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Inno-Versity Presents: Greatness by David Marquet
 
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David Marquet - Retired US Navy Captain | Expert on Leadership and Innovation David Marquet single-handedly "turned his ship around" when he became captain of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine which had a crew ranked dead last in retention and operational standings. By treating his crew as leaders, not followers, Marquet's sub went from "worst to first." Marquet addresses audiences who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of everyone on their team. Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! How to Create Leadership at Every Level. Fortune magazine called it the "best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution." A US Naval Academy graduate, Marquet served in the US submarine force, where he commanded the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Santa Fe continued to win awards after his departure and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including nine subsequent submarine captains. Marquet teaches a graduate level leadership course at Columbia University. Book David Marquet as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 293718 Speakers' Spotlight
Michel Lauziere - Master of the Unusual
 
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Michel Lauzière is a man of many talents. He is a visual humorist, a fantasy artist, a musician and above all, he is a creative performer who gains personal satisfaction in capturing his public's affection. On stage, Lauzière is a master in grasping the audience's attention and drawing them into his world of the unusual. With his incredible talent and imagination, he can make music out of anything. Michel Lauzière speaks many languages and is able to present his shows in any combination of English, French, German, Spanish or Italian. http://www.speakers.ca/lauziere_michel.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Michel Lauziere as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 568637 Speakers' Spotlight
Derek Edwards - Award Winning Comedian
 
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Stand-up comedian Derek Edwards is proof positive that you can take the boy out of the country but you can't take the country out of the boy. His award-winning rural humor has made him the hottest property in Canada. Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary. He creates enchanting tales based on everyday subjects and delivers them with polished style and impeccable timing. http://www.speakers.ca/edwards_derek.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Derek Edwards as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 80146 Speakers' Spotlight
On Leadership and Direction | Dr. Jordan Peterson
 
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https://www.speakers.ca/speakers/dr-jordan-peterson/ Book this speaker as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting [email protected] Dr. Jordan Peterson has been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, short-order cook, beekeeper, oil derrick bit re-tipper, plywood mill labourer, and railway line worker. He’s taught mythology to lawyers, doctors, and businessmen, consulted for the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Sustainable Development; helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia; served as an advisor to senior partners of major law firms; identified thousands of promising entrepreneurs on six different continents; and lectured extensively in North America and Europe.
Views: 7400 Speakers' Spotlight
Combatting Age-Induced IQ Decline | Dr. Jordan Peterson
 
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https://www.speakers.ca/speakers/dr-jordan-peterson/ Book this speaker as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting [email protected] Dr. Jordan Peterson has been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, short-order cook, beekeeper, oil derrick bit re-tipper, plywood mill labourer, and railway line worker. He’s taught mythology to lawyers, doctors, and businessmen, consulted for the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Sustainable Development; helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia; served as an advisor to senior partners of major law firms; identified thousands of promising entrepreneurs on six different continents; and lectured extensively in North America and Europe.
Views: 6065 Speakers' Spotlight
Dr. Ivan Joseph - Award Winning Performance Coach | Leadership & Cultural Transformation Expert
 
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Dr. Ivan Joseph, Ph.D, leads individuals, teams, and organizations to success. While serving as a professor and soccer coach at Graceland University (a century-old liberal arts university in southern Iowa), he developed the soccer program from the ground up, leading both the men's and women's teams to a #1 national ranking and the men's team to a National Championship, in just five years. The NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) recognized Dr. Joseph as National Coach of the Year in 2006, and three times he received Coach of the Year recognition in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. In his current role as Director of Athletics at Ryerson University in Toronto, Dr. Joseph is guiding the transformation of the Ryerson Rams athletic department, raising the academic average of athletes, increasing team performance, and he has recently completed a $100 million dollar renovation of historic Maple Leaf Gardens--a project so big and inspiring, Prime Minister Stephen Harper himself showed up to turn on the lights. An educator and organizational leader who has brought about cultural transformation, Dr. Joseph is a sought after speaker on developing personal and organizational leadership. He speaks about self-confidence, the "grit" to persevere in spite of setbacks, and leading teams to success. Dynamic and inspiring, the stories and lessons he shares apply to business and to life. Born in Guyana, Dr. Joseph grew up in Toronto where he was a nationally ranked high-school track and field athlete. He has a BA in Physical Education and Health, a MA in Higher Education Administration, and a PhD in Sports Psychology. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/dr-ivan-joseph/ This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Dr. Ivan Joseph as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 19759 Speakers' Spotlight
Gerry Dee - Beloved Stand-up Comedian
 
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Award-winning Canadian comedian Gerry Dee is one of the most beloved comics around. After spending ten years as a phys-ed teacher, Gerry switched to comedy full-time in 2003, and has been garnering attention in the spotlight ever since. He was named the Best Comic in Canada, and has appeared at numerous comedy festivals and on television shows all over North America. In addition to regularly performing stand-up to sold-out crowds, Gerry can be see on The Score in a segment called Gerry Dee: Sports Reporter. http://speakers.ca/dee_gerry.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Gerry Dee for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 134841 Speakers' Spotlight
How Unresolved Issues Harm Us | Dr. Jordan Peterson
 
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https://www.speakers.ca/speakers/dr-jordan-peterson/ Book this speaker as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting [email protected] Dr. Jordan Peterson has been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, short-order cook, beekeeper, oil derrick bit re-tipper, plywood mill labourer, and railway line worker. He’s taught mythology to lawyers, doctors, and businessmen, consulted for the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Sustainable Development; helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia; served as an advisor to senior partners of major law firms; identified thousands of promising entrepreneurs on six different continents; and lectured extensively in North America and Europe.
Views: 3303 Speakers' Spotlight
Rod Beckstrom - The Starfish and the Spider
 
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Rod Beckstrom is the co-author of The Starfish and the Spider: the Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations. The book analyzes in an entertaining way how a new form of organizations and a new style of management, based on starfish networks, is taking the business, social and geopolitical worlds by storm. Rod has advised government officials around the world. He has also given speeches on organizational structure, technology and leadership at the State of the World Forum, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Microsoft, Starbucks, Napster, Harvard University, Stanford University, and YPO Universities. http://www.speakers.ca/beckstrom_rod.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Rod Beckstrom as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 20489 Speakers' Spotlight
Patrick Lencioni - Organizational Health Expert
 
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Do you want to gain the ultimate competitive advantage and take your company to the next level? Organizational health expert Patrick Lencioni can show you how. In his sought-after talks, Lencioni explains that leaders already have everything they need at their fingertips―their staff. By tapping into the infinite pool of resources their employees offer, minimizing workplace politics, and creating high morale and low turnover, Lencioni provides strategies for even the most challenged organizations to emerge triumphant in the marketplace. Lencioni's passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking, and executive consulting. He is the author of ten bestselling including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything Else in Business. Named in Fortune as one of the "Ten New Gurus You Should Know," his work has been featured in USA TODAY, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Harvard Business Review, to name a few. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/patrick-lencioni/ This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Patrick Lencioni as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 10438 Speakers' Spotlight
Dr. Jim Loehr - World Renowned Performance Psychologist
 
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Dr. Jim Loehr is recognized worldwide for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of performance psychology. Jim has worked with a broad array of Fortune 500 companies as well as hundreds of world-class athletes including golfer Mark O'Meara; tennis players Jim Courier, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Monica Seles; boxer Ray Mancini; hockey players Eric Lindros and Mike Richter; and Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen. Dr. Loehr helps business people to increase their capacity at all levels- mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. http://www.speakers.ca/loehr_jim.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Jim Loehr as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 15944 Speakers' Spotlight
Jim Fannin - The Zone Coach
 
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Jim Fannin is an educator, author, consultant, speaker, life strategist and mental coach. He teaches techniques and methods that enable you to change your life for the better. In 1974 Fannin created the S.C.O.R.E.® Performance System. It is a collection of thought management tools that will empower you to reach high daily standards and ultimately tap into your greatness. With uncanny intuition, experience and the S.C.O.R.E. System Jim Fannin changes lives. http://www.speakers.ca/fannin_jim.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Jim Fannin as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 7201 Speakers' Spotlight
Mike MacDonald - Award-Winning Comedian
 
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Comedian Mike MacDonald, considered one of the top funny men in all of Canada, understands the power of laughter. In addition to his successful and well received live performances all over North America, Mike has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Night With David Letterman, Just For Laughs, Showtime's Comedy Club All-Star Show, A&E's An Evening At The Improv and Comedy Central's The A List. He has also starred in three well received and critically acclaimed specials for the CBC in Canada and for Showtime in the U.S. http://www.speakers.ca/macdonald_mike.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Mike MacDonald as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 86498 Speakers' Spotlight
Bruce Kirkby - Award-Winning Explorer - The Questions We Ask
 
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In the spring of 2013, Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby crossed the Georgia Straight from Vancouver to Victoria on an inflatable standup paddleboard. In this award-winning short film, he contemplates the true meaning of adventure. Bruce Kirkby has been shot at in Borneo, and taken hostage in Ethiopia; he has survived crocodile attacks on the Nile and weathered high-altitude storms in Alaska. Offering mesmerizing stories based on 20 years as an explorer, writer, and photographer, he encourages audiences to get out of their comfort zones, think creatively, and take calculated risks. A weekly columnist with The Globe and Mail, his belief in human potential is contagious. Bruce's journeys span 80 countries—and include some of the wildest corners of the planet. He has crossed Iceland by foot, explored Mongolia on horseback, traversed Arabia on a camel, and was captured by the Myanmar army while on assignment. Adding to his adventure, he has leapt from planes, dove with sharks, and fought off Nile crocodiles (using a damp copy of the Utne Reader). In addition to his writing with The Globe and Mail, Bruce is a contributing editor for Explore, as well as a bestselling author; his work also regularly appears in Canadian Geographic, Outside Magazine, and Time. He is an award-winning photographer, and the former host of CBC's No Opportunity Wasted. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/bruce-kirkby/ Book Bruce Kirkby as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 7710 Speakers' Spotlight
Intent based leadership | David Marquet
 
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Captain David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader. A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Captain Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. After being assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe–then ranked last in retention and operational standing–he realized the traditional leadership approach of “take control, give orders,” wouldn’t work. He “turned his ship around” by treating the crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. This approach took the Santa Fe from “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the navy. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/david-marquet/ Book David Marquet as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected] After Captain Marquet’s departure from the ship, the Santa Fe continued to win awards and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including ten subsequent submarine captains. Further, having been on the ship, Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he’d ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit. Captain Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders. Fortune magazine called the book the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.” Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009, and speaks to those who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. His bold and highly effective framework is summarized as “give control, create leaders.” He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in 2015 was named to the American Management Association’s “Leaders to Watch” list.
Views: 16812 Speakers' Spotlight
Joseph Pine - The Experience Economy
 
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Joseph Pine helps businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. He teaches them how to grasp the nature of the emerging Experience Economy and envision their role in it - whether it be staging experiences, guiding transformations, or mass customizing. He and his business partner James Gilmore, are the best-selling authors of The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage. Focusing on topics of future trends, business, and strategic alliances, Mr. Pine is in high demand as a speaker at conferences, strategic planning meetings, and executive education programs. http://www.speakers.ca/pine_joseph.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Joseph Pine as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 27517 Speakers' Spotlight
The Russian Grab | Peter Zeihan
 
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http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/peter-zeihan/ Book this speaker as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting [email protected]
Views: 5630 Speakers' Spotlight
Innovation & Creative Thinking Guru - Edward De Bono
 
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Edward de Bono is regarded by many as the leading authority in the field of creative thinking, innovation and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He is equally renowned for his development of the Six Thinking Hats technique and the Direct Attention Thinking Tools. He is the originator of the concept of Lateral Thinking, which is now part of language. He has written 65 books with translations into 37 languages and has been invited to lecture in 57 countries. http://www.speakers.ca/debono_edward.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Edward de Bono as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 76799 Speakers' Spotlight
Mark Bowden - Master of Nonverbal and Verbal Communication
 
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Mark Bowden is a noted body language expert, master of nonverbal and verbal communication, and a leader in the techniques of influence. Bowden's client list of leading businesspeople, teams, and politicians currently includes presidents and CEOs of Fortune 50 companies and prime ministers of G8 powers. He gives business presentation training to groups and keynote speeches worldwide on persuasive and influential verbal and nonverbal language and communication structures to stand out, win trust, and profit. His book, Winning Body Language, has been translated into five languages and is available worldwide. http://www.speakers.ca/bowden_mark.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Mark Bowden as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 7913 Speakers' Spotlight
Finding the Stranger Who Saved My Life | Mark Henick
 
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https://www.speakers.ca/speakers/mark-henick/ Book this speaker as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting [email protected] With over three and a half million views, Mark Henick’s TEDx talk, “Why We Choose Suicide,” is among the most watched in the world. His story of searching for “the man in the light brown jacket” who saved his life from a teenage suicide attempt captured global attention, and when he learned of products being sold on Amazon that promoted suicide, his successful online petition to have them removed garnered tens of thousands of signatures. As the National Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), his talks are informed by his direct experience with stigma and the mental health care system, and he has dedicated his life from an early age to opening minds and creating change. Henick brings his diverse and unique perspective to every audience, as someone who has been a patient, a professional, and a policy influencer in the mental health system.
Views: 4675 Speakers' Spotlight
Debra DiGiovanni - Stand-Up Comedian and MuchMusic Personality
 
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Debra DiGiovanni has been quoted as "One of Canada's Fastest Rising Stand-Up Talents". Her comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air and her persona is one of the best developed of any comic working today. Her dynamic onstage personality coupled with a hilarious and very relateable act is what makes Debra so popular. Her humour and charm lie within her unflinching honesty and openness. She is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, finalist of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and star of Much Music's Video On Trial and Stars on Trial. http://www.speakers.ca/digiovanni_debra.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Debra DiGiovanni as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 6072 Speakers' Spotlight
André-Philippe Gagnon - Master Impersonator
 
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Acclaimed Impressionist André-Philippe Gagnon can slip from Joe Cocker to Dionne Warwick quicker than most performers can take a curtain call! Gagnon’s impressions of famous personalities among the likes of Mick Jagger, Vanessa Paradis, Louis Armstrong, Jean Chrétien, and even Fred Flintstone, are rapid-fire and relentlessly spot-on. Entertaining in both English and French, Gagnon is sure to leave audiences dazzled and―of course―wanting more. Gagnon’s big break was when he was invited to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where he performed his version of the famine-relief anthem “We Are the World,” doing every singer on the song: 18 famous voices in one composition. With his brilliant impersonations and his overflowing charisma, Gagnon is the ideal international performer. Whether it be the St-Denis Theatre in Montreal or the Venetian in Las Vegas, the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, or the Casino de Paris in Paris, audiences emerge from the show overwhelmingly amazed. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/andre-philippe-gagnon/ This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book André-Phillipe Gagnon as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 46161 Speakers' Spotlight
Keynote Speaker: Rubin Carter  - "The Hurricane"
 
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The life of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has taken more twists and turns than a Rocky Mountain highway, from obscurity to acclaim and back again - and again. Wrongfully arrested and convicted for triple murder, the former professional boxer was sentenced to three life terms, narrowly escaping the electric chair. He became a civil-rights cause célèbre and was immortalized in the Bob Dylan song and later in the Norman Jewison movie Hurricane. In February 1988, the 22-year old indictment was finally dismissed. His presentations inspire audiences to never give up on their dreams, to go the distance, and to persevere no matter what obstacles they may face. http://www.speakers.ca/carter_rubin.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Rubin Carter as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 204981 Speakers' Spotlight
Andre Philippe Gagnon: Master Impersonator
 
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An impressionist with an eye on the world, André-Philippe Gagnon can slip from Joe Cocker's husky croon to Dionne Warwick quicker than most performers can take a curtain call! From Mick Jagger to Vanessa Paradis, Louis Armstrong, Jean Chrétien, and Fred Flintstone, Gagnon's impressions of famous personalities are rapid-fire magic. With an engaging blend of comedy and music, his take on the "who's who" of the world is funny and full of delicious detail. But between the jokes, his amazing voice actually delivers the essence of some of the world's greatest singers. http://www.speakers.ca/gagnon_andre.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Andre Philippe Gagnon as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 161880 Speakers' Spotlight
Tom Sullivan - Blind Entertainer, Author & Inspirational Speaker
 
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Tom Sullivan is known to many as an actor, singer, entertainer, author and producer. Blind since birth, Sullivan has led an incredible life, and his experiences and positive outlook have been inspirational to countless others. Having spent the early part of his career pursuing his ambition as a singer and composer, he eventually gained national prominence with appearances on The Tonight Show, a major recording contract and a steady stream of gigs in Las Vegas and resorts around the country. Thanks to Sullivan's public life, he has been privileged to become one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. http://www.speakers.ca/sullivan_tom.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Tom Sullivan as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 10956 Speakers' Spotlight
Jason Selk - Speakers' Spotlight Showcase 2016
 
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Former St. Louis Cardinals Mental Training Director | Performance Coach | Bestselling Author While the Director of Mental Training for the St Louis Cardinals, Dr. Jason Selk helped the team win their first World Series in over 20 years; in 2011 he assisted the team in their historic feat of winning their second World Championship in a six-year period. Considered to be one of the world’s premier performance coaches, Dr. Selk helps well-known professional and Olympic athletes–as well as Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 executives and organizations–develop the mental toughness necessary for high-level success. Dr. Selk draws on his in-depth knowledge and experience of working with the world’s finest athletes, coaches, and business leaders to help individuals and organizations outperform their competition. His athletic clients include the NFL, NHL, NBA, PGA, LPGA, MLB and NASCAR, while his business clients include the likes of UBS Financial, Edward Jones, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual and Enterprise Holdings, among many others. He is the author of the new book, Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life (co-authored with Tom Bartow and Matthew Rudy), as well as the bestsellers Executive Toughness, and 10-Minute Toughness. In the media, he is also a regular contributor to Forbes, INC, Success, Shape, and Self magazines; regularly appears on ABC, CBS, ESPN, and NBC radio and television; and has been featured in USA Today, CNBC, and Men’s Health. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/dr-ja... Book Dr. Jason Selk as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 5071 Speakers' Spotlight
Gord Paynter - Blind Comedian & Motivational Speaker
 
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Losing his eyesight in his early twenties as a result of diabetes, Gord thought his lifelong dream of becoming a comedian was gone forever. In truth, blindness opened his eyes to a whole new world of opportunity, humour and motivation. His lack of vision has not affected his perceptiveness. If anything, it's made him more perceptive, creating a unique style of comedy that never fails to leave the audiences laughing. http://www.speakers.ca/paynter_gord.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Gord Paynter as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Dr. Jack Groppel - The Corporate Athlete
 
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Dr. Jack Groppel is an internationally recognized authority on the application of sport science to human performance, and an expert in fitness and nutrition. A world-renowned professional speaker, Dr. Groppel has shared the speaking platform with world figures ranging from former Presidents George Bush and Gerald Ford to Secretary of State Colin Powell, and actor Christopher Reeve. Dr. Groppel uses his Corporate Athlete® concept to help both business executives and athletes increase performance levels. http://www.speakers.ca/groppel_jack.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Jack Groppel as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 7583 Speakers' Spotlight
Comedic Star - Sabrina Jalees
 
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Since Sabrina set foot on the Yuk Yuk's stage for the first time at 16, she has been the youngest stand-up ever added to their professional roster. She later broke Mike Myers' record for being the youngest artist hired by Second City. Attracting attention with her blunt take on being raised Muslim in a waspy neighbourhood, Sabrinas unique humour has garnered her tons of press attention from spreads in Cosmo Girl to Marie Claire Italy. Jalees is best known for being both a headlining comic and touring motivational speaker, most recognized for her leading role on Much Music's Video On Trial and Stars Gone Wild. http://www.speakers.ca/jalees_sabrina.aspx
Views: 5842 Speakers' Spotlight
Understanding American Success | Peter Zeihan
 
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http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/peter-zeihan/ Book this speaker as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting [email protected]
Views: 3257 Speakers' Spotlight
Marshall Jones - Spoken Word Poet
 
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Marshall Davis Jones is a world-bridger. His unique gift of story, prose, and song, runs deep into the human experience. As a professional spoken word artist and dramatic performer, he has been featured in two TEDx Conferences, has shared the podium with the likes of Marc Lamont Hill, Ambassador Andrew Young, Henry Louis Gates, and Simon Sinek. Jones has also performed at the Musical Instrument Museum, the Omega Institute, and at BBC World Service. His clients have included, numerous college and universities, Absinthe Films, 20k Watts, The Leon Sullivan Foundation, the I.Am Angel Foundation, and the Jordin Sparks Experience. On stage, he has also commemorated actors Mia Farrow and John Lequizamo. Marshall regularly conducts spoken word workshops with youth and adults. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/marshall-jones/ Book Marshall Jones as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 6538 Speakers' Spotlight
Sarah Kay - Spoken Word Poet
 
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Spoken word poet Sarah Kay holds many titles: poetry teacher, founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., documentary filmmaker, playwright, singer, songwriter, photographer, and editor for Write Bloody Publishing. Growing up in New York City, Sarah began performing her poetry when she was only fourteen years old, becoming a fixture at the famous Bowery Poetry Club. Chosen to speak at the prestigious TED Conference in 2011, her video has since captured the attentions of hundreds of thousands of people. Smart, ambitious, and talented, Sarah has already established herself as one of the most sought-after spoken word performers in North America. http://www.speakers.ca/kay_sarah.html This video is brought to you by Speakers' Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Sarah Kay as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Comedian Lorne Elliott - Madly Off In All Directions
 
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A witty and gifted performer, Lorne Elliott aims at connecting with his audiences by sharing with them the idiosyncrasies of our world and by bringing into perspective the challenges facing each and everyone. His performance of music and comedy is perfectly suitable for any audience. A modern day Voltaire thought provoking, contemporary satire best defines his performance. http://www.speakers.ca/elliott_lorne.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Lorne Elliott as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 29608 Speakers' Spotlight
CBC's The Debaters on GPS | Dave Hemstad
 
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https://www.speakers.ca/speakers/dave-hemstad/ Book this speaker as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting [email protected] Dave Hemstad is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee who began performing on national television in 2002. Dave is currently a regular on CBC’s smash hit The Debaters for both television and radio. Dave has many acting credits to his name including having starred in the Showcase comedy series, Almost Heroes. In addition to his own half hour Comedy Now Special on CTV, and his Gala performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, he has taped appearances for both the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals for CBC.
Views: 12427 Speakers' Spotlight
Simon Sinek - Renowned Leadership Expert | Author of Start With Why
 
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Simon Sinek is an optimist. With a goal to help build a world in which people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, he is leading a bold movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. His unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention, and earned him invitations to meet with leaders in a wide range of sectors, including technology, the military, and government. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/simon-sinek/ This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Simon Sinek as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 54231 Speakers' Spotlight
Ram Charan - Strategy Execution Expert
 
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Ram Charan is a highly acclaimed business advisor, speaker, and author. Ram has coached some of the world's most successful CEOs. For 35 years, he has worked behind the scenes at companies like GE, DuPont, EDS, Duke Energy and Verizon. Ram has written several books: Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, What the CEO Wants You to Know, Boards at Work, The Leadership Pipeline, and Every Business is a Growth Business. Charan also tailors his books for specific client companies, including ones for Gateway, Ford, and EDS. His articles have been published in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Time, Director's Monthly, and USA Today. http://www.speakers.ca/charan_ram.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Ram Sharan as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Chris Bliss - Smart Comedy for the Information Age
 
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Chris Bliss delivers smart comedy for the information age. A Tonight Show favourite, Jay Leno has called him "one of the brightest comedians around." Before beginning his comedy career, Chris was internationally known as an innovative variety artist - touring with major artists from Eric Clapton to Julio Iglesias, and chosen by Michael Jackson as the opening act for his record-breaking "Victory Tour". Smart, insightful humour, capped off with a world-class variety finale that your audience won't soon forget Chris Bliss is two of the best in one outstanding performer. http://www.speakers.ca/bliss_chris.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Chris Bliss as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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David Marquet - Retired US Navy Captain | Expert on Leadership and Innovation
 
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David Marquet single-handedly "turned his ship around" when he became captain of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine which had a crew ranked dead last in retention and operational standings. By treating his crew as leaders, not followers, Marquet's sub went from "worst to first." Marquet addresses audiences who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of everyone on their team. Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! How to Create Leadership at Every Level. Fortune magazine called it the "best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution." A US Naval Academy graduate, Marquet served in the US submarine force, where he commanded the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Santa Fe continued to win awards after his departure and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including nine subsequent submarine captains. Marquet teaches a graduate level leadership course at Columbia University. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/david-marquet/ This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book David Marquet as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Creating credible communication | Mark Bowden
 
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http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/mark-bowden/ Book Mark Bowden as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected] Today’s executives need to do more than simply succeed: they need to stand out. Communications expert Mark Bowden explains how to use persuasive communication skills to set yourself apart, win trust, and generate profit. His trademark techniques are used by top leaders and political players around the world who want to gain an advantage—beyond words—when they speak. Bowden received a university degree in performance in the UK, and studied the gesture-control methods of Jacques Lecoq’s Laboratory of Movement in Paris. He then went on to work with leading practitioners of movement psychology, building upon the influence techniques of Dr. Milton Erickson. Bowden is on the faculty of the International Masters of Health Leadership at McGill University, and on the faculty as the business presentation trainer for The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA, ranked #1 in the world by The Economist. Bowden has a reputation for being one of the world’s expert performance trainers, and he is highly sought after for his business-presentation acumen. His client list also includes leading business people, teams, and politicians—from presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to prime ministers of G8 powers. Some of his recent clients include RBC, TD, Amex, Scotiabank, Unilever, EDF, Zurich Insurance, Munich Re, AVIVA, Microsoft, Gartner, Google, Toyota, VW, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Viacom, WPP, The BBC, ITV, Walmart, Nestle, Disney, Canadian Medical Association, Roche, GSK, Teva, Novo Nordisk, and PPG. Bowden delivered a much-watched TEDx Talk in Toronto in September, 2013, and is the body language expert and regular guest on CTV’s The Social. His bestselling body-language book, Winning Body Language, has been translated into five languages and sold around the world.
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Brian Little - Award Winning Psychology Professor
 
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Rated as one of the favorite lecturers at Harvard University three years running, Dr. Brian Little is an expert in personality differences, group dynamics and project management. In his presentations, he takes the audience on a fascinating tour of the physiological differences determining personality and explores the impact on our daily business lives, showing what makes some people clash, while others work in productive harmony. Dr. Little uses thought-provoking questions to help attendees identify their communication styles and gain new insights and understanding of their customers, staff and colleagues, their loved ones and themselves. One of the funniest speakers on the planet, and accurately described by one client as a cross between Robin Williams and Einstein, Dr. Brian Little is also one of the most respected. http://www.speakers.ca/little_brian.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Brian Little as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Showcase: Mike Mandel - Expert in the Art of Communication, Motivation & Influence
 
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Dr. Mike Mandel is a uniquely qualified expert in the art and science of influential communication. An enlivening keynote speaker, he is known for being simultaneously fascinating and hilarious. Mandels highly energetic, innovative and entertaining corporate keynotes and presentations, provide audiences with powerful tools to communicate persuasively, increase intelligence and reduce stress. He routinely earns rave reviews, and his impressive and diverse client list includes Microsoft, Petro Canada, TD Waterhouse, Toyota, Bell Canada, the RCMP, Deloitte, Rogers Communications, Aecon Construction, and the Department of Defence. http://www.speakers.ca/mandel_mike.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Mike Mandel as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Mark Brand Social Entrepreneur | Restaurateur
 
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"There is nothing more invigorating than understanding how flawed you are and still believing you can do good," says Mark Brand, one of Vancouver's most recognized and celebrated entrepreneurs. A restaurateur and retailer, Brand is best known for resurrecting the Save on Meats enterprise in the city's downtown eastside. Committed to making the store a true social enterprise, Brand shares a message of the importance of sustainable business models that serve the community with numerous audiences throughout North America and with the world renowned TED Talks series. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/mark-brand/ Book Mark Brand as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Dennis Snow - Creating Magical Customer Experiences
 
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Happy customers make for healthy bottom lines. If you want to build a customer service culture that gets real results, you need the reliable, proven guidance of Dennis Snow. Drawing on the expertise he honed as a customer service leader throughout his two decades with Walt Disney World’s “Disney Institute,” Dennis shares his secrets to running a world-class, service-driven organization and how you can, too. In addition to heading a division at the Disney Institute–which provided training for Fortune 500 companies including ExxonMobil, AT&T, General Motors, and Coca Cola–Dennis also spent several years with the Disney University, teaching corporate philosophy and business practices to cast members and the leadership team. There, he coordinated the “Disney Traditions” program, which is universally recognized as a benchmark in corporate training. In his last year with Walt Disney World, Dennis’ leadership performance was ranked in the top 3% of the company’s leadership team. Dennis is the author of Lessons From the Mouse: A Guide for Applying Disney World’s Secrets of Success to Your Organization, Your Career, and Your Life, and the co-author (with Teri Yanovitch) of Unleashing Excellence: The Complete Guide to Ultimate Customer Service. His articles appear in a number of publications, and he is a featured guest expert on customer service on several business news-talk radio shows. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/dennis-snow/ This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Dennis Snow as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Chris Bliss - Smart Comedy for the Information Age #1
 
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For a writer, speaker, comedian, juggler, and Bill of Rights advocate Chris Bliss, life has been a study in contrasts. Bliss started his career as a juggler opening for acts such as Eric Clapton, Asia and Michael Jackson. Moving into the realm of comedy, Bliss has become a favourite with the likes of Jay Leno and David Letterman. In addition to his comedy and performance acts, Bliss started the Bill of Rights Monument Project, dedicated to rebuilding America's sense of common ground through the placement of displays honoring the Bill of Rights across the USA. Well-rounded and intelligent, Chris Bliss is one of the world's most outstanding performers. http://www.speakers.ca/bliss_chris.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Chris Bliss as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Hockey Hero - Paul Henderson
 
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Speakers' Spotlight presents hockey hero Paul Henderson as an entertaining and compassionate keynote speaker. Paul Henderson became a Canadian sports legend on September 28, 1972. His goal, with 34 seconds remaining in the final game, lifted Canada to victory in the "Series of the Century", against the Soviet Union. Incredibly, Paul scored the winning goal in each of the last three games of this historic first series between the two superpowers of hockey. Today, Paul uses the lessons of leadership, teamwork and commitment he learned during the 1972 Summit Series and his 18 year professional hockey career, to motivate organizations to reach their own goals. http://www.speakers.ca/henderson_paul.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Paul Henderson as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Doug Lipp - The Magic of Disney
 
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What is the magic of Disney? Join Doug Lipp as he takes you on an insightful and entertaining behind-the-scenes tour to show you the secret of Disney's success and how it and other organizations have overcome immense challenges. An internationally recognized expert on customer service, leadership, managing change and global competitiveness, Doug's high energy and thought-provoking style have motivated hundreds of thousands of people around the world to maximize personal and professional success. By age 29, Doug was the head of the training team at the world-famous Disney University at Disney's corporate headquarters. Fluent in Japanese, he was later on the start-up team for Tokyo Disneyland, Disney's first international theme park. Pivotal in Doug's Disney career was his experience in the mid-80s, when the corporate culture shifted from the arrogant, "We're the best. Why change?" to the progressive "Don't rest on your laurels" powerhouse corporation that Disney remains today. He found that even strong organizations, like Disney, must embrace change and be willing to innovate. After leaving Disney, Doug co-developed an international consulting firm with a Stanford University professor to fulfill his passion for researching and analyzing successful global corporations. He helped multinational companies with international teamwork issues, teaching diverse teams of professionals how to better compete in the global marketplace. Doug is the author is of numerous articles and eight books on leadership, customer service and international business. His latest book, Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World's Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees is full of never-before-told stories offering timeless lessons from Disney's legendary leaders. His other popular titles include The Changing Face of Today's Customer: How to Attract and Retain a Diverse Customer and Employee Base and Even Monkeys Fall From Trees: The Art and Science of Outstanding Customer Service. Famous for his learn-by-doing approach, Doug, a masterful storyteller, will lead you through a journey of experiential exercises, participant-centered activities and eye-opening behind-the-scenes stories from his career at Disney and as a consultant to Fortune 500 corporations. Through his captivating and contagious style, Doug challenges audiences worldwide to change or perish. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/doug-lipp/ This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Doug Lipp as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Rich Little - Master Impersonator | Comedian
 
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Infamous for his skewing of political figures, Rich Little has charmed, amused, annoyed, and lampooned politicians around the world. Known as "The Man of a Thousand Voices," Little's repertoire of impressions is almost endless, earning him howls of laughter from whatever audience he is entertaining. A 12-time host of The Tonight Show, Little has also appeared on Ed Sullivan, Laugh-In, The John Davidson Summer Show, The Julie Andrews Show, Hollywood Squares, The Young and the Restless, Fantasy Island, Chips, Murder She Wrote, Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver, Police Woman, and Mannix. Over the years, Little has been active with children's charities and he was co-host of the Canadian division of the Children's Miracle Network. He was inducted into the Miami Children's Hospital International Pediatrics Hall of Fame for his tireless efforts in fundraising on behalf of children. Little was named "Comedy Star of the Year" by the American Guild of Variety Artists and, in 1998, added his star to the Canadian Walk of Fame to go along with his current star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/rich-little/ Book Rich Little as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Lisa Ray - Award Winning Actress & Cancer Survivor
 
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Named one of the '50 Most Beautiful People' of the country in the Canadian edition of Hello Magazine, Lisa Ray is an internationally acclaimed performer and activist with a reputation for taking on challenging issue-oriented films. She was the star of Canada's Oscar nominated film, Water, as well as the host of her own entertainment show in India. A cancer survivor, Ray uses forthrightness and humour to tell her story, and help to educate and teach others how to navigate a difficult illness. http://www.speakers.ca/ray_lisa.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Lisa Ray as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Michael Abrashoff - Former Navy Commander | Bestselling Author
 
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Captain Michael Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing navy ship and crew in the Pacific Fleet and—within just one year—made it the best in the fleet. The challenges that faced him on the underperforming ship were staggering: low morale, high crew turnover, and dismal performance evaluations. What drove Abrashoff’s success was the realization that he needed to take a strong lead if things were going to improve. In his riveting talks, Abrashoff details what he did to turn his ship around, and how business leaders can take his lessons to achieve results and success with their own “crews.” Prior to commanding USS Benfold, Abrashoff served as the Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and served as the Executive Officer of the Cruiser Shiloh, where he deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of United Nations sanctions against Iraq. Abrashoff is also the founder of GLS Worldwide, a consulting firm which works with and supports leaders as they address leadership, talent, and business challenges within their organizations. Abrashoff is the author of It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from The Best Damn Navy in The Country, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. http://www.speakers.ca/speakers/michael-abrashoff/ This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Michael Abrashoff as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 4644 Speakers' Spotlight