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In The News: Talking #BellLetsTalk, Gillette, and Donald Trump

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 January 2019 where our speakers have been featured:

Bell Let’s Talk Day | January 30, 2019

Jessica Holmes | Celebrated Comedian | Author | Mental Health Advocate

An ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk, Jessica Holmes participated in a number of media interviews in support of the campaign:

Silken Laumann | Olympic Hero | Mental Health Advocate

A decorated Canadian Olympian, Silken Laumann now uses her platform to push forward the conversation about mental health. For Bell Let’s Talk Day, she spoke to CTV News on the importance of listening and why storytelling is so powerful, especially when it comes to mental health. Read the article and watch the video here.

Margaret Trudeau | Celebrated Canadian | Mental Health Advocate

Canadian icon Margaret Trudeau did a number of interviews in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day. See them here:

In the News | January 2019

Jennifer Botterill | Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Newly named the New York Islanders’ television analyst, NHL.com caught up with Jennifer Botterill to talk about her new role and how her family influenced her love of hockey.

Forbes also profiled Jennifer along with her former opponent and current colleague A.J. Mleczko as they spend their first season as New York Islanders’ television analysts.

Mark Bowden | Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior, and Communication

Mark Bowden join Global News’ The Morning Show to test the truths and lies behind some of the biggest body language myths. Watch the segment in the video below:

Timothy Caulfield | Professor of Health Law and Science Policy | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Professor Timothy Caulfield had a busy January following the release of a new report on the harm in crowdfunding for homeopathic treatments for cancer. Here’s some of his articles:

Also, his Netflix show A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which he hosts and co-produces, picked up a Realscreen Award.

David Coletto | Marketing Research Leader | Expert on Millennials

David Coletto’s research with Abacus Data on millennials and their habits/interests have garnered lots of media lately especially in the lead up to this year’s federal election.

Gerry Dee | Award-Winning Comedian | Star of CBC TV’s Mr. D

The Athletic published a Q&A with Gerry Dee on supporting women’s hockey, coaching, and the CWHL All-Star Game.

Arlene Dickinson | “Dragon” on Dragons’ Den | CEO of Venture Communications

Venture capitalist Arlene Dickinson spoke with The Loop on how we call all “win” in our work life this year.

John Herdman | Head Coach, Canadian Men’s Soccer Team

FIFA published a Q&A with John Herdman on his decision to coach the Canadian men’s soccer team, his vision for the team, and more.

Alex Hutchinson | Human Performance Expert | Award-Winning Journalist | Bestselling Author

Alex Hutchinson explores the science behind the “one-minute workout” and the Canadian researcher who came up with an even shorter option via Globe and Mail.

Fotini Iconomopoulos | Negotiation and Communication Expert

Nicknamed “the negotiator”, Fotini Iconomopoulos joined The Social to share tips on how to master the art of getting what you want. Watch the clip here.

Mitch Joel | Business Transformation and Digital Marketing Expert

Mitch Joel dove behind Gillette’s polarizing new ad campaign “The Best Men Can Be” that stirred quite the controversy when they released it mid-January. He talks about why despite the controversy, the campaign is a success. Read it here.

Amanda Lindhout | Expert on Resilience, Survival, and Optimal Mindset

Abducted by a group of masked men in Somalia, Amanda Lindhout was held hostage for 460 days. The New York Times bestselling author and journalist joined NBC’s Dateline to share how her brutal kidnapper was brought to justice.

Clint Malarchuk | Former NHL Goaltender | Mental Health Advocate

Clint Malarchuk spoke with CBC Radio on his horrific sporting injury and his battle with PTSD and mental illness.

Michele Romanow | “Dragon”, CBC’s Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder & President, Clearbanc

Michele Romanow sat down with Kitco News to share her keys to success: grit and iterations. Read the article and watch the interview clip here.

Jay Rosenthal | Co-Founder & President, Business of Cannabis

Jay Rosenthal joined Breakfast Television to breakdown what’s to come as Ontario looks to open legal marijuana stores.

Curt Steinhorst | Distraction Expert

On a mission to help today’s workforce win the battle against digital distractions, Curt Steinhorst wrote a guest blog for Chartered Management Institute on why managers need an attention ‘vault’ – and how to create one.

Ron Tite | Marketing, Branding, and Creativity Expert

Ron Tite spoke with CTVNews about the possibility of ads in space after a Russian startup stated its plans to use a system of tiny satellites to create brightly lit adverts from orbit. Ron’s said, “Just cluttering up the sky, I don’t know that there’s any real added value for the consumer. There’s more value for the brand than the consumer.” Read more.

Adam Van Koeverden | World and Olympic Champion Kayaker | Sports Analyst, CBC TV

Former Olympian Adam Van Koeverden won the federal Liberal nomination in Milton. Read more via Global News.

Bob Woodward | Legendary Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist | Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Bestselling author and legendary journalist Bob Woodward spoke at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre on stage with TVO’s Steve Paikan about his latest book Fear: Trump in the White House. Paikan wrote a follow-up blog for TVO detailing the success of the event and recapping the riveting conversation.