Amanda Lang

Speaker


Amanda Lang

Anchor, Bloomberg TV Canada | Bestselling Author, The Beauty of Discomfort

Amanda Lang has a front-row seat to the world’s daily top stories in business, politics, and economics as an anchor and producer for two weekly shows at Bloomberg Television Canada, called Bloomberg North with Amanda Lang. She has been covering business in North America for 20 years. An award-winning journalist known for her no-holds-barred approach to the people, companies, and stories making the news, she is available for keynote speeches, and to act as interviewer or moderator at corporate events.

Previously, Lang was CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National, and host of The Exchange with Amanda Lang, a daily business program that aired on CBC News Network. Prior to that, she co-hosted The Lang and O’Leary Exchange with television personality Kevin O’Leary.

Lang’s first job in journalism was for the Globe and Mail, subsequently joining the Financial Post where she became the paper’s New York correspondent. In New York, she made the leap to television, where she first was part of the team that launched BNN, and before long wound up at CNN as a reporter and anchor. She returned to Canada in 2002 to re-join BNN, joining CBC in 2009, where she remained until 2015.

She is the author of the bestselling book, The Power of Why: Simple Questions That Lead to Success, which shows readers how to reignite curiosity at any age to become more innovative and productive, as well as her new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, which helps people become more creative, more innovative, and more effective in work and life.

Before becoming a journalist, Lang studied architecture at the University of Manitoba.


The Beauty of Discomfort

Learning to tolerate, and then embrace, discomfort is the foundation for change, for individuals and businesses alike.

For people and business who want to change, they need to develop and train the skills needed to create it.

In this engrossing talk, Amanda Lang draws on cutting-edge neuroscience, examples, strategies from all over the world to help individuals and corporations become more creative, more innovative, and more effective, while responding and adapting to the discomfort inherent in doing so.

 

The Power of Why

Canada faces an enormous challenge in its productivity gap. The solution is innovation, which is within our reach and can actually make our lives better in every way.

Lessons from Leaders

What can you learn from leaders in business and elsewhere? Why can it be an impediment to have a leader who is brilliant, and usually right?  How is diversity leadership a path to profitability? And how do great leaders bake in a culture of innovation, while others fail at it?

Broadcaster and bestselling author Amanda Lang explains the answers she’s learned to these questions from the many leaders she’s had the privilege of studying and interviewing over the course of  her distinguished career.

Executive Interviews

Why do the execs in your company do the things the way they do? What new ideas are on the horizon? What are your bosses biggest concerns? Amanda Lang interviews key executives on stage to get their message out.