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Matt Basile

Celebrity Chef | Co-Founder, Alchemy Grills

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Chris Hadfield

Astronaut | First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station

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The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

Former Member of Parliament | Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada | Bestselling Author

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Masai Ujiri

President and Vice-Chairman, Toronto Raptors | Founder, Giants of Africa

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Clara Hughes

Six-Time Olympic Medalist | Mental Health Advocate

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John Herdman

Head Coach, Toronto FC

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Its impact can last forever.

Serving the meeting and events industry since 1995, Speakers Spotlight is one of the world's most renowned speakers bureaus. Why? Because our team is truly committed to helping our clients find the right keynote speakers for their events and audiences.

It’s easy to find a speaker on any given topic. The tough part is knowing if they’re the right speaker. That’s where we come in. We understand that success lies in aligning a keynote speaker with the values and objectives of our clients and their organizations. Speakers should not only be relevant, timely, and within budget, but create lasting impact.

We achieve this by listening to our clients’ needs and goals and combining that with our collective knowledge and experience. This is how we ensure unparalleled service and unforgettable events.


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Timely, thought-provoking, and inspiring, our speakers are leading conversations on today’s crucial topics.

Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation

New technologies are changing our world as we know it. From AI, ChatGPT, and machine learning to blockchain and virtual reality, our expert speakers break down today’s biggest tech trends to decode the future and help businesses thrive in our tech-centric world.

  • Shawn Kanungo

    Shawn Kanungo

    As a globally recognized innovation strategist and bestselling author, Shawn Kanungo works at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. He spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders

  • Amber Mac

    Amber Mac

    Considered by many to be the go-to expert on anything to do with technology, Amber Mac helps companies and audiences stay ahead of the curve. She is an industry veteran,

  • Sinead Bovell

    Sinead Bovell

    Sinead Bovell is a futurist and the founder of WAYE, an organization that prepares the next generation of business leaders for a future with advanced technologies, with a focus on


We believe the aim of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. Our experts point individuals and organizations in the right direction to guide others in achieving personal and professional goals.

  • Ron Tite

    Ron Tite

    A bestselling author, producer, and entrepreneur, Ron Tite has always blurred the lines between art and commerce. He’s an award-winning advertising writer and creative director who has worked with some

  • Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa

    Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa

    One of Time magazine’s “2021 Next Generational Leaders”, Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa is a medical trailblazer spearheading change in healthcare and beyond. She is an accomplished physician, spoken word poet,

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    John Herdman

    Internationally renowned for his leadership philosophy, John Herdman is the first coach to qualify both a women’s and men’s national team for the World Cup. During his prolific career, he

Mental Health and Wellness

Our mental health experts provide practical strategies based on lived experience and professional expertise. Their presentations make a difference and change lives in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

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    Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

    Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative speakers and scholars in her field, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning education and psychology instructor. She specializes

  • Anthony McLean

    Anthony McLean

    Called a “master storyteller”, Anthony McLean delivers lively, actionable presentations on mental health, diversity & inclusion, and the intersection between them. He’s worked with such leading organizations as PepsiCo, Intel,

  • Dr. Greg Wells

    Dr. Greg Wells

    Dr. Greg Wells is a renowned health and high-performance expert. He has dedicated his career to studying the science of human limits and developing practical strategies to help individuals and

Geopolitics and Global Issues

We are living in unprecedented times. War. Climate change. Energy prices. Economic issues. Our geopolitical experts help connect the dots and make sense of how the current instability may affect your business or industry.

  • Janice Stein

    Janice Gross Stein

    Few people have a better understanding of global issues than Professor Janice Gross Stein. Her dynamic presentations provide a unique perspective into what’s really happening around the world — from

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    Evan Solomon

    One of Canada’s most experienced and award-winning journalists, Evan Solomon has spent his decades-long career interviewing the most influential powerbrokers and political players and covering the biggest stories in business,

  • Ian Bremmer

    Ian Bremmer is one of the world’s leading political scientists. He is the founder and president of Eurasia Group, a leading political risk advisory firm, and GZERO Media, which provides

Types of speakers we represent

As one of the world’s largest and most respected speakers bureaus, Speakers Spotlight proudly represents a diverse array of guest speakers for events, from business leaders to Olympians, extreme adventurers to political figures, journalists, and popular hosts and emcees.

Our speakers are skilled at delivering virtual keynote and in-person keynote events. We’re proud to work with some of the most famous motivational speakers, in-demand mental health speakers, top conference speakers, and more

Whether you’re organizing a global conference, corporate summit, or public event, look no further — we have the perfect keynote speaker and the best conference speaker to align with your event’s objectives.


Here’s what we’re reading! The latest bestsellers written by our speakers.

  • All About Yvie
    All About Yvie: Into the Oddity

    This book is an intimate and in-depth look into the life of Yvie Oddly, winner of season eleven...

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  • Small Moments, Big Outcomes by Michael Kerr
    Small Moments, Big Outcomes: How Leaders Create Cultures That Fuel Extraordinary Results

    As a leader, you have a unique opportunity to influence the people around you in profound ways....

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  • The Compassion Advantage
    The Compassion Advantage: 7 Practices to Lead Stronger, More Successful Teams

    The rapid advance of technology and rising demand for social equity and environmental...

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  • Proximity: How Coming Breakthroughs in Just-in-Time Transform Business, Society, and Daily Life
    Proximity: How Coming Breakthroughs in Just-in-Time Transform Business, Society, and Daily Life

    What if you could have whatever you want, produced and provided immediately and affordably no...

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  • A Map of the New Normal by Jeff Rubin
    A Map of the New Normal: How Inflation, War, and Sanctions Will Change Your World Forever

    Bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin looks ahead and warns that the inflation that took...

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  • Potential by Pam August
    Potential: How to Connect What's Already There for Exponential Impact

    Potential: an oft-used word that is both enticing and elusive—enticing because it is a...

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  • May Contain Lies by Alex Edmans
    May Contain Lies: How Stories, Statistics and Studies Exploit Our Biases - And What We Can Do About It

    Our lives are minefields of misinformation. Stories, statistics and studies lie to us on a daily...

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  • Closer Together by Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
    Closer Together: Knowing Ourselves, Loving Each Other

    Sophie Grégoire Trudeau invites readers on a deeply personal journey toward self-knowledge,...

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  • Health for All by The Hon. Jane Philpott
    Health for All: A Doctor's Prescription for a Healthier Canada

    Jane Philpott has spent her life learning what makes people sick and what keeps people well. She...

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  • Unleadership by Scott Stratten
    UnLeadership: Make Building Relationships Your Business

    In UnLeadership: Make Building Relationships Your Business, you’ll learn how to use...

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  • The Resilience Plan
    The Resilience Plan: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Work Performance and Mental Health

    Resilience is not a given. You need a strategy. Leaders and business professionals handle...

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  • You Belong Here by Mike Lipkin
    You Belong Here: How to Make People Feel Safe to Be Their Best, Take Bold Risks, and Win

    “You Belong Here” is a statement that every person longs to hear. It’s the assurance that...

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  • Prepare for Impact by Ryan Estis and Chad Estis
    Prepare for Impact: Driving Growth and Serving Others through the Principles of Human-Centered Leadership

    30 Steps to Sales Success 9 Tactics for Human-Centered Leadership 1 Book to Make Work...

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  • All Fired Up by Anthony McLean
    All Fired Up: Optimize Mental Health to Ignite Joy and Fuel Peak Performance

    Learn the mindset shifts needed to level up your mood, energy, and focus, and catapult your...

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  • The Type A Trap by Erin Stafford
    The Type A Trap: Five Mindset Shifts to Beat Burnout and Transform Your Life

    Have you ever accomplished something amazing but been too burned out and broken to actually...

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Frequently asked questions

Selecting a speaker is an important decision that can greatly impact the overall success of your event. Here are a few tips we believe will help bring clarity to the decision-making process, enable you to narrow down your list of choices, and allow you to pinpoint your best options: