February 22, 2017 by Speakers' Spotlight
Spotlight On: New Speakers and Books, Inside Our Boardroom, and Celebrating Black History Month
We’re pleased to now be representing Fast Company co-founder Bill Taylor, who brings audiences groundbreaking new ideas and techniques to compete, innovate, and succeed; Amanda Lindhout, a journalist renowned for her message of forgiveness after surviving 460 days in captivity in Somalia; John Ibbitson, who explains what the implications are for your business when it comes to national and international politics; and Krishanti Vignarajah, who was the policy director to First Lady Michelle Obama — her unique insight on what it takes to drive innovation, leverage diverse talent, and lead successful teams is truly exceptional.
Throughout the year, we’re lucky to welcome many of our speakers to our boardroom, where they update us on what’s new, share insights from their latest projects and presentations, and answer our many curious questions. Take a look at some of the speakers who have joined us, from the likes of Award-Winning Comedian Ron James to Amazon Survivor Yossi Ghinsberg.
Award-winning teacher and acclaimed spoken word poet Clint Smith uses his art to explain how we can all find the courage to create change, overcome challenges, and unite ourselves through the power of the collective voice; Bestselling author Lawrence Hill shares his fictional and non-fiction stories to address issues surrounding race and human equality; Professor of Law Jamil Jivani channels his first-hand experience among marginalised communities to uncover why there is a crisis of distrust; and Olympian Perdita Felicien shares her personal story of overcoming difficult challenges to inspire others to achieve their dreams.
Communication Expert Stacey Hanke helps everyone be the leader they were meant to be through her new book, Influence Redefined; High Performance Anthropologist Rasmus Ankersen helps leaders guard against complacency in Hunger In Paradise; and Terry O’Reilly, host of CBC Radio’s Under the Influence, compiles his lifetime of marketing wisdom in This I Know.
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