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Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

LGBTQ2S+ | Two Spirit And Diversity Expert

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Speaker Topics

  • Accessibility
  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Bullying At Work
  • Communication
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Engagement
Anthony Johnson is a Two-Spirit Keynote Speaker, LGBTQ2S+ Advocate & ED&I Expert. Through his powerful story to bring awareness for LGBTQ &...
Benoit Huot

Benoit Huot

Olympic Gold Medalist | Leadership | Adversity | Teamwork And Disability Inclusion Expert

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Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Collaboration
  • Disability
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Paralympic swimmer, Benoit Huot's biggest dream is to help others look beyond their own boundaries and motivate anyone who aims to realize their...
Jon Cornish

Jon Cornish

Canadian Football Hall of Famer And CFA Charterholder

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Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Alliances & Partnerships
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Disruption Management
Jon Cornish, a Canadian Football Hall of Famer, spent nine legendary years playing for the Calgary Stampeders, amassing impressive accomplishments....
Raz Chan

Raz Chan

Professional Martial Artist | Anti Racism | Resilience & Self Defense Expert

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Speaker Topics

  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Growth
  • Business Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Retention
Discover the awe-inspiring story of Professor Raz Chan, a true fighter who overcame challenges and racism to become a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt,...
Sam Effah

Sam Effah

2 Time Canadian 100m Champion

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Speaker Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Big Data
  • Blockchain & Metaverse
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Growth
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Collaboration
Sam Effah is a two-time Canadian Champion in the 100m who has an innate enthusiasm for the sport, the Olympic movement and helping people find their...
Dr. James Makokis

Dr. James Makokis

Two Spirit Doctor | LGBTQ2S+ | Indigenous | Diversity | Inclusion Expert

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Speaker Topics

  • Mental Health
  • Health & Wellness
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • Indigenous
  • Personal Growth
  • Leadership
  • Work Life Balance
Dr. James A. Makokis is a Nehiyô (Plains Cree) Family Physician from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in northeastern Alberta and the recent winner of...
Anthony Lue

Anthony Lue

Paralympic Athlete | Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Advocate | Determination & Persistence

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Speaker Topics

  • Leadership and Change
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Disability
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Mental Health
  • Health & Human Performance
Anthony Lue is a disability advocate, dynamic and engaging motivational keynote speaker with a powerful story of determination, persistence and...
Elizabeth Manley

Elizabeth Manley

Olympic Silver Medalist | Leadership | Change | Resilience Mental Health Advocate

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Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business Transitions
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
Elizabeth Manley is a two-time Olympian who secured her legacy with an Olympic silver medal in figure skating at the 1988 Calgary Games. A powerful...
Callingwood Callingwood, Ontario
JR LaRose

JR LaRose

CFL Champion | Resilience | Equity & Indigenous Inclusion Expert

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  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Excellence & Success
JR LaRose is a 2011 Grey Cup champion. A proud member of One Arrow First Nation, he is an ambassador for Aboriginal peoples. He is an accomplished...
Bob Wilkie

Bob Wilkie

NHL Hockey Player Mental Health | Peak Performance Expert

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Speaker Topics

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Management
After enduring years of mental health challenges as a result of a tragedy, Bob shares the importance for all of us to double down on our commitment...
Crystal Flaman

Crystal Flaman

Social Entrepreneur | Author And Adventure Seeker

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Speaker Topics

  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Collaboration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Excellence & Success
  • Health & Wellness
Social entrepreneur and athlete Crystal Flaman's mission in life is to make a difference in the world. Through her work and athletic endeavors, she...
Laval St. Germain

Laval St. Germain

Mountain Climber | Airline Captain & Extreme Global Adventurer

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Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Disruption Management
Laval St. Germain is an expert at turning dreams into goals into reality. As an airline captain turned mountaineer and adventurer, Laval is the only...
Ryan Rishaug

Ryan Rishaug

Sport Reporter | Sport News And Broadcasting Expert

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Speaker Topics

  • Collaboration
  • Excellence & Success
  • HR & Corporate Culture
  • Personal Growth
Ryan Rishaug started his broadcasting career as a sports reporter at CFJC-TV in Kamloops, British Columbia, in 1998. From 1999 to 2000, he worked as...
Jay DeMerit

Jay DeMerit

Professional Soccer Player | Pursuit of Reaching Goals Expert

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Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • HR & Corporate Culture
  • Leadership
  • Leadership and Change
Jay DeMerit is a Philanthropy & Youth Development Expert. He is a professional soccer player. Formerly of the USA National team, Watford FC & the...
Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

Humboldt Broncos Crash Survivor | Amazing Race Canada Winner | Resilience & Mental Health Advocate

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Speaker Topics

  • Leadership and Change
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Mental Health
  • Leadership
  • Resilience & Change
  • Health & Wellness
  • PTSD & Trauma
Tyler Smith is an Amazing Race Canada Winner, Humboldt Broncos hockey bus crash survivor & speaker on mental health, wellness & safe spaces. Tyler...
Dahlia Kurtz

Dahlia Kurtz

Motivational Speaker | Podcast Host |Writer And Digital Entrepreneur

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Speaker Topics

  • Accessibility
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Growth
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Digital marketing
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Dahlia Kurtz is a Canadian award-winning radio talk show host, renowned national columnist and a well published multilingual writer. Social good...
Paul LaPolice

Paul LaPolice

CFL Coach | Leadership & Team Building Expert | Broadcasting Expert | Grey Cup Champion

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Speaker Topics

  • Accessibility
  • Business & Corporate
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence & Success
  • HR & Corporate Culture
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
Paul LaPolice is a veteran coach with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has been successful in leading teams to...
Vanessa Gilles

Vanessa Gilles

Leadership And Change | Executive Coaching | Transformation | Agility & Transitions | Resilience

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Speaker Topics

  • Accessibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
Vanessa Gilles, a Canadian central defender, has risen to prominence in women's soccer through her perseverance and talent. Despite going undrafted,...
Catherine Wreford

Catherine Wreford

The Amazing Race Canada Winner | Cancer Survivor | Actor | Dancer | Advocate

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Speaker Topics

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Disability
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • Health & Wellness
  • HR & Corporate Culture
Catherine Wreford is a true inspiration and a force to be reckoned with. Catherine's extraordinary journey is defined by resilience, passion, and...
Craig Ramsay

Craig Ramsay

The Amazing Race Canada Winner | Broadway Performer | Peak Performance | Energy & Health Expert

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Speaker Topics

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Disability
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Engagement
Craig Ramsay is an international peak performance expert, Broadway performer, TV personality and best selling author. His professional experience on...
Patrick Manifold

Patrick Manifold

Motivational Speaker | Inspiring Author | Entrepreneur And Former Professional Athlete

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Speaker Topics

  • Burnout Prevention
  • Change Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • Health & Wellness
  • HR & Corporate Culture
  • Leadership
Patrick Manifold is a renowned motivational speaker, author, and entrepreneur hailing from England. With a dynamic background that includes being a...
Ryan Straschnitzki

Ryan Straschnitzki

Humboldt Broncos Survivor | Mental Health And Disability Advocate | Storyteller

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Speaker Topics

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Disability
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
Ryan Straschnitzki is a distinguished expert in the fields of disability awareness, adaptive sports, and community inclusivity. A native of Calgary,...
Wes David

Wes David

Host & Producer of Fishing The Wild West TV | Setting Goals For Personal | Business | Life Success

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Speaker Topics

  • Business Growth
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Excellence & Success
  • Leadership
  • Leadership and Change
Meet Wes David, a seasoned outdoorsman and versatile professional from Alberta. Formerly a fearless bull rider, Wes pivoted his career to become a...
Amazing Two Spirit Couple

Amazing Two Spirit Couple

Amazing Race Canada Winners | ED&I, Indigenous & LGBTQ Experts | Two Spirit Advocates

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Speaker Topics

  • Indigenous
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Mental Health
  • Inclusive Leadership
Indigenous & LGBTQ2s+ advocates, The Amazing Two Spirit Couple, "Team Ahkameyimok" and winners of the Amazing Race Canada Season 7. Together, they...
Filipe Masetti Leite

Filipe Masetti Leite

World Renowned Adventurer | Multi Award Winning Filmmaker | Best Selling Author | Long Rider

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Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Change Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Management
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • Leadership
  • Leadership and Change
Filipe Masetti Leite, the youngest person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback, shows us that no dream or goal is impossible when we plan,...
Tom Higgins

Tom Higgins

Leadership And Accountability Expert

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Speaker Topics

  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Management
  • Happiness & Positivity
Tom Higgins is a Leadership and Accountability and overcoming adversity expert & a former Head Coach & VP of Operations of Calgary Stampeder...
Jermaine Aranha

Jermaine Aranha

Leadership | Change & Influence Expert | Corporate Consultant | Trust Advisor | Executive Coaching

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Speaker Topics

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Gender Equality
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • Personal Growth
  • Positive Psychology
  • Racial Justice
Jermaine Aranha, known professionally as Anastarzia Anaquway, is a renowned Bahamian/Canadian drag queen, performer, advocate, and television...
Alexandre Bilodeau

Alexandre Bilodeau

Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist | Leadership | Teamwork | Perserverance | Peak Performance Expert

Speaker Topics

  • Business Leadership
  • Leadership and Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Teamwork
  • Mindset & Goal Accomplishment
  • Health & Human Performance
  • Resilience & Adversity
After the Olympics, Top Gold Medal Speaker Alexandre Bilodeau pursued a career in accounting & is currently a senior advisor in transactional...
Andrew Haley

Andrew Haley

Paralympic Gold Medalist & Cancer Survivor | Leadership | Determination & Resilience Expert

Speaker Topics

  • Personal Leadership
  • Mindset & Attitude
  • Mindset & Goal Accomplishment
  • Purposeful Work
  • Peak Performance
  • Leadership and Change
  • Adaptability & Agility
Andrew Haley is a Paralympic Gold Medalist, cancer survivor, world champion swimmer & motivational keynote speaker on mindset resilience for peak...
Beckie Scott

Beckie Scott

Olympic Speaker | Overcoming Adversity | Resilience & Teamwork Expert

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Business Ethics & Values
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Excellence & Success
  • Health & Human Performance
  • HR & Corporate Culture
Keynote speaker, Beckie Scott is a three-time Olympian cross country skier who won both a Silver Medal and Bronze Medal along with 15 World...
Bruny Surin

Bruny Surin

Olympic Gold Medalist - Attitude, Performance and Leadership Expert

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Alliances & Partnerships
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Growth
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Change Management
Bruny Surin is a Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, recipient of the National Order of Canada and Chef de Mission for Team Canada for the Paris 2024...
Cheryl Bernard

Cheryl Bernard

Olympic Speaker | Resilience | Business And Preparation & Excellence Expert

Speaker Topics

  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Collaboration
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Retention
  • Entrepreneurship
Cheryl Bernard is a four-time Alberta provincial champion, two-time Olympian, and Canada's current Sports Hall of Fame CEO who started an insurance...
Curt Minard

Curt Minard

Paralympian Snowboarder, National Standing Amputee Hockey Athlete, Keynote Speaker

Speaker Topics

  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • Health & Human Performance
  • HR & Corporate Culture
  • Mental Health
  • Mindset & Attitude
  • Mindset & Goal Accomplishment
  • Peak Performance
Curt Minard is a National gold medalist athlete in two winter sports who has defied all odds being a survivor of an electrical accident enduring...
Daniele Sauvageau

Daniele Sauvageau

Canadian Olympic Hockey Coach | Leadership, Change & Peak Performance Expert

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Management
Daniele Sauvageau is the first female NHL Saturday Night Hockey TV analyst for Canada's French station. She has 33 years of experience in the police...
Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Mental Performance | Trauma | Recovery And Overcoming Adversity Expert

Speaker Topics

  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Collaboration
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
Doug Smith is a Mental Performance, Trauma, Recovery and Overcoming Adversity Expert, a thought leader on the impact of workplace-induced emotional...
Dr. Greg MacLuckie

Dr. Greg MacLuckie

Positivity & Mindset Coach | Architect of Potential

Speaker Topics

  • Burnout Prevention
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • Health & Human Performance
  • Health & Wellness
  • HR & Corporate Culture
  • Leadership
Dr. Greg MacLuckie survived a devastating car accident that left him unable to practice as a chiropractor. Despite the odds, he emerged from a coma...
Aurora Aurora, Ontario
Gabriel Filippi

Gabriel Filippi

Mountaineer | Leadership | Change And Resilience Expert

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Employee Management
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • HR & Corporate Culture
  • Leadership
Gabriel Filippi is a mountaineer and sought-after expert in high altitude logistics, and climbing strategy with over twenty Himalayan expeditions...
Hayley Wickenheiser

Hayley Wickenheiser

Canadian Women's Hockey Icon | Olympic Gold Medalist | Medical Doctor | Toronto Maple Leafs

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence
Hayley Wickenheiser is an Olympic gold medalist, author, and motivational speaker, and is a titan of sport with numerous achievements. She boasts...
Henry Burris

Henry Burris

Motivation | Teamwork | Leadership Expert

Speaker Topics

  • Adaptability & Agility
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence & Success
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • Health & Human Performance
  • HR & Corporate Culture
  • Leadership
  • Leadership and Change
Henry Burris is a Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Former CFL quarterback who embraced his role as an offensive quality coach with the NFL's Chicago...
Florida Florida, USA
Jason Cyrus

Jason Cyrus

Motivational Hypnotist | Naturopath | Meatal Performance Coach | And Neuro Change Practitioner

Speaker Topics

  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Happiness & Positivity
  • HR & Corporate Culture
  • Leadership
  • Leadership and Change
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Growth
Jason Cyrus, as a Motivational Hypnotist, Naturopath (N.C) and Mental Performance Coach, has dominated and transformed the field of stage hypnosis...