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Marc Lafleur, Karina LeBlanc, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and Dominic Barton

September 21, 2022 by Speakers' Spotlight

Spotlight On: New Speakers, Trending Topics, and More

September never really loses that back-to-school glow (nor that strong desire to buy some new stationary). But while the kids are heading back to school, we’re going back to business — though it’s certainly not business as usual.

We’ve seen an uptick in requests for speakers with expertise in navigating this new world of work — how to lead a hybrid workplacebuild resilient teamsre-optimize sales channelsfoster inclusive spaces, and more.

So, grab one of those new pens and notebooks you snagged in a back-to-school sale and let’s start planning!

New to Our Roster

Straight from the Olympic podium and the frontlines of business and healthcare, meet some of the newest speakers on our roster.

Marc Lafleur

Marc Lafleur
CEO and Co-Founder, truLOCAL 

As CEO of truLOCAL, Marc Lafleur built it into a team of 60+ people, expanded across Canada and the US, and successfully led its $16.7 million acquisition — all within five years. His entrepreneurial story shows how to stand out in today’s competitive business landscape.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Super Bowl Champion | Medical Doctor

Just months after a Super Bowl win, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif opted out of the 2020 season to join the medical frontlines. This eight-year NFL veteran shares his remarkable story, relaying lessons learned in leadership and building resilient teams.

Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton
Former Canadian Ambassador to China | Global Managing Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

After spending 30+ years as a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, Dominic Barton was appointed Canada’s Ambassador to China; a position he held from 2019 to 2021. He shares his wealth of global business experience to help audiences better navigate our changing world.

Karina Leblanc

Karina LeBlanc
Two-Time Olympian | Former Head of Women’s Football, CONCACAF

Having competed in five FIFA World Cups and two Olympic Games, Karina LeBlanc knows how to foster a winning culture. She shows audiences how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable to become their best selves at home and work.

Trending Topic: Navigating Business Post-Pandemic

None of us could have predicted the exponential change sparked by the pandemic. And now, we’re left trying to navigate these rocky shores with outdated equipment.

Our most requested topics over the past month have revolved around navigating this new world of work — you’ve got a lot of questions, thankfully our experts have the answers. Learn how they’re helping clients find clarity in a world disrupted.

Ron Tite, Shawn Kanungo, Erin Bury, Leonard Brody

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See why Bay Street Bull named Dragons Wes Hall and Michele Romanow alongside Knix founder Joanna Griffiths to their 2022 Power List. Meet Canada’s most impactful leaders and contact us to learn how you can book them for your next event.

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