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Physician, Social Architect & Educator and Expert on Energy, Work Life Balance, Health & Wellness
Dr. Mitchell Abrams is a Canadian Radiologist, Guest Speaker, as well as the Founder and CEO of consulting and technology company thatdelivers a multi-disciplinary approach to personal wellbeing and community health.
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Singer, Songwriter, Advocate
Susan is the first Inuk artist to win a Juno (3) and a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement, she is an officer of the Order of Canada, holds several Honorary Doctorate degrees and has held command performances; but Susan also acknowledges the path has not been easy.
“Here I was, living a life I never imagined, but I was struggling to understand who I was.
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Adventurer - Leadership, Change and Accountability Expert
John Amatt is one of Canada's most accomplished adventurers and keynote speakers. His presentations are focused on strategies for change management, teamwork, leadership, overcoming adversity and resilience.
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Entrepreneur, Productivity and Innovation Expert
Scott Armstrong (CSP) is an international speaker, emcee, published author and is recognized by his colleagues as an extraordinary visionary leader who has the uncanny knack of motivating others to inspired action. Sitting at a office desk over 20 years ago, he was deeply frustrated and knew there had to be more than pushing paper.
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Journalist - World Affairs, Human Rights and Women's Rights Expert
Sally Armstrong has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world. From Bosnia and Somalia to Congo and Afghanistan, her eyewitness reports have earned her the Amnesty International Media Award four times over, as well as acclaim all over the world.
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Leadership, Change and Transformation Expert
George Ayee has over 25 years’ experience in leadership, change and transformation, organizational development, talent management, sales and marketing. He has carried out assignments in Africa, Europe and North America.
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Burn Survivor, Safety Culture and Workplace Safety Expert
The words “get it done” have taken on new meaning for Spencer Beach. They were among the last instructions he received from his employer on April 24, 2003, at a routine job site in Edmonton’s Rutherford Close neighbourhood.
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TEDx Speaker - Mental Health, Trauma, Stress and Wellness Expert
Sajel Bellon (Ed.D, CTSS) is an Occupational Stress and Trauma Specialist and Mental Health Professional.
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Leadership and Inclusivity Expert
Diane Bergeron was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at the age of five. By the time she was ten, she was considered legally blind, and lost all sight in her 30’s.
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Olympic Speaker, Resilience, Preparation & Excellence Expert
Olympic Silver Medalist, Cheryl Bernard is a dynamic and powerful keynote speaker. She draws from her business, non profit and sporting success to inspire audiences to achieve their maximum potential.
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Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Determination and Inspiration
Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau first fell in love with freestyle skiing when he watched Jean-Luc Brassard compete in Lillehammer. Following in the footsteps of his idol, he became the top Canadian junior in freestyle at age 14.
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Health and Wellness, Productivity and Self-Transformation Expert
Nicola Bird, Ph.D.
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Resiliency, Change & Productivity Expert
Mark Black (CSP), was Born with a life-threatening heart defect where he underwent two open-heart surgeries before the age of one. He battled his condition and it’s limitations for twenty-two years quite successfully, but at 23 yrs old, Mark was suddenly faced with the biggest challenge of his life.
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Fitness, Health and Wellness Expert
Celebrity trainer and Global fitness expert Ramona Braganza may be most known for sculpting hot Hollywood bodies, including that of Jessica Alba’s and Halle Berry’s, but her love of fitness and quest for excellence has facilitated the transformation of hundreds of bodies and attitudes worldwide. Recognized as one of the top Personal Trainers in the world in the entertainment industry, Ramona worked as Jessica Alba’s personal trainer for over 12 years and continues to train celebrities and individuals using Ramona’s 3-2-1 Training Method of 3 CARDIO segments, 2 CIRCUIT strength training segments and 1 CORE segment.
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Health and Wellness, Stress Management and Music Therapy Expert
Jennifer Buchanan is an certified Music Therapist (MTA), Past-President of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy and author. She is instrumental in the implementation of hundreds of music therapy programs with her company currently serving over 1800 clients through the efforts of her specialized team of musical therapists.
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Bully Free at Work, Respect, Leadership, and Communication Expert
Valerie Cade has earned worldwide acclaim as a professional keynote speaker and business consultant. Valerie truly has a gift for inspiring those who work to support and lead others, whether it’s in healthcare, government, the corporate sector, education or not‐for‐profit settings.
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Compassionate Leadership, Change Management & MENtal Health Expert
Mike Cameron is an award-winning sales and leadership authority. He is the author of ‘Becoming a Better Man: When “Something's Gotta Change”, Maybe It’s You!’.
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Health and Wellness, Performance, Productivity and Energy Expert
Michelle Cederberg has spent most of her life in the realm of human performance – as a competitive kayaker, as an avid outdoor enthusiast; mountain biker, rock climber and snowboarder. She’s worked as a college instructor, health educator, fitness instructor and personal trainer always interested in what makes people tick – inside and out.
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Martial Arts Champion, Performance and Productivity, Resiliency and Stress Management Expert
Raz Chan is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, bestselling author and speaker on mental mastery. As a child he experienced the power of the martial arts spirit in overcoming adversity when his father lost the family savings to bankruptcy.
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Winnipeg Chief of Police, Personal & Professional Life Growth, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Devon Clunis solidified his place in history in 2012 when he became the first Black chief of police in Canadian history. Clunis immigrated from Jamaica with his family in 1975 at age 11 and he began his career in law enforcement with the Winnipeg Police Service in 1987.
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Personal & Professional Life Growth, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
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Personal & Professional Life Growth, Diversity & Inclusion Experts
Pearlene Clunis and Devon Clunis are passionate about diversity and inclusion.
Devon immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from Jamaica at age 11, in 1975.
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Safety and Overcoming Adversity Expert
Dan Comiskey played in the Canadian Football League for 13 seasons retiring in 2010 as a perennial all-star, but more importantly to him, as part of two Grey Cup Championship's with the Edmonton Eskimos.
Throughout the last half of his career Dan became passionate about worker’s safety and started developing leadership and behavioural programs that were used by major oil and gas, construction and manufacturing companies.
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Canadian Football Hall of Famer and CFA Charterholder
Jon Cornish works for in private wealth management for TD’s Private Investment Counsel and has been with TD for 5 years. Cornish is currently a level 3 candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program.
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Self Care, Health and Wellness Expert
Linda Crawford is a keynote and workshop speaker that offers practical strategies for individual and organizational health and wellness. Crawford is a dynamic, motivated and spirited individual who exudes a quiet confidence and passion for life.
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Comedian - Stress Management and Humour Expert
As a long-time stand up comedian, Judy Croon is used to being in the spotlight. Judy Croon is the creator and host of “Laughlines” and “Stand Up for The Girls” which have raised over $650,000 for breast cancer research.
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Kidnapping Survivor, CEO and Transformation Expert
Alfonso Cuadra is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, success coach, and philanthropist an entrepreneur of 15 years, at 18 years old he started a small company that grew to 15 locations across Canada. Born in the late seventies in El Salvador, a country on the road to revolution, Alfonso Cuadra and his family couldn’t avoid the turmoil surrounding them.
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Self Hypnosis and Self Empowerment Expert
As the author of The Unconscious Coach, naturotherapist and hypnotist, Jason Cyrus has dominated and transformed the field of stage hypnosis over the last decade with his unmatchable stage presence, unique style, positive attitude and charisma. In his wildly entertaining keynote presentation shows audience members how to achieve the unthinkable – and how you can put the scientific principles to work in your business and personal life.
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Personality Dimensions, Teamwork, Communication and Productivity Expert
As an international lifestyle guru, Alnoor Damji aims to inspire, inform and intrigue the audience reach to greater heights in their career and life. Acclaimed career coach and workshop facilitator and coaching award winner, he loves life and ignites this passion in others through keynotes, workshops and coaching one-on-one or in teams.
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Change and Transition Management Expert
Mark DeVolder is the Change Specialist and a pioneer in the field of transition management. Unique in the industry, DeVolder is one of the few speakers who teaches leaders how to change.
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Master of Ceremonies, Leadership, Crisis Management and Media Expert
Born and raised in Fairview Alberta, Carrie Doll ventured off to Calgary to pursue her post-secondary education. She graduated with an honors degree in Communications at the University of Calgary, and a diploma in Broadcast News from SAIT.
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Keynote Speaker, Former Paralympic Athlete & World Famous Sit-Skier
In 2004, aspiring professional skier and coach, Josh Dueck was in a life-changing ski accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Life as he knew it no longer existed.
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Alpinist, Adventurer and Mental Health Advocate
Jean-Francois Dupras is originally from Québec, but he have been living in Canmore Alberta for the past 15 years. Most of his life Jean-Francois have been looking for a career opportunity where he could help people, just to realize, a few years ago that he was the one that needed help first.
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PPE Protection, Explosion Survivor and Safety Experts
David Dyck and Jamie Dyck deliver a powerful true story on the subject of Workplace Safety – Wear Your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). David was involved in a horrendous workplace explosion in 2003.
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Resilience, Energy, Performance and Leadership Expert
Linda Edgecombe (CSP) is one of the Top 60 Motivational Speakers in the World. As a result, Linda is a Speaker Hall of Fame of Canada inductee.
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Fitness & Health Guru
Brandon Evans is a Speaker & Storyteller who thrives on motivating others to succeed and grow. His keynotes help simplify the health and wellbeing of any organization looking to connect with, engage, and motivate its employees.
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Survivor - Resiliency, Adversity and Self-Esteem Expert
Kelly Falardeau is a burn survivor since the age of two-years-old on 75% of her body and constantly struggled with her self-worth and confidence. She found a way to go from near-death to success; from the ugly scar-faced girl to the Top 10 Most Powerful and Influential Speaker, Fierce Woman of the Year, three times Best-Selling Author, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and most recently a YWCA Woman of Distinction.
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A Full Indigenous Perspective
The Makokis Family have become one of Canada's most recognizable Indigenous Families. Through their Grass Roots Leadership & Advocacy in areas such as; education reform, human rights, government relations, health, legalities, Treaty Rights, social programming access and so many more, they have become leading experts for a wide variety of organizations in providing an Indigenous perspective on any topic.
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Cyber Bullying, Communication Health & Wellness and Psychology Expert
Dr. Ganz Ferrance holds a Ph.
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Mountaineer - Leadership, Change and Resilience Expert
Gabriel Filippi was imprisoned in an icy cave, at an altitude of over 18,000 feet, tent and sleeping bag left behind at the last camp site with only two days of rations left. The ascent had been stopped short for four days by an unexpected storm.
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Happiness, Leadership, Employee Engagement and Growth Expert
Steve Foran (CSP) manages a consulting business focused on behaviour and culture change. Since 2006, it’s grown into work with leaders across Canada to shift culture and helping teams bring more gratitude to work each day.
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Gold Medalist, Paralympic Athlete and Overcoming Adversity Expert
Known as "The Falcon", Viviane Forest is an inspiring public speaker at corporate, education and community events. Her presentations are genuine, strong, and they motivate people to be active and reach for their goals and dreams.
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Canadian Poet - Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Greg Frankson, OCT, B.Ed.
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Agriculture, Farming and Succession Planning Expert
Elaine Froese (CSP), is a lifelong farmer. Every day, she uses her background in conflict resolution and communication to help fellow growers and ranchers face make-or-break issues head on - so they can focus on the business of farming.
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Compassion, Resiliency, Addiction and the Opioid Crisis Expert
Doctor Gebien is in long term recovery from opioid use disorder and lucky to be alive. His remarkable story has been the subject of national media attention.
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Indigenous and First Nation Expert
Lynn Gehl is an Algonquin Anishinaabeg scholar, advocate, and artist. She is one of eight siblings and grew up in the projects of inner-city Toronto.
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Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Workforce Expert
Gobinder Gill is a #1 Best Selling Author on Amazon – “Achieving Prosperity through Diversity.” He trains companies in the art of Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity to bring greater harmony, productivity and profitability in the workplace.
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Gold Medalist, Paralympic Athlete and Cancer Survivor
Peak performance expert Andrew Haley has had his share of ups and downs. As a child Andrew had cancer twice and each time was given a 35% chance to survive.
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Conflict Management, Communication, Collaboration & Resilience Expert
Charmaine Hammond is a highly sought-after business keynote and workshop speaker, entrepreneur, author and educator who teaches and advocates the importance of developing trust, healthy relationships and collaboration in the workplace. She has helped clients in many industries build resilient and engaged workplaces, develop high trust/high accountability relationships, and solve workplace issues that get in the way of success and profitability.
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Resilience, Teamwork and Relationship Expert
Beth Hanishewski is an internationally recognized Speaker, Coach and Writer who teaches her audiences that the Real Path to Success is through Relationships. She has shared the stage with the world’s top speakers including Jack Canfield, Robin Sharma, Lisa Nichols and Mike Dooley in Australia, the U.
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Comedian, Author and Cancer Survivor
Robert Hawke is a speaker, comedian and cancer survivor. He uses his 20 years of comedic experience and the lessons he learned in his battle with cancer to uplift and entertain audiences across the country.
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Teamwork, Leadership and Peak Performance Expert
Tyler Hayden is an international leadership and team consultant, elected government official, and founder of the Message In a Bottle book series. He has over two decades of experience as a speaker and organizational consultant and is the author of more than a dozen books and measures on personal development, leadership, and team building.
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Olympic Bronze Medalist - Resiliency Expert
Born in Savlamar, Jamaica, Akeem Haynes didn’t have much of an advantage from the beginning. With limited options and tragic events happening early in life, he moved to Canada with his mother seeking a better life.
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The Power of Focus, Business Strategy, Performance and Productivity Expert
With more than 30 years experience, Les Hewitt understands the real world of business and the struggle to stay focused. In his early career, Les became the #1 salesperson in the country for a large international network marketing company, winning every award in the business.
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Leadership and Accountability Expert
Tom Higgins is a keynote speaker on the topics of leadership, overcoming adversity, health & wellness and excellence. Before joining the CFL, Tom was an All-Conference and All-American team captain in both football and wrestling at North Carolina State University.
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Adventurer, Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Resilience and Teamwork Expert
Whether your organization wants to climb back from adversity or hit your peak performance, Alan Hobson delivers. A two-time cancer survivor, world adventurer and bestselling author, Alan is a renowned public speaker and specializes in creating custom-built presentations.
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Gold Medalist - Leadership, Adversity, Teamwork and Inclusion Expert
Benoit Huot was born with a disability in his right leg known as clubfoot. He started swimming at 8 years old and became, in the last 2 decades, one of Canada's most decorated Paralympic athletes with 20 medals in five Paralympic Games.
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First Nations and Indigenous Empowerment Expert
Marilyn Jensen is a vibrant and powerful speaker addressing major current themes and areas pertinent and relevant to Indigenous people in Canada and elsewhere. Her passion lies within reclamation and revitalization of ceremony, songs, culture and everything foundational to her identity but which was stolen and displaced.
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LGBTQ2, Two Spirit and Diversity Expert
Anthony Johnson is a Two-Spirit, LGBTQ2 and Indigenous advocate originally from Navajo Nation located in North of Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently project consultant and project coordinator at Kehewin Health Services, Northeast of Edmonton, where his partner Dr.
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Public Policy, Mental Health, Trauma and Addictions Expert
Ann Dowsett Johnston is an award-winning journalist and keynote speaker. She is one of Canada's leading experts on public policy related to higher education, alcohol addiction and trauma.
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Florence Riley is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter from Quebec, who performs material in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese
Free-spirited, open-minded, singer-songwriter and pianist Florence K has a wide-ranging musical approach and performs in French, Spanish, English, and Portuguese with the same natural ease. Since her beginnings in 2005, she has had three Gold records, sold over 250,000 albums and received multiple accolades, including many Felix awards and Juno nominations.
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Award Winning Conservationist, Educator, Naturalist and WildLife Expert
Brian Keating is one of Canada's most in demand keynote speakers. He previously held the position “Head of Conservation Outreach” at the Zoo, which enabled him to raise money and then spend it on environmental projects around the world.
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Resilience, Stress Management, and MENtal Health Expert
Allan Kehler empowers his audiences and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker. He has gained national attention for his engaging style and captivating approach.
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Innovation, Leadership and Humor and Workplace Culture Expert
Certified Speaking Professional and Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame inductee Michael Kerr is an international business speaker, very funny motivational speaker, workshop trainer, and the author of 8 books including, The Jerk-Free Workplace: How You Can Take The Lead to Create a Happier, More Inspiring Workplace; The Humor Advantage: Why Some Businesses Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank; and Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire: How to Recruit, Onboard, and Train New Employees to Live Your Culture Out Loud. Whether virtual or in-person, Michael’s presentations offer relevant, practical ideas delivered with his memorable brand of high-energy, clean humour.
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Activist and Humanitarian. Human Rights and Refugee Issues Expert.
Hassan Al Kontar is a Syrian refugee who was stranded at Kuala Lumpur International Airport from 7 March 2018 until his arrest on 1 October 2018. He is in exile of Syria since 2011, because he refuses to join the Syrian military and could face arrest if returned there.
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Peak Performance, Change Management, Strategic Planning
A Two Time Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist turned Adventurer and Engineer, Adam Kreek is a Social Entrepreneur who walks the talk. Adam is Chair the Board of Directors of Greasecycle, a start-up Biodiesel company on Vancouver Island, and he runs Kreek Speak Enterprises Inc.
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Positive Psychology, Engagement, Happiness and Safety Expert
Positive Psychology Expert Paul Krismer teaches people and organizations to leverage positive emotions so they can achieve corporate and personal excellence. Paul’s engaging delivery leaves audience members wanting more.
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Speaker, Author, Blogger, Teacher, Torchbearer
Isabelle Laflèche is passionate about working with others to help them navigate these changing times with more ease and to assist them to find and connect with their true purpose. A wellness warrior and fan of yoga and meditation, Isabelle began her career as a corporate attorney where she worked in Montreal, Toronto and New York.
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Leadership, Positivity, and Customer Care Expert
If anyone understands that life is what you make it, it’s Darci Lang. She quite literally went out and built the life she wanted.
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Stress Management, Resiliency and Productivity Expert
Darren Lang has lived his talk. Having gone through a major rut in his own life, everything he talks about are the tried and true tools he used to pick himself up and get back to feeling great.
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Business Strategy, Leadership, Productivity and Performance Expert
Ken Larson has owned and operated Champion Performance Systems since 1996, and is considered an expert in high-performance executive coaching, strategic thinking, execution planning, executive leadership & team development, and overall business growth.
He delivers high-impact keynote presentations on human high performance, strategic thinking / execution planning, leadership, authentic living, and inspiration.
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Leadership, Mental Health, Productivity and Resilience Expert
Deri Latimer (BMgt(HR), CSP) is an expert in positive possibilities for people! She is one of fewer than 12% of speakers globally who hold the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the international measure of excellence for professional competence, proven experience, and optimal client satisfaction. Deri combines a business degree in human resources management with 20 years of experience engaging audiences across every business sector.
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Attitude, Leadership. Productivity, Resilience and Change Expert
Alvin's story and his keynote presentations aim to inspire your people to stop seeing problems, and start seeing possibilities. Alvin Law is an Attitude Expert who uses his story to challenge and inspire audiences.
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Psychology, Social Policy and Mental Health Expert
Todd Leader is a Registered Psychologist and Registered Social Worker who has spent the last 26 years leading service development and transformation, as well as health promotion, particularly in the areas of mental health, addictions, and primary health care while also teaching in the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary’s University. He has earned the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award; Faculty of Arts, and the 2016 Overall Excellence in Teaching Award, from the Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association, and health services under his leadership have earned two international best practice awards, and a leadership award for excellence in women’s health.
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Peak Performance Expert
If there's one thing peak performance experts like Wayne Lee agree on, it's that the mind is capable of leading us anywhere. He also knows that for many of us, our minds are littered with detours, potholes and accidents waiting to happen.
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Accountability, Leadership, Communications, and Employee Engagement Expert
Eddie LeMoine, a Canadian-born international renowned author, keynote speaker, seminar leader and corporate trainer. He specializes in leadership, employee engagement, stress management, safety and the psychology of success.
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Entrepreneur, Marketing, Customer Service Expert
Author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Daniel Lewis is the proud founder of the award winning tea company T By Daniel. His people-focused outlook on entrepreneurship and his experiential business tactics have garnered him and his company nationwide recognition and many awards and honours such as a 2016 Business Excellence Award and 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs.
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Emotional intelligence leadership coach, trainer and speaker
Jamelle Lindo has worked with thousands of professionals to help them level up through the practical application of emotional intelligence and mindfulness strategies. As an emotional intelligence leadership coach, trainer, and speaker with over 11 years of diverse learning and development experience, he is driven by his mission to empower leaders and professionals within organizations to realize their highest ideals, leading to healthy and diverse cultures, happy employees, and thriving businesses that make the world a better place.
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World Sailor, Business and Workplace Strategist
Steve Long has lived a life that has been a roller coaster of adventure, hard work, and risk since the 1990’s. Beginning with his days as a college dropout to the very successful business man he is today, Steve Long has always drawn strength from the techniques he personally developed to combat stress and adversity along his journey.
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Aboriginal Indigenous and First Nation Expert
In December 1984 Chief Clarence Louie was elected as the Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, part of the Okanagan Nation in south central British Columbia. Chief Clarence Louie has consistently emphasized economic development as a means to improve his people’s standard of living.
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Leadership, Teamwork and Project Management Expert
Leadership shows up in everything we do. A premise Nancy Lowery explores through her programs and keynote presentations.
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Truth and Reconciliation, Aboriginal and First Nation Expert
Janice Makokis, the oldest sibling of the Makokis family, is a legal scholar, mother and Indigenous consultant from Saddle Lake Cree Nation located in Treaty 6 territory. She holds a B.
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Canada's Two Spirit, Diversity, Indigenous Health and First Nation Expert
Dr. James Makokis leads one of North America’s most progressive family medical clinics serving both LGBTQ2S and First Nation peoples from all over Canada.
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First Nation & Indigenous Expert
Dr. Patricia Makokis, is one of Canada’s grass roots Indigenous servant leader, consultant and expert.
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Team Ahkameyimok! - The Amazing Race Season 7 Winners
Dr. James Makokis is well grounded in all matters relating to Indigenous cultures, traditions, values, and customs.
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Leadership, Teamwork, Health and Safety Expert
Alan is an international speaker, author and performance coach who is passionate about leadership and reaching new heights in all that we do! His unique philosophy of life revolves around empowering people and embracing an agile mentality focused on goals and results. By understanding what drives and motivates us, we are able to cultivate more innovate and effective ways of thinking and taking action.
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Leadership, Communications, Team Building and Transformation Expert
What does it take to leave an audience altered through a keynote or workshop presentation? It takes the kind of talk that delivers such a fundamentally penetrating message that you are left compelled to act on what you hear. This is exactly what you get when Vik Maraj speaks.
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Black Lives Matter, Inclusivity, and LGBTQ and Mental Health Expert
Dr. Michael Marshall, MBBS, MRCPsych, DMCC, PgDip (Mental Health Law), CCT (Psychiatry), is a psychiatrist with a special interest in transgender and LGBTQ2S+ health and wellness.
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Injury Prevention, Occupational Therapist, Stress Management Expert
Occupational therapist Sylvia Marusyk is an entertaining speaker who gives her audiences the tools to build healthy lives and work places. She’s fun, she’s sassy and she’s passionate about safety, health and wellness! Her lively presentations focus on a proactive approach to creating vitality, personally and corporately.
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TEC Canada "Speaker of the Year" - Reinvention, Innovation, Business Growth and Branding Expert
Gair Maxwell didn't follow a safe or conventional path to get where he is today. He comes from humble roots.
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Teamwork, Communication, Change Management and Resilience Expert
Barbara May has spent a life-time knowing how to get up after a fall. But she figures doing that and getting a laugh at the same time is a lot more fun.
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Stanley Cup & Olympic Champion, Philanthropist and Leadership Expert
Lanny McDonald is best known for his outstanding sixteen year hockey career and is not only an exceptional athlete, but is also a dedicated family man, community leader, philanthropist, and successful businessman. He has addressed countless groups, corporations and professional associations on the topic of leadership since his retirement.
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Paralympian Snowboarder, National Standing Amputee Hockey Athlete, Keynote Speaker
Curt Minard had a dream in 2012. Which was to set out and inspire individuals who didn't "believe" they could achieve greatness, simply because they had a disability.
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Entrepreneur, Sales, Leadership and Communication Expert
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Keynote Speaker, Paula Morand is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. She brings a vibrant energy, humor and wisdom to her leadership building, revenue boosting, strategy expanding keynote presentations to ignite individuals, organizations and communities to lead change, growth and impact.
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Leadership, Embracing Change & Overcoming Adversity Expert.
Connor is an award-winning musician, professional speaker, and best-selling author. For over a decade, Connor has shared his message through music and stories at conferences, corporate events, festivals, and many more venues.
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Resiliency, Happiness and Seniors Expert
With a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Patricia Morgan speaks to thousands of people each year. She works with organizations that want to help strengthen their people’s personal resilience.
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Best-selling author, Emotional Age and Communication Expert
International best-selling author, Emotional Age and communication expert, and women’s advocate Crystal Andrus Morissette is a worldwide leader in the field of self-discovery and personal transformation. She is teaching women all over the globe to take charge of their stories, love ALL their parts and redefine themselves as whole, healthy, and empowered.
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Resilience, Restorative Justice and Violence against Women Expert
Shannon Moroney is the author of two bestselling memoirs: Through the Glass (2011), her own story following the violent crimes of her first husband; and Out of the Shadows (2019), the story of human trafficking survivor Timea Nagy. Both are published worldwide Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.
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National Bestselling Author, Speaker, Award Winning Social Advocate
Timea Nagy has inspired millions of people, Global and North American institutions, corporations, the North American and European Financial sectors, Governments and the United Nations for over 10 years.
Timea’s Memoir, “Out of the Shadows” is a National The bestseller that shares her tragic and unbelievable experience with a powerful story of grace.
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Leadership, Management, Performance and Productivity Expert
Sunjay Nath (MBA, BScE, CSP), travels globally sharing insights on leadership and performance. His trademark, “The 10-80-10 Principle” is a framework that helps individuals and teams improve performance.
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Inspirational TEDx Speaker, A Coach and A Millennial Mentor
Dr. Nothabo Ncube is an Inspirational TEDx Speaker, A Coach and A Millennial Mentor.
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Workplace Culture, Employee Management and Conflict Resolution Expert
Sheila Newel inspires through a passionate and articulate belief that the choices we make strongly influence our own and our organization’s future in positive or negative ways. She readily connects with audiences and her expertise on matters relating to Human Resources shines through.
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Energy Mover & Mental Health Advocate
Experience comes in many shapes and forms as we journey our path on earth. Some are labeled as good, happy, or nice.
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Innovation, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and Business Expert
A brilliant and charismatic keynote speaker, ground-breaking business man, Canadian philanthropist leader and author, Frank O’Dea, founder of the Second Cup, inspires and motivates audiences from all walks of life. Frank O’Dea’s story of triumph over adversity in business and in his personal life inspires audiences around the world.
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Productivity, Health and Wellness Expert
Dr. Larry Ohlhauser is a formidable man.
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Adversity, Teamwork, Leadership, Inclusion and Diversity Expert
Kwame Osei was born in Ghana West Africa. He came to Canada at the age of 4 and resided in Toronto with his parents and sister.
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Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Marni Panas is diversity and inclusion professional and sought-after speaker dedicated to creating safe and welcoming, and inclusive environments especially for the LGBTQ2S+ population in large public and private organizations, all levels of government and departments, health care, educational institutions, corrections, and law enforcement. Marni’s passion and commitment to equity and inclusion as had impact across Canada including:
- Member of the LGBTQ2S+ Apology Advisory Council which helped draft the apology Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, to LGBTQ2S+ people in Canada for discrimination and injustices faced by this community as a result of federal legislation, policies and programs.
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Sales and Customer Service, Entrepreneur, Business Strategy and Business Growth Expert
Marty Park is a rare breed. At the age of 21, while most students are neck-deep with homework and weekend plans, Marty was running his first company, with 8 staff members on payroll.
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Elite Athlete, Leadership, Goal Setting Expert
Martin Parnell talks about how to "Overcome Obstacles to Achieve your Full Potential." He reveals how we can all set goals and achieve results we never thought possible.
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Overcoming Adversity, Kickboxer, Inspirational Keynote Speaker
Jake Peacock is a man of influence. He is a devoted Christian, husband, athlete, businessowner, and coach.
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Medical Doctor, Indigenous Health and First Nation Expert
Dr. Lana Rose Potts “Last To Come In” is a Family Physician who specializes in First Nation Health.
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Leadership, Management, Change, Workplace Culture and Influence Expert
According to a recent Gallop survey, only thirteen percent of employees are actively engaged and satisfied in their chosen vocation. High levels of disenchantment and frustration impact productivity and performance, as many seek a greater connection to their work and life purpose.
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Former Olympian - Health and Wellness, Mental Health and Productivity Expert
Georgette Reed has had a keen interest in Sport, Fitness, Health and Wellness all of her life. She is a former Olympic athlete and is a certified track and field and strength and conditioning coach.
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2013 World Champion and 2014 Sochi Paralympic bronze medalist
Kevin Rempel is a 2013 World Champion and 2014 Sochi Paralympic bronze medalist in sledge hockey who has an incredible story of overcoming a tremendous amount of adversity.
Paralyzed after a motocross crash in 2006, Kevin had to face unsurmountable odds while learning to walk again at the age of 23.
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Leadership Development, Overcoming Adversity, Change Expert
Joe Roberts is an inspirational example of overcoming adversity and managing change. In 1989 he was living under a bridge as a homeless skid row addict.
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Indigenous Artist, Activist & Educator
Eddy Robinson is an Anishinaabe/Muskegowuk Cree of the Missanabie Cree First Nation who was born and raised in the city of Toronto. Like many Indigenous people in Canada Eddy did not enjoy an easy childhood as an Anishinaabe youth in the big city.
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Trauma Survivors, Personal Growth Transformation and Overcoming Adversity Experts
Holly Frances’ life changed forever when she was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome in 2011, three weeks after giving birth to her daughter. She spent nearly three months paralyzed on life support in the ICU fighting for her life.
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Police Officer and Former Canadian Olympic Hockey Coach
Danièle Sauvageau has the passion, instinct and leadership that was instrumental in the historic win by the Canadian Women’s Hockey team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. As the general manager and coach, Sauvageau transformed a fear of losing into an absolute desire for victory, a radical turnaround that enabled her players to achieve their Olympic dream.
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Mental Health Advocate and Strategist, Keynote Speaker Trauma-Informed Coach
Vincent Savoia is a transformational leader who has significantly impacted the trajectory of the mental health conversation in Canada. I approach every challenge by following my motto, “Be inspired to change yourself, and then change the world.
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Olympic Speaker, Overcoming Adversity and Excellence Expert
Beckie Scott retired in 2006 as Canada’s most decorated cross-country ski racer in the history of the sport. A 3 - time Olympian, Scott won gold in Salt Lake City in 2002, becoming the first Canadian (and first North American woman) to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.
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Educator, Positive Leader, Difference Maker, and Best-Selling Author
Lindsay Sealey earned a B.A.
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Public Communications, Performance and Master of Ceremonies Expert
Lauren Sergy is a public speaking and presentation wizard and communication catalyst for professionals, businesses, and beyond. Lauren busts myths and unlocks the skills of master speakers and communicators using a variety of lenses, including rhetoric, politics, business, and performance art.
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Leadership, Resilience and Wellness Expert
Mike Shaw, a University of British Columbia Okanagan alumnus and accomplished coach, comes from a decorated background in freestyle skiing. A severe accident in 2013 forced Mike Shaw to give up the sport and career he loved.
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Journalist - Media Relations, Social Issues and Storytelling Expert
Reg Sherren is a popular commentator, writer, producer and Canadian Personality. He has been introducing Canadians to social issues and the people and stories they care about for over three decades.
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Award-winning athlete and coach with tricks to help everyone reach their peak
Eurico Rosa da Silva is a dynamic speaker and former professional jockey (retired December 2019), with records set around the world and over 2,900 career wins, including back-to-back wins of the Queen’s Plate (2009 and 2010) and seven-time winner of the Sovereign Awards as Canada’s Outstanding Jockey. A native of Brazil, he beat the odds to move from poverty and a debilitating illness, to travel the world and become one of the best in his sport.
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Expedition Leader, Adventurer and Excellence Expert
Byron Smith is a riveting keynote speaker on any subject related to leadership, overcoming adversity, goal setting, commitment, motivation, problem solving, risk management, and time management. He is constantly in demand all over the world to deliver his presentations.
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Mental Performance, Trauma, Recovery and Overcoming Adversity Expert
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Award Winning Mental Health and Social Media Expert
Wade Sorochan is an accomplished Alberta broadcaster and national award winning speaker, author and mental health advocate recognized as Canada’s “Social Media Expert.” Wade first gained recognition for his pioneering impact on the #1 rated radio talk show and “Canada’s most unique radio talk show”: The Bill & Bill Show.
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TEDx Speaker - Mental Health, Leadership, Courage and Growth Expert
Carly Sotas is an author and mental health activist dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders. After publishing her first book at twenty, Carly Sotas began working with young empowerment and literacy organizations around the world.
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Change, Uncertainty, Reslience, Creativity, Innovation, Improv, Problem Solving Expert
Jennifer is a recovering corporate executive who works with leaders, teams and organizations to help them solve problems, plan strategically and make innovation and creativity a reality in their workplace. Her UnScripted philosophy and approach, which includes being able to challenge assumptions and the status quo, being able to let go of the scripts of the past in order to take advantage of change, allows her to work successfully in organizations currently experiencing change to, not only learn to adapt to change, but to drive change in order to innovate and grow.
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Revitalization & Psychosocial Wellness Expert, for people who are ‘nice for a living’!
Stephanie Staples (CSP), is a recovering burnt-out nurse and a serial entrepreneur. She has founded three businesses (two successful – one a nightmare, you can’t win them all!) and is the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Contribution to Community award winner.
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Overcoming Trauma & Mental Health, Communication, Teamwork and Performance Experts
The Steben Twins are easy to work with, nothing like a diva! They are friendly, engaging, articulate speakers. Able to resonate with the specific needs of your audience.
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Conscious leadership and Social Contributor Cultivator
YouMeWe Social Impact Group founder, Suzanne F. Stevens (CSP) has been invigorating audiences on five continents since 2000.
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Olympic Gold Medalist - Attitude, Performance and Leadership Expert
Bruny Surin was recently inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and by doing so, became the first athlete with Haitian roots to earn this prestigious honor. An athlete that was born in Cap-Haiti, and later immigrated to Montreal, Canada at the age of 7 with his parents and sisters.
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Tech Visionary & Thought Leader
With over a decade of expertise in psychology, Cherry Rose Tan has guided thousands of leaders through the trenches of mental health. A fifth-generation entrepreneur, her superpower is helping leaders talk about the really hard things, so they can lead powerfully at work.
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Mindfulness, Leadership and Strategy Expert
Ravi Tangri (CSP), has invested his whole life studying and applying the science of success. Tangri helps individuals, teams and organizations identify the key habits, systems and processes that play a key role in what limits and increases engagement, productivity and accountability in today's fast changing working environments.
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Leadership, Transformation and Workplace Culture Expert
Yvonne Thompson is a leading expert in the field of leadership and organizational culture. She is known for her highly progressive approach to her learning and development interventions that underpin long-term sustainable change.
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Military, Workplace Culture, Teamwork and Leadership Expert
Patrick Tower is a decisive, action-oriented leader with more than 20 years of leadership and management education, training and experience. During his military career in the Canadian Army, he was awarded the Star of Military Valour, second only to the Victoria Cross, by the Governor General for his leadership, courage and extreme devotion to duty under intense enemy fire.
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Workplace Wellness, Mindfulness, and Meditation Teacher
After years working in cultures where stress and burnout were seemingly the only way to success, Trish suffered a shocking loss and things became clear: STRESS IS UNAVOIDAVLE, but it doesn’t have to dictate our lives. She took on a mission to figure out how to manage stress - how to live and work happier and her passion is helping create calmer, happier and more effective people and workplaces.
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Burnout Prevention, Health and Wellness and Healthcare Expert
Jody Urquhart is holds national and international recognition as motivational speaker for a variety of audiences. She specializes in humour and purpose to enhance wellness and perspective.
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Inter Generational Workforce, Cross Cultural Communication, Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Tina Varughese (CSP) is a 'hilarious, dynamic, thought-provoking, humourous, energetic and engaging' speaker. She offers workshops and keynotes on a number of topics including Diversity, Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, Inter Generational Workforce, Cross Cultural Communication and Sales, Leadership Staff Recruitment and and Work-Life Balance.
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Productivity, Stress Management, Multitasking. Mindfulness and Wellness Expert
Laurel Vespi is a mindfulness and life engagement expert. Warm, genuine and uplifting, Laurel Vespi offers you thought-provoking, yet practical ideas and a fresh perspective.
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Workplace Safety Prevention, Burn Survivor, Safety Expert
On July 29th, 1999, Curtis Weber was 17 years old and working as he did everyday as a Construction Laborer on the Saskatchewan prairies. After a long day at work, he and his crew were attempting to transport a grain bin under a power line with our picker truck.
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SPEAKER. ATHLETE. FOUNDER.
Olympian Sarah Wells is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. As an Olympic semi-finalist and Pan Am Games silver medalist in the 400m hurdles, Sarah’s reputation was built through overcoming challenges and achieving the “impossible”.
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Change, Workplace Culture, Teamwork, Performance and Business Expert
Evan Weselake is an eloquent speaker and facilitator. Evan has conducted more than 1,200 workshops and keynotes in the past decade.
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Olympic Athlete, Mental Toughness, Teamwork and Performance Expert
Hayley Wickenheiser has been sharing her passion and knowledge for the game of hockey for 15 years. She delivers inspiring keynote speeches relaying stories from her five Olympic games for charity, school, and corporate events.
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Emotional Intelligence, Transformational Life and Mindset Coach
Leisse Wilcox is a transformational life and mindset coach who teaches purpose-driven individuals how to elevate their impact using emotional intelligence. A passionate speaker, dynamic thought leader, author, NLP practitioner, podcast host, taco enthusiast, cancer survivor, and mom of three, her entire experience has been about coming home to her truest self, and to call herself “beloved.
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Resilience, Overcoming Adversity and Trauma Expert
Denise Wozniak is a motivational and inspirational speaker who has been through incredibly tough times. Within a month, she was laid off her job with 30 other employees, found out that her six month old daughter had AIDS and that she, herself had also been infected with HIV.
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Perserverance, Overcoming Adversity, Diversity & Inclusion, and Teamwork Expert.
Neville Wright is a 3x Canadian Olympian. Born in Edmonton, Alberta - he competed for 15 yeras on the Canadian National Team.
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