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In The Spotlight: Fall 2013 Newsletter

In The Spotlight: Fall 2013 Newsletter

New Speakers: Preet Banerjee, Christine Sinclair, Mark Kelley and William Shatner

Preet Banerjee inspires others to become financially empowered. The W Network’s money expert, the host of Million Dollar Neighbourhood on The Oprah Winfrey Network, and a financial panelist on CBC’s The National, Banerjee takes the complexity out of money matters, speaking on behavioural finance, neuroeconomics, investor advocacy, and more.

Canadian Women’s Soccer Team Captain Christine Sinclair is best known for the hat-trick she scored in Canada’s match against the USA at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Off the field, Sinclair shares her enthusiasm for sport and her secrets of success.

William Shatner is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. Shatner, who originated the role of “Captain James T. Kirk” in the television series Star Trek, continues to stay at the forefront of the entertainment industry, while also giving much of his time to charitable endeavours.

He’s the newest member of The Fifth Estate team, but Mark Kelley’s career has already spanned more than two decades at CBC News. From covering Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to reporting from the middle of the Arab Spring, Kelley draws on his unique experiences to enlighten audiences on newsworthy events past, present, and future.



3.0-InsidetheboardroomWe’re fortunate many of our talented speakers drop by the office to say hello and update us on their newest topics, latest experiences and most leading-edge ideas. Here are some of our favourite tips and stories from recent visits to our boardroom:

After spending five months aboard the International Space Station, we were thrilled to welcome Colonel Chris Hadfield back to earth and into our office to regale us with tales from his journey. In this clip, he shares his unique perspective on what it means to achieve greatness:


John Warrillow is an advisor to financial professionals, and a regular contributor to and The Globe and Mail. In this clip, Warrillow shares his advice on how financial industry players can easily attract high-net-worth clients:


Former Navy Commander Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing navy ship and crew in the Pacific Fleet and—within just one year—made it one of the best of the bunch. Abrashoff shares one of the tools he recommends to leaders when it comes to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their team:



Chris Hadfield | An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

In An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Colonel Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible, possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement and happiness.

Colin Mochrie | Not Quite the Classics

Colin Mochrie is a man known worldwide for working without a script. Borrowing from a well-known improv game, Mochrie takes the first and last lines from familiar classics and re-imagines everything in between.

Steve Paikin | Paikin and the Premiers: Personal Reflections on a Half Century of Ontario Leaders

From the vantage point of one of Canada’s most astute and respected journalists, Steve Paikin’s Paikin and the Premiers offers a rare perspective on everyone from John Robarts to Kathleen Wynne.

Paul Wells | The Longer I’m Prime Minister

In The Longer I’m Prime Minister, Maclean’s magazine Senior Editor Paul Wells explains Prime Minister Stephen Harper to readers who support him, and to readers that don’t.



Ray Zahab in The Project: Guatemala

Hosted by ultra-marathon runner and adventurer Ray Zahab The Project: Guatemala follows nine privileged young adults who believe they’ve been selected for an exotic adventure. When they arrive, however, they are instead enlisted to help the Somos Children’s Village. Catch The Project on CityTV and OLN on Monday nights.



Missed checking-in on our blog lately? Not to worry, we’ve gathered some of the most popular posts for you:

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today, featuring  the Harvard researcher and bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor.

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life, featuring renowned leadership expert and the bestselling author of Start With Why,  Simon Sinek  and bestselling author of 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #Social Era, Nilofer Merchant .

Who’s More Productive, Introverts Or Extroverts, featuring the bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts, Susan Cain.



During the Toronto International Film Festival, we asked some of our clients to send us their most pressing questions for Ben Mulroney, the anchor for Canada’s #1 entertainment show, ETALK, and a contributor to Good Morning America.



Expert Start With Why facilitators Peter Docker and David Mead build on Simon Sinek’s “Golden Circle,” to help leaders and organizations create cultures where their people are inspired by what they do. They recently stopped by our office to discuss aspects of the workshops they feel privileged to present: