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.
Rona Maynard was Editor of Chatelaine through a decade of growth and innovation in which she proved to a new generation of readers that “my mother’s magazine” was now their magazine too. In the face of relentless competition from American niche magazines, she met every bottom-line benchmark as she made Chatelaine the meeting place where women could inspire one another, whether they were just starting out in their careers or embarking on mid-life reinventions.
In this rapidly changing, information-crazed age, the currency of success is people –effective, innovative and vital people. Expectations are high and the competition is tough. To thrive in the climate of breakneck change, you and your team must rise to new levels of thinking, performance and creativity, seizing the opportunities that the New Economy reveals to those with the vision to see them.
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.
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.
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.
Ray is the all time record holder in the Western Hockey league with 108 goals in a single season. He represented Canada internationally 4 times and won silver medals at the World Championships in 1989-1996.
Ferraro was a broadcaster for ESPN 1996-2002 and a studio analyst in 2006 for the Torino Olympics. He was the hockey game analyst for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Despite setting untouchable records for games worked by an official in the National Hockey League, including 2,500 regular season contests and 426 playoff games, Ray Scapinello’s statistics don’t do justice to the respect he has earned. In recognition of his status as one of the most highly skilled and respected officials to ever lace up a pair of skates, Ray was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, as a member of the class of 2008.