September 28, 2018 by Speakers' Spotlight
In the News: Talking Productivity, Pot, Politics, and More
We have an impressive roster of speakers who are often asked to contribute articles or commentary in their fields of expertise. Here’s a round-up of some select media coverage in September 2018 where our speakers have been featured:
The Honourable Rona Ambrose | Former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons
As a member of the Advisory Council for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Honourable Rona Ambrose’s expertise is often sought out for commentary on the current NAFTA negotiations.
Hear her speak on the topic on CBC Radio in The House: Canada negotiates for new version of NAFTA.
Chris Bailey | Productivity and Performance Expert | Bestselling Author, The Productivity Project
With the release of his new book Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction, Chris Bailey has been sharing insight into how we can best manage our attention in a distressed world.
- The Toronto Star: “How ‘scatterfocus’ can improve focus and attention span”
- The New York Times: “Distracted? Work Harder!”
- Ted Ideas: “7 strategies to keep your phone from taking over your life”
- Harvard Business Review: “4 Strategies for Overcoming Distraction”
- The Times: “Why we can’t concentrate — and how to fix it”
- Thrive Global: “Here’s Why Meditation Makes You More Productive”
Timothy Caulfield | Professor of Health Law and Science Policy | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?
Professor Timothy Caulfield’s show A User’s Guide to Cheating Death premieres on Netflix this month, and people got excited!
- From STAT, a media company focused on health, medicine, and scientific discover: ‘There is so much health noise’: Tim Caulfield teases fact from fiction in new Netflix show
- From Edmonton Journal: “A user’s guide to Timothy Caulfield, the University of Alberta’s very public intellectual”
Arlene Dickinson | “Dragon” on Dragons’ Den | CEO of Venture Communications
Arlene Dickinson shared entrepreneurial advice and her vision for Alberta’s economic future with Calgary’s Business.
Jessica Holmes | Celebrated Comedian | Author | Mental Health Advocate
Jessica Holmes was interviewed by Faces Magazine on her mental health journey and her new book Depression the Comedy.
Phil M. Jones | Globally Recognized Sales Expert | Bestselling Author
Phil Jones has made it his life’s work to demystify the sales process, reframe what it means to “sell”, and help sales teams learn new skills that empower confidence, overcome fears, and instantaneously impact their results.
He was interviewed by Forbes about his book Exactly What to Say.
Linda Nazareth | Economist and Trends Expert
Linda Nazareth is an expert in demographic and economic trends. She recently wrote a column for The Globe and Mail called “The case for treating work e-mailing during commutes as hours worked”.
Jay Rosenthal | Co-Founder & President, Business of Cannabis
As the Co-Founder and President of Business of Cannabis, Canada’s authoritative source for news and analysis of the cannabis industry, Jay provides context and insight into this dynamic and ever-changing Canadian sector.
- Breakfast Television Toronto: Marijuana Industry Expert: Online Pot Sales
- Global National: What’s spurring the surge of marijuana stocks
Barbara Stegemann | Top Game Changer CBC’s Dragons’ Den | CEO and Founder, The 7 Virtues
As the CEO and founder of The 7 Virtues, a company that sources organic, fair trade essential oils from countries experiencing turmoil, Barbara Stegemann recently re-branded and launched her perfume line with Sephora to reach a younger market. The Cut interviewed Barbara on her experience and why she wanted to refresh her perfume line.
David Usher | Juno Award-Winning Musician | Creativity & AI Expert
Winnipeg Free Press published a great profile of David Usher and the many projects the author, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and frontman of the Canadian alternative rock band Moist, has on the go.
Adam van Koeverden | World and Olympic Champion Kayaker | Sports Analyst, CBC TV
Adam Van Koeverden wrote a great piece for CBC Sports on his time as a mentor for Students on Ice, a Canadian foundation that educates the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, supports them in their continued personal and professional growth, and inspires and catalyzes initiatives that contribute to global sustainability. Adam lead their paddling program, and wrote about the life changing experience in an article called “The Kayak is the Classroom — the Polar Circle is the Teacher.”
Bob Woodward | Legendary Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist | Author | Associate Editor, The Washington Post
The award-winning journalist Bob Woodward released his new book Fear: Trump in the White House this September. ABC News spoke with Bob about the book and his appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Melissa Agnes | Crisis Management Strategist
Interviewed on the Creative Warriors podcast on “Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World”.
Mark Henick | Mental Health Advocate & Strategist | Top 50 TEDx Speaker
Mark Henick hosts his own podcast called In Conversation. This month he sat down with six-time Oscar-nominated Hollywood legend Glenn Close, along with her sister Jessie and nephew Calen on mental illness and the impact it has had on their family.
Curt Steinhorst | Distraction Expert
Interviewed on Insight on Business: The News Hour with Michael Libbe in segment “Can I have Your Attention with Curt Steinhorst”.