Speakers $5000 and Under

If budget is a constraint, consider one of our cost-effective and fantastic speakers.  We have a wide range of affordable options, perfect for non-profits, community groups, local businesses or small seminars.

Click any of the speakers below for a full biography and program overview.

Jeff Adams, Sports Speaker, Olympian, Paralympian, Profile Image

Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams is no stranger to overcoming challenges. He survived childhood cancer, but the radiation treatment that ultimately saved...

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Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong has the gift of touching the emotions of her audience through her stories based on her travel to many remote parts of...

Maude Barlow, Environmental Speaker, Blue Planet Project, Profile Image

Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada's largest citizen's advocacy organization, as well as the...

Stephen Bauld, Business and Economy Speaker, Supply Chain Management, Profile Image

Stephen Bauld

Stephen Bauld is a public speaker on the international stage and co-author of The Municipal Procurement Handbook (two editions) and...

Carole Bertuzzi Luciani, Change Speaker, Moodivator, Profile Image

Carole Bertuzzi Luciani

Carole Bertuzzi Luciani is a dynamic speaker with a unique style guaranteed to keep audiences engaged, enthused and energized. Luciani...

Keith Boag, Current Events and Political Speaker, CBC Television, Profile Image

Keith Boag

Keith Boag is a Canadian senior journalist with CBC Television. He works with The National as the chief political correspondent, CBC...

Shaunna Burke, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Summit Mt. Everest, Profile Image

Shaunna Burke

Shaunna's passion for the mountains has led her to become the second Canadian woman in history to summit Mount Everest. This success on...

Frances Cairncross, Business and Economy Speaker, Journalist, Profile Image

Frances Cairncross

Journalist Frances Cairncross is one of the UK's most respected economic commentators. Formerly Management Editor of the Economist, she...

Scott Campbell, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Employee Engagement, Profile Image

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell is a highly successful speaker, consultant, and author. Over the last twenty years, he has consulted with and coached...

Bill Carr, Inspirational and Motivational Speaker, Profile Image

Bill Carr

Bill Carr is an actor, award winning satirist, writer, speaker and coach. For over twenty-­‐five years, Bill has been making people...

Barbara Crowhurst Customer Service Speaker, Profile Image

Barbara Crowhurst

Barbara Crowhurst is a retail specialist, business coach, writer, international speaker and trainer. Her comprehensive and detailed...

Matt Devlin, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Toronto Raptors Play-by-play, Profile Image

Matt Devlin

In 2008, Matt Devlin joined the Toronto Raptors as the club's television play-by-play voice. Considered one of the top young...

Darren Dutchyshen, Canadian Sports Speaker, TSN, CFL, Profile Image

Darren Dutchyshen

Dutchyshen began his TSN career in June of 1995, hosting weekend editions of SPORTSCENTRE and CFL Live. His engaging and unique...

Ron Ellis, Adventure and Sports Speaker, NHL, Mental Health, Profile Image

Ron Ellis

Celebrated hockey legend Ron Ellis combined skill and sporting play throughout his 15 year NHL career. Playing his entire professional...

Glen Foster, Entertainment and Comedy Speaker, Profile Image

Glen Foster

Glen Foster is quickly becoming a household name among comedy fans. Or, perhaps more correctly, a household "non-name", since adopting...

Ron Foxcroft, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Fox 40 Whistle, Profile Image

Ron Foxcroft

Resides in Burlington with wife Marie. Has 3 sons Steve, Dave and Ronnie. Over the last 10 months, Ron has been featured in the New...

Hamlin Grange, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Diversity, Profile Image

Hamlin Grange

Hamlin Grange is a prime example of the Canadian Immigrant Story. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he immigrated to Canada at the age of 10...

Alison Griffiths, Business and Economy Speaker, Profile Image

Alison Griffiths

Alison Griffiths is an award winning financial journalist, bestselling author and experienced broadcaster. She brings to her work a...

John Haime, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Professional Golfer, Profile Image

John Haime

What can you learn about leadership and performance from a champion golfer? John Haime's successful professional golf career...

Sharon Hampson, Change Speaker, Healthcare, Profile Image

Sharon Hampson

Sharon Hampson is a Member of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of many awards, including the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award, the...

Paul Hollingsworth, Adventure and Sports Speakers, SportsCentre Halifax, Profile Image

Paul Hollingsworth

Paul Hollingsworth is an anchor/reporter based out of Halifax and is a correspondent for SportsCentre, TSN's flagship news and...

Barry Kennedy, Entertainment and Comedy Speaker, Profile Image

Barry Kennedy

Former fighter pilot flies again...but this time the thrill comes from making people laugh. After growing up in Winnipeg, graduating...

Eddie LeMoine, Business and Economy Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Profile Image

Eddie LeMoine

Eddie LeMoine a Canadian-born international author, keynote speaker, seminar leader and corporate trainer, he specializes in...

John Lu, Sports Speaker, SportsCentre Reporter, Profile Image

John Lu

John Lu was first exposed to the Canadiens-Leafs rivalry on a small black and white TV in his family's suburban Winnipeg home in the...

Jeff MacInnes, neuroscientist & visualization designer, profile image

Jeff Macinnis

Jeff MacInnis' epic 100-day expedition through the ice-choked Northwest Passage survived one of the harshest environments on the face...

Rona Maynard, Diversity Speaker, Former Editor of Chatelaine, Profile Image

Rona Maynard

Rona Maynard was Editor of Chatelaine through a decade of growth and innovation in which she proved to a new generation of readers that...

Duncan McCue, Current Events and Political Speaker, CBC News, Profile Image

Duncan McCue

Duncan McCue has been a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for 12 years. His award-winning news and current affairs pieces are featured...

Ann Medina, Communications Speaker, Profile Image

Ann Medina

Ann Medina grew up in New York City. She studied philosophy at Wellesley College, Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh...

David Meier, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile Image

David Meier

David Meier is an internationally recognized authority on Lean Manufacturing and The Toyota Production System (TPS). David is the...

Marc Andre Morel, Leadership Speaker, Bilingual, Profile Image

Marc Andre Morel

We are destined to succeed. Life and Nature has prepared us for success! Get the most from your employees and your teams' potential by...

Bryan Mudryk, Sports Speaker, TSN Broadcaster, Profile Image

Bryan Mudryk

Prior to joining TSN in October 2005, Mudryk spent four years anchoring and reporting sports for CTV Edmonton on the weekend and late...

Harry Neale, Adventure and Sports Speaker, NHL, Profile Image

Harry Neale

Famed for his role as a game analyst on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, Neale was also the hockey analyst for CBC's coverage of the 2002...

Sara Orlesky, Adventure and Sports Speaker, TSN Reporter, Profile Image

Sara Orlesky

Sara Orlesky joined the SportsCentre broadcast team in January 2008 as a reporter for the Toronto bureau, filing reports on major...

Liz Pearson, Family and Parenting Speaker, Registered Dietician, Profile Image

Liz Pearson

Liz Pearson's approach to healthy eating is sane and sensible. Liz's mission is to translate the often-confusing and ever-changing...

Dave Prentice, Sales and Marketing Speaker, Profile Image

Dave Prentice

Over the past fifteen years, David has worked on sales, marketing and specialized customer service and training projects with many of...

Jim Ralph, Sports Speaker, Hockey, Profile Image

Jim Ralph

Jim Ralph is best known for his dry, self-deprecating sense of humour, and his comical impersonations of famous Canadian sportscasters,...

Vic Rauter, Adventure and Sports Speaker, TSN Curling Announcer, Profile Image

Vic Rauter

Known as the 'voice of curling' in Canada, Vic Rauter has anchored TSN's curling coverage for 20 years. Off the ice, Rauter has been...

Gino Reda, Sports Speaker, TSN Hockey, Profile Image

Gino Reda

Reda joined TSN in the summer of 1988 as a reporter, recapping the overnight coverage of the Olympic Summer Games in Seoul, Korea. A...

Scott Russell, Adventure and Sports Speaker, CBC, Profile Image

Scott Russell

Scott Russell is a Gemini-Award winning broadcaster and acclaimed author, originally from Oshawa. He holds a Masters of Arts degree...

Sima Samar, Current Events and Political Speaker, Afghanistan, Profile Image

Dr. Sima Samar

Dr. Sima Samar is probably one of the most selfless leaders on the world stage today. Dr. Samar fled Afghanistan in 1984 after her...

Ray Scapinello, Sports Speaker, Olympic Hockey Referee, Profile Image

Ray Scapinello

Despite setting untouchable records for games worked by an official in the National Hockey League, including 2,500 regular season...

Dr. Joey Shulman, Change Speaker, Nutrition and Wellness, Profile Image

Dr. Joey Shulman

Dr. Joey Shulman DC, registered nutritionist, is the author of several best- selling books including The Natural Makeover Diet - 4...

Jeffrey Simpson, Current Events Speaker, Globe & Mail Columnist, Profile Image

Jeffrey Simpson

Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail's national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canada's leading literary prizes -- the...

Sami-Jo Small, Sports, Hockey, Olympics Motivational Speaker

Sami Jo Small

Sami Jo Small grew up on the outdoor hockey rinks of Winnipeg, MB. Her passion for the game was honed in the boys' minor hockey system....

Gord Stellick, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Profile Image

Gord Stellick

Gord Stellick is a Canadian sports broadcaster and former NHL executive. Currently the radio host of Hockey Night in Canada, Stellick...

Randy Taylor, Communication Speaker, Human Potential, Profile Image

Randy Taylor

Randy Taylor exemplifies what is possible. His story is remarkable. His ability to make others believe in their own potential is his...

Joe Tilley, Sports Speaker, Sports Anchor, CTV Toronto, Profile Image

Joe Tilley

"A personal story of inspiration and recovery" - Joe Tilley is the Sports Anchor for CTV News Toronto. A happily married father of...

Aaron Ward, Canadian Sportscaster, NHL, Profile Image

Aaron Ward

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Ward moved with his family to the Ottawa area at an early age. He became a regular NHL player in the 1996/97...

Ben Webster, Adventure Speaker, Expedition Leader, Profile Image

Ben Webster

Ben Webster is one of the world's most accomplished expedition leaders. In a career spanning over 25 years of high adventure, he has...

Cory Woron, Sports Speaker, Sportscaster, Profile Image

Cory Woron

National viewers were first introduced to Woron as host of the popular Ford That's Golf before his move to the weekend edition of...