Sarah McVanel

Sarah McVanel

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

St. Catharines, Ontario

International Recognition Expert | Certified Professional Speaker & Human Resource Leader | Author

Sarah McVanel is a highly accomplished recognition expert and certified speaker based in Canada. With her extensive experience and expertise, Sarah McVanel has made a significant impact in the field of recognition, empowering organizations to create cultures of appreciation and acknowledge the exceptional qualities of their employees. As a recognition expert, Sarah McVanel has developed innovative approaches to recognition and has successfully implemented them in various organizations. Her insights and strategies have helped companies invigorate their workforce, fostering a thriving work environment where everyone feels valued and included. She is an accomplished author, sharing her insights and knowledge through her publications. Her books provide valuable resources for individuals and organizations seeking to cultivate a culture of appreciation and recognition. Sarah's prowess as a certified speaker is recognized worldwide. Sarah McVanel has the remarkable ability to captivate audiences and inspire positive change through her speeches. Sarah McVanel is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL).
  • Videos
  • Podcasts
  • Expertise
Play

Caring Support

SBC

How Recognizing Your Employees Can Lead to a Better Workplace and Higher Employee Retention
Play

George Torok

Recognition expert, Sarah McVanel talks about how to value and recognize your people
Play

Combin

SBC

Episode #12: Would You Strive For Failure? Inspirational Sarah McVanel Interview

SARAH MCVANEL BIOGRAPHY

Sarah McVanel is a multi-talented individual with expertise in recognition, public speaking, coaching, writing, and fostering positive change. As a recovering perfectionist and movement maker, Sarah McVanel has developed her company to rejuvenate companies and empower them to acknowledge the exceptional qualities of their employees. This creates a delightful and thriving work environment where everyone feels valued and included.

Sarah McVanel’s journey as a recognition expert began with her deep passion for helping organizations create a culture of appreciation and acknowledgement. Over the years, Sarah McVanel has developed a unique and innovative approach to recognition, which Sarah McVanel shares through her speaking engagements, coaching, and writing.

Sarah’s expertise is not limited to recognition alone. Sarah McVanel is also a certified speaker, recognized for her exceptional ability to captivate audiences and inspire positive change. Through her speeches, Sarah McVanel shares practical strategies and insights that organizations can implement to enhance their recognition practices and ultimately create a thriving work environment.

In addition to her speaking engagements, Sarah McVanel is also a coach, working closely with individuals and teams to help them unlock their full potential and achieve greatness. Her 25+ years of experience in training, coaching, and leading teams have equipped her with valuable insights and strategies to support personal and professional growth.

Sarah’s impact extends beyond her professional endeavours. Sarah McVanel is also an accomplished author, with several publications that delve into the power of recognition and its transformative effects. Her books serve as valuable resources for individuals and organizations seeking to cultivate a culture of appreciation.

As a testament to her dedication and expertise, Sarah McVanel has acquired various certifications in her field. She is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), demonstrating her deep understanding of organizational dynamics and development. Moreover, Sarah McVanel holds the title of Professional Certified Coach (PCC), which showcases her ability to guide individuals and teams towards achieving their goals. Her certification as a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) further solidifies her knowledge and expertise in human resources practices.

Another notable recognition Sarah McVanel has received is being recognized as one of the 700 Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) worldwide. This prestigious designation is a testament to her exceptional speaking abilities, as well as her commitment to delivering high-quality content and experiences to her audiences.

Sarah McVanel’s educational background complements her extensive experience and certifications. Sarah McVanel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, providing her with a strong foundation in understanding human behaviour and motivation. Additionally, Sarah McVanel possesses a Master of Science degree in Family Relations, further enhancing her ability to navigate interpersonal dynamics within organizations.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Sarah McVanel enjoys engaging in outdoor activities with her husband. Whether it’s kayaking during the summer or snowshoeing in the winter, she finds solace in nature and uses these experiences to recharge and find inspiration. Sarah McVanel also has a passion for cooking and indulges in preparing delicious feasts while immersing herself in audiobooks played at double speed.

Books

Forever Recognize Others' Greatness: Solution-Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High-Performing Teams, and Healthy Bottom Lines
Forever Recognize Others' Greatness: Solution-Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High-Performing Teams, and Healthy Bottom Lines
According to countless engagement surveys and polls, the majority of employees today want to feel more valued and to contribute in more meaningful ways. The results of disengagement are devastating: Top talent is considering or acting on their exit plan. Employees who remain are blocked from giving...
Flip Side of Failing: How to Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Life and Work
Flip Side of Failing: How to Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Life and Work
Who among us has never experienced a failure? We beat ourselves up whether the failure is big or small. And we judge others for their failures. We've been programmed to hide our mistakes, cover up our failures - to be ashamed. But what if it weren't like that? What if, on the other side of failure,...
Rockstar: Magnify Your Greatness in Times of Change for Healthcare Leaders
Rockstar: Magnify Your Greatness in Times of Change for Healthcare Leaders
Sarah McVanel empowers you with the ROCK leadership behaviours that will produce STAR results both right now and post-change. Written in a practical, non-nonsense style, ROCK STAR provides advice and guideliness to help you focus on what matters most - your people. Healthcare leaders want to...

Articles & Media

Unemployment in Canada has dropped, yet some firms are struggling to hire. Here’s why

Global News

The unemployment rate across Canada dropped to a new low of 5.1 per cent in May — the lowest since at least 1976 — yet some businesses are struggling to fill job vacancies. One of the main reasons for that, according to one expert, is that people are more “picky” when it comes to applying for jobs because of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the work environment. “It’s very hard to make the argument that you need to physically come to work five days a week,” said Sarah McVanel, chief recognition officer and founder of Greatness Magnified, a company that helps organizations retain top talent and combat burnout. McVanel says that COVID-19 presented Canadians with a...
View
HOW TO RETAIN YOUR STAFF THROUGH RECOGNITION

HR Professional Now

The exponential power of recognition is when recognition catches you off-guard and makes a beeline for the emotional centres of your brain. The element of surprise makes recognition more meaningful and memorable; we’re so caught up in our daily life, working as hard as we can and plugging through the growing list of to-dos, that when somebody takes a moment out to recognize you in a unique way, it has an even greater impact. So how can busy leaders bring this into their practice when there’s already too much to do? Adopt these five principles, which take virtually no time or financial resources.
View
Why praising people at work can be as motivating as money

The Globe and Mail

Sarah McVanel, a recognition expert, explains that workers who receive praise frequently are more likely to say their job gives them a sense of purpose – something workers are increasingly rating above financial gain in terms of their priorities. “Recognition taps into people’s intrinsic motivation,” says Sarah McVanel, who’s based in St. Catharines, Ont. “I want to do a good job because I feel valued; I feel aligned.” She says workers have been saying for years they value workplaces that are flexible to their circumstances and treat them with respect. However, in the busy workday at many companies, these values often take a back seat to a focus on deadlines and a...
View

Sarah McVanel Topic Presentations

The Exponential Power of Recognition

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • If you had the easiest, fastest, simplest, and no-cost strategy to engage, unite, and retain everyone in your organization, would you want to know about it?

    Many passionate, brilliant, hard-working people want to do their best yet feel unappreciated and overworked. Similarly, there are well-intentioned leaders who wish to show appreciation to their people, but they’re busy and unsure if their efforts will make a difference.

    Add to that a stale and misaligned corporate recognition program, and what you have is the perfect recipe for disengagement and turnover!

    How do we bridge the gap between what employees need and what organizations are prepared to do?

    Recognition is the answer. And it’s easy! All you need to know are the 3 universal strategies that work instantaneously. As a result, you’re going to raise trust, boost satisfaction, deepen a sense of belonging, and you will go down in history as the best boss and colleague – ever!

    This work is magical. And it creates a ripple effect. It gets leaders, employees, and everyone in between excited again. It gives people hope that they can LOVE work again.

The Great Resignation Solution

Flip Side of Failing: How Unconditional Recognition Ignites Resilience, Relationships and Retention?

Solution Focused Greatness: How To Amplify Collaboration, Resilience, and Positivity in Others?

Unleash Your Inner Superhero: Tap Into the 5 Secrets That Will Ignite Your Greatness

Recognition in A Hybrid World Rebuild Connection and Deepen Engagement Across the Digital Divide

Recognition: Your Customer Retention Superpower

Testimonials

Coming Soon!

You May Also Like

Related Speakers

Rick Denley

Rick Denley

Courageous Leadership and Change | Personal & Business Growth | Leadership Performance | Author

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Growth
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Change Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Excellence & Success
Rick Denley, a Leadership visionary, change catalyst, and growth expert. With over three decades of experience leading Fortune 500 companies like...
Mark Breslin

Mark Breslin

Canadian Comedy Icon | Unleashing Laughter And Wisdom | Renowned Speaker | Entrepreneur | Author

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Business Leadership
  • Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humour At Workplace
  • Influence & Negotiation
  • Leadership
  • Mindset & Goal Accomplishment
  • Peak Performance
Mark Breslin is a true visionary in the Canadian comedy scene and has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. Born and raised in...
Paul Karvanis

Paul Karvanis

Happiness And Peak Performance Coach | Impact And Performance | Work Life Balance | Leadership

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Burnout Prevention
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Work Life Balance
Paul Karvanis is a highly successful former lawyer turned Certified Professional Coactive Coach. Through his venture, Leader Rising, he offers...
MacDonald Oguike

MacDonald Oguike

Leadership | Conflict Management | Change & Emotional Intelligence Expert

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Bullying At Work
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Ethics & Values
  • Business Growth
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Business Transitions
MacDonald Oguike is an award-winning Leadership, Emotional Intelligence Expert, Team Management, People Development, Team Building, and...
Deri Latimer

Deri Latimer

Neuroscience | Positive Psychology | Leadership & Change | Mindfulness | Resilience | Wellness

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Alliances & Partnerships
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Business Transitions
  • Change Management
Deri Latimer is a TEDx speaker, author, and organizational consultant who combines positive psychology, neuroscience, and emotional intelligence to...
Devon Clunis

Devon Clunis

Former Winnipeg Chief of Police | Leadership | Workplace Culture Diversity & Inclusion Expert

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Ethics & Values
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural Diversity
Devon Clunis is an international business and leadership consultant with extensive Executive Leadership experience. He was Chief of Police for the...
Sonya Singh

Sonya Singh

Best Selling Author | Producer | Tv And Film Writer

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Digital marketing
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Sonya Singh is a best-selling debut Fiction and Romance author, producer, and storyteller. She is currently working on the TV adaptation of Sari, Not...
Bailey Parnell

Bailey Parnell

Future of Work & AI | Corporate Leadership | Change Management | Social Media & Mental Health

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Bullying At Work
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Growth
  • Business Transitions
  • Change Management
Bailey Parnell is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and thought leader who was named one of Canada's Top Most Powerful Women. She is a 2x TED...
Mahfuz Chowdhury

Mahfuz Chowdhury

International TEDx Speaker | Brand Strategist | Storyteller | Author | Podcaster

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Growth
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Consumer Behaviour & Retail
  • Customer service
  • Digital marketing
Mahfuz Chowdhury is a national award-winning brand manager & bestselling author who help people accelerate personal development to adapt the changing...
Antonio Michael Downing

Antonio Michael Downing

Best Selling Author | Anti Racism & Oppression | Diversity And Inclusion Expert

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Bullying At Work
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Gender Equality
  • Genrational Differences
  • HR & Corporate Culture
Antonio Michael Downing is a Musician Writer & Best Selling Author, Anti Racism & Oppression Activist, Diversity and Inclusion Expert. He grew up in...
Benoit Huot

Benoit Huot

Olympic Gold Medalist | Leadership | Adversity | Teamwork And Disability Inclusion Expert

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Collaboration
  • Disability
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Paralympic swimmer, Benoit Huot's biggest dream is to help others look beyond their own boundaries and motivate anyone who aims to realize their...
Bill Williams

Bill Williams

Corporate Emcee | Authentic Leadership | Purposeful Work & Peak Performance Expert

Featured

Speaker Topics

  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Corporate Responsibility (CSR)
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Management
Bill Williams is a highly accomplished professional with a wealth of expertise in leadership and personal development. With a career spanning over...

FAQ

How to book Sarah McVanel for an event?

Sarah McVanel keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Sarah McVanel delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Sarah McVanel from St. Catharines, 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. 

Interested in booking Sarah McVanel for an event?

Are you looking to hire Sarah McVanel for your event? Sarah McVanel St. Catharines, Ontario is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Sarah McVanel is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Sarah McVanel 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 Sarah McVanel 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 Sarah McVanel 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, Sarah McVanel 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 Sarah McVanel from St. Catharines, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Sarah McVanel is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Sarah McVanel 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 Sarah McVanel 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 Sarah McVanel's presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Sarah McVanel speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

How much does it cost to hire Sarah McVanel for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

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

Sarah McVanel Disclaimer

Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Sarah McVanel for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Sarah McVanel, 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 Sarah McVanel 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 Sarah McVanel 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 Sarah McVanel, 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.

Blog

ADDITIONAL VALUE FOR YOUR INVESTMENT: SPEAKERS BOOKS AND ONLINE TRAINING

When making your investment, it is important to learn about the speakers’ books and online training in case there is […]

WORKING WITH SPEAKERS BUREAU CANADA’S FAQ

HOW DOES A SPEAKER BUREAU WORK? ARE THERE ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN WORKING WITH A SPEAKER BUREAU VS WORKING WITH A […]

More Blogs