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Spotlight On: New Speakers, What’s Trending, Simon Sinek’s The Infinite Game, and more!

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With more than five million views on his TED Talk “Everyday Leadership (The Lollipop Moment)”, Drew Dudley is one of the most inspirational TED speakers in the world. In his high-energy talks, he empowers audiences to believe in themselves and gives them the tools needed to make a difference.

An innovative violinist, composer, and speaker, Kai Kight combines mesmerizing original music with storytelling to create an emotionally powerful experience for his audiences. He leaves them inspired and empowered to bring their own unique ideas, innovations, and creations to life.

On a quest to help people better manage their money while maximizing their happiness, Melissa Leong has become one of Canada’s best-loved authorities on finance. Currently the resident money expert on CTV’s The Social, Leong gives lively and practical talks about behavioural economics, positive psychology, and personal finance.

Trending Topics and Speakers

What do audiences want to hear about this Fall? Disruption, digital transformation, resiliency, leadership, and performance! People are continuing to demand direction on how to best navigate our fast-paced world, integrate new technology and innovations, and foster the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. We’ve rounded up some of our top speakers in each of these most requested categories that can provide the inspiration, advice, and guidance your audiences are craving.

We’ve looked at the numbers, and resiliency, embracing risk, and beating procrastination were the top posts on our blog this summer. Take a break and check out these must-see articles and videos for yourself!

Lane Merrifield: Battling the Fear of Taking a Risk
Lane Merrifield shares his journey from an anxiety- and fear-ridden kid to becoming one of Canada’s leading tech entrepreneurs and a “dragon” on CBC’s hit show, Dragons’ Den 

How to Get Your Brain to Focus
Productivity expert Chris Bailey shares some of his best discoveries on how to end our addiction to distraction and re-train our brain to focus.

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe: Five Shared Traits of Resilient People
A multi-award-winning psychology instructor who specializes in workplace wellness, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe walks us through the five traits needed to foster resiliency in ourselves and others.

Drawing on Simon Sinek’s much-anticipated new book, The Infinite Game, the Start With Why team — Peter DockerDavid MeadStephen Shedletzkyand Health Slawner — have been challenging organizations to adopt an infinite mindset and become the leaders of the future. Watch Sinek share insights from his new book, and learn more about the concept in his thought-provoking interview with Inc. Magazine.