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Spotlight On: New Speakers, Trending Topics, and More

Spotlight On: New Speakers, Trending Topics, and More

Can you guess what our most requested topic of the summer was? While you’re pondering, meet some of the newest names on our roster below and keep scrolling to discover the must-have topic of the summer, and more.

New to Our Roster

Speaking to today’s biggest topics, including ESG criteria, purpose, and DEI, meet some of the newest names on our roster and your next standing ovation. 

Naheed NenshiNaheed Nenshi

Former Mayor of Calgary | Community Builder

The City of Calgary has called exactly four states of emergency in its history — and Naheed Nenshi was the mayor for all of them. Serving from 2010 to 2021, Nenshi led Calgary through one of its most prosperous and tumultuous decades that saw a devastating flood, a worldwide pandemic, and an unprecedented investment in quality of life.

With extensive experience in leading through crisis, Nenshi shows audiences how to empower others for extraordinary results.

Catherine McKennaThe Honourable Catherine McKenna

Former Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

The Honourable Catherine McKenna is dedicated to drastically reducing global emissions by 2030. As chair of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Commitments of Non-State Entities, she’s been tasked with helping organizations “walk the talk on their net-zero promises”.

We have the solutions, McKenna says, and now it’s a matter of taking action. She shares actionable strategies on how, as individuals and organizations, can build a sustainable future for our planet.

Alex EdmansAlex Edmans

Professor of Finance, London Business School | Expert on Purposeful Business

Serving society doesn’t just have a moral and ethical case, it also has a business and financial case. This is what Alex Edmans discovered after analyzing hundreds of companies across dozens of industries for over four decades.

Edmans shows audiences why purpose-driven companies outperform their profit-driven peers, and how they can adopt this business model for their competitive advantage.

Sandy HudsonSandy Hudson

Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter Canada | Political Activist | Podcaster

Having engaged in anti-racist work for over 15 years, Sandy Hudson has a unique ability to distill complex ideas into manageable concepts. She’s developed a participatory teaching style that creates an ideal atmosphere to learn about the difficult topic of racism.

Hudson holds a JD from the UCLA School of Law with a specialization in critical race theory. She shows audiences how they can engage in active anti-racist action at home and work to build equitable spaces for all.

Most Requested Topic: Summer 2022

Nicole Verkindt, Riaz Meghji, Fotini Iconomopoulos, Mark BowdenSo, what’d you guess? Future of work? Leadership? Wellness? This summer, our most requested topic was — drum roll please — getting back to business, more specifically, optimizing sales for our post-pandemic world.

The world is open for business again, but it’s a changed world and both B2B and B2C sales leaders are looking for guidance in navigating this new and complex sales realm. Contact us to learn more about this topic and how our expert speakers can help your audience reach their goals.

What the experts say — our sales experts share advice on how to re-optimize sales channels for a post-pandemic world.

What We’re Reading: Fall 2022

The one consolation to summer ending? Those new fall books! Tackling some of today’s biggest conversations, click on the images below to learn more about each of these much-anticipated reads.

The Future is Now by Bob McDonald

The Future is Now: Solving the Climate Crisis with Today’s Technologies by Bob McDonald

Available September 27

No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot by Wes Hall

No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot by Wes Hall

Available October 8

Jody Wilson-Raybould's New Book, True Reconciliation

True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change by Jody Wilson-Raybould

Available November 8

The Bold Ones by Shawn Kanungo

The Bold Ones: Innovate and Disrupt to Become Truly Indispensable by Shawn Kanungo

Available December 6

Contact us to learn more about these speakers and the impact they can bring to your next event.