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Spotlight On: Our Newest Speakers

Spotlight On: Exciting New Speakers on Our Roster

Find your next standing ovation with these incredible speakers, all new to our roster in 2019! Leaders in their fields, their expertise covers a range of hot and trending topics your audiences want to hear about.

The nature and complexity of business is ever-evolving. This is why we’re constantly seeking leading thinkers who can help organizations navigate this change and better prepare their leaders of today and tomorrow. Meet Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Chloe James, and Shane Feldman.

An international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic uses science and tech to help organizations predict human performance. Author of nine books and more than 140 scientific papers, he is one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation.

Passionate about uncovering the behind-the-scenes stories of successful business minds, Chloé James has worked extensively as an emcee, panel facilitator, and interviewer. Her events have ranged from intimate 50-person executive level forums to 15,000 strong delegate-attended conferences.

Shane Feldman is the founder and CEO of Count Me In, the world’s largest millennial-led movement inspiring youth to be positive change agents in their communities. Recognized by the Prime Minister of Canada and the United Nations for his work, Shane helps audiences activate the leader within and connect more authentically with their community to see greater results.

The average human attention span today is about eight seconds. That’s right — less than a goldfish. Even worse, we only have about three seconds to capture someone’s attention before they dismiss us. Thankfully, we can call on Vinh Giang and Justin Kingsley for help.

Vinh Giang has helped thousands of professionals worldwide master the art of performance-enhanced communication. He seamlessly integrates storytelling and magic to motivate audiences to embrace change and see the “possible in the impossible.”

Named one of Canada’s most creative people by Marketing magazine, Justin Kingsley is an award-winning storyteller and creative strategist who has worked with icons of sport — including UFC champ Georges St-Pierre, FIFA, and the Montreal Canadiens — as well as the Prime Minister’s Office.

Today more than ever, people (employers and employees alike) are demanding more welcoming and inclusive spaces to both live and work. This is where Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Anthony McLean, and Samra Zafar thrive.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is on a mission to make diversity the norm across the world through empowerment, empathy, and the power of stories. Her TED talk, “What does my headscarf mean to you” has more than 1.8 million views, and she is an internationally renowned speaker on the topics of unconscious bias and leadership.

With a background in theatre, Anthony McLean delivers lively presentations on mental health, diversity, bullying, and parenting — always leaving his audiences inspired to bring their best everyday. As a respected voice in his field, he has appeared on CBC News, Global Toronto’s Morning Show, and Breakfast Television.

In 2017, Samra Zafar wrote about her personal experience with abuse in Toronto Life, and it became the most-read article in Canada that year. She also delivered a TEDx talk in 2017, which became an all-time top 10 talk on gender-based violence. Now an award-winning international speaker and author, she speaks about collective resilience, authentic leadership, inclusive workplaces, human rights, and more.

Sitting at the centre of two small business empires are television icon Debbie Travis and fitness superstar Jana Webb.

Debbie Travis’ TV shows have aired in more than 80 countries, her newspaper column draws more than six million readers weekly, she’s written 10 bestselling books, and her branded product line covers everything from home décor to wine. She draws on her entrepreneurial success and innate ability to connect with people to motivate her audiences to find their personal joy and inherent success.

As the founder and CEO of Joga, Jana Webb has revolutionized how people, including elite athletes, strengthen their mind and body. Fuelled by her personal journey of rehabilitation, Jana’s inspirational talks show people how to leverage adversity, resiliency, and vulnerability to empower themselves, and enhance their performance both at home and work.

Interested in learning more about our new speakers? Email us at info@speakers.ca.