Speaker


Paul Alofs

CEO | Bestselling Author of Passion Capital

Have you ever wondered, “What is the world’s most valuable asset?” It’s a provocative question that every individual and every organization interested in sustainable success must answer. Paul Alofs, bestselling author of Passion Capital: The World’s Most Valuable Asset, and an award-winning senior executive in the retail, entertainment, internet, marketing-services, and social-enterprise sectors, provides his thought-provoking and valuable insights to this invaluable question, delivered in his action-packed and entertaining speeches.

As President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Alofs has helped raise over one billion dollars for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. His revolutionary approach to social enterprise has led to the Foundation twice being named “One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.”

Prior to joining Princess Margaret, Alofs moved from marketing positions at Colgate-Palmolive to being appointed president of HMV Music Stores Canada. During his tenure with HMV, he increased the company’s annual revenue from $30 million to over $200 million, and HMV was voted “Music Retailer of the Year” for six consecutive years by the Canadian Music Industry.

In 1995, Alofs joined BMG Music Canada as president, and was named “Music Industry Executive of the Year” in 1996. He later accepted an executive position with the Walt Disney Company, overseeing 500 Disney Stores and 15,000 employees across North America. He also helped launch one of the most successful internet IPOs of the 1990s as President, Strategic Business Units of MP3.com.

Alofs has been recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40,” as well as one of the “Best of the Best” by his Top 40 peers. He has served as board chair of Covenant House, Toronto and on the board of the UICC in Geneva.


Passion Capital: The World's Most Valuable Asset

What is the world’s most valuable asset? What is your company’s most valuable asset? What is YOUR most valuable asset?

Paul Alofs has spent 20 years considering this question and his answer will surprise, inspire and challenge you!

Paul has had an incredibly successful career running the 500 North American Disney Stores while based in Los Angeles and the 100 HMV Music Stores and BMG Music while based in Toronto.

His experience and insight deepened after a personal experience with cancer. This experience led him to head up The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and help raise over one billion dollars for one of the world’s top 5 cancer research centres.

Paul will lead you through the definition of how to find, build and invest Passion Capital.  He will provide dozens of specific examples of “Passion Capitalists” who have used the 7 principles to transform their passion into Passion Capital.

Discover the world’s most valuable asset and how you too can become a Passion Capitalist.  Your career, company cause will never be the same once you discover the principles of Passion Capital.

How to Raise $1 Billion… “This Ain’t No Bakesale”

Paul Alofs is the CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and during his 13 years has helped raise over $1 Billion in net fundraising revenue.

The Creed of the Foundation is to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime, at one of the world’s top five cancer research centres.

Paul will speak about the 10 lessons he has learned in raising the $1 Billion and will also use the seven building blocks of Passion Capital to inform and inspire the audience.

Paul will use real life case studies with plenty of video footage to instill and reinforce his lessons.

Fundraising has become both enormously competitive and substantially more sophisticated over the last decade.

The social enterprise sector is vital to the growth and development of civil society and many of the institutions which benefit all Canadians.

Be prepared to be challenged, be prepared to be informed, and be prepared to be inspired….because “This Ain’t no Bakesale”!

“Do What You Love and Love What You Do” – an Interactive Work Session on Team Success

This is a four-hour interactive work session for small teams up to 20 people interested in building greater success by doing more of the work they enjoy.

Using the 7 principles or building blocks of Passion Capital, the session is led by Paul  Alofs and involves a highly-interactive and provocative collective effort to work smarter and more successfully.

Any organization in any sector will come away with a specific set of strategies and actions for more productive and enjoyable work.

The session is customized and highly-focused on the specific opportunities and passion of the team.

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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

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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