Amanda Lang

Speaker


Amanda Lang

Anchor, Bloomberg TV Canada | Bestselling Author, The Beauty of Discomfort

Amanda Lang has a front-row seat to the world’s daily top stories in business, politics, and economics as an anchor and producer for two weekly shows at Bloomberg Television Canada, called Bloomberg North with Amanda Lang. She has been covering business in North America for 20 years. An award-winning journalist known for her no-holds-barred approach to the people, companies, and stories making the news, she is available for keynote speeches, and to act as interviewer or moderator at corporate events.

Previously, Lang was CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National, and host of The Exchange with Amanda Lang, a daily business program that aired on CBC News Network. Prior to that, she co-hosted The Lang and O’Leary Exchange with television personality Kevin O’Leary.

Lang’s first job in journalism was for the Globe and Mail, subsequently joining the Financial Post where she became the paper’s New York correspondent. In New York, she made the leap to television, where she first was part of the team that launched BNN, and before long wound up at CNN as a reporter and anchor. She returned to Canada in 2002 to re-join BNN, joining CBC in 2009, where she remained until 2015.

She is the author of the bestselling book, The Power of Why: Simple Questions That Lead to Success, which shows readers how to reignite curiosity at any age to become more innovative and productive, as well as her new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, which helps people become more creative, more innovative, and more effective in work and life.

Before becoming a journalist, Lang studied architecture at the University of Manitoba.


The Beauty of Discomfort

Learning to tolerate, and then embrace, discomfort is the foundation for change, for individuals and businesses alike.

For people and business who want to change, they need to develop and train the skills needed to create it.

In this engrossing talk, Amanda Lang draws on cutting-edge neuroscience, examples, strategies from all over the world to help individuals and corporations become more creative, more innovative, and more effective, while responding and adapting to the discomfort inherent in doing so.

 

The Power of Why

Canada faces an enormous challenge in its productivity gap. The solution is innovation, which is within our reach and can actually make our lives better in every way.

Lessons from Leaders

What can you learn from leaders in business and elsewhere? Why can it be an impediment to have a leader who is brilliant, and usually right?  How is diversity leadership a path to profitability? And how do great leaders bake in a culture of innovation, while others fail at it?

Broadcaster and bestselling author Amanda Lang explains the answers she’s learned to these questions from the many leaders she’s had the privilege of studying and interviewing over the course of  her distinguished career.

Executive Interviews

Why do the execs in your company do the things the way they do? What new ideas are on the horizon? What are your bosses biggest concerns? Amanda Lang interviews key executives on stage to get their message out.

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Conference Speakers

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Some of our conference speakers in high demand include David Chilton, Bruce Croxon, General Rick Hillier, Clara Hughes, Ron James, Amanda Lang, Stephen Lewis, Patricia Lovett-Reid, Mark Kielburger, Kevin O'Leary, Jeff Rubin, and Margaret Trudeau.

Speakers' Spotlight is committed to serving the diverse needs of the corporations, organizations, companies, non-profit and government groups that contact us when seeking conference speakers, and we work hard to find the conference speakers that will best meet and exceed your needs. Whatever you require are when it comes to conference speakers, Speakers' Spotlight will work had to ensure that you get the conference speakers that are right for you.

Keynote Speakers

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Our keynote speakers can adjust their talks to suit your needs, whether you're looking for an address by keynote speakers of 15, 30, or 45 minutes or more, our keynote speakers will confer with you before your engagement to ensure that their talks meet your needs. Our keynote speakers frequently adjust their speeches to include important talking points your organization or company needs emphasized, and will also often adjust content so it is individually tailored to your audience. For instance, if your audience is primarily those in the auto industry, our keynote speakers will draw on anecdotes from that industry in order to ensure their speech is relatable. Our keynote speakers are usually available in the days and weeks prior to your event to discuss your needs and go over any details (such as audio visual requirements) that arise.

Speakers' Spotlight is committed to meeting the different needs of the corporations, organizations, companies, non-profit and government groups that contact us when seeking keynote speakers, and we work hard to find the keynote speakers that will provide the best match for your event. Whatever you require are when it comes to keynote speakers, Speakers' Spotlight will work had to ensure that you get the keynote speakers that are right for you.

Motivational Speakers

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Speakers' Spotlight represents a wide variety of motivational speakers who present energetic talks that will inspire leaders and employees to take action, be it in their personal lives, their workplace, or both. Speakers' Spotlight's motivational speakers address everything from encouraging audiences to adapt healthy lifestyles to unifying groups to achieve professional goals. Our motivational speakers work with an astonishing range of companies in sectors such as science, technology, finance, advertising, and manufacturing, as well as professional organizations, cultural institutions, and non-profit entities and government, throughout North American and around the world.

Motivational speakers that work with Speakers' Spotlight frequently go the extra mile to be in touch with meeting planners - or even CEOs and presidents of companies and organizations themselves - in advance of their talks in order to tailor the message and hit on key points specific to the client's needs. Our motivational speakers arrive on time, work with the client in advance to ensure the proper set up of their audio/visual needs so that everything will go smoothly when they hit the stage, and often include Q&A sessions in their talks so that your staff can ask any questions of our motivational speakers that they may wish.

Using Speakers' Spotlight to book your motivational speakers obviously offers many advantages. You reap the benefits of our experience and expertise, as we can help you select the best motivational speakers for your motivational speakers' engagement.

Our motivational speakers include prominent motivational speakers - and many of them household names -- such as Roberta Bondar, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Terry Evanshen, Scott Harrison, John Izzo, Simon Jackson, Craig Kielburger, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Simon Sinek, Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Brett Wilson.

Whatever your needs are when it comes to motivational speakers, Speakers' Spotlight has the motivational speakers that will both meet -- and exceed -- your expectations.

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