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Dwayne Matthews

Future of Education Strategist | Innovation Evangelist

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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

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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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A speech may last 60 minutes.
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

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

Future of Work

The global pandemic fast-forwarded our world 10 years. Succeeding in the next normal requires new ways of thinking and working. These experts help organizations meet the demands of our rapidly changing workplace.

  • Eric Termuende

    Eric Termuende

    A globally recognized thought leader, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Eric Termuende brings a fresh perspective to the future of work, leadership, workplace culture, and talent management. He has spent

  • Hamza Khan

    Hamza Khan

    Hamza Khan believes the future of work is more human, not less. He’s on a mission to help organizations achieve inclusive and sustainable growth by rehumanizing the workplace. Rather than

  • Heather McGowan Headshot May 2023

    Heather E. McGowan

    The pandemic completely upended who, what, where, why, and how we work. Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for this new world of work.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues is stronger than ever, however, many organizations struggle with how to make real and lasting change. These speakers not only inspire audiences but move the conversation forward with effective strategies and policies.

  • Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a diaspora writer, broadcaster, and award-winning social advocate. Her powerful TED talk, “What Does My Headscarf Mean to You” has more than 2.5 million views and was

  • 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, and advocate

  • Michael Bach

    Michael Bach

    If diversity is our strength, inclusion is our superpower. Michael Bach is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity,

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

  • Dominic Barton

    Dominic Barton

    For more than 30 years, Dominic Barton was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, spending nine years as their global managing partner. In 2019, he was appointed Canada’s Ambassador

  • Ian Bremmer

    Ian Bremmer is one of the world’s leading political scientists. He is the founder and president of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO

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.


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

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

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    Prepare for Impact: Driving Growth and Serving Others through the Principles of Human-Centered Leadership

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    All Fired Up: Optimize Mental Health to Ignite Joy and Fuel Peak Performance

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    The Type A Trap: Five Mindset Shifts to Beat Burnout and Transform Your Life

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    Dialed In: Do Your Best When It Matters Most

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    Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes

    Everyone wants to see the future. Few are good at it. From business to economics, politics to...

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    The Bittlemores

    On mean Harp Bittlemore’s blighted farm, hidden away in the Backhills, nothing has gone right...

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  • Mind Over Matter by Jordin Tootoo
    Mind Over Matter: Hard-Won Battles on the Road to Hope

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  • Ignite
    Ignite: Unlock the Hidden Potential Within

    Not only is Andre De Grasse blazingly fast on the track, he’s also incredibly popular with his...

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  • Funny You Should Say That by Gerry Dee
    Funny You Should Say That

    In his new book of essays, Gerry Dee writes about his life—being a kid in suburban Toronto,...

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  • The Defector by Chris Hadfield
    The Defector

    Israel, October 1973. As the Yom Kippur War flares into life, a state-of-the-art Soviet MiG...

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  • The 5 Tensions to Manage for High-Performance Teams
    Next-Level Teamwork: The 5 Tensions to Manage for High-Performance Teams

    Are you tired of dreading Monday morning? Does working in a dysfunctional team drain your energy...

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    Speak-Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step Up

    We know the impacts of poor leadership: lackluster performance, missed opportunities,...

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  • Unapologetic Leadership: Finding The Moral Courage To Do The Right Thing
    Unapologetic Leadership: Finding The Moral Courage To Do The Right Thing

    Unapologetic Leadership, explores the principles of moral courage and shows readers how to make...

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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: