Lisa raced for 20 years as a professional triathlete. In the course of her career, she has won 11 IRONMAN races, 11 IRONMAN 70.3 races (1/2 IRONMANs), has several top 5 finishes at the IRONMAN World Championships, represented Canada on multiple National Teams and at the Pan American Games and was ranked top 5 in the world for a decade.
For 23 years, Tim Richardson has been President of Total Development Resources, Inc. and has been a full time presenter, trainer, and facilitator. For over a year, Tim worked with a luxury resort, the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, where was responsible for guest relations training, leadership development, and team development for almost 800 employees. His work led to the resort obtaining AAA’s coveted Five Diamond Award which they have received every year for ten years. Tim has also been the host of a radio talk show interviewing authors, business owners, and community leaders.
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.
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.
Randy Taylor exemplifies what is possible. His story is remarkable. His ability to make others believe in their own potential is his signature. Extensive study over 30 years into the science of human behavior has allowed him to become one of the nation’s leading experts in human potential and leadership. Having escaped poverty, parent alcoholism and life on the streets Randy was able to overcome incredible odds. Beginning at age 28 he began a 20-year career that propelled him to the very top in Canadian broadcasting at CFRB 1010 and as the host of Summit of Life on Global Television. His level of expertise has won him several national broadcast awards. Twelve years ago Randy left broadcasting to form Taylormadeleadership. Through his own personal experience and study for over thirty years he has developed a dynamic new leadership and personal development process called “The Winner Within”. Randy has quickly gained notoriety among some of the top corporations and associations in North America. His client list includes Manulife, London Life, Investors Group, Motorola, Aim Trimark, McMaster University, Xerox, Empire Life, ReMax Realty, Petro Canada, Kraft Foods, Industrial Alliance, Freedom 55 Financial, The Government of Canada, Brookfield Homes, Toronto Employment Services and many more.
Paul Bates is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA), Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants (FCMA) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Paul also holds numerous investment dealer related qualifications both in Canada and the United States. Paul’s career has spanned: senior academic administration; business and divinity school lecturing; investor advocacy; capital markets regulation; corporate and not-for-profit governance (public & private); investment dealer executive leadership with P&L accountability; expert witness and international consulting in the financial services sector, in the areas of compliance and product development and, more recently executive coaching and advisory services. An experienced director, Paul has been a director on over twenty, corporate, regulatory and non-profit boards.
A Professional Speaker and an Actor and a Satirizer rolled into an unusual ball of corporate messaging and humour. With Paul you can expect anything and get everything you want for your conference. Hilariously funny, smart, motivating, inspiring and memorable, Paul creates conference summaries and keynotes tailored exactly to the needs of your audience.
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.