Ven Virah

Ven Virah

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Vancouver, British Columbia

Award Winning Speaker | Energetic Emcee | Millennial Leadership And Change Management Expert

Ven Virah is a strategy consultant, award-winning inspirational and motivational speaker, management consultant and a certified "World Class" speaking coach. Ven Virah has experience in diverse industries including banking, aerospace, academic institutions and the government and also enjoys hosting conferences, educational and charitable events.
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VEN VIRAH BIOGRAPHY

Ven Virah is an award-winning bilingual speaker, a global expert in workforce solutions, a charismatic emcee, and a certified “World Class” speaking coach. Leading experiential sessions with corporate leaders, Ven Virah brings people together and encourages them to think differently. Ven Virah exudes a lot of passion and energy and was coined by an executive as “the Brown Tony Robbins”. Ven Virah holds more than 15 years of experience working with large and reputable organizations such as IBM, BMO, Siemens, GE, Concordia University, and the Government of Alberta.

Ven Virah’s experience ranges across various industries including banking, healthcare, aerospace, academia and the government. Ven Virah’s experiences have equipped him with best-in-class practices to transform organizations, shift behaviors and deliver high-impact outcomes. Ven Virah also leads keynotes, workshops, and advises clients from around the world on how to lead, communicate and influence in a manner that transforms lives. He is involved as a member of both the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), and he was a 1st place winner of Speaker Slam, North America’s largest inspirational speaking competition.

Following his business degree and post-graduate studies, Ven seized the opportunity to give back to his university by serving on the Board of Directors of the Concordia University Alumni Association. 8 years later, Ven transitioned to a new opportunity where he served a 4-year term as the National Young Adults Leader for his spiritual organization, SSIO Canada. Ven enjoys hosting conferences, educational and charitable events and now serves as an executive of the Concordia University alumni chapter in Vancouver, Canada. Ven Virah currently leads as a global expert in workforce solutions culminating many years of serving as a leader in the industry.

He shares lots of insights leaning on the latest research and his own lens as a millennial navigating the corporate ladder, leading in organizations, and serving on boards as a director. He recently shared the stage at the Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA) annual healthcare staffing summit in Boston, USA, discussing his thoughts and predictions on market trends, operational best practices, and lessons learned. Ven Virah has a successful TED talk on men’s health where his compelling story, filled with humor, life lessons and many obvious double-entendres, has been warmly received.

This resulted in a lot of positive feedback and numerous requests from both men and women requesting him to share further on his personal journey triumphing over shame and guilt. Ven Virah radiates uplifting energy as a certified Laughter Yoga instructor. Ven provides his audience with simple tools to reduce stress and reclaim joy. With this effective practice, Ven leads participants into a space of transformative upliftment within minutes. He’s received raving reviews from this offering for successfully lifting the energy in academic, public, and corporate environments.

Ven Virah has experience in working with a variety of clients globally within many different industries and sectors. He has consulted multiple organizations on creativity, leadership, emotional intelligence, influence, negotiation, communication and diversity. Many clients are absolutely elated by Ven’s likeable onstage personality and original humor. Ven speaks both English and French and has been hired by event planners, corporate leaders and academics to bring insight to what is out of sight, and raise the energy at their events across North America, Europe and Asia.

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  • How would your next event look like if it was led with structure and high-octane energy? How relieved would you be to know that a professional emcee is keeping your event on time? Driving everyone’s attention where it needs to be. Bringing flexibility to steer any unforeseen last-minute event changes with ease in execution.

    Supporting your event in buying some extra time by sprinkling some original comic relief for good measure. Look no further. Many clients are absolutely elated by Ven Virah’s likeable onstage personality and original humor. Ven speaks both English and French and has been hired by event planners, corporate leaders and academics to raise the energy at their events across Canada, and in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Laughter Yoga for the Corporate World

Men’s Health

Future of Work

Presentation Skills: Commanding the Stage/virtual Room

Inspiring Leadership Using Emotional Intelligence

Supercharge Your Creativity

Testimonials

Ven Virah is one of the most brilliant person I’ve ever met. His energy, enthusiasm and authenticity spread like wildfire. A must.

Serge Labelle

Olympian / Cirque du Soleil

Ven is very comfortable at the stage, and is able break the ice with the audience thanks to his assertive style and smart jokes.

Fatih Yegul

Conestoga College

Ven is an extremely gifted speaker, who blew the audience away. He was adaptable to the situation, and captured the audiences attention appropriately each and every time.

Sayenden Supramaniyam

Data Sciences

We had our 6th Annual Ascend Fall Conference this past October where Ven was the Master of Ceremony. Ven opened the evening with the very original Ascend Talk ”Shift Happens”. His personal anecdotes put the audience at ease and the room was full of laughter within seconds! Ven was very smooth in transitioning from speaker to speaker, and his ability to take moments from the evening and bring them to life with a relevant story really made the event! Ven was a delight to work with – professional, funny and very flexible with some of the last minute changes we had. It was an absolute pleasure working with Ven, and I hope he will join us again in the future!

Avni Shah

TD Bank Group

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

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Ven Virah 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 Ven Virah 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 Ven Virah to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Ven Virah for your event. As Ven Virah'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 Ven Virah 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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Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Ven Virah for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Ven Virah, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada's top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

When SBC receives a request to book Ven Virah we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization's event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Ven Virah about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker's fees. If you are looking to hire Ven Virah, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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