Motivational Speakers

Sometimes what we need is a pure dose of encouragement, motivation, and inspiration. These speakers deliver exactly that. Through heartwarming anecdotes and heartbreaking tragedy turned into triumph, our storytellers are sure to connect with your audience's heart.

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

Jeff Adams

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

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...

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...

Stephen Bauld

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

Howard Behar

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

Rod Black

In his distinguished 26 years of covering the wide world of sport, Rod Black has virtually done it all. From the Blue Jays to the...

Eric Boles

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

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...

Nicholas Boothman

The New York Times calls him "one of the leading experts in face-to-face communication in the world," the Economist Magazine calls him...

Kurt Browning

Canadian figure skating champion Kurt Browning won the World Figure Skating Championships and the Canadian Figure Skating Championships...

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...

Guy Cabana

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

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...

Bill Carr

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

Patrick Chan

2018 Olympic gold medalist, Patrick Chan is a Canadian skating legend. Born in Ottawa, Patrick Chan has been figure skating since...

Wendel Clark

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

Jason DeVos

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

Ann Douglas

They don't call her “The Mother of All” for nothing. Ann Douglas has been Canada's go-to guide to all things parenting since the...

Mike Evans

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

Mitch Fairrais

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

Theo Fleury

Theoren Fleury is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist. Recently, Theo fascinated readers with his #1...

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...

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...

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...

Bill Graham

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

Bob Gray

You have just been introduced to a group of 5 people, all potential clients, and two minutes later...you can’t remember any of their...

Jamie Gruman

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

Jim Harris

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

Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson became a Canadian sports legend in September, 1972. His goal, with 34 seconds remaining in the final game, lifted Canada...

Dave Hodge

Dave Hodge has been a sports journalist for over four decades. Hodge joined TSN in 1992 as host of TSN Inside Sports and its spinoff,...

Cameron Hughes

In 1994, Cameron Hughes got up out of his seat at an Ottawa Senators game and spontaneously pumped up the fans into an inspired frenzy....

Paul Huschilt

A Professional Speaker and an Actor and a Satirizer rolled into an unusual ball of corporate messaging and humour. With Paul you can...

Lorie Kane

Lorie Kane is among Canada's premier female golfers. Born in 1964 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in an athletic family. Lorie...

Michael Kerr

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

Kevin Knebl

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

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...

Stuart Knight

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

Scott Kress

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

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,...

Silken Laumann

Silken Laumann's life centers around the fulfillment of human potential. Whether in the world of sport, where she achieved the honor of...

Patrick Leroux

Successful entrepreneur and best selling author of nine books on sales and personal and professional development. Patrick Leroux helps...

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...

Jeff Macinnis

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

Alexander Manu

Alexander Manu is a strategic innovation practitioner, international lecturer and author. He works with executive teams in Fortune 500...

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...

Ross McBride

Mr. McBride is the founder and president of a Canadian-based management consulting group. Eighteen years ago, Mr. McBride started The...

Scott Moir

Ice dance has had its share of iconic moments. Perhaps none more so than the Gold medal of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s performance...

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...

Heather Moyse

Heather Moyse left a wake of push-start records on tracks all over the world on her way to winning Canada's first ever Women's...

Cary Mullen

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

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...

Suze Orman

Suze Orman is a bestselling author on personal finance, a financial advisor, and television personality who has given thousands of...

Brian Orser

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

Jesse Palmer

Palmer writes a weekly NFL column on TSN.ca and was on site to provide coverage of the 2008 & 2009 Super Bowl alongside fellow TSN...

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...

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...

Michelle Ray

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

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...

Tim Richardson

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

Maelle Ricker

Just shy of a medal at both of her previous Olympic Games and after suffering frustrating crashes, Maelle Ricker thrilled Canadians as...

Mike Robbins

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Meg Soper

Meg Soper is a keynote motivational humourist speaker who combines the skills of a premiere stand-up comic with the hands on experience...

Gord Stellick

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

Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart is a comedian, author, and speaker who shares the art and practice of seeing the lighter side of life. Susan is the...

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

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

Bob Urichuk

Bob Urichuck is a catalyst for constant improvement and a cultivator of human potential. His purpose is to inspire, educate and empower...

Chantal Vallee

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

Tessa Virtue

Ranked third in the World, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir represented one of Canada's best medal hopefuls entering the 2010 Winter...

Herschel Walker

In his hometown of Wrightsville, Georgia, Walker played football and basketball and competed in track and field. He scored a...

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

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

Greg Wells

In 2010, Dr. Greg Wells was the host of the Gemini-Award winning "Superbodies" segments for Canada's national Olympic broadcast and the...

Brian Williams

Named to the Order of Canada in December 2011 for both his distinguished broadcasting career of more than 40 years and extensive...