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”.
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.
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.
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.
As the youngest of four children, Rosannagh (Rosie) MacLennan often tagged along to her older siblings’ gymnastic lessons. When she was 7, Rosie could no longer stand to simply watch from the sidelines and she finally got her turn on the trampolines. At age 11, Rosie began competing internationally and was the Canadian National Women’s Champion in 2005, 2009 and 2011.
Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, spokesperson, content creator and media personality. She is the author of six books, including “I Am So The Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family The Business” (Random House). Her books have been translated into Chinese, Indonesian and other languages, and are available on Audible.com and wherever books are sold.
Jamie Gruman earned his Ph.D. in the Applied Social Psychology Program at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, where he specialized in organizational psychology. He is currently a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Guelph, and is the founding Chair of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. His research and writing have been reported by media outlets around the globe. In Canada, he has been featured and quoted in print and online in magazines such as MoneySense, Canadian Business, Canadian Living, and Chatelaine, trade journals such as HR Professional and Public Sector Digest, and newspapers in every major Canadian city. He has appeared on CTV’s Canada AM, Global News, Report on Business Television, CBC’s The National, and has been syndicated on CBC radio. Dr. Gruman has consulted and delivered seminars for Fortune 500 corporations, public, and not-for-profit organizations including General Motors, Departments and Agencies of the Government of Canada, and the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Duncan is the CEO of Pareto Systems, an industry leading business development firm dedicated to the elite professionals and companies within the knowledge-for-profit sector. Duncan and his team of consultants work with professionals in a wide range of fields including Financial Services, Insurance, Accounting, Legal, Mortgage, and Consulting to create predictable, sustainable, and duplicable businesses. Pareto Systems is well known for its approach which is based on best practices and for its focus on implementation.
Dr. David Posen graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1967.
He was involved in a research project in San Francisco before interning in Edmonton, Alberta. After a year of general practice in the Canadian Arctic he spent a year practicing in Jerusalem. In 1971 he started a family practice in Oakville, Ontario.
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