Jamie is a mom of one, and a stepmom of three who speaks candidly about raising kids in a blended family. As a Life Coach with a Specialization in Stepfamily Dynamics, and the creator of the highly acclaimed resource for stepmoms, The KICK-ASS Stepmom Project, Jamie provides support to stepmoms trying to navigate their way through blended family life.
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.
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”.
Dr. More advises companies on best strategies and brand management that will enable them to leapfrog the competition, move into new markets, delight their customers and increase both sales and profits.
Former Harvard Business School Professor and currently professor at a major Canadian University, Dr. More is co-author of the new book Winning Market Leadership.
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.
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.