Tim Tamashiro

Tim Tamashiro

Calgary, Alberta
Jazz Singer, Entertainer, Bestselling Author & Former National Radio Host, Stress & Happiness Expert
Tim Tamashiro is a jazz singer, speaker, entertainer, bestselling author & former national radio host recognized as a celebrated vocalist throughout Canada. Tim Tamashiro has learned that his own Ikigai is “to delight” & shares it every chance he gets whether he’s giving a speech, singing a song on stage or sharing a smile with a stranger.
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation
  • Staff Appreciation & Employee Recognition


Tim Tamashiro is the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book How To Ikigai. Tim Tamashiro’s a speaker, singer and explorer. For a decade Tim was the host of Tonic on CBC Radio 2. He departed from CBC to study positive psychology, wellbeing and Ikigai (life’s worth). Tim Tamashiro is the author of the non-fiction book How To Ikigai. His daily intention is to connect with people to share meaningful experiences. Ikigai is an ancient philosophy from Okinawa, Japan. It encourages all people to live their “life’s worth”. Studies show that the pillars of Ikigai support overall well-being. Each person has an ikigai that, once understood, will enhance daily life and personal fulfillment. Best of all, Ikigai is a map with four directions to follow:

1. Do what you love
2. Do what you’re good at
3. Do what the world needs
4. Do what you can be rewarded for

Tim Tamashiro has learned that his own Ikigai is “to delight”. Tim Tamashiro shares his Ikigai every chance he gets whether he’s giving a speech, singing a song on stage or sharing a smile with a stranger. In a world where people want purpose and meaning, it’s getting harder to retain talent. We all know that retaining employees is important for business success, but the numbers are not in your favor. According to Gallup, 70% of Americans hate their jobs or have checked out mentally. Add to that the world has changed over the past two years. There is a great resignation. employees want more from their employers. You can’t just throw around the word “meaning”. Instead, you need to help your employees with opportunities to find their potential.

Tim Tamashiro will show you how with his keynote speech on IKIGAI. His speeches are designed for HR leaders, executives and C-suite level decision-makers who are challenged by retention issues due to employees being unengaged or disengaged at work. He uses ikigai as an important tool for self-actualization in a time when employees want a meaningful life that includes a meaningful job. When he speaks on this topic he shares stories about real people who have found their reason for getting up each day and staying engaged at work through applying principles of ikigai into their daily lives. Tim Tamashiro also provides evidence from positive psychology for how people can ensure greater meaning from their jobs.

Tim Tamashiro helps companies define meaningful work by helping them understand what drives each individual employee so they can create an environment where people feel fulfilled and motivated to stay with the company long term. His presentations help companies develop strategies that engage employees while improving productivity and retention rates. This has helped many companies increase profitability by reducing turnover rates, increasing productivity and creating more engaged teams who love coming into work every day because they’re working towards something meaningful together as a team.



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Tim Tamashiro Topic Presentations

how to ikigai - follow the map that leads to your purpose

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  • This keynote focuses on how the concept of Ikigai (life’s worth) is a meaningful and beneficial well-being tool. It will introduce you to Ikigai. How To Ikigai author and former CBC broadcaster Tim Tamashiro will encourage you to explore your own Ikigai. You’ll learn how Ikigai is a map of life’s purposes. It has four directions:

    1. Do what you love
    2. Do what you’re good at
    3. Do what the world needs
    4. Do what you can be rewarded for

    The four directions of ikigai provide a practical method for daily purposes.

do more you - the magic of job crafting

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  • Imagine bringing more of yourself to work every day. Corporations are learning that job crafting is a powerful way to boost employee satisfaction and retention rates. Job crafting affords employees the chance to include their personal strengths in the workplace. Tim Tamashiro has job-crafted his entire career as a record label rep, a singer, a radio host and an author.

    Do you work in accounting but do you really enjoy party planning? Job craft! Are you a supervisor but you’re really passionate about volunteering? Job craft! Do you work with your hands but you’re really good at strategy? Job craft!

    Learn about the job crafters who are making a big difference at work doing things that aren’t listed in their job descriptions. Do More You when you job craft.

taming your meditation monkeys

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  • Have you ever tried to meditate but you couldn’t stop your mind from racing? It’s not your fault. Your Meditation Monkey’s need taming. Tim Tamashiro shows you how to tame those silly monkeys and give them a job to do. The more you tame those monkeys… the more your brain rewires itself for mindfulness, relaxation and much needed quiet time.

    This interactive keynote will have you breathing, relaxing and laughing at your monkeys. You’ll learn that those monkeys like having something to do. You’ll start to understand the benefits of meditation.

success is super but what about wonder?

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Tim Tamashiro is full of positive energy and his enthusiasm is contagious. He is a great speaker and can fill a stage with his amazing personality. Tim is very easy to work with. He is reliable, accommodating and thoughtful and can adapt to an audience of all shapes and sizes, leaving them wishing for more!

Jocelyn Flanagan

Founder & CEO
E=MC2 Events

Tim Tamashiro is one of the most engaging speakers and entertainers I’ve ever heard. He has a captivating stage presence and a voice you can listen to all night. We have been working with Tim for over 15 years now and he hits a home run on every engagement. Tim doesn’t just meet expectations. He consistently exceeds them in all his performances.

Pat McGannon

PM Gigs

I have had the pleasure and privilege of performing concerts of music and raconteuring in partnership with Tim Tamashiro over the past several years. We pride ourselves on spontaneity, and while we cursorily rehearse the music, we never plan our interlocutions. I have found that no matter where our conversation takes us, Tim is ready, willing and able to make thoughtful or hilarious or mind-numbing contributions to our repartee. He is a commanding presence on the stage, and his audiences are always royally entertained by him.

The Honourable Tommy Banks - O.C. , AOE, LL.D

Articles & Media

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How to book Tim Tamashiro for an event?

Tim Tamashiro keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Tim Tamashiro delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Tim Tamashiro from Calgary, Alberta 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 Tim Tamashiro for an event?

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

How much does it cost to hire Tim Tamashiro for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

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