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Jay Onrait – FOX Sports Live Host and Sports Raconteur Par Excellence

jay onrait number twoJay Onrait co-hosts the 11 p.m. ET nightly edition of FOX Sports Live alongside Dan O’Toole, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker.

Receiving rave reviews since its release in October, His new book “Number Two: More short tales from a very tall man“ is yet another hilarious compilation of anecdotes profiling the many interesting, and at times unbelievable, experiences Jay has had over the course of his career.  Described as being “From the twisted and juvenile mind that brought you the national bestseller Anchorboy comes another rollicking collection of embarrassing stories that’ll make you laugh, cry, and feel just a little bit uncomfortable”

Add your name to the list of our very satisfied clients who have hosted him all over North America and feature Jay Onrait as your next MC, have him entertain your guests and clients at corporate events, or provide a keynote address to kick off your next event with laughter as he delights and captivates your audience.

Contact prospeakers.com today to book Jay Onrait for your next speaking engagement.

Hockey Season is Back!

The start of the new hockey season is always a great time to consider what events and activities you want to have over the 2015-16 year. Start planning your winter schedule and consider events featuring our amazing and talented group of all-star speakers. From sports media figures like Elliotte Friedman and Kelly Hrudey to Hockey Legends like Wayne Gretzky and Darryl Sittler. Whether you are looking for a speaker for your business event or charity function contact us today to find out about all the exciting hockey talent we have to make this season the best one yet!

Wayne Gretzky

For two decades, the ethereal Wayne Gretzky lifted hockey to new and dizzying heights while establishing himself as the greatest player of all time. He transcended hockey and was the most statistically dominant player in the history of North American team sports.

Gretzky helped Edmonton win four Stanley Cup Championships and three Canada Cup tournament titles during his illustrious career. He holds virtually every offensive record in the NHL and his tireless support of the game has contributed significantly to the popularity it enjoys today. He has contributed to countless charities, including his own “The Wayne Gretzky Foundation” which was founded in 2002. Through this Wayne endeavors to continue to enrich the lives of so many Canadians, not only in Hockey but through the many other causes he supports.

Darryl Sittler

Darryl Sittler is one of the greatest players to ever wear the Toronto Maple Leaf uniform. An inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and voted by fans as the centre-man on the All-Time Leafs Team, Sittler may well be best remembered for two of the most remarkable performances in the history of the National Hockey League. On February 7, 1976, he scored six goals and added four assists for an NHL record total of 10 points in a game. That spring, he joined Maurice Richard in hockey history by recording five goals in one playoff game. To honour his illustrious career, Toronto retired Sittler’s number 27 On February 8, 2003. He has an incredible wealth of stories to share from the course of his outstanding career, as well as the lessons he’s learned working on charitable endeavors. One of the many ways Darryl contributes to the community is as a board member for the MLSE Team Up Foundation, alongside fellow former Maple Leafs captain Wendel Clark. Currently Darryl travels across Canada appearing at public speaking engagements, doing autograph signings, and making appearances for various companies, charities and organizations.

Elliotte Friedman

Friedman is no ordinary sports announcer. Currently a reporter for Sports net Hockey, Friedman has also covered 4 Olympic Games, the World Series, and every Stanley Cup since 1998. He is known for his dedication to his work, his keen insights into the world of sports and his dry wit. His blog series, “30 Thoughts,” has become a must-read for hockey fans and insiders.
Friedman has a unique perspective on success, derived from countless hours interviewing and interacting with players and coaches behind the scenes and off the ice.

Through personal anecdotes and principles learned from the world of professional sports, Friedman challenges and instructs his audience with life-changing ideas that are relevant for all.

Kelly Hrudey

In July of 1998, goaltender Kelly Hrudey retired from the NHL and traded in his skates for a microphone joining the cast of Sports net Hockey as a full-time analyst.Hrudey came to broadcasting after a fifteen-year career as a goaltender for the New York Islanders, LA Kings, and San Jose Sharks. He compiled a record of 271-265-88 with a goals against average of 3.43, with 16 shutouts. By providing hockey fans with some of the most insightful, well-researched and accurate commentary available, he was able to parlay his experience and knowledge of the game of hockey with a career in front of the camera.

A thoughtful and charming on-air persona, he is equally talented on stage in front of a live audience.

 

FIFA Women’s World Cup Speakers & Event Hosts

FIFA’s Women’s World Cup is fast approaching. For a full month, Canada is going to be the host of one of the world’s most exciting sports tournaments. And here at prospeakers.com, we’ve got connections that will bring you the heart of the game.

So whether you’re looking for an event host, a storyteller, or a spokesperson, consider these incredible individuals: 

christinesinclair

Christine Sinclair is widely recognized as the greatest soccer player to ever come out of Canada. She has spent the last 12 years with the Canadian team, participating in three FIFA World Cups (2003, 2007, 2011) and two Olympic Games.

At the London 2012 Summer Games, she finished as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals and led the Canadian women’s national soccer team to a bronze medal with a 1-0 win against France. She broke the record of most goals scored in the Olympics for women’s soccer and won the gold boot of the competition. Her remarkable effort as team captain and her performance in the semifinal earned her the honour of serving as Canada’s flag-bearer in the closing ceremony.

Christine is the reigning and twelve-time Soccer Canada Player of the Year. Five times she has been nominated as the FIFA World Player of the Year. She is also the recipient of a Diamond Jubilee Medal.

jasondevos

Jason deVos knows all about commitment, leadership and battling adversity. He signed his first professional contract at the age of 16, and moved to England to continue his journey to the highest level of the game at the age of 22. He was recognized very early on in his career as a leader, and was named captain at Dundee United, Wigan and Ipswich.

deVos also tasted success with Canada’s National Team. From 1999 until 2004, deVos was also the captain of Canada, leading them to their only international championship. He scored the winning goal for his country in the 2000 Gold Cup Final, was twice named to the Gold Cup All-Star team and led Canada to the 2001 Confederations Cup in Japan.

Known as a tough, intelligent player on the field, deVos has brought the same passion and commitment he demonstrated as a soccer player to his new career in the media. He currently works in television as a soccer analyst for CBC and GOL TV, where he provided television commentary for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and continues to cover Toronto FC Games.

craigforrest

Craig Forrest is one of the most successful Canadian soccer players of all time. Born in Coquitlam, B.C., he left home at the age of 16 to begin a new life overseas in the first step of a rewarding soccer career.

In the span of four years, he went from trainee to starter with Ipswich Town, a club on a tremendous rise in the English ranks. His play as keeper with Ipswich was recognized and rewarded by the club’s supporters, who honoured him as the team’s player of the year: Ipswich’s most outstanding player in 1995, and Player’s Player on two other occasions. Altogether, he spent 10 years in the English Premiership, 18 years in the top flight in England.

Craig has proudly represented our Canadian national team on a total of 56 occasions, and Canada’s pinnacle in the sport over the last decade, was named MVP when Canada won the Gold Cup Championship in 2000.

Off the pitch, Forrest has been given the opportunity to remain in the sport he loves, bringing soccer fans their fix on TSN, as a member of the Sportsnet team and analyst on Soccercentral.

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Luke Wileman has lived and breathed soccer from an early age. Before moving to Canada in 2006, he spent 10 years with the BBC in England as a sports broadcaster and play-by-play commentator for the English Premier League

Following his move to Canada, Wileman spent time as a soccer reporter, host and sports anchor at the FAN 590 in Toronto, and also worked for The Canadian Press as a soccer writer. Wileman is now the soccer host and voice of Major League Soccer on Canada’s Sports Leader, TSN.

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Nigel Reed has more spent more than 25 years in the broadcast industry, covering a wide variety of sports for some of the most respected broadcasters including the BBC and CBC. He specializes in soccer, golf and cricket.

Since 2007, Nigel has been the voice of soccer on CBC, covering Major League Soccer, the CONCACAF Champions League, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also provided play by play for the Canadian Women’s national team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

He supports his CBC broadcasts with a weekly column for cbcsports.ca, and produces and co-hosts his popular “Soccer Show” for Sportsnet radio – The Fan590. His career highlights include calling the first ever goal scored by Toronto FC in Major League Soccer, and interviewing his own boyhood hero, golfer Jack Nicklaus.

 

To book these, or any of our other sports speakers, contact us via the website, or by phone at 416-420-4525.

 

5 Fantastic Hockey Speakers for Your Winter Event

Hockey season is well underway, and as you plan your winter events, we have a stellar starting line-up of hockey speakers! Whether you’re planning an evening for business executives, a charity fundraiser, or a family-focused community event, we have who you need – Olympians, former NHL All-Stars, and TSN hosts and commentators.

Hayley WickenheiserConsider Hayley Wickenheiser: a four-time Olympic medalist, she is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world, with an uncompromised determination and dedication to her sport. Wickenheiser has proven to be an elite athlete time and time again. Sports Illustrated named her number 20 of the ‘Top 25 Toughest Athletes in the World’. She is also a two-time finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation Team Athlete of The Year and was named among The Globe and Mail’s “Power 50″ influencers in sport.

However, it’s not just her lethal slapshot that is respected by her teammates, fans and peers; Wickenheiser is an award winner, community leader, mentor, history-maker and an accomplished businesswoman. Her passion for sport is paralleled by her drive to give back to the community in several ways, particularly to organizations with a commitment to youth such as KidSport, Right To Play, Dreams Take Flight, Clean Air Champions and Spread The Net. In May 2007, Wickenheiser traveled to Rwanda with a team of Canadian Olympic athletes for Right to Play, an athlete-driven humanitarian organization.

 

 

Scotty BowmanOf course, no one is bigger in the hockey world than Scotty Bowman, the “winningest” coach in NHL history. Bowman made 28 total playoff appearances and won nine Stanley Cups in all. He won the NHL Championship with three different teams, a feat that has not been matched by any other coach in the NHL, NFL, NBA or MLB. He is a living legend in the world of professional sports.

Two Jack Adams’ Awards and his induction into the NHL Hall of Fame have endorsed Bowman’s skills as a coach. During the 2002 season, Bowman announced he would retire from coaching, but resolved to win the Stanley Cup one last time with the Detroit Red Wings. As a true Scotty Bowman endorsement, his team came through and took home the championship, validating Bowman’s extraordinary leadership abilities.

Bowman will inspire your audience to reach new heights of success and learn from his exceptional leadership abilities. It is not only die-hard hockey fans who will appreciate Bowman’s mastery on ice; it is also for those companies or organizations who want the insight of a time-tested and proven winner.

 

 

James DuthieOne of the country’s favourite hockey hosts is James Duthie. In his years at TSN, he has worked in a variety of sports and roles: from CFL to NBA to the evening edition of SportsCentre and now NHL on TSN. He is also part of the CTV/TSN Olympic Consortium – he has covered Sydney, Turin, Vancouver, and later this summer, he will be in London as daytime co-host of TSN Olympic coverage.

Prior to joining TSN, Duthie, an Ottawa native, worked at VTV in Vancouver as both a news and sports reporter. Duthie also spent three years at CJOH-TV in Ottawa as a sports anchor. Duthie has been awarded three Geminis for his broadcasting efforts. Charismatic and sharply witty, he is a favourite among sports fans across the country. He is also the author of The Day I Almost Killed Two Gretzkys, a collection of his sports columns.

 

 

 

Bob McKenzie is another well-respected sports commentator & analyst, providing insight and commentary for TSN’s national NHL coverage. McKenzie also continues to file updates and breaking news for SportsCentre, as well as write his popular Hockey Insider feature on TSN.ca, Canada’s leading sports website.

McKenzie has been covering hockey for the past 26 years and is one of the most respected analysts in the business. His unparalleled contacts in the hockey world, combined with an abundance of hockey knowledge and a genuine love for the game, make McKenzie the most well-informed, trusted and connected man in the business. McKenzie’s considerable contributions to the game were recognized in 2007 & 2008 when he was selected by The Hockey News as one of hockey’s 100 most powerful and influential people.

 

 

Retired Canadian professional ice hockey left-winger Nick Kypreos played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He is currently a hockey analyst on the Rogers Sportsnet cable television network in Canada.

Kypreos immediately became known as an enforcer at the NHL level, a role he maintained throughout his pro career. In 1994, Kypreos was a member of the Stanley Cup champion New York Rangers. He made his final NHL stop with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. As a Leaf, his career ended as the result of a concussion sustained in a fight in a pre-season game in September, 1997. After the injury, Kypreos suffered post-concussion syndrome and was forced to retire.

Since retiring as a player, Kypreos has gone on to greater fame as a hockey analyst for the Rogers Sportsnet cable television network in Canada. He also co-hosts Hockey Central at Noon on The Fan 590 in Toronto and simulcast on Sportsnet. Kypreos has also appeared on Sportsnet’s main rival, TSN, for some extra analysis work. Kypreos is a passionate speaker. A teammate once mentioned that he could “talk a pit bull off a meat wagon.”

To book any of these hockey greats, or to find out more about our other sports speakers, contact us today: online or at 416-420-4525.

 

It’s Golf Season & We Have Your Tournament Hosts!

The weather is warmer, the fairways are greener and corporate golf functions are beginning. Is your company or organization hosting a golf tournament? Look no further than prospeakers.com to set your tournament apart from all the others.

No, we cannot guarantee that every participant will break 80… but we can ensure that your event will be engaging, enjoyable and successful. It will be the one tournament where everyone leaves and says: “What a great day; can’t wait to attend again next year!”

Prospeakers.com and TSN have teamed up and offer experienced, charismatic and knowledgeable hosts and guests for your upcoming tournament. Here are some of the fantastic members on the roster and for a full list of TSN talent please click here.

 

Cabral RichardsCabral “Cabbie” Richards is the fun-loving host of Cabbie Presents, a weekly segment airing Fridays on SportsCentre. Known for his unique take on sports broadcasting and  interviewing, the segment features Cabbie poking fun at  sports headlines and high-profile athletes and sports personalities. He is best known for his popular interview segments with L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant — ultimately scoring an exclusive invitation on Bryant’s private helicopter. Throughout his 10-year sports broadcasting career, Cabbie  has interviewed a slate of big-name athletes including Michael Jordan,  Alexander Ovechkin, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Shaun White and Tony Hawk. Cabbie’s humorous and engaging nature will be a hit at any event.

 

 

Jack ArmstrongJack Armstrong‘s vast knowledge and passion is well known – and respected – throughout the  sports world. He has worked for more than 15 years in broadcasting and has become one of the most recognizable faces – and voices – in  Canadian sports. At just 19-years-old, Jack began his career coaching NCAA basketball. In 1993, he was awarded with the NCAA New York State Division Coach of the  Year and the MAAC Conference Coach of the Year. In 2008, Jack joined TSN courtside during all of the TSN/TSN2 Toronto Raptors games. Jack’s identifiable voice and warm personality will surely cure any putting-green woes.

 

 

 

Bob WeeksBob Weeks is in his 25th year of covering golf in Canada and around the world. He has reported from major championships, significant tournaments as well as serving as an on-course reporter for Canadian men’s and women’s national championships and the annual Skins Game. Bob is the editorial director of SCOREGolf Magazine, host of the SCOREGolf TV on TSN and is heard on SCOREGolf Radio, now in its 17th year, on the TSN radio network. In 2009, Bob was listed as the sixth most influential person and the No. 1 media person in the Canadian golf industry by the National Post. Bob’s experience and genuine love for the game will create a positive and energetic environment at your next event.

 

 

 

Cory Woron2Cory Woron was introduced to national viewers as the host of the popular Ford That’s Golf.  Cory has since hosted TSN’s coverage of the Masters. “The first time walking into Augusta National is something I’ll never forget,” he said. He was also on the front lines for the entire NHL lockout. Cory will forever be remembered by fans of the IHL’s Manitoba Moose; he was the club’s public address announcer for the 1999-2000 season. Cory’s golf knowledge and extensive broadcast experience makes him the perfect host for your tournament.

 

 

 

 

Kate BeirnessKate Beirness was TSN’s Olympic Morning Co-Host for the  London 2012 Games, and also hosted NCAA March Madness 2012 and the Kraft Celebration  Tour in 2011 and 2012. Kate played competitive basketball  throughout high school and had hopes of playing point guard at the CIS level  until a torn ACL forced her to abandon her dream. She then refocused her energy  on a career in sports broadcasting. Kate’s electric energy and endearing personality will undoubtedly liven any crowd.

 

 

 

To book a TSN Talent host for your next tournament or other event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

Something Different: Mark of a Leader

The Mark of a Leader is a revolutionary program that inspires corporate workforces across North America to  improved performance. A powerful, multimedia presentation, The Mark of a Leader promotes lasting results and rave reviews from its unique approach to storytelling and  leadership. Book Doug Keeley or Tim Magwood to passionately deliver this unique presentation at your next event.

Doug KeeleyDoug Keeley is one of North America’s  top communicators and a self-professed “leadership junkie.” Keeley has helped clients revive  dormant brands, drive huge increases in sales, build long-term customer  loyalty, and motivate workforces to improved performance and productivity. His  clients over two decades include American Express, Bayer, IBM, Nortel, Pfizer,  Scotiabank, Sears, RBC, Sony, SunLife, and Xerox. He has been interviewed on radio  and television for CBC, CTV, CITY TV and Global, and been the subject of  stories in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, The  National Post, Marketing, and Strategy magazines. Keeley has written  many magazine stories and columns, and appeared as a subject expert in two  books on creativity and corporate culture.

 

TIm Headshot(1)Tim Magwood is a creative, collaborative and passionate leader. A colleague describes him  as a “lightning rod in driving positive change.” Tim has the head of an  entrepreneur, the heart of a coach, and the soul of a singer/songwriter. As a  seasoned facilitator and presenter, he has brought value to over 10,000  participants. Before  entering the business world, Tim delighted audiences in stage productions such  as Les Miserables (Royal Alexandra Theatre, National Arts Centre), Napoleon  (Elgin Theatre), and Fiddler on the Roof (Huron Country Playhouse). In  the mid 1990s he joined Canada’s largest private communications firm at the  time, ICE, as a Senior Account Director, and worked with many of Canada’s  biggest and best corporations. He left to pursue his passion for training,  becoming a senior consultant and trainer with Horn and Associates where he  designed and delivered sales and sales management training programs. In  1999, his vision was to create the “defacto sales learning leader in Canada.”  He started Fusion Learning, which became the fastest growing sales  effectiveness firm in the country, providing programs for hundreds of corporate  clients including Dynamic Funds, Rogers, BDC, Molson Coors, and TD Bank. Tim  sold his shares in Fusion in 2010, but continues to work with them. Tim reunited with ICE’s CEO Doug Keeley as a Consultant Storyteller at the Mark of a  Leader in late 2012.

Tim now combines his unique skills and passion for  leadership to teach, challenge, and inspire businesses and educators through  The Mark of a Leader program. Outside  of work, he enjoys time with his wife and 3 kids, and fuelling his passion for  music, recently releasing his second successful CD of original songs.

To book Doug or Tim for your next event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

Back On The Ice

As the weather begins to get colder, the arenas heat up. Skates are sharpened, game plans are devised for the start of the NHL season next week.

Interested in bringing some of the NHL excitement to your next event? We’ve got you covered: be it a legendary hockey coach, sports network host or even the father of the “Great One”… you’ve come to the right place! Speakers like Scotty Bowman, James Duthie and Walter Gretzky all have decorated hockey backgrounds and speak about teamwork, goal setting, motivation, leadership and overcoming challenges and adversity.

To book Scotty, James, Walter or any other of our hockey-inspired speakers for your next event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

Scotty BowmanLegendary hockey coach, Scotty Bowman is the “winningest” coach in NHL history. Bowman has made 28 total playoff appearances and won nine Stanley Cups in all. He has won the NHL Championship with three different teams, a feat that has not been matched by any other coach in the NHL, NFL, NBA or MLB. He is a living legend in the world of professional sports.  Two Jack Adams’ Awards and his induction into the NHL Hall of Fame have endorsed Bowman’s skills as a coach. During the 2002 season, Bowman announced he would retire from coaching, but resolved to win the Stanley Cup one last time with the Detroit Red Wings. As a true Scotty Bowman endorsement, his team came through and took home the championship, validating Bowman’s extraordinary leadership abilities. As a speaker, Bowman will inspire your employees to reach new heights of success and learn from his exceptional leadership abilities. It is not only die-hard hockey fans who will appreciate Bowman’s mastery on ice; it is also for those companies or organizations who want the insight of a time-tested and proven winner. The same values that Bowman used to capture nine Stanley Cups will improve your company’s bottom line and will fill your audience with a great sense of pride and a desire to replicate Bowman’s success in their own endeavors.

 

 

James DuthieJames Duthie is one of today’s most talented sports  broadcasters. An avid athlete in his youth, Duthie studied Journalism at  Carleton University, then spent several years working in TV news before  transitioning to the sports desk. In his years at TSN, he has worked in a variety of  sports and roles: from CFL to NBA to the evening edition of SportsCentre and  now NHL on TSN. He is also part of the CTV/TSN Olympic Consortium – he has  covered Sydney, Turin, Vancouver, and later this summer, he will be in London  as daytime co-host of TSN Olympic coverage.

Prior to joining TSN, Duthie, an  Ottawa native, worked at VTV in Vancouver as both a news and sports reporter.  Duthie also spent three years at CJOH-TV in Ottawa as a sports anchor. Duthie has been awarded three Geminis for his  broadcasting efforts. Charismatic and sharply witty, he is a favourite among  sports fans across the country. He is  also the author of The Day I Almost Killed Two Gretzkys,  a collection of his sports columns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

waltergretzkyWalter Gretzky , father of The  Great One, is an ordinary man who, from humble beginnings and against the odds  of a devastating illness to lead an extraordinary life. To many people, Walter Gretzky is  the ultimate dad, and the first inspired coach to a talented young boy.  Walter’s major insight into hockey, that a player should “go where the  puck is going”- guided Wayne’s brilliant style. It’s safe to say that no other  famous hockey player’s father is held in such high esteem, and Walter Gretzky  has carved out this singular niche in his own right. Gretzky grew up on a small  family farm, married Phyllis, and raised four boys and a girl in a modest home.  He worked for Bell Canada for 34 years. The movie Waking Up Walter:  The Walter Gretzky Story – based on his best-selling book, On Family,  Hockey and Healing made its premier on CBC-TV in 2005. About the movie,  Walter Gretzky said, “I’m stunned. My name’s  Walter Gretzky, not Wayne Gretzky.” In 1991, Walter suffered a brain  aneurysm that came close to killing him. Through his own grit and  determination, and with the help of dedicated therapists, doctors, family and  friends, he battled back from the many cognitive difficulties and nearly a  decade of lost memories, including his recollection of the death of his mother  and almost all of Wayne’s NHL triumphs of the eighties. Mr. Gretzky is now the official  spokesperson for Canada’s Heart and Stroke Foundation. He also is very active  in a number of charities, whether it’s the weekly load of broken sticks he  gathers from Brantford area arenas for CNIB furniture-making or providing some  piece of memorabilia for a fund-raiser…Walter gets it done. In 2002, Gretzky  was given an Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from McMaster University. Gretzky’s unique blend of humour,  inspiration and hard-won wisdom elevates audiences to reach new levels of  achievement by turning adversity into opportunity.

 

To book Scotty, James, Walter or any other of our hockey-inspired speakers for your next event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

 

 

Kicking Off A New Season

With the National Football League season now upon us, what better time to host your event with a football great? Speakers like Tom Flick, Matt Dunigan, Eric Boles and Chris Schultz can motivate your team, host special evenings, talk about leadership, goal setting and going the extra mile.

They all made it to the big leagues and now share their experiences in the hopes of helping your audience.

Tom Flick head-shotFormer NFL quarterback, Tom Flick is an expert in leadership and change. His achievements and experience in the highly competitive worlds of professional sports and corporate America give him a keen insight into people, processes and achieving success. Tom is a former Rose Bowl Champion, Pac-10 Conference “Player of the Year” and successful NFL quarterback for seven seasons. Since 1989, he has delivered over 3000 presentations, to a who’s-who list of clients that includes Microsoft, Starbucks, Marriott, Shell Oil, Boeing, Hallmark Cards, American Express, PepsiCo, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, NASA and the US Army Rangers to name just a few. Tom addresses over 100,000 men and women each year on high performance strategies for leadership, teamwork, change, and personal growth. His passion for raising more effective leaders is achieved by his unique gift to connect with the listener’s heart as well as their head. Tom’s expertise is helping an organization define their vision, improve performance, increase teamwork and communication skills, help manage change more effectively, and develop leaders and leadership teams. Tom understands that people, not programs, help organizations change and grow. Meeting the challenges of today’s business environment requires a committed workforce, and providing solutions that allow people to become peak performers both personally and professionally increases success and impacts the bottom line.

 

Matt DuniganFollowing a successful college  career at Louisiana Tech, Matt Dunigan broke into the CFL in 1983 with the  Edmonton Eskimos. Dunigan played for six teams throughout his storied 14-year  CFL career. He won two Grey Cups – 1987 with the Eskimos and 1991 with the  Toronto Argonauts. The All-Star quarterback passed  for nearly 44,000 yards in his career and rushed 850 times for 5,031 yards and  77 touchdowns. Of these total yards, 713 yards came in a single regular season  game against Edmonton when Dunigan played for Winnipeg – a CFL record that  still stands. Dunigan joined TSN in 1999, after  beginning his broadcasting career as an analyst with the CBC at the 1989 Grey  Cup and followed it up with another appearance in the CBC broadcast booth at  the 1994 Grey Cup. Dunigan teams up with host Dave Randorf and  fellow analysts Chris Schultz and Jock Climie during the pre-game, halftime and  post-game shows for TSN’s CFL broadcasts. In 2006, Dunigan was inducted into  the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

 

Eric BolesEric Boles is the president of a training  and development company dedicated to maximizing the human asset. Through  assessment, consulting, coaching and corporate training, he has set the standard  for helping organizations enhance their culture and develop greater levels of  commitment and performance. Eric learned many principles of team  dynamics and leadership from his experience playing in the National  Football League (NFL) with  the New York Jets and the Green Bay  Packers. While in  the NFL, he had the privilege of being coached and mentored by some of the  finest coaches and players in the game. Eric is a highly acclaimed keynote speaker  and consultant for some of the most recognized and respected organizations in  the world, including Dunkin’ Brands, National  Association of Realtors, Alaska Airlines, State Farm  Insurance, Starbucks  Coffee, U.S.  Air Force, First  West Credit Union,  Emergency Nurses Association, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Eric also speaks to a variety of  organizations and associations, including sales, education, government,  healthcare, manufacturing and financial services.

 

Chris SchultzA household name to Canadian Football League fans, Chris Schultz has been involved in broadcasting for 15 years and has been a mainstay on TSN’s CFL telecasts since 1998. The former CFL and NFL player made his broadcasting debut in 1993 as a football analyst with The FAN 590, the all-sports radio station in Toronto.  Schultz’s playing career began in 1978 with a scholarship to the University of Arizona. An offensive tackle, he played five years with the Wildcats and made one appearance in the Fiesta Bowl. The Dallas Cowboys drafted the 6’8″, 290-pound Canadian in the sixth round of the 1983 NFL draft. Schultz played left tackle for the Cowboys until 1986 under legendary head coach Tom Landry. In 1986, Schultz came to the CFL where he played nine seasons with the Toronto Argonauts. Schultz played in two Grey Cups (1987, 1991) and brought home the championship ring in 1991. During his spare time, Schultz enjoys coaching minor football with the Burlington Stampeders, in Burlington, ON. Schultz is the spokesperson for Purolator’s Tackle Hunger Campaign in partnership with the CFL and the Canadian Association of Food banks.

To book Tom, Matt, Eric or Chris for your next event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

 

Welcome to Hollywood, Jay & Dan!

Former TSN anchors, Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole debuted on Fox Sports Live on Saturday.

The American response to these two quirky Canadians has been a hit!

“Jay and Dan lived up to the expectations I had. They were fun. They don’t take things too seriously. They had a lot of jokes and moments that would have felt out of place or raised eyebrows had they been on ESPN’s SportsCenter. These moments were spontaneous and frequent enough where I can see why they attracted a significant following north of the border and think they’ll do the same here. I like them, but will say they are an acquired taste,” wrote Awful Announcing’s Ben Koo.

Check out the video below for some highlights from Jay and Dan’s inaugural show:


To book Jay & Dan for your next event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

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