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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: 251187 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: 73097 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: 562067 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: 5350 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: 5106 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: 18591 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: 7397 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: 2517 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: 8711 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: 26198 Speakers' Spotlight
Barbara Corcoran - Real Estate Entrepreneur & Branding Expert
 
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Barbara Corcoran got her entrepreneurial start after she borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next twenty-five years, she would parlay that $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business and the largest and best-known brand in the business. Best known for her role as an investor/shark on ABCs reality hit Shark Tank, Corcorans energy, amazing story, and her refreshing attitude inspires audiences everywhere. http://speakers.ca/corcoran_barbara.aspx Book Barbara Corcoran as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 22819 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]
Views: 7639 Speakers' Spotlight
Jim Cathcart - Sales & Relationship Selling Expert
 
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Jim Cathcart is the author of 13 books, including The Eight Competencies of Relationship Selling and The Acorn Principle. Jim is a recipient of the Toastmasters Golden Gavel Award, a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Past President of the National Speakers Association, and winner of the prestigious Cavett Award. These distinctions place him among the top ten most award-winning professional speakers in the world. His style is playful and his message is profound. He helps people grow their business and expand their life by teaching them to rethink their work, their relationships and themselves. http://www.speakers.ca/cathcart_jim.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Jim Cathcart as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 10206 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: 39579 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: 19766 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: 53572 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: 133597 Speakers' Spotlight
Craig Kielburger - Speakers' Spotlight Showcase 2009
 
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Every year, Speakers Spotlight, invites our clients to experience, learn from, and be inspired by North Americas most extraordinary speakers at our annual Showcases. We know how overwhelming it can be to find the right speaker for your events. Our clients tell us that it is most helpful when they are able to see the speakers do a presentation, and we promise you an unforgettable event. Speakers' Spotlight was thrilled to showcase Craig Kielburger for the 2009 Toronto event. At 26, Craig is an accomplished child rights activist, an award-winning author and a popular speaker. He is the founder of Free The Children, the worlds largest network of children helping children through education, which has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and has established partnerships with the United Nations and Oprahs Angel Network. http://www.speakers.ca/kielburger.aspx
Views: 12009 Speakers' Spotlight
Cheryl Bernard - Canadian Olympic Curler
 
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Olympian Cheryl Bernard is best known for her long list of curling accomplishments, as well as her unrelenting sense of perseverance. Bernard's competitive spirit started to shine when she began curling as an eight year old. The instructor told her that if she could push the rock down to the other end of the sheet -- she was in. As Bernard put both feet in the hack and heaved hard, the 44lb rock got to the other end, and the rest is history. Bernard and her teammates won the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Edmonton in 2009, and Team Canada brought home a silver medal at the Vancouver 2010 Games. Bernard spends much of her time doing motivational speaking for corporations and schools, sharing the lessons learned from sport and life. http://www.speakers.ca/bernard_cheryl.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Cheryl Bernard as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 10413 Speakers' Spotlight
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: 28872 Speakers' Spotlight
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]
Views: 37786 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: 11912 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: 7067 Speakers' Spotlight
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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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: 6775 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: 4125 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]
Views: 30602 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: 15603 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: 3198 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: 4075 Speakers' Spotlight
Stephen Covey - Leading at the Speed of Trust
 
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Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the author of The Speed of Trust, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver—a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. http://www.speakers.ca/covey_stephen.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Stephen Covey as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
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Jessica Holmes - Comedic Entertainer and Improviser
 
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Jessica Holmes, a favourite on CBC TV's Royal Canadian Air Farce, has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Leslie Nielsen, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey. Her comedic high-jinks and crazy antics, topped with her unique knack for skewering celebrities (including Celine Dion and Britney Spears), are sure to amuse even the most straight-faced audiences. Her grace, bilingualism, and ability to react on the fly make her natural choice as an entertainer, emcee, or more. As a performer, Holmes's productions have garnered her a "Platinum Award" at The Worldfest International Film Festival, and nominations for Gemini Awards and the prestigious Tim Sims Scholarship. She is also known for her work in films, including Welcome to Mooseport, and Citizen Duane. Holmes devotes much time to helping others live well. She mixes humour with her message about de-stressing and laughing at life's shortcomings, speaking with intelligence and insight on her own experiences: dealing with post-partum depression, finding work-life balance, and re-igniting passion. She recently received certification as a wellness coach from San Diego's Life Purpose Institute. Her autobiographical book, I Love Your Laugh, was published in 2010. http://www.speakers.ca/holmes_jessica.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Jessica Holmes as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 8212 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]
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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]
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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]
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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: 7076 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]
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Dr. Gabor Maté - Physician & Author
 
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Gabor Maté is the bestselling author of When the Body Says No and Scattered Minds, and co-author of Hold On To Your Kids. His by-line has often been seen in the Globe & Mail, for articles and commentary ranging from health to politics. He is a dynamic, effective and inspiring speaker. He is presently staff physician at a clinic in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside, where his patients are people with drug addictions, HIV and related problems. http://www.speakers.ca/mate_gabor.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Gabor Maté as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 3630 Speakers' Spotlight
Tom Sullivan - Blind Entertainer, Author & Inspirational Speaker #2
 
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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: 13821 Speakers' Spotlight
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]
Views: 55477 Speakers' Spotlight
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]
Views: 6989 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: 13016 Speakers' Spotlight
Kim Phuc - The Girl in the Picture
 
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Every picture tells a story - but none like this one. A photograph of a young girl running naked down a road, her skin on fire from napalm, changed the way the world looked at the Vietnam War. The picture was transmitted around the world and eventually earned a Pulitzer Prize for the photographer, Nick Ut. The girl in the picture is Kim Phuc. Today Kim Phuc tells her story of recovery, forgiveness and courage inspiring audiences around the globe. http://www.speakers.ca/phuc_kim.html This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Kim Phuc as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 27209 Speakers' Spotlight
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]
Views: 13750 Speakers' Spotlight
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]
Views: 6018 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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Dr. Brian Little | TEDTalk - Who Are You, Really? The Puzzle of Personality
 
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What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits — sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think. http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_little_who_are_you_really_the_puzzle_of_personality
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Jebb Fink - Canadian Comedy Icon
 
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An award winning host and comedian, Jebb Fink has spent the last 25 years performing comedy. His life was the inspiration for the Gemini Award winning CBC comedy "An American in Canada." Jebb has been the host of CBC's Just for Laughs "All Access Pass", a writer and performer with the Just for Laughs Festival, and a writer and performer for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Whether hosting an event, or creating a show especially for you, Jebb Fink's clean comedy and his ability to read an audience will ensure there is never a dull moment. http://www.speakers.ca/fink_jebb.html This video is brought to you by Speakers' Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - North America's leading speakers' bureau. Book Jebb Fink as a comedian for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 6688 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: 2416 Speakers' Spotlight

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