Leadership Speakers

Choosing to invest in leadership development with your team is sure to pay off! We represent leaders from nearly every business and sport, whose stories from the field include inspirational successes, lessons learned from the wisdom of others, and mistakes made along the way. Taken to heart, their insights are sure to leave a mark on how you lead.

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

Dov Baron, Motivational Speaker

Dov Baron

Dov Baron has been speaking internationally for over 30 years, he’s the man with a finger on the pulse of the evolving world of NextGen...

Paul Bates, Business and Economy Speaker, Management, Profile Image

Paul Bates

Paul Bates is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA), Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants (FCMA) and Certified Management...

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 Leade...

Howard Behar, Business Management Speaker, retired president of Starbucks Coffee, Profile Image

Howard Behar

Howard Behar's career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from S...

Lisa Bentley, Professional Speaker, Ironman Triathlete

Lisa Bentley

Lisa raced for 20 years as a professional triathlete. In the course of her career, she has won 11 IRONMAN races, 11 IRONMAN 70.3 races (1...

Eric Boles, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Leadership, Profile Image

Eric Boles

Eric Boles is the president of a training and development company dedicated to maximizing the human asset. Through assessment, consulting...

Roberta Bondar, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Astronaut, Profile Image

Roberta Bondar

Dr. Roberta Bondar is a much sought-after speaker who makes exciting connections between how our brains adapt in space and how we can ada...

Andrew Bowerbank, Innovation and Thought Leaders Speaker, Profile Image

Andrew Bowerbank

Andrew Bowerbank is a respected authority on channel-to-market strategies for new technologies, systems and processes. Through his curren...

Michael Bungay Stanier, Business and Leadership Speaker

Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael and his company Box of Crayons have worked with organizations around the world to help them do more of the stuff that matters…a...

Daniel Burrus, Futurist and Technology Speaker, Profile Image

Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Innovation. The New York Times has referred to hi...

Guy Cabana, French Speaker, Communication Speaker, Profile Image

Guy Cabana

Guy Cabana is an expert international conference speaker and author who communicates his message with enthusiasm and conviction in the fi...

Cassie Campbell, Sports Speaker, Olympic Gold Medalist Women's Hockey Team, Profile Image

Cassie Campbell

At age five, Cassie Campbell laced up her first pair of skates. Twenty-eight years later, she is a heroine of Canadian sport, as captain ...

Scott Christopher, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile Image

Scott Christopher

Scott Christopher is co-author of the best-selling The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, the upcoming People People: How To Thriv...

Wendel Clark, Adventure and Sports Speaker, NHL, Profile Image

Wendel Clark

Wendel Clark, former team captain and one of the most beloved players in Toronto Maple Leafs history, retired from the National Hockey Le...

Pinball Clemons, Motivational Speaker, CFL Legend, Profile Image

“Pinball” Clemons

Renowned as one of pro football's most electrifying players, Toronto Argonauts running back Michael "Pinball" Clemons was the CFL's all-t...

Donald Cooper, Business and Economy Speaker, Innovator, Profile Image

Donald Cooper

Today's business owners and managers want to work with coaches who have actually done it, and done it well. Donald Cooper has done it! Wi...

Patricia Croft, Business and Economy Speaker, Trends Expert, Profile Image

Patricia Croft

In 2010, notable economist and media commentator, Patricia Croft, retired as chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management. Patti Cro...

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Dr. Mark DeVolder

Mark DeVolder is an award-winning consultant, author and highly sought after international speaker. Dr. DeVolder has engaged and delighte...

Jason deVos, Sports Speaker, Professional Soccer Player, Profile Image

Jason DeVos

After a professional soccer career that spanned 18 years, Jason deVos knows all about commitment, leadership and battling adversity. d...

David Dodge, Business and Economy Speaker, Profile Image

David Dodge

David Dodge is currently the chancellor of Queen's University, and a former economics instructor at Queen's University, John Hopkins Univ...

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Mike Evans

Mike has developed a unique perspective from 20+ years of working alongside a star studded list of world-renowned thought leaders, includ...

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Mitch Fairrais

Mitch Fairrais is an expert in Leadership Development, Team Performance and Human Effectiveness. Mitch gets rave reviews as a keynote spe...

Ray Ferraro, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Hockey, Profile Image

Ray Ferraro

Ray is the all time record holder in the Western Hockey league with 108 goals in a single season. He represented Canada internationally 4...

Tom Flick, Leadership and Change Speaker, Former NFL, Profile Image

Tom Flick

A dynamic and highly sought-after speaker, leadership expert Tom Flick has delivered over 3,000 presentations to a "who's-who" list of cl...

Richard Florida, Business and Economy Speaker, Economist, Profile Image

Richard Florida

Richard Florida is one of the world's leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and tech...

Craig Forrest, Sports Speaker, Canadian Soccer Player, Profile Image

Craig Forrest

Craig Forrest is one of the most successful Canadian soccer players of all time. Born in Coquitlam, B.C., he left home at the tender age ...

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 York ...

Elliotte Friedman, Adventure and Sports Speaker, CBC, Profile Image

Elliotte Friedman

Elliotte Friedman is no ordinary sports announcer. Currently a reporter for CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, Friedman has also covered 4 Oly...

Sam Geist, Business and Economy Speaker, Sales, Profile Image

Sam Geist

Sam Geist is no idle armchair philosopher; his insights stem from years of front-line business experience. He grew his single sporting go...

Bill Graham, Communications Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Profile Image

Bill Graham

Bill Graham delivers keynotes and seminars that help his audiences understand how to be their most likable selves: If you are likable, th...

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 and...

Risha Grant, Diversity, Inclusion speaker, virtual keynote speaker

Risha Grant

Motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha's personal mission t...

Jamie Gruman, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Positive Organizational Psychology, Profile Image

Jamie Gruman

Jamie Gruman earned his Ph.D. in the Applied Social Psychology Program at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, where he speciali...

Carla Guerrera Professional speaker

Carla Guerrera

Carla Guerrera is a globally recognized real estate and urban development professional. Carla combines the fields of real estate develop...

Merge Gupta Sunderji, Leadership Speaker, Author, Profile Image

Merge Gupta Sunderji

A professional speaker, author and radio commentator, Merge Gupta-Sunderji gives people specific and practical tools to achieve leadershi...

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Paul Hand

Paul is a recognised global expert on terrorism whose leadership experience and advice is regularly sought after by corporations, police ...

Jim Harris, Disruptive Innovation Keynote Speaker, Profile Image

Jim Harris

Jim Harris is a one of North America's foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership, innova...

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Sean Hayes

Dr. Hayes is a Clinical Psychologist with 25+ years of experience consulting nationally and globally with executives, management, and tea...

Rick Hillier, Current Events and Political Speaker, Military, Canadian Forces, Profile Image

General Rick Hillier

Born in Newfoundland and Labrador, Rick Hillier joined the Canadian Forces as soon as he could, graduating from Memorial University of Ne...

Dr. Murray Howe

Dr. Murray Howe is Gordie Howe's youngest son. He is head of Sports Medicine Imaging for Toledo Radiological Associates and Promedica Hea...

Elizabeth Hunt, Communication Speaker, Corporate Storytelling, Profile Image

Elizabeth Hunt

Elizabeth Hunt is a business communication consultant, coach and author. With over twenty five years of experience in communication consu...

Catherine Kaputa, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile image

Catherine Kaputa

From Madison Avenue, to Corporate America, to the halls of academia, Catherine Kaputa has perfected her ability to market products, place...

Doug Keeley, Business and Economy Speaker, Leadership Expert, Profile Image

Doug Keeley

Doug Keeley is a globally recognized communicator and trainer; a master storyteller, musician, and self-professed “leadership junkie”...

Michael Kerr, Communication Speaker, Business Speaker, Profile Image

Michael Kerr

Michael Kerr is an international business speaker, humorist, trainer, author and one of North America's leading authorities on creating h...

Kevin Knebl, Business Economy Speaker, Technology, Digital, Profile Image

Kevin Knebl

Kevin Knebl is recognized as a LinkedIn expert and has trained hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals on the most...

Bob Knight, Legendary NCAA Basketball Coach, ESPN, Sports Speaker, Profile Image

Bob Knight

Bob Knight is among the youngest head coaches to have won 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 and 800 career games. He is the only coach to have...

Stuart Knight, Change Speaker, The Art of Powerful Conversation, Profile Image

Stuart Knight

Stuart Knight is an award winning entrepreneur, critically acclaimed author, and hit producer. He has written, produced and starred in li...

Scott Kress, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Leadership, Profile Image

Scott Kress

Scott Kress is a masterful storyteller, a leadership trainer, an Executive MBA Professor, an author and a life-long mountaineer. He is on...

Dr. Janet Lapp, French Speaker, Change Speaker, Profile Image

Dr. Janet Lapp

Over 2,000 audiences around the world from Russia to Argentina to Hong Kong- clients such as IBM, AT&T, Allstate, New York Life, Toyota, ...

Karina LeBlanc, Motivational Speaker, $5000 and Under Speaker, Profile Image

Karina LeBlanc

Karina LeBlanc moved from a small island in the Caribbean to Maple Ridge British Columbia at age 8. So at an early age, she was thrust in...

Peter Legge, Business and Economy Speaker, Business Strategies, Profile Image

Peter Legge

Peter Legge is an inspiration to anyone who meets him! He lives his life dream as an internationally acclaimed professional speaker, a be...

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 leadership, ...

Trevor Linden, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Former NLH, Olympian, Profile Image

Trevor Linden

Known as one of the most refined players in professional hockey, former NHL All-Star and Olympian Trevor Linden has built his stellar rep...

Mike Lipkin, Change Speaker, Motivator, Profile Image

Mike Lipkin

Mike Lipkin is a Toronto-based speaker, author, motivator and persuasion coach who has worked in twenty-two countries with over 1,000,000...

Douglas Lipp, Business and Economy Speaker, Leadership and Customer Service Expert, Profile Image

Doug Lipp

What is the magic of Disney? Join Doug Lipp as he takes you on an entertaining and insightful journey, "behind the scenes," to discover b...

Duncan Macpherson, Business and Economy Speaker, Pareto Systems, Profile Image

Duncan MacPherson

Duncan is the CEO of Pareto Systems, an industry leading business development firm dedicated to the elite professionals and companies wit...

Tim Magwood, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile Image

Tim Magwood

Tim is a creative, collaborative and passionate leader. A colleague describes him as a "lightning rod in driving positive change." Tim ha...

Dr. Gillian Mandich

Virtual Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gillian Mandich has a PhD from Western University in Health Science, specializing in Health Promotion. Her p...

Lisa Mattam, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Business Strategist, Profile Image

Lisa Mattam

Lisa Mattam is widely recognized as a dynamic leader, inspiring speaker and consultant to business professionals across the globe. As fou...

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 "...

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Rosie MacLennan

As the youngest of four children, Rosannagh (Rosie) MacLennan often tagged along to her older siblings' gymnastic lessons. When she was 7...

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 co-auth...

Angela Mondou, Military and Business Leadership, Profile Image

Angela Mondou

Angela Mondou is a marketing executive and leadership expert whose unconventional career has taken her from worldwide military operations...

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 he...

Professional Virtual Speaker Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, researcher and bestselling author of “Unlocking Happiness at Work” and Virtual Key...

Julia Moulden, Change Speaker, New Radicals, Profile Image

Julia Moulden

A powerful new idea is sweeping North America: that "doing good" can mean more than volunteering and philanthropy. That how we earn our l...

Cary Mullen, Olympic Spirit Speaker, Olympic and World Champion Skier, Profile Image

Cary Mullen

Cary Mullen, Olympian and World Cup Champion currently holds the World Downhill Speed Record for skiing 97 MPH (151 KMH) down the world...

Ben Mulroney

Ben has been working in television and radio for over 18 years: from the chatroom, to Canadian Idol and etalk, he has become a familiar f...

Robert Murray, Business and Economy Speaker, Leadership, Profile Image

Robert Murray

Robert Murray is a passionate storyteller and leadership mentor with more than twenty years of Senior Executive Business experience in Fo...

Toni Newman, French Speaker, Business, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Profile Image

Toni Newman

Toni Newman is a professional innovation catalyst - a talented communicator dedicated to helping people create more opportunities for suc...

Nick Nurse, NBA Coach, Motivational Speaker, Professional Speaker

Nick Nurse

Nick Nurse is the Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors, the 2019 NBA champions. He led the Raptors to 58 regular season wins, a .707 winning...

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Frank O’Dea

Frank O’Dea’s story of triumph over adversity in business and in his personal life inspires audiences around the world. Against all o...

Brian Orser, Sports Speaker, Figure Skater, Profile Image

Brian Orser

In addition to winning silver medals at the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics, Brain Orser is an eight time Canadian Figure Skating Champion....

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Dan Pontefract

Dan is the best-selling author of three books: OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions (2018), THE PURPOSE ...

Richard Pound, Business and Economy Speaker, International Advocate for Change, Profile Image

Richard Pound

With tenacity and unwavering resolve, Richard Pound is revitalizing global ethical standards one iconic institution at a time. Richard...

Cheryl Pounder, Sports Speaker, Gold Medal Champion, Profile Image

Cheryl Pounder

Cheryl Pounder was born in Montreal into a family of hockey enthusiasts. Her grandfather was a former GM of the Montreal Junior Canadiens...

Michelle Ray, Keynote Female Motivational Speaker, Leadership Expert, Profile Image

Michelle Ray

Michelle Ray is a highly sought-after international business keynote speaker, consultant, author and educator who demonstrates a deep und...

Tim Richardson, Change Speaker, Motivational Business Speaker, Profile Image

Tim Richardson

For 23 years, Tim Richardson has been President of Total Development Resources, Inc. and has been a full time presenter, trainer, and fac...

Mike Robbins, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Former MLB, Profile Image

Mike Robbins

As an expert in teamwork, emotional intelligence, and the powers of appreciation and authenticity, Mike Robbins delivers keynote addresse...

Mike Robitaille, Leadership, Business, Sales, Leadership Speaker

Mike Robitaille

Selling stuff is no longer enough. As internet transparency and social media organization shift power away from corporations, traditional...

David Pelletier and Jamie Sale, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympians, Profile Image

Jamie Sale

It was the story that rocked the 2002 Winter Olympics and directed the world's gaze to figure skating. Canadian champions Jamie Salé ...

Ben Saunders, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Profile Image

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders is a record-breaking long-distance skier with four North Pole expeditions under his belt. He is the youngest person to ski s...

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 contest...

Robin Sharma, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Leadership, Profile Image

Robin Sharma

In this rapidly changing, information-crazed age, the currency of success is people --effective, innovative and vital people. Expectation...

Natasha Sharma, Change Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Profile Image

Dr. Natasha Sharma

Dr. Natasha Sharma is an Author, TEDx Speaker, Emotional Fitness Expert, and TV/Media Personality. She is also the author of The Kindness...

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. A...

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 sign...

Mark Thompson, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Senior Marketing Executive, Profile Image

Mark Thompson

Based on the business classic "Built to Last" that sold over one million copies, Thompson reveals the tools of the world's most successfu...

Brian Tobin, Business and Economics Speaker, Former Politican, Profile Image

Brian Tobin

One of the best orators in the country, The Hon. Brian Tobin inspires audiences with a vision for Canada, while at the same time giving t...

Chantal Vallée, sports speaker, head coach Windsor Lancers Women's Basketball, Profile Image

Chantal Vallee

Chantal Vallée is the Head Coach of the University of two-time Canadian University Champion Windsor Lancers Women's Basketball. She h...

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh advises some of the world's leading brands and corporations on what's coming next in their industry. Author of the best seller...

Nicholas Webb, Business and Economy Speaker, Thought Leader, Profile Image

Nicholas Webb

Nicholas Webb is a highly regarded international business thought leader. As a Senior Partner at Lassen Scientific, Inc., Nicholas works ...

Suzy Welch, Leadership Speaker, Business Journalist, Profile Image

Suzy Welch

Suzy Welch is an author, commentator, and business journalist. The weekly column, The Welch Way, she writes with her husband, Jack Welch,...

Hayley Wickenheiser, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympic Medalist, Profile Image

Hayley Wickenheiser

Four-time Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world with an uncompromised d...

Samra Zafar, Virtual Keynote Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion Speaker, Mental Health Speaker

Samra Zafar

Samra ZafarVirtual Keynote Speaker Virtual Speaker; Diversity and Inclusion Expert .eg-home-grids-wrapper .esg-entry-media,.eg-home-grids...

Lorraine Zander, Entrepreneurship Speaker, Millennial Expert, Profile Image

Lorraine Zander

What do fire walking, creating a bomb scare and being picked up by Sir Richard Branson have in common? Lorraine Zander. That's her life: ...