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October 19, 2017 by Speakers' Spotlight

Spotlight On: Who’s New, Holiday Hosts, and Exciting News!

 

Who's New?

Matthew Corrin is changing the way the world eats, one salad and wrap at a time. The founder and CEO of Freshii, in just ten years the brand has seen far more rapid growth than Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Subway did in a similar period of time. Matthew shares his “franchisee first” philosophy, and explains importance of catering to the millennial consumer.

Jennifer Keesmaat spent five years as Toronto’s Chief City Planner, where she was praised as a passionate champion for bike lanes, pedestrian-friendly streets, and improved transit. Recognized for her innovative, collaborative approach to engaging public and private players alike, Keesmaat espouses a bold and principled, future-focused style of leadership.

Shawn Kanungo operates at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. The senior manager of strategy for Deloitte Digital for over 12 years, he helps corporate executives better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.

 

 

Incredible Hosts and Entertainers

It’s the perfect time of year to be thinking of hosts and comedians for holiday galas and other events coming up in the calendar. These acclaimed, hilarious entertainers and emcees delight audiences every time they take the stage: James Cunningham, Steve Patterson, Jessica Holmes, Matt Baram & Naomi Snieckus, Sabrina Jalees, and Colin Mochrie & Deb McGrath.

 

Exciting News: We've Launched The Spotlight Agency!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of The Spotlight Agency, a “sister” agency to Speakers’ Spotlight, which connects high-calibre celebrity talent with worldwide opportunities such as brand partnerships, social media campaigns, event appearances, and film and television deals.

 

 

What's on our Shelve This Fall?

Can I Have Your Attention?: Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace
By Curt Steinhorst

Curt Steinhorst shows business leaders how to cut through the noise and get their employees back to work.

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
By Simon SinekDavid MeadPeter Docker

Find Your Why picks up where Simon Sinek’s Start With Why left off. It shows readers how to apply Simon’s powerful insights so that they can find more inspiration at work, and inspire those around them.

Calling the Shots: Ups, Downs & Rebounds, My Life in the Great Game of Hockey
By Kelly Hrudey, Kirstie McLellan Day

Few people have had a better front row seat to hockey history than Kelly Hrudey. In Calling the Shots, he delivers a lively and thoughtful memoir, rich in behind-the-scenes anecdotes, humour, and insight.

Feeding My Mother: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss
By Jann Arden

For the many people with a loved one who has dementia, they will find inspiration and strength in Jann Arden’s new memoir, Feeding My Mother — a “totally Jann” take on this difficult chapter of life.