Mike has developed a unique perspective from 20+ years of working alongside a star studded list of world-renowned thought leaders, including: Dr. John Kotter, Dr. Stephen Covey, Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, Hyrum Smith, Steve Farber and Chris McChesney. Mike served in senior leadership and consulting roles with Kotter International, FranklinCovey, and Tom Peters Company. In addition to being a best-selling author, Mike is a leading authority on Unleashing Personal and Organizational Accountability, clients rely upon Mike’s solutions to; Accelerate Change, Shape Their Optimal Culture, Flawlessly Execute Key Strategies, Ignite Leadership Capacity at all Levels, and Amplify Employee Engagement, and Ignite Peak Performance.
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.
Dr. Roberta Bondar is a much sought-after speaker who makes exciting connections between how our brains adapt in space and how we can adapt to constantly-changing business environments here on Earth. With innovative ideas about how to navigate in uncharted territory, she offers her abilities as a leader and visionary to corporations and organizations throughout North America. Dr. Bondar demonstrates the adaptive thinking necessary for changing perspectives in our contemporary world.
Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation. International diplomats, government leaders, filmmakers, economic development organizations and leading Fortune 100 businesses have benefited from his global approach to problem-solving and strategy development.
In 2010, notable economist and media commentator, Patricia Croft, retired as chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management.
Patti Croft has 30 years of experience on Bay Street, working on both the buy and sell side of the street. Her sell side experience as an economist included a 13-year stint with Burns Fry followed by 3 years with Wood Gundy as senior economist working with Chief Economist Jeff Rubin, where she and Jeff were named the two top-ranked economists in Canada by the Brendan Woods survey of institutional investors.
Nicholas Webb is a highly regarded international business thought leader. As a Senior Partner at Lassen Scientific, Inc., Nicholas works with Fortune 500 companies throughout the world to help them lead their industries in innovation and strategy. Unlike many consultants, Nicholas is not a theorist. He has been awarded over 40 patents by The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for breakthrough technologies including one of the world’s smallest medical implants, as well as a wide range of industrial, consumer, and wearable technologies. Nicholas is known by many, as the “Innovation Evangelist.” He speaks around the world on the future of the economy, innovation, technology, leadership and healthcare.
Mike Walsh advises some of the world’s leading brands and corporations on what’s coming next in their industry. Author of the best seller FUTURETAINMENT, he is a leading authority on the intersection of emerging technologies, consumer behavior and fast growth markets. Constantly traveling the world for the best ideas, he distills the most relevant insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience to not only understand, but also inﬂuence the future direction of their industry. Mike focuses on the next five years – scanning the near horizon for disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass – then translating these into usable business strategies.
Mike Lipkin is a Toronto-based speaker, author, motivator and persuasion coach who has worked in twenty-two countries with over 1,000,000 people. He is also the President of Environics/Lipkin, the specialist motivation and persuasion company in the Environics Research Group, one of Canada’s largest and most sophisticated research houses.