April 21, 2021 by Speakers' Spotlight
Spotlight On: Mental Health and Wellness Speakers
As we’ve entered the second year of the global coronavirus pandemic, mental health continues to be one of the most-requested topics among our clients. To help, we’ve put together some of our most in-demand and highly reviewed speakers that specialize in this important field.
Mental Health at Work
Practical tools and actionable strategies for any organization looking to equip their team members with skills to improve their mental health in the workplace.
Internationally Acclaimed Leadership Speaker
Drew Dudley talks about how we need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of each other. This is a truth that he’s learned from personal experience, and his presentations acknowledges the dark parts of life and work with humour and compassion. In his presentations, Drew melds self-care insights with his own story to present six strategies for embedding self-care and building self-respect into a personal leadership philosophy.
Leadership | Mental Health | Inclusivity
In his interactive and upbeat presentations, Anthony McLean offers effective self-care strategies, practical coping skills for stress, and proven resources to avoid burnout. Above all, he reminds us that mental health is a journey we take as a community. When we support each other, we break the stigma around mental health and empower those who need it the most.
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Expert on Resiliency and Workplace Wellness
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Robyne’s keynotes provide practical strategies, grounded in global research and case studies, that help foster resiliency within ourselves and others.
Inspiration to Take Action
Powerful advice on how to pursue what makes you happy, positively shift your perspective, and find fulfillment every day.
Happiness Expert | Bestselling Author of The Book of Awesome
A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha has been called “a pied piper of happiness. With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what works” authority, Neil’s latest keynote responds to the spiking anxiety, stress, and mental health challenges we’re all facing today in our new normal.
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author | Cofounder of The Buried Life Movement
As the author of What Do You want to Do Before You Die? and star of MTV’s high rated The Buried Life, Ben Nemtin uses his presentations to help empower and motivate groups to make a difference and live courageously. By showing how his vulnerabilities have become his strengths, Nemtin gives others the chance to talk about their own internal battles, while sharing tools that help him cope with the stresses of life.
Dr. Susan Biali Haas
Expert in Burnout Prevention, Stress Management and Resilience
An award-winning medical doctor, Dr. Susan Biali Haas’ life passion is to equip people with the knowledge, skills, and tools to live better lives. Formerly clinically depressed and burned out, she turned her life around by extensively studying how to overcome these two debilitating conditions. Today, she inspires a broad range of clients to take control of their mental and physical health and start living more impactful, meaningful lives.
Balancing Mental and Physical Health
Proven research and scientific expertise to guide the body and mind to a consistent, stable state of well-being.
Dr. Greg Wells
Health and Performance Expert | Physiologist
Dr. Greg Wells is a health and high-performance expert who has dedicated his career to making the science of human limits understandable and actionable. In his informative and engaging keynotes, he draws parallels between elite athletes and top executives to help business leaders perform at the highest level, even when under the most extreme circumstances.
Dr. Lisa Bélanger
Behavioural Change Expert
In her keynotes, Dr. Lisa Bélanger draws on psychology, behavioural science, and neuroscience to empower audiences to take control of their behaviours and daily practices to help cultivate the best conditions to think clearly, make better decisions, be more productive, build resilience, and have more energy. She’ll explain the most effective ways to manage short-term and long-term stress and provide practical exercises with a low investment of time that provide huge gains in mental strength.
Dr. Shimi Kang
Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Bestselling Author
An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience of innovation, leadership, and motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement in the workplace, classroom, and at home. She takes audiences on a fascinating journey through the latest research and provides practical tools to help leaders, teams, and organizations achieve better wellness, motivation, adaptability, and innovation to best meet this demanding moment.
Sharing Experiences and Beating the Stigma
Personal journeys that help to illuminate the challenges we all face and break down the barriers that keep us from talking about this important subject matter.
Mental Health Advocate and Strategist | Top 50 TEDx Speaker
Mark Henick’s talks are informed by his direct experience with stigma and the mental health care system, and he brings the unique perspective of someone who has been a patient, a professional, a policy influencer, and a public figure in the mental health conversation.
Celebrated Canadian | Mental Health Advocate
Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the public eye and as a respected mental-health issues advocate. She brings her formidable life story to the stage in her quest to help others, sharing her message of resilience with the goal of helping to inspire others and to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Mental Health Activist | TED Sensation
Kevin Breel’s TEDx Talk, “Confessions of a Depressed Comic”, is one of the most watched TED talks ever on mental health. In the years since he delivered it, his honest and humorous take on his first-hand experience with depression, and his message of ending the stigma around mental illness, has resonated with all kinds of audiences.