Tyler Hayden

Tyler Hayden

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Leadership And Peak Performance Expert
Tyler Hayden CSP has been an international keynote speaker best-selling author and team building expert for over two decades. His electric energy and fast paced action engage audiences from his first "hello." Couple that with amazing storytelling and innovative gamification of learning and you'll either be on the edge of your seat in anticipation or in the aisles laughing from his clean corporate humour.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Management
  • Academia
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Career Development
  • Certified Speakers
  • Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP)
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Conference


Tyler Hayden CSP has been a full-time professional speaker and innovative team builder and bestselling author for almost three decades. His business is team engagement and retention, resilience through work/life balance, and high energy team-building programs.

Tyler’s clients include some of the world’s largest corporations and associations. Groups such as the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Project Management Institute (PMI), Bell, Exxon, and Honeywell have all benefited from Tyler’s programs. 

Tyler Hayden is a keynoter, team builder, and author.  He has developed program solutions across industries in leadership, structured mentoring, team building, staff engagement and retention, personal development, and quality improvement.  Most recently Tyler is helping organizations and leaders to build engaging remote team building and gamified asynchronous learning and development.

Tyler Hayden is the author of over 25 books, plus audio CDs, educational programs, interactive apps, board games, card games, and full-length videos.  His training materials have been sold worldwide, and he has delivered several thousand high-energy keynotes and train-the-trainer programs internationally.  Tyler’s books range from bestselling personal development books to university textbooks and team building games to cutting edge team theory texts.

As a keynote, Tyler Hayden has spoken to groups ranging in number from 20 to 8,000.  He delivers a professional presentation that ensures that the message is designed with the audience’s learning in mind. His amazing high energy, infectious interactive activities and hilarious stories have audiences on the edge of their seats, as they adventure alongside of him in locations from the Swiss Alps to the Great Barrier Reef or the Streets of Amsterdam to the Grand Canyon. 

Tyler’s electric energy on stage is second to none–in fact, some say he is Canada’s answer to alternative energy. Working with Tyler Hayden as a team builder and keynoter is fun.  Whether he brings his 9-hole mini golf course, paints and canvas, or remote-control cars, his bag of tricks always delivers a great time!  Tyler’s team events are high energy and information packed.  Tyler works diligently beforehand alongside your team leads to ensure the delivery of consistent and powerful messages that resonate with your team and have measurable outcomes.

Professionally Tyler Hayden is the founder of team building school a place where he showcases how gamification can lead to better learner engagement.  In his school, he helps managers and leaders learn his cutting-edge team leadership theories.  Additionally, Tyler has hundreds of hours of team building tools that managers and leaders can immediately download and use with their next event.  

Tyler Hayden is a worldwide traveller and adventurer.  When on the road you’ll find Tyler Skydiving, Canyoning, Driving NASCAR, or Flying Trick Airplanes.  When at home he enjoys making and sharing his folk art, renovating and building, engaging with his kid’s busy sports schedule, outdoor adventure and playing basketball.  Tyler is currently building an off grid oceanside family retreat in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia on his beautiful seaside acreage. 

Some of his previous accomplishments include being an elected government official, chicken farmer, beekeeper, clown, student leadership advocate, NFT/Crypto enthusiast, and beach bum.

Finally, a description of Tyler Hayden would not be complete without a word about his greatest source of affluence: family.  Tyler and his loving partner Meg have an amazing, blended “Brady Bunch” consisting of five amazing young people Tait, Jack, Ollie, Breton and Stella.  Tyler and Meghan look forward to building a loving connected family and continuing to make a difference in Nova Scotia and beyond. 



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Tyler Hayden Topic Presentations

livin life large – simple actions that create success through resilience, engagement, and peak performance.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Based on Tyler Hayden’s bestselling book Livin’ Life Large: Simple Actions that Create Success, this show will not only have your group rolling in the aisles with laughter but will also have them leaving the presentation with simple actions that they can easily make to create better balance and positive energy in these unique times.

    Livin’ Life Large combines expert storytelling, current research about human performance, resilience, engaging audience interaction, and Tyler Hayden’s clean corporate humour to deliver a winning presentation.

    • Premier opening or closing keynote for your next event of 50 to 8,000 people – a remote, hybrid, or in a venue.
    • Explore post-pandemic ways to increase your efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Discover ways to inspire your team that naturally align with their learning intelligence to connect and engage in unprecedented ways.
    • Experience amazing storying telling that will have your audience on the edge of their seats in anticipation and learning.
    • Jam is packed with amazing activity-based learning and networking that is fun and not fluffy.

    DON’T TELL YOUR BOSS that you laughed till your belly hurts and learned so much while having fun.

    This presentation is about creating long-term work/life satisfaction by living “every single moment of every single day.” In doing so we are able to effectively and efficiently balance the rigours that work and life throw our way. We explore this by learning about how to support each other, set goals/intentions, recognize opportunities, and so much more.

    This presentation has been a hit at conferences and conventions from 50 to 8,000 people. It’s hilarious. It’s high-energy. It’s impactful. It will have your event attendees ready to “Live Life Large.”

the business that cared about people – leaders guide to team building and engagement using multiple intelligences.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Join team-building expert Tyler Hayden in this active and in-depth look at how we build greater team engagement using his technique of MIQ.

    For more than two decades Tyler Hayden has been sharing with managers how to develop greater alignment and engagement within their teams to create greater efficiency and effectiveness.

    • Build a more cohesive and engaged team that will be increasingly aligned.
    • Explore how to enable teams to successfully perform in a complex business environment.
    • Discover insight and tools that will enable managers and leaders to improve their team’s accountability.
    • Walk away with road-ready tools that can be implemented on your next day at work.

    Laugh, Learn, Network and wonder “How can learning be this much fun?”

    Tyler’s out-of-the-box experiential and adventure-based learning experiences are built so that you can immediately apply them to your team to increase engagement in your projects and activities. The things you will learn in this high-energy event are essential for framing your team’s structure and long-term dialogue.

    You will explore 81 different team-building solutions that can be applied immediately. Further, Tyler will explore how to apply certain tools both virtually and on-site. This session is based on Tyler Hayden’s book The Business That Cared About People – A Leader’s Guide to Team Building and Engagement Using Multiple Intelligences.

catchin’ the carrot – a personal strategic plan that helps teams to align and managers to coach towards peak performance

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this powerful session, you will begin to explore how to effectively create a plan for prosperity that has been proven time and again. Tyler Hayden has masterfully taken a complex planning process and distilled it into an elemental format that will efficiently and effectively help you in creating a personal mission, vision, values, objectives, environmental scan, SWOT analysis, action and five year plan.

    • Design a Personal Strategic Plan that will help guide your path to the life you aspire to lead.
    • Discover the importance of a clear and concise Mission, Vision, Values and Objectives in Catchin’ the Carrot.
    • Craft an easy to follow the road map, to lead you to that life you have envisioned.
    • Learn by engaging in experiential learning and master storytelling – you will laugh and have fun – while all the while keeping your eye on the carrot.

    The greatest gift you can give today’s new workers is the opportunity to begin to shape the future they aspire to create. This show does that in an entertaining and engaging way.

    This presentation will take your success planning from crawling to running – with the finish line only as magnificent as you can imagine! This session is also available as a train-the-trainer workshop if you’d like to know more about making this a best practice in your business please contact us.

    This session is also available as a train-the-trainer workshop and at our Team Building School, if you’d like to know more about making this a best practice in your business please contact us. This session is based on several of Tyler’s books including Catchin’ the Carrot – A Personal Strategic Plan; Gettin’ Off the Treadmill; Coffee Talk Series; and more.

in it to win it - hilarious - low organized competitions - that teach team skills & much more.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • You won’t believe your eyes when you see what your co-workers will do to win this custom-themed event!

    This healthy competition is a phenomenal way to orient teams to investigate personal and professional skills in accepting challenges, customer relationship management, worksite safety, competitive strategies, designing competitive strategies, hitting sales targets, and getting dirty to get the job done.

    Your team will lose themselves in this event and talk about it for months to come.

    Interpersonal – Mathematical/Logical – Visual Kinaesthetic

tail gate challenge - perfect event that come to your parking lot with inclusive sports inspired games and ruckus fun.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Infuse the passion and energy of a tailgate party into your team. There is no better way to contribute to the energy of your team than with a party of professional sporting proportions.

    This event will work hard to generate hype, fun and connectivity between your team.  We will inspire your group to compete against each other in sub-teams in a fun and off-the-wall sporting style events.’

    Your games master Tyler will inject energy and enthusiasm that will be epic. Your group will come together in their sub-team and work together in mini challenges. There will be some that will require full team participation and then still others that allow individual team members to shine.

    • Deliver high-energy gaming that instils a sense of competition and cooperation.
    • Explore small group challenges that are fast-paced and measurable.
    • Discover opportunities to network and engage with your team in unprecedented ways.
    • Engage in activities that your team members have experience with, but are made more fun with our special twists.
    • Create a combined event with a private Food Truck Rally or BBQs to round out a day that will not soon be forgotten.
    • IT’S OK TO MAKE A SPECIAL REQUEST for a game show that you love – we love the challenge of building games people play.

    Your team will benefit by actively competing, developing team bonding, exploring problem-solving and communication strategies, and having lots of fun. You can engage us to provide the “full meal deal” (games, food trucks, etc) or rent our equipment and DIY.

    Whether you are planning a fun corporate picnic, an engaging family day, or a unique addition to your conference or meeting – come join us at the back of our truck for an amazing Tail Gate Experience.

the big mc

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Do you have an event or conference coming up and need someone to keep all the moving parts in sync? Then, check out Tyler Hayden’s Big M.C. offering. The Big M.C. answers a meeting planner’s need to build a conference experience that will not be soon forgotten.

    Tyler Hayden carefully and hilariously weaves the business of the day with innovative and exciting audience interaction. The Big M.C. is a custom conference solution that maximizes Tyler’s impact throughout your conference schedule.

    Some components recently chosen for the Big M.C. have included:

    • Keynote
    • Workshop
    • EMCEE
    • Keynote Speaker Interviews/Games
    • Icebreakers
    • Networking
    • Full Conference Team Building

virtually engaged - how to engage tomorrows remote and onsite teams

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Buckle your seat belts and get ready for a Deep Dive into Team Engagement strategies that will enable the leaders to be effective in their evolving practice. Recently, loneliness was deemed to be an epidemic.

    In a pursuit to ensure healthy workplaces and productive employees, leaders need to fill their toolkits with ways to engage both onsite and remote workers efficiently and effectively.

    In this session, you will quickly realize that the through line to keeping people engaged is through solid team design and building. The trouble is no one has ever shown us how – until now.

    • Explore the value of the Multiple Intelligences Quotient (MIQ) and how this simple assessment can uncover the path to effective team design at work.
    • Learn three tools that you can easily implement for an upcoming team-building session with staff.
    • Discover five tips to creating engaging team development sessions with your employees.
    • Uncover the power of the Team Building Tidal Wave to deliver progressive team engagement opportunities in a busy workplace.

    This session is based on several of Tyler’s books including: Virtually Engaged Team Building Activities: A Managers Guide to Increasing Remote Engagement, The Business that Cared About People – A Leader’s Guide to Team Building and Engagement Using Multiple Intelligences; Coffee Talk Series; and of course Team Building School.


Tyler Hayden’s opening keynote presentation was great, his infectious enthusiasm and energy about leadership and mentoring filled the room and certainly set the tone for the rest of the conference. On behalf of the Conference Committee please pass on our heartfelt thanks to Tyler for his passion and for taking the time and extra effort to be totally in step with the conference theme and audience.

Conference Committee

Saskatchewan Emergency Planners Association

Tyler Hayden presented exactly what he guaranteed. The session was informative, motivational and entertaining! Tyler wrapped up our conference with a bang! Participants left energized and motivated to set their own goals and to go out there and get them! Well done, thank you Tyler!


First Aid, Swimming & Water Safety, Canadian Red Cross

Saying Tyler Hayden is a motivational speaker is like comparing a VW Beetle to the Space Shuttle. He is much much more… I cannot recommend Tyler enough. He has an unbelievable talent for bringing together people from diverse backgrounds including cross-generations. 

General Manager

We worked with Tyler Hayden for 4 years as our main stage host. Every year he reinvented himself, bringing amazing audience participation, engaging dialogue with keynoters, and a fun yet professional image to our event. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Tyler as your EMCEE and Keynote solution for your next event.

Past President

Feedback from the participants was glowing for both presentations. Light it Up was an exciting ice breaker for the crowd and really made sure participants met everyone at their table. Interestingly, I personally had even more feedback on Livin Life Large, where people seemed to really connect with the messages of “one little thing today”, “be a little outside of your comfort zone”, and “enthusiasm is caught, not taught.

Senior Director

Customer Insights and Loyalty, Lawtons Drugs

This is our second year working with Tyler Hayden, and it has been great. The energy he brings to the conference is infectious and his messages are delivered in a style that is entertaining and thought-provoking at the same time. The vendors at our conference rave about how great the “Light it Up” event works to showcase their product or company in such a fun and entertaining way. It was a pleasure to have him.

Cerner Canadian Regional User Group

Articles & Media

Coming Soon!


Livin Life Large
Livin Life Large
Livin Life Large – Simple Actions that Create Success
Team Building with Intelligence – Effective Icebreakers and Debriefing Tools
Team Building with Intelligence – Effective Icebreakers and Debriefing Tools
Team Building with Intelligence – Effective Icebreakers and Debriefing Tools
How to book Tyler Hayden for an event?

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

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

How much does it cost to hire Tyler Hayden for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

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