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September 2015: Spotlight On

September 17, 2015 by Speakers' Spotlight

SPOTLIGHT ON: September 2015

Who's New and Notable?

As Dragons’ Den heads into its next fantastic season, be sure to keep your eyes on Michael Hyatt, star investor of their online series Next Gen Den. A self-made millionaire, Michael is one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs and is a business commentator who shares his message that to achieve success you need to prepare for a marathon, not a sprint.

Science shows that people aren’t great at predicting what keeps them happy, but if they focus on their passions and purpose, they can create sustainable joy. Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness (as well as a consultant at Zappos.com) expertly draws on the latest research to explain why happiness matters.

The incredible ESPN documentary Change of Heart tells the story of Simon Keith who, as a young pro-soccer player, received a heart transplant when he was only 21. Now one of the world’s longest-living organ recipients in the world, Simon uses his personal journey to help people overcome their challenges and reach their goals.

 

Time to Hit the Books!

Lawrence Hills new novel, The Illegal, couldn’t have debuted at a more critical time. As millions flee Syria, Iraq, and other war-torn nations, The Illegal is the story of a man fleeing his country for a better life. Lawrence spoke with the CBC about his book, and about what he thinks Canada should do in response to the refugee crisis.

One of the most decorated Canadian Olympic athletes in history, Clara Hughes is equally well-known for helping to break the stigma around mental illness. Clara sat down with the CBC to talk about her new memoir, Open Heart, Open Mind, and her personal journey toward wellness.

Peter Aceto is not your average executive. As the president and CEO of Tangerine, he runs his business with a “people-first” philosophy. His new book, Weology: How Everybody Wins When We Comes Before Me, is an in-depth look into his leadership strategies that have made him one of Canada’s most engaging and popular bankers. Look for an exclusive excerpt on our website, Tuesday, September 22nd!
Election 2015
On October 19, Canadians from coast-to-coast head to the polls in the 2015 Federal Election. We’ve got three speakers who can help you make sense of it all:

Paul Wells is an award-winning author, and journalist. From his post as political editor of Maclean’smagazine, Paul is one of Canada’s foremost political commentators, who speaks on all of the topical matters of the day.

A prolific journalist who is passionate about Canadian politics, Chantal Hébert takes to the stage to address matters of national importance, while juggling her journalism with The Toronto Star,L’Actualité, and the CBC TV’s The National.

Insightful, provocative commentary on political and economic issues is what Andrew Coyne always delivers. With topical and timely presentations, the weekly columnist for The National Post ignites debate and discussion with every audience.

See what these journalists are talking about today.

 

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Settling down in front of your screen this fall? The fifth season of David Rocco‘s Dolce Vita just premiered on The Food Network, showcasing the beauty of David’s mouth-watering recipes and Italy, his gorgeous “home away from home.” Also this month, favourite TV contractor Scott McGillivray unveiled his new show, Moving the McGillivrays, on HGTV, which follows him as he builds his dream home, while also helping a family in need build a home of their own.

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L&D News
Low trust is the #1 productivity killer in business today. An absence of trust slows you, your team, and your company down, and over time, it adds up to hours and hours of lost productivity and opportunity at all levels of your organization. Heath Slawner is a Trusted Advisor who shows people how to build greater levels of individual trustworthiness to maximize personal, team, and organizational success.

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