Speakers / Topics: Motivation | Inspiration

Do you or your staff need someone to encourage you to work better and achieve your goals? Our motivation and inspiration speakers share their experiences overcoming some of life’s most difficult obstacles, and how you can, too.

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Les Stroud

Outdoor Adventurer | Filmmaker | Singer-Songwriter

Les Stroud has logged more than a million miles around the globe—from the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea and the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari, to the harsh cold of the Canadian Arctic—shooting his television series Survivorman. In his fas...

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Alex Tagliani

Indy Car Driver

Fluent in French, Italian and English, the French Canadian is intensely competitive but very personable, passionate and fun.  This combination makes Tagliani well-liked by his competitors and a fan favorite. Racing became his passion at the age of 1...

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Randy Taylor

Expert In Leadership And Human Potential

Randy Taylor is an inspiration in the world of personal growth and leadership. Having escaped poverty, his parents’ alcoholism, and life on the streets, he was able to reach the very top in Canadian broadcasting in both radio and television. Ba...

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Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci

Co-Founders of Living on One | Award-Winning Documentary Filmmakers

From living in a tent in a Syrian refugee camp to working as radish farmers and surviving on $1 a day in Guatemala, Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci are pioneering a new style of documentary film-making, using immersive storytelling to raise awareness ...

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Mark Tewksbury

Olympic Gold Medalist | Chef de Mission, 2012 Summer Olympic Game | Humanitarian

Mark Tewksbury is a true icon—recognized for his achievements in sport, public speaking, and humanitarianism.  A sought after personality, Mark has spent decades sharing his life experience with audiences around the world.  He is a charismatic st...

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The Passing Zone

Keynote Jugglers

The Passing Zone is one of the most successful and sought-after corporate acts working today. This is their story. Owen Morse and Jon Wee met in 1986 at a juggling convention and instantly knew they were destined to be a team. But they decided to gra...

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Dan Thurmon

Peak Performance Coach

Success in life is not determined by circumstances, but by actions. Peak Performance Coach Dan Thurmon’s mission is to help empower people and organizations to achieve success. An action-oriented speaker, Dan incorporates his incredible talents—f...

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Brian Thwaits

Brain Trainer

Brian Thwaits is a learning whiz who first demonstrated his flair for performance as an award-winning educator. He’s now an engaging and entertaining ‘brain trainer’ who shows people how to enhance their thinking, communication, innovation, and...

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Ron Tite

Branding and Creativity Expert

Relevant, engaging, and interactive, Ron Tite exceeds expectations each and every time he takes the stage. Named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, he’s been an award-winning advertising writer and creative director f...

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Margaret Trudeau

Celebrated Canadian | Mental Health Advocate

Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the public eye and as a respected mental-health issues advocate. From becoming a prime minister’s wife at a young age, to the loss of both her son and her former husband, to livin...

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Steve Uzzell

Renowned Photographer | Creative Problem-Solver

Steve Uzzell inspires audiences to make any venture an adventure. A renowned advertising and corporate photographer, Uzzell uses his work as a jumping off point to talk about possibility and creativity. Believing that opening the door to the imaginat...

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Jennifer Valentyne

Host, The Bachelorette Canada After Show | Former "Live Eye" Host on BT

The warm and smiling face of Breakfast Television Toronto’s “Live Eye” segment for 23 years, Jennifer Valentyne is now the host of The Bachelorette Canada’s first live After Show on the W Network. With her infectious enthusiasm lighti...

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Adam van Koeverden

World and Olympic Champion Kayaker | Sports Analyst, CBC TV

Champion kayaker Adam van Koeverden first captured the world’s attention at the 2004 Olympic Games, where he was a double medalist with gold and bronze victories. Since then, he has continued to dominate the sport, taking silver at both the 2008 an...

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Michael Vickers

Sales and Marketing Motivator

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success—ultimately, redefining what is possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. His sessions are educational and entertaining, filled with useful and hilarious stories. While teaching comp...

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Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk

Seven-Time Canadian Long Drive Golf Champion | Change and Peak Performance Specialist

How can you stay at the top of your game and perform at the highest level, year after year? Seven-time Canadian Long Drive Champion Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk, went from being a high-handicap recreational golfer to a professional player who hits ...

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Erik Wahl

The Art of Vision

As the landscape for business continues to change, leaders need to stay creative to stay ahead of the game to keep customers interested. Internationally recognized artist Erik Wahl shows how organizations can tap into creativity to achieve superior p...

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Carolyn Waldo

Olympic Double Gold Medalist | CTV Sports Broadcaster

Carolyn Waldo knows all about resilience and determination. At the age of 23, she won two Olympic gold medals in synchronized swimming―quite a feat for someone who grew up with a serious phobia of water. A year later, Waldo dove into sports broadca...

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Bill Walton

Basketball Legend | Broadcaster | Humanitarian

Bill Walton has a passion—for his work, for family and friends, for music, for life, and for greatness! Bill brings his out-sized passion to the stage and inspires audiences with tales from an improbable life in sport and beyond. He speaks about th...

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Frank Warren

Creator, The PostSecret Project

As the creator of the PostSecret Project, Frank Warren is one of the most trusted people in the world. An online phenonmena where people share their private hopes, desires, and fears, the PostSecret website allows people to confess the secrets they ...

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Dr. Greg Wells

CTV Sport Science Analyst and Human Physiologist

In high performance business situations, the human mind and body have to work together for ultimate results. Dr. Greg Wells is a health and high performance expert who draws the parallels between elite athletes and top executives to help business lea...

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Spencer West

Double Amputee | Motivational Speaker for Social Change

After losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, Spencer West tackled challenge after challenge, learning to navigate in a world set against those with disabilities. As a global speaker, he has captivated hundreds of thousands, talking...

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Eric Whitacre

Grammy-Winning Composer | Conductor | Creator of The Virtual Choir

Eric Whitacre is the most popular choral composer in the world today. The creator of the “Virtual Choir,” a digital project that combines thousands of videos into a single stunning choral performance, the choir transcends geography, class, and ba...

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Simon Whitfield

Olympic Triathlon Champion | Canadian Olympic Flag Bearer

Simon Whitfield’s easy smile and exuberance has endeared him to Canadians across the country. After winning a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Australia, Simon used his relentless drive to deliver another memorable performance and win a silv...

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Hayley Wickenheiser

Canadian Women’s Hockey Team | Flag Bearer, 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world. As a decorated Olympian, she has led her team to four gold and one silver medal as well as being named the tournaments’ most valuable player in both 2002 and 200...

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Dave Wilkin

Founder of TenThousandCoffees.com | Social Entrepreneur | Mentoring Expert

Dave Wilkin turns all kinds of organizations into engagement engines. A celebrated social entrepreneur, he’s the founder of TenThousandCoffees.com, the world’s largest peer-to-peer mentoring service. With deep experience working with prominent br...

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Brian Williams, O.C.

Host, CTV’s Olympic Prime Time

With more than 25 years of broadcast experience, Brian Williams is considered the “dean of Canadian sports commentators.” He has covered virtually every national and international professional-sports event, as well as major amateur tournaments. A...

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Ken Wong

Marketing and Strategic Planning Expert

Ken Wong is not your typical academic. With work that has earned him the cover of Canadian Business and Strategy magazine and a place in the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends, he is known for his energetic, entertaining and content-rich presentation...

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Andy Worshek

Turn the Ship Around! | Expert on Intent-Based Leadership

Andy Worshek imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work—a place where everyone is a leader. Andy served...

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Ray Zahab

Ultra-Marathon Runner and Adventurer | Host of The Project and The Edge

A former “pack a day smoker,” Ray Zahab ran across the Sahara Desert in 111 days; he ran the three coastal trails of Canada, covering 400 kilometres; he and two others broke the world speed record for an unsupported expedition by a team to the So...

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Benjamin Zander

Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic

Benjamin Zander offers a startling new perspective on leadership. Using stories and music, the world famous conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra awakens possibility in others, demonstrating that tapping into innate creativity can help peopl...

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