November 1, 2018 by Speakers' Spotlight
In the News: Talking Mental Health, #MeToo, the Maple Leafs, 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 October 2018 where our speakers have been featured:
Jann Arden | Renowned Musician | Bestselling Author
Get a sneak peek in to renowned Canadian signer Jann Arden’s new comedy series titled Jann to premiere on CTV in 2019: Why Jann Arden insisted Calgary play major role in her new comedy series.
Chris Bailey | Productivity and Performance Expert | Bestselling Author, The Productivity Project
Since the release of his new book Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction in September, Chris Bailey has consistently been in the news, called on as an expert to minimizing distracting and boosting production.
- CNBC Make It: You switch tasks every 40 seconds, productivity expert says—here are his 5 tips for staying focused
- Fast Company: How to solve complex problems (by not focusing on them)
- GQ: Why Being Less Busy is the Key to Getting More Done
Jeanne Beker | Iconic Fashion Journalist
Jeanne Beker joined author Mark Sakamoto to discuss his book Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents, the 2018 CBC Reads winner, at the Algoma Fall Festival. Jeanne defended the book in the annual CBC Reads competition, and could relate to the story begin the daughter of two Holocaust survivors. Read more.
Ian Bremmer | Global Political Risk Expert
One of the world’s leading global political risk researchers and consultants, Ian Bremmer co-wrote an article for Wired: The AI Cold War That Threatens Us All.
Timothy Caulfield | Professor of Health Law and Science Policy | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?
October brought the season two launch of Timothy Caulfield’s hit Netflix show A User’s Guide to Cheating Death. University of Alberta’s Folio spoke to Timothy about what we can expect to see this season: Science a tough sell in a world full of miracle cures, says U of A health skeptic.
Andrew Coyne | Nationally Syndicated Political Journalist
Well-known journalist for the National Post, Andrew Coyne writes on why and how electoral reform is coming to Canada.
Julie Daniluk | Co-Host of OWN Network’s Healthy Gourmet | Nutritionist
For the Huffington Post, Julie Daniluk breaks down the differences between hemp and marijuana, highlighting the health benefits adding hemp to your diet will bring you.
Chris Hadfield | Astronaut | First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013)
Canadian astronaut and avid Maple Leafs Fan discusses Toronto’s Stanley Cup hopes with NHL.com.
Rick Hansen | Man In Motion | Champion for Accessibility and Inclusion
Rick Hansen received an honourary Dalhousie degree for disability advocacy. Read more about in The Chronicle Herald.
Peter Katz | JUNO-Nominated Musician and Storyteller
In a heartfelt interview on CBC Radio, Canadian singer-songwriter Peter Katz reunites with a man was the inspiration behind his song Forgiveness about grieving father who is able to forgive his son’s killer.
Sarah Kay | Spoken-Word Poet
The Paris Review’s resident poet Sarah Kay prescribes poetry to readers who write in with a specific emotion. The doctor is in, read Sarah’s latest prescription.
Silken Laumann | Olympic Hero | Mental Health Advocate
For World Mental Health Day on October 10, Olympian Silken Laumann wrote for Huffington Post on why medication isn’t a choice for many dealing with mental health issues.
Amanda Lindhout | New York Times Bestselling Author | Expert on Resilience, Survival, and Optimal Mindset
The National Post published an article about Amanda Lindhout’s powerful reveal of the Calgary benefactor who paid her ransom in Somalia and saved her life.
Dr. Samantha Nutt | Founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA
Dr. Samantha Nutt wrote a powerful opinion piece for The Globe and Mail in response to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.
Linda Nazareth | Economist and Trends Expert
Linda Nazareth writes for The Globe and Mail on why organizations today should start planning for work after automation.
Dan Pontefract | Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office | Bestselling Author of Flat Army and The Purpose Effect
Dan Pontefract calls on leaders to be proactive on workplace distractions in an article for Forbes.
Joannie Rochette | Six-time Canadian Figure Skating Champion | Olympic Medalist
Joannie Rochette made the news this month via CBC Sports for trading in her figure skates for scrubs and beginning a new path as a med student.
Curt Steinhorst | Distraction Expert
Curt Steinhorst writes on the importance about turning “space” into “place”.
Hayley Wickenheiser | Canadian Women’s Hockey Team | Olympic Gold Medalist
Celebrated for her hockey career, Hayley Wickenheiser was profiled by TSN in a brief video of what she is doing now as the the Assistant Director of Player Development for the Maple Leafs.
Erin Bury | Technology and Marketing Expert | Start-Up Fanatic
Can Canada compete in the global food tech industry? Erin Bury joins Betakit to discuss.
Jessica Holmes | Celebrated Comedian | Mental Health Advocate
Jessica Holmes joined Kate Winns from the podcast This Mom Loves to discuss mental health.
Phil M Jones | Globally Recognized Sales Expert | Bestselling Author
Phil M. Jones shares tips on exactly what to say to sell your service and how to answer the common ‘How much’ question in a podcast hosted by Marina Barayeva.
Michele Romanow | “Dragon”, CBC’s Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder & President, Clearbanc
Michele Romanow is the host of a hot new podcast, Earning Curve, created in partnership with Interac and Gimlet Creative. It goes behind what it takes to grow a business — between people building the next generation of Canadian businesses, and the industry leaders who have already made their mark.
Curt Steinhorst | Distraction Expert
For EntreLeadership, Curt Steinhorst discusses the four elements that affect your focus and offers solutions that can boost productivity, efficiency and, ultimately, your bottom line.