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Spotlight On: 1 Deal from a Dragon and 9 New Speakers!

Spotlight On: 1 Deal from a Dragon and 9 New Speakers

1 Deal from a Dragon

Author of the all-time Canadian bestseller, The Wealthy Barber, and one of CBC’s “dragons” on their #1 hit show Dragons’ Den (new season begins October 15!), David Chilton offers a deal you can’t refuse: book him now and receive up to 500 copies of his latest book, The Wealthy Barber ReturnsContact us for details.

find out more about “the charm of Dave Chilton.”

3 Proven Leaders: Innovate, Empower, and Inspire

Peter Aceto is a passionate leader. As CEO of Tangerine, he stands for more than a leader of a brand and a bank: his goal is to change the conversation about leadership, and to inspire unconventional thinking and transparency that delivers unparalleled results for business and consumers. His upcoming book We First—due for release in early 2015— shares his radically different approach.

The Honourable David C. Onley was Ontario’s first Lieutenant Governor with a physical disability. Onley shares the leadership lessons he’s learned from his experience at one of the top echelons of government, as well as his message of human rights for all.

Simon Sinek is arguably “the” leadership guru of this decade. So, where does he go to for inspiration? Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, was featured heavily in Simon’s newest book, Leaders’ Eat Last. His optimism is infectious, his passion for providing a fulfilling work environment for his employees is palpable, and his talks are transformative.

2 Sports Figures Overcome Outrageous Odds

Don Cherry says it best, “a tough book written by a tough survivor,” referring to The Crazy Game—on store shelves October 21—by former NHL goaltender Clint Malarchuk. To help others struggling with mental illness, Clint shares details of the many powerful events and issues he has dealt with throughout his life, including the horrific on-ice accident he endured and his relentless battles with OCD, anxiety, addiction, and depression.

When it comes to building teams, creating momentum, employing winning strategies, and overcoming adversity to find your passion, Orlando Bowen is the real deal. A former professional football player with the CFL, his career was ended by an injury he suffered at the hands of the police—an incident which propelled him to champion forgiveness and spend his life inspiring others toward excellence.

2 Content Experts Explore Creativity and Communication

The New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist, a manifesto for creativity in the digital age, and Show Your Work!, a guide to sharing creativity and getting discovered, Austin Kleon has lit up stages for groups including Pixar, Google, SXSW Interactive, and Confab: The Content Strategy Conference. Watch video.

The titles of Ann Handley’s books say it all—Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content and Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business. Ann shows audiences how to create amazing content and marketing for businesses big and small. Watch video.

1 Dynamic Duo: Customized Hilarity to Laugh and Learn

A power couple of Canadian comedy, Second City Alums Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram are the creators of The National Theatre of the World, and six-time Canadian Comedy Award winners. Whether hosting a conference, an evening gala, or leading a training session on the invaluable lessons of improv, the duo is guaranteed to give your team an unforgettable, rewarding—and hilarious—experience to remember.