Sam Geist is no idle armchair philosopher; his insights stem from years of front-line business experience. He grew his single sporting goods store into a 15-store $40 million a year national chain before he sold it to a competitor. He opened a marketing and consulting agency based on the full-service customer concepts he had honed in the retail arena, and discovered his true calling when his clients began asking him to speak to their clients.
Sally Armstrong has the gift of touching the emotions of her audience through her stories based on her travel to many remote parts of the globe. Her stories combine humour, and the challenge of a deeper message revealed by an event or a set of circumstances. International audiences know her as one of the most compelling speakers on the platform today. Taking her message from corporations to conventions to classrooms, she is at home with people of all ages and all walks of life.
Mr. McBride is the founder and president of a Canadian-based management consulting group. Eighteen years ago, Mr. McBride started The Blackrock Group, which grew from one employee (Mr. McBride) to 650 full time staff, before he sold the majority of his interest in it three years ago. Mr. McBride’s seminars are based on real world knowledge, experience and skills he acquired and used to build the Blackrock Group. He has been Chapter Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization-Ontario Chapter, is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) & the National Speakers Association. Mr. McBride is also listed in “Who’s Who in Canadian Business”.
In his distinguished 26 years of covering the wide world of sport, Rod Black has virtually done it all.
From the Blue Jays to the CFL, the Raptors to figure skating, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, tennis, golf, boxing, and of course the Olympics, Canada’s most versatile broadcaster has had a front row seat to observe and call all of sport’s major events.
Robert Murray is a passionate storyteller and leadership mentor with more than twenty years of Senior Executive Business experience in Fortune 100 and small start-up organizations over 12 countries.
Taking 17 different start-up, integration and turn-a-round initiatives from concept to success in the toughest professional and personal scenarios imaginable, has given Robert insights into leadership and life that you cannot get in a classroom.
With tenacity and unwavering resolve, Richard Pound is revitalizing global ethical standards one iconic institution at a time.
Richard Pound has had vast and varied roles over the course of his impressive career. He is a bastion of ethical conduct both in the business and sporting world, providing us with an unwavering standard of excellence to which we should all aspire.
After playing for the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, PJ Stock retired from the NHL and turned his hand to sports broadcasting.
Stock debuted on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada as a panel member for The Hot Stove segment hosted by Ron MacLean in 2007. The following year, he handled scores and highlights between doubleheader programming. In 2011, he began co-hosting HNIC’s Game Day on Saturdays at 5pm.
Phil Keoghan is best known for his role as host of Jerry Bruckheimer’s television show, The Amazing Race, which has won six Emmy Awards and is now in its 14th season.
Phil’s life has been full of travel and adventure. He started traveling at the age of two accompanying his father, a plant scientist and mother who taught music, to third world countries all around the world.