last night (Dec. 13) at an exclusive soirée at The Carlu in downtown Toronto. The holiday gathering welcomed close to 300 of WestJet’s top-selling travel agents, preferred partners and select staff into an elegant space illuminated by light green and blue lighting – a nod to WestJet’s corporate colours. At the forefront of the night’s presentation, entitled “The Future Is Bright,” was WestJet’s new baby – the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, WestJet’s...
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    Interview with Richard Bartrem
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    WestJet executive calls for federal support after company slashed flights and jobs
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    Richard Bartrem Topic Presentations

    Building Award-winning Cultures: Unleashing the Power of People & Purpose

    • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
    • In this captivating and insightful presentation, Richard Bartrem, a seasoned marketing and communications executive and expert in brand and culture, delves into the secrets behind building award-winning cultures within organizations. Drawing from his extensive experience and successes in being a part of West Jet’s strategy to build and maintain an award-winning culture, Richard reveals the key principles and strategies that can transform a company’s culture into a thriving, high-performing, and award-worthy environment. With a focus on the critical role of people and purpose, Richard explores how aligning values, fostering employee engagement, and creating a sense of belonging can drive exceptional results. He shares compelling stories and practical examples of organizations that have successfully cultivated award-winning cultures, including his own experiences at WestJet.

      Through this engaging talk, Richard highlights the importance of leadership in shaping and nurturing a culture of excellence. He provides valuable insights on how to inspire and motivate teams, foster innovation and collaboration, and empower individuals to take ownership of their work and contribute to collective success. Audience members will gain a deeper understanding of the key elements that contribute to the development of an award-winning culture, including effective communication, trust-building, recognition and rewards, and continuous learning and development. They will leave inspired and equipped with actionable strategies to elevate their own organizational cultures, fostering a positive and productive environment that fuels success and garners recognition.

    Leading With Agility: Navigating Change, Managing Disruption, and Pivoting Towards Success

    Culture As A Strategy: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital

    Elevating Customer Experience: Embracing People-first Customer Service

    The Power of Pull Marketing Strategy: Attract, Engage, and Convert With Precision

    Weathering the Storm: Mastering Crisis Communications for Organizational Resilience

    Amplifying Brand Reputation, Recognition, and Engagement: the Power of External Communications

    Mastering Public and Media Relations: Building Strong Relationships and Effective Communication

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    Richard Bartrem travels from Calgary, Alberta & 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.

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    Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Richard Bartrem to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Richard Bartrem for your event. As Richard Bartrem'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 Richard Bartrem 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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    Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Richard Bartrem for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Richard Bartrem, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada's top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

    When SBC receives a request to book Richard Bartrem we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization's event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Richard Bartrem about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker's fees. If you are looking to hire Richard Bartrem, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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