Doug Keeley

Speaker


Doug Keeley

The Mark of a Leader

Doug Keeley is one of North America’s leading communicators and a self-professed “leadership junkie.”

After spending more than two decades charting new courses in the marketing and communications industry, Keeley founded The Mark of a Leader to showcase multi-media presentations of many of the world’s greatest leaders, teams, and brands discussing their principals of success. From leaders of Apple to Starbucks, from Roger Bannister to The Beatles, from Sir Winston Churchill to Benjamin Franklin, all of Keeley’s shows are customised to fit a conference’s needs, be it a keynote presentation or a series of smaller video breaks interspersed throughout a conference agenda.

As president and “lead digital storyteller,” at Mark of a Leader, Keeley has worked with a long list of blue chip clients including Frito Lay, HP, Lego, several MPI chapters, Microsoft, Pepsi, Scotiabank, Starbucks, Xerox, and many others.  He is also the author of the book, Mark of a Leader, designed to inspire readers with amazing tales of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things with their lives.


The Mark of a Leader

Doug Keeley’s core program is based on the belief that leadership is everyone’s job in an organization today, and that there is no “secret sauce” to leadership.

His principle, called “Five Level Leadership”, explores how, when human beings are fully engaged on all five of our levels (Spirit, Imagination, Intellect, Heart, Hands), there is virtually nothing we cannot do.

Doug brings this idea to life with incredible video stories of many of the world’s greatest leaders, teams, and companies, and shows how their leadership successes can be applied in today’s workforce.

The program can be used to create an unforgettable keynote, or Doug can facilitate/emcee an event, interspersing the amazing stories throughout and customizing the messages to any audience and theme.

Five-Level Leadership

This hands-on workshop takes the basic messages of Five Level Leadership and shows how they have been implemented by successful companies around the world.

Doug then challenges and works with audiences to discuss how they can better bring these ideas to life in their environment.

Like all of his sessions, this workshop uses video examples extensively, and is a mix of leader-led presentation and audience interaction.

The Art of Business

In this session, Doug and a team of experienced artists teach the audience the basics of visual expression and gets them to create theme-based art works in teams.

Typically, audiences are asked to create works expressing ideas about their market, challenges or opportunities, competitive pressures, the future, and so on.

This session gets participants outside their comfort zones by challenging them to create art, to work as teams, and to communicate abstract ideas. It is an incredibly powerful, hands on session which produces powerful insights into your business and how your people work together.

Comedy Improv

One of our Doug’s most beloved leadership stories is Second City, the most successful training ground in the world for young comics.

In this workshop, he tells the hilarious story of Second City’s success, highlighting many of the communication and leadership skills which they employ.

He then lead the audience through a basic comedy improv exercise which dramatically (and hysterically) illustrates the challenges of day-to-day communication, and provides insights into being better listeners and communicators.

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Conference Speakers

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Speakers' Spotlight represents a talented roster of some of the world's most extraordinary conference speakers. Our conference speakers' experience is as broad as it is deep, and they are all leaders in their fields, which include business, politics, sports, the media, academia, science, technology, culture and entertainment. Our conference speakers are thought-provoking and action-oriented and leave their audiences, whether speaking to a group of 10, 100, 1000 or more, enlightened and inspired.

Speakers' Spotlight's conference speakers 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 conference speakers arrive on time, and will have conferred with you in advance to ensure they have everything they need in order to deliver an impactful speech. Our conference speakers frequently use well designed visuals, such as photos, slide shows, or video clips to bring other elements of interest into their talks, and our conference speakers frequently build-in time during their talks to allow for an audience Q&A, ensuring your staff has a chance to ask questions of the particular conference speaker they have just heard.

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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Speakers' Spotlight represents a vast roster of some of the world's most extraordinary keynote speakers in fields such as business, politics, sports, the media, academia, science, technology, culture and entertainment. Our keynote speakers run the gauntlet from spoken word poet Sarah Kay, to business guru Simon Sinek; from young athlete Olympic athlete Adam van Koeverden to the wrongly incarcerated former boxer Ruben Carter; from Margaret Trudeau to her son Justin Trudeau. Whatever your needs are for your keynote speakers, Speakers' Spotlight the keynote speakers that will fill them.

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

Motivating the world

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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