Stephan Maighan

Stephan Maighan

Montreal, Quebec
International Keynote Speaker, Author, Executive Coach & Leadership Development Expert
Stephan Maighan is an international keynote speaker, leadership development expert, executive coach, entrepreneur and best-selling author. He is the founder of Mentora Inc., the executive training and consulting company that is trusted by great clients such as Airbus, Costco Wholesale, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bombardier, Nespresso, Stanley and IBM, as well as several government agencies, Canada Revenue Agency, Bank of Canada (Canada's central bank), the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence.
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Management
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Award Galas & After Dinner
  • Bilingual & French
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Career Development
  • Conference


Stephan Maighan is a globally sought-after inspiring and interactive bilingual keynote speaker who motivates and trains teams internationally to help people become their very best every day, a leadership development expert, an entrepreneur and a best-selling author.

Stephan Maighan is the founder of Mentora Inc., a training company that empowers employees, executives and entrepreneurs to become inspiring leaders and transform their life and business. Stephan Maighan is a captivating and hard-hitting motivational speaker who knows how to deliver profound messages while being engaging and entertaining.

He was born in Anjou, Québec (Canada), to a francophone mother and an English-speaking father who originated from Guyana. His father turned out to be adept at illegal activities and he was abusive to his family, which eventually landed him in prison. Stephan Maighan was 2 years old when he lost contact with his father.

Stephan’s mother became the center of his universe and he was hers. It was not perfect, but they made it work. Until the day years later when their lives changed permanently. Stephan Maighan was 7 years old when his mother had a stroke that left her paralyzed. Before Stephan Maighan could fully understand what was going on, they no longer had an income, which forced them to move into low-income housing.

His life had changed for the second time in such a short period of time and he was about to be taught the art of resilience. Stephan Maighan started having behavioural issues and learning difficulties and was expelled from 4 different schools and had some juvenile troubles with justice.

That added to his humiliation as a teenager with no paternal figure, whose mother happened to be mute and paralyzed, and who faced racism frequently, Stephan Maighan was too shy to be able to speak up. Even in school he never participated in any public speaking activity.

That was Stephan’s life. Until he had a wake-up call and decided to change his destiny.

He started to participate in many workshops, classes and intensive training sessions that completely shifted his mindset. Stephan Maighan read books on influence, psychology and the impact of mindset and attitude regarding our daily interactions and activities as human beings, whether in the workplace or in the personal area. His journey on the path to a brand-new life began. And he started to take full responsibility and control over his life.

Stephan’s learnings were largely centered on psychology, communication and adaptability in the face of change. That not only reinforced his desire and core beliefs as a father and husband for a better life, it also created a solid basis on which to build his personal philosophy. He has been happily married for over 25 years, with a daughter and a son, both pursuing their university studies as well as entrepreneurial journey, they are his ultimate pride and joy.

Stephan Maighan deeply thinks that a change of perspective and a positive outlook are key to making almost anything possible in life. He is a living proof of that philosophy and wants others to benefit from his experience. That’s what drives him through the many conferences, workshops and coaching sessions in which he engages both with French and English-speaking audiences.

Mentora Inc., the executive training and consulting company that he created, is trusted by great clients such as Airbus, Costco Wholesale, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bombardier, Nespresso, Stanley and IBM, as well as several government agencies, Canada Revenue Agency, Bank of Canada (Canada’s central bank), the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence. All different profiles but the same need: uncover their people’s full potential.

An entrepreneur at heart, Stephan Maighan co-founded MAIGHAN DISTRIBUTION INC. with his wife, a Canadian company that imports, represents and wholesales renowned baby, kids and wellness products such as Haakaa, Greensprouts, BIBS and Scrunch to over 2000 retail stores across Canada and the United States. The company’s client list includes leading retailers, such as Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Toys R US, Best Buy, Indigo, Clément and… among others.

Stephan Maighan also dedicates part of his time to volunteering.

Stephan has been involved with Forces Avenir, an organization that “aims to recognize, honor and promote the commitment of students in projects that contribute to the development of socially conscious, active and responsible citizens who are both dedicated to their community and open to the world”.

In addition, Stephan Maighan collaborated with THE HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF CANADA, a leading funder of life-saving initiatives which contribute to on-going research that makes a difference in Canadians’ heart health. (Official HSF Site)

Stephan Maighan was honoured with the Governor General of Canada’s SOVEREIGN’S MEDAL FOR VOLUNTEERS whose goal is to recognize and “show gratitude to outstanding individuals and to inspire all Canadians to excellence.” (Official Governor General Site)

By owning the path we journey on and facing the differences that set us apart, Stephan Maighan believes we can live up to our ideal selves and make a positive contribution to the environment and community we live in.




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Écoutez des extraits de l'entrevue de Stephan Maighan lorsqu'invité à l'émission ÊTRE ''Utile'' avec Alain Crevier sur les ondes de Radio-Canada.

Stephan Maighan Topic Presentations

signature motivational keynote - upping your game.

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  • Entertaining, inspiring and moving – What would our personal and professional lives look like if we were able to up our game and perform to our fullest?

    This Signature Keynote is geared towards motivating and challenging participants to reach their full potential in both their personal and professional lives. Designed for employees, entrepreneurs, and managers, this entertaining, inspiring and moving keynote explores the importance of a positive outlook and accountability at work and at home. This signature keynote presentation is full of tools and strategies needed to mobilize employees and inspire a winning attitude. Participant interaction along with narratives from my personal experience drive this people-oriented session.

change & evolution - thriving through change.

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  • The world is always evolving, learn how to respond and seize the opportunity!

    Almost all organizations go through change at some point – learning how to respond to it and see the opportunities that come with it is therefore a strategic advantage that leaders need to possess. However, it can be difficult to implement those changes, both at the organization and employee level. Those that are unable or unwilling to make transitions and adopt new methods become a serious challenge for the overall growth and success. The question then is how to handle change in your organization so that the purpose is clear for everyone impacted? Whether you’re already going through the change or preparing for it, this keynote walks you through the practical strategies and tools needed to respond quickly to change.

teamwork & collaboration - thriving together.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Together we go further. Competitive markets make team collaboration essential.

    Organizations need members with shared objectives, willing to overcome common obstacles and grow together. A corporate culture of collaboration and teamwork is therefore an essential building block for any organization. That’s exactly what this talk is designed for. It shows your staff how to translate individual talent and competencies into a concrete team strategy, to build effective teams who encourage each other when it’s tough and celebrate together when it’s a win. Not only your employees will benefit from the outcome, but your business partners, clients, and suppliers will also gain from a brand-new supportive mindset if invited to attend.

leadership excellence - the art of leadership. learn it, master it.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • We all know that leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Leadership skills can be learned to a point where one seems to be born already all equipped with it. This people-centric and innovative keynote intend to get participants to reflect on the importance of entrepreneurial and personal leadership. It offers a framework that includes strategies for growing one’s influence and impact. Your teams will be among those who distinguish themselves with the art of excellence. The best organizations don’t rely on managers, they rely on leaders.

upping your sales

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Outdated sales techniques no longer work when selling to today’s informed buyers. Learn how to reduce buyer resistance and gain their acceptance by using new simple sales and mindset strategies.

    This interactive sales motivation keynote addresses new sales realities and teaches participants effective sales concepts and strategies that drive results and develop new business. I infuse within this training my long experience in building and leading large successful sales teams across Canada, added to a ‘zero-excuse’ attitude that will help you and your team achieve very ambitious goals in any sales capacity.

hybrid keynote - mix & choose your topics

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  • Your organization might be facing complex challenges, if so, I will prepare a customized client-driven keynote.

    You may be interested in a customized “hybrid” keynote that includes more than one of my current topics. If you have read any of my client’s reviews, you may have already noticed that personalizing to my audience’s needs and delivering customized client-driven speeches has become my signature.

executive & leadership coaching

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  • Imagine if you could get rid of your limiting beliefs, outperform yourself, and build that executive presence that you desire for so long. Coaching is one of the most effective ways to gain confidence and strengthen our capacities. Many professionals overlook this powerful tool that would accelerate the learning curve and get them on the path to success.

the clear™ coaching method

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • My proprietary CLEAR™ coaching sessions will help you get prepared for all the greatness that the future holds for you. And it all starts with a goal: to be the best version of yourself and achieve a life of significance.

management consulting.

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  • Today’s business environment is rapidly changing, requiring organizations to undergo frequent transformations to remain competitive and efficient. However, major change initiatives are risky and hard to conduct.

    With over ten years of management consulting experience, Stephan Maighan helps executives and corporate leadership teams understand the importance of improving their economic, operating and managerial performance in times of transformation in the new global marketplace.

    Getting record-breaking results is still possible in an unpredictable business environment. And consulting expertise can help your company get ahead, by resolving management, strategic and operation issues.

    Stephan Maighan conducts a THRIVING THROUGH CHANGE business workshop for Canadian, American, African and European company executives to assist them in identifying and evaluating the risks their organizations are exposed to, due to market uncertainty.

advisory role.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • As a short-term outside consultant, Stephan Maighan guides corporate leaders in implementing successful initiatives that will help their organization cut costs and increase revenues by adopting a new leadership and management approach.

    Whether your organization is looking to grow its client base, rationalize operations, increase revenues, cut costs or simply improve management and employee performance, Stephan Maighan’s advisory expertise will help you execute on innovative ideas that work.


Your business keynote presentation was without a doubt one of the best (I dare say the best) we have ever heard at the plant, and believe me, we have heard many over the years. In my 34 years of service with IBM, I had never seen a speaker receive a standing ovation at our corporate event, and here our staff and the management team gave you 3 in the same day, at each of your 3 speeches. I would like to thank you and offer my heartfelt congratulations.

Peter Mallette

Assistant to the Bromont manufacturing director

We wish to thank you for your contribution to the professional development of the 35th brigade group of Canada in the context of our annual conference. Your message was undeniably compelling and certainly motivated the entire team of soldiers and leaders. I am thankful you took the time to learn about our organization in order to customize your presentation to our needs. The feedback we received from participants confirms the event was a success. They commended your performance and even shared what they retained after the conference. Their responses confirm that the message you sent was well received.Your positive energy is contagious and your stage presence, engaging. Participants felt...

Denis Thibeau

Commander, Eng.
Canadian Armed Forces

I want to thank you for the keynote you presented to my management team as part of our annual meeting. The comments were unanimous, all greatly appreciated. All the employees were talking about it the next day, even those who are not in my business unit who had heard about it from my team members, that it was a great conference. The participants appreciated the motivation component, but with a simple, concrete approach, adapted to what we live and to our reality. This gave rise to several thoughts and two months later, I can see the benefits of your speech in the way my team acts. I was really surprised at the scope and relevance of your examples and advice. We only had two short phone...

Jean-David Tardif, eng. MBA

Executive Vice-President, Consumer Products, Noth-America

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the 2 captivating talks that you gave to our leaders and employees earlier this year. Both of your keynote presentations were inspiring and had a profound impact on our perception and how we can better react in various situations. You have a unique ability to keep everyone’s attention and to bring people together. I heard some wonderful comments following your presentations including: Deep, funny, entertaining, real and motivating. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience. Both of our meetings were definitely a success and were very much appreciated by the employees that attended. I am convinced that our organisation will...

Gretta Elias, CHRP

Analyst, Organizational Effectiveness & Learning - People & Communications
Standard Life

I wanted to take a moment to share our thanks and satisfaction with regard to your keynote “At the Pinnacle of Your Possibilities”, presented last June at our annual conference at the Fairmont Resort. We appreciate the fact that you adapted the content of your talk and provided a tailored event for our conference. You were able to find the right words and appropriate anecdotes to engage our actuaries from across the country. Your energy was great, as was your stage presence. On the whole, this was an inspiring talk! Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again!

Nicolas Beaupre

Vice-President –Pricing and Underwriting
Intact Insurance

I wanted to thank you for the 3 keynotes you presented at the Canadian Payroll Association annual event this year. We very much appreciated the fact that you adapted the content of your keynote to the challenges and reality of our industry—it made your presentation resonate with the audience. Our members gave excellent reviews in their evaluations, in turn making this event a success. As the organizer for this event, I was grateful for your professionalism, which I noted from our initial contact. It was a real pleasure organizing these events with you (and you made it easy!). I would recommend you to any organizer looking to host a successful event!

Michelle Sanscartier

Regional Coordinator

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Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

The Governor General of Canada

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