Scott Armstrong

Scott Armstrong

Vancouver, British Columbia
Entrepreneur, Productivity and Innovation Expert
Sitting at a soulless desk over 30 years ago, Scott Armstrong knew he was being held back by himself and his mindset. This is when he made his "Mind Switch". Three years later, Scott had created Canada's largest rehabilitation centre for abandoned exotic animals, where swimming with tigers and running with wolves were part of his benefits program.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Career Development
  • Conference
  • Corporate Entertainers
  • Economic Development
  • Event Hosts & Moderators
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy


Almost 35 years ago, Scott Armstrong made his first Mind Switch to live a more authentic life and went on to create Canada’s largest rehabilitation and education centre for abandoned exotic wildlife. Swimming with jaguars, running with wolves and playing in the snow with tigers had become part of his daily life. As Scott says quite often, ‘I would never have had the honour of such a life if I had not engaged my Mind Switch and developed habits that allowed the full flavour of life to come forth.’

With degrees in business and education, and realizing the power of mindset, Scott Armstrong has since created academies to help those transitioning to the next phase of their life to unearth their own explosive possibilities and enjoy work-optional living fully engaged. These include academies for:

  • Investment companies and financial planners to help their clients more fully enjoy their future years
  • Companies that want to evolve their retirement preparation programs to increase employee engagement and reduce long-term benefit claims
  • the Canadian Military to help transitioning veterans start their own businesses
  • the CFLPA to help professional athletes transition to careers after their playing days are done
  • for those planning for work-optional living (formerly known as retirement)

Along the way, Mind Switch has now helped thousands of individuals transition with a positive and excited mindset, to create the next phase of their lives that is as uniquely compelling as they are.

Scott Armstrong and his “Mind Switch” program have been featured on several national television shows, has been a guest on numerous podcasts, as well as authored and published numerous articles and two books.



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Scott Armstrong Topic Presentations

you’re limitless - wild find

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  • A gift to you! One life-altering juicy goal – realized. What would yours be? In your most pumped-up state, what do you think is possible? What if your dreams, no matter how incredible, are only the entry point to a new life of passion and fulfillment!  Why, you ask? Quite simply, when you are living life with meaningful energy, you attract others who are also doing extraordinary things. When this happens unbelievable opportunities…well, they just begin to appear.

disruptive innovation

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  • The spirit of disruptive innovation is essential for all successful organizations – large or small. Don’t agree? Just look at how resource companies are struggling to cope with $30 oil, or retailers 3 steps behind Amazon’s expansion to 50% of the market.

    Birthing and nurturing an innovative mindset and company culture that dreams of, creates and executes disruptive innovation is no longer the unique calling card of superstar brands like Apple – it is essential to any firm looking to succeed beyond the next calendar year.

entrepreneurial acceleration

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  • Is it passion? A sound business model? A sustainable market? After helping over 2000 businesses launch and grow over the past 15 years Scott has deeply learned that every successful business owner’s success is…well, unique. Ask him – he developed Canada’s largest exotic wildlife refuge and spent his working days playing with wolves and rehabilitating tigers. A published entrepreneurial author, Scott will share his top 20 tips to effectively motivate, inspire and coach entrepreneurs from all walks of life. Transformational, and inspiring are what audiences consistently call Scott’s keynote. Your conference organizers will thank you.

high performance habitudes – igniting your potential

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  • Habitudes – a word not heard very often but one that is the core of every action, success or failure, taken. In short, we become what we think.  The perspective, the framing that you wrap around a circumstance is the key determinant in what happiness, indifference, success or pain you will experience.

    Habitudes, the partnering of our attitudes and habits, generate the experiences and results we get in all aspects of our lives. And the incredibly empowering fact is we can choose what we want!  Imagine the differences experienced if our initial thoughts looked for opportunities, not deficits; innovation instead of routine; efficiency not confusion. High-Performance Habitudes provide incredible life-long benefits to your career, finances, health and relationships.

your limitless vision

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  • Steve dares you to sink your teeth deep into your true passions. Adventure, writing, travel, entrepreneurship – let’s see what really moves you. In this ½-day workshop, you will develop a personalized vision board.

professional selling for everyday business

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  • Getting a connection with and understanding the needs and desires of people you work with is not the sole domain of professional salespeople. Everyone needs these skills whether you are selling to a client, applying for a job or trying to get your boss to say yes to your idea. This presentation is chock-full of need-to-know, how-to-use techniques that will provide you with immediate results.

growing your innovative mindset

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  • Having an innovative culture at the heart of your business all distills down to one thing – perceiving innovation as a necessity, not a nuisance. New ideas, whether disruptive or incremental in impact, need to be welcomed in sufficient numbers, assessed for value-added and on-boarded with processes capable of aligning your team talent with technology.

    The five key elements to creating and growing a culture of innovation can vary in importance between companies and industries but always include hiring for innovation in attitude, embracing new ideas, strong communication across all business areas, providing resources to bring new ideas to life, and celebrating successes.

    In this insightful and entertaining keynote, Scott will share key learnings in his 20 years as a senior business consultant and will embark on key tools to increase innovation within their departments and organizations.

personal leadership – your hidden engagement and retention tactic

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  • Personal leadership, at its heart, is engaging the captain’s chair in your life. It is dis-guarding the belief that life happens to you and replacing it with your desire and ability to take responsibility for all aspects of your life – leading it in the direction that is best for you.

    Universally, a lack of personal leadership has a significant impact on overall company performance and individual fulfillment through a reduction in both employee engagement and organizational innovation, and an increase in employee turnover and conflict, at all levels.  When cultivated, positive personal leadership erases many of these deficits because everyone holds themselves more personally accountable.

    In his engaging and energy-filled keynote, Scott shares insights gained from working with over 200 organizations into key areas of personal leadership and resilience such as positive self-talk, health and wellness, purposeful living and his habits to goals process leading to a performance mindset.

have them aspire when they retire

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  • Transitioning to retirement, or work-optional life, is arguably one of the most impactful events in one’s life, and yet so little preparation is done by the individual, and by many employers. As a result, good employees become less engaged as their fear about their future grows, and mediocre employees stay longer because they have nothing to go to. Neither of these serves your organization well.

    Yes, annual financial workshops are often held to discuss pensions, benefits, etc. All very important topics for sure, but several key foundations are missing to build upon what should be another two or three decades of a vibrant and purposeful life. It is counterintuitive that the work many crave to see only in the rear-view mirror provides essential elements to keep all of us vital, elements such as purpose, structure, mental growth and social connections. Left without these key elements in their daily lives, the mindset of most retirees stalls within a few months of leaving work, and recent UK studies have identified significant mental and physical deterioration in as little as two years.

    Scott will lead attendees and participants through an entertaining and actionable keynote, identifying key foundations and will provide actionable steps for participants to craft the next phase of life they will truly find exciting and fulfilling, keeping employees more engaged while with you, providing turnover where desired, and decreasing health benefit claims over the long term.


Scott’s energy and commitment resonate through the delivery of his highly effective motivational presentations and workshops, ensuring that his audiences take away new insights, skills, inspiration and momentum.

Barbara Holt

Senior Business Consultant

We have worked with Scott on a couple of live TV / Webinar projects in the past few months. Scott has a dynamic personality that is energizing and confident. We love working on the stage with Scott as it raises our game every time!

Robert Murray

CompassPeak Inc.

Scott is a fantastic speaker with a great sense of humour and a profound understanding of business. His knowledge of business strategies is second to none and I’ve watched him energize hardened veterans and entrepreneurs alike. Book Scott while you can – your business will thank you for it.

Bradley Shende


Scott gets it. He has that rare quality of combining a positive energy with real street smarts that is very motivating to be around……a great mentor for anyone wanting to move forward.

Colin McWhinnie


I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Scott personally and professionally now for several years and am happy to be writing this recommendation. Scott brings an empathetic approach to strategic planning and team (re)building that delivers tangible and lasting results. Individuals and teams that work with him benefit from the passion and focus he brings to everything he tackles and can tell he cares as much about their success as his own.

Carol Johnston

VP Energy, Utilities and Resources
Clevest Corp

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