Stephen Hammond

Stephen Hammond

Victoria, British Columbia
Leadership - Corporate Culture & Respect at Work, Communications Expert
Stephen Hammond is an Author, Speaker, Trainer, And Consultant. Stephen Hammond a professional speaker delivering training and keynote speeches for workplace leaders. He is a consultant in the field of the weird things people do at work that get them into trouble.
  • Change Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Management
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Award Galas & After Dinner
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Career Development
  • Consultant & Coach
  • Corporate Audience
  • Corporations & Businesses


Stephen Hammond’s expertise is in improving workplace behaviours. He’s a professional speaker delivering training and keynote speeches, predominantly for workplace leaders, regarding harassment, bullying, discrimination, and the changing face of Canada.

Stephen Hammond is an author, speaker, trainer, and consultant in the field of the weird things people do at work that get them into trouble. Since 1992 Stephen has rescued organizations from workplace disasters and has strongly encouraged workplace leaders to change with the times, even if they are perplexed, overwhelmed, and reluctant to act. While a lawyer by trade and still a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, he no longer practices law.

Stephen Hammond holds a professional designation with the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), is a past-Chair of their National Ethics Committee, and holds the designation of CSP, Certified Speaking Professional.

At a relatively young age, Stephen Hammond’s life experiences shaped his views and passions regarding rights and other behaviours. Yes, his Bachelor of Arts in political studies from the University of Manitoba, and his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), gave him a good base.

However, Stephen Hammond education of “hard knocks” likely came from intense discussions with his feminist and politician mother Gerrie Hammond, as well as his experience of being arrested in communist Poland before being thrown out of the country for being a “spy.”

Stephen Hammond was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1988 and proceeded to work in the field of labour and employee relations both in the private and public sectors.




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Stephen Hammond Topic Presentations

who benefits workplace leaders

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  • Everyone who supervises people must keep up with changing times and changing language. If they don’t, they risk an internal or external workplace complaint from a human rights commission or a ministry of labour. Of course, there is also the risk of bad publicity and bad customer relations. Workplace legislation deems most supervisors to represent management – especially those on the front line.

it’s official - everything is offensive

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creating your new norm at work

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respectful workplace in a box

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improving workplace behaviours

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changing face of canada

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I’d like to say that I thought the plenary was incredible today. I didn’t have many expectations for Stephen Hammond as I had never heard of the guy until you brought him up in that email, and I’ve never heard him speak. I thought his talk was incredibly engaging and interesting. The way he combined interaction with real-life stories about politicians and business moguls made the talk more relatable and interesting for an engineering student audience. I also like how he gave...

Tiffany Yu

Electrical Engineering Student
University of Victoria

After 20 years of public speaker I can say this is the best presentation I have ever had. This is not just for management, but for every human being. One of the issues you discussed was racism. Even though I make an effort not to be racist, I was surprised by terms used casually that have racist meaning. I shall bring the knowledge into my life to make me a better person, not just a better manager.

Linda Fujita

Liquor Distribution Branch, B.C.

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