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.
Mitch Fairrais is an expert in Leadership Development, Team Performance and Human Effectiveness. Mitch gets rave reviews as a keynote speaker because he goes beyond simply motivating audiences. He aims to help them understand, step-by-step, how they can do things differently! He is a fantastic story teller and his keynotes not only contain wit and wisdom but are extremely practical, typically interactive, and immediately useful.
A veteran of print and radio writing, Mike Tennant is known to thousands of CBC Radio listeners for his work as Ad Columnist on Definitely Not the Opera the creator/voice of syndicated “explainer” pieces on topical events, and more recently as producer, co-writer, and co-creator (with Terry O’Reilly) of The Age of Persuasion.
Michael Kerr is an international business speaker, humorist, trainer, author and one of North America’s leading authorities on creating healthier and more productive working environments. Michael’s presentations are known for their high energy, positive (“safe”) humour and practical ideas that audiences can put to work immediately. His third book, You Can’t Be Serious! Putting Humour to Work, has been called “the bible of humour in the workplace.”
Stuart Knight is an award winning entrepreneur, critically acclaimed author, and hit producer. He has written, produced and starred in live presentations that have been seen by over one million people and each year speaks internationally helping some of the world’s biggest companies reach new levels of success.
Scott Stratten is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing: positioning yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market, so when they have a need, they choose you.
Formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager and a Professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, he ran his “UnAgency” for nearly a decade before focusing exclusively on speaking. He has helped companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, Red Cross, Cirque du Soleil and Fidelity Investments find their way through the viral/social media and relationship marketing landscape. He now has over 124,000 people follow his daily rantings on Twitter and was voted one of the top 5 social media influencers in the world on Forbes.com. It’s the only time he’s felt comfortable being compared to Ashton Kutcher, P Diddy and Justin Bieber.
“My Promise is simple: to deliver programs that Create Powerful Shifts, Inspired, Energized and Accountable Professionals who show up every day ready to, as my mom used to say, ‘set the world on fire’. Oh and I promise it will be a heck of a good time. Maybe the best laugh they will have had in a long time. I believe a laugh is worth more than a thousand words and it has the power to change the way people feel, think and take action!