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Michelle Ray

Inspiring People and Organizations to Succeed and Take the Lead

According to a recent Gallop survey, only thirteen percent of employees are actively engaged and satisfied in their chosen vocation. High levels of disenchantment and frustration impact productivity and performance, as many seek a greater connection ...

Lisa Ray

Host of Top Chef Canada | Award-winning Actress | Cancer Survivor

Lisa Ray is, in her own words, a “cancer graduate.” The host of Top Chef Canada and an internationally acclaimed actress, Lisa publicly shared her diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma with the world in 2009. Since then, she has overcome the disease and ...

Peter Ricchiuti

Wall Street Investment Visionary | Entertaining Finance Speaker

“If the majority of people were right, the majority of people would be rich!” So says Wall Street investment visionary Peter Ricchiuti, who teaches audiences why “follow the herd” mentality rarely delivers long-term success when it comes to t...

Peter Ricchiuti

Jeremy Rifkin

President of the Foundation on Economic Trends

A futurist of extraordinary vision, Jeremy Rifkin doesn’t just illuminate the complexities of global trends, he helps to mold them. An advisor to heads of state and government officials around the world, Rifkin speaks frequently to government, ...

Jeremy Rifkin

Mel Robbins

Expert on Defeating Doubt | Award-Winning CNN Commentator | Bestselling Author

In her globally acclaimed TEDx talk, Mel Robbins wowed the world with the science-backed secret to change: The 5 Second Rule. Over 12 million views later, the 5 Second Rule has become a bestselling book and a life-changing movement that challenges th...

Mel Robbins

Richard Robbins

Integrity-Powered Leadership and Sales Coach

The secret to becoming a truly effective leader and influencer of others lies in mastering control over one person first and foremost: yourself. Integrity powered leadership and sales coach Richard Robbins believes that successful leaders are those w...

David Rocco

Celebrity Chef | Hit Television Host | Bestselling Author

A trailblazer who breaks down barriers to bring people together, international celebrity chef David Rocco brings his passion for food, travel, and adventure to millions of homes through his worldwide hit television programs David Rocco’s Dolce Vita...

David Rocco

Joannie Rochette

Six-time Canadian Figure Skating Champion | Olympic Medalist

At the 2010 Winter Olympics figure skater Joannie Rochette inspired a nation when she won the bronze medal, just days after tragically losing her mother. Following her performance, she was named Canada’s flag bearer for the closing ceremonies; cho...

Michele Romanow

"Dragon", CBC's Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder, Clearbanc

Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. A “Dragon” on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Michele is the co-founder of Buytopia.ca, Snap By Groupon, and R...

Michele Romanow

Darrin Rose

Comedian | Actor | Host

Darrin Rose is one of Canada’s most popular comedians. The host of Match Game on the Comedy Network, Darrin is also known as Bill the bartender on the CBC sitcom Mr. D, now in its sixth season. He has appeared twice on the Late Late Show with Craig...

Darrin Rose

Carol Roth

Panel Moderator | Business Media Personality

An authoritative voice in business and news media and an on-air contributor for CNBC, Carol Roth is a highly sought after panel moderator and emcee who always ensures that “business is never boring”, making her a time and time again favourite wit...

Carol Roth

Jeff Rubin

Economist | Energy Expert | Bestselling Author

What do sub-prime mortgages, Atlantic-salmon dinners, SUVs, and globalization have in common? They all depend on cheap oil. Jeff Rubin, one of the world’s most prominent experts on the future of “black gold,” explains why the end of cheap suppl...

Elia Saikaly

Social Entrepreneur | Award-Winning Filmmaker | Global Adventurer

Elia Saikaly is an award-winning adventure filmmaker whose global adventures inspire others to find their most meaningful life and spark positive change. With over 16 high-altitude expeditions under his belt, Elia has proven time and time again that ...

Elia Saikaly

Jeff Salz

Anthropologist | Explorer | Media Personality

Acclaimed anthropologist, explorer, and media personality Jeff Salz inspires organizations to create a culture of vitality to become the best they’ve ever been. Drawing on more than 35 years of studying diverse cultures around the world, Jeff guide...

Jeff Salz

Tim Sanders

Leadership and Social Media Expert

Leadership and Social Media Expert Tim Sanders was the chief solutions officer and leadership coach at Yahoo, and is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Love Is The Killer App: How to Win Business & Influence Friends...

Tim Sanders

Sébastien Sasseville

Athlete | Change Management and Sales Specialist | Author

Sébastien Sasseville inspires organizations to create and maintain performance in changing environments. An endurance athlete, his extraordinary accomplishments—which include summiting Mount Everest, completing the mythical Sahara race, and runni...

Sebastien Sasseville

John Ralston Saul

Award-Winning Essayist and Novelist

Declared a “prophet” by Time magazine, John Ralston Saul is a leading thinker and visionary—known for his astute commentaries on wide-ranging topics, such as civilization, citizenship, human rights, globalization, economics, warfare, and societ...

Danièle Sauvageau

Former Canadian Olympic Hockey Coach

Danièle Sauvageau has done undercover narcotics work for the Montreal Urban Police, busted a squad car full of drug dealers, and even ordered a forced entry and rescue of a double agent whose life was in jeopardy. Hardly the resume you’d expect fo...

Daniele Sauvageau

Alyson Schafer

Acclaimed Parenting Expert

Alyson Schafer empowers families by sharing her principles, rules, and tools for raising happy and healthy kids. An internationally acclaimed parenting expert, therapist, and bestselling author, audiences can count on Alyson to transform their lives....

Celebrity Endorsements Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Business Futurist

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends such as big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, social media, and disruptive innovation. He was an early, popular media commentator on financial services, real ...

Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Karen Sealy

Award-Winning Design and Renovation Expert

Karen Sealy is equally at ease in a hardhat or heels, and her passion and deep-rooted knowledge of the two distinct sides of design set her apart in her field. Karen was lucky to grow up with a father in the trades, giving her first-hand experience t...

Karen Sealy

Second City Works

Entertainment | Improv

After hundreds of thousands of years of research, the results are in: people like to laugh. Part of world famous comedy institution The Second City, Second City Works brings award-winning, boring-proof, improv-based social learning to events, ceremon...

Second City Works

David Segal

Co-Founder, DAVIDsTEA | Retail Visionary and Branding Expert

David Segal is an entrepreneur and retail thought-leader. He is best known for bringing radical innovation to a 5,000 year old product category with the launch of DAVIDsTEA, the company he co-founded in 2008. Segal takes audiences through the entrepr...

Kimberley Seldon

Interior Designer | Television and Media Personality

Surely you know Kimberley Seldon? She’s an interior design superstar who has hosted three of her own TV series including HGTV’s Design for Living with Kimberley Seldon. She’s also a regular on City TV’s Cityline, design editor of Canada’s ...

Kimberley Seldon

Derek Selinger

Illusionist | Mind Reader | Keynote Speaker

When was the last time you sat on the edge of your seat with your eyes wide open in amazement? Illusionist and mind reader Derek Selinger will have you captivated and spellbound from the moment he steps on the stage until long after the lights go dow...

Derek Selinger

Dr. Jason Selk

Former St. Louis Cardinals Mental Training Director | Performance Coach | Bestselling Author

While serving as the Director of Mental Training for the St Louis Cardinals, Dr. Jason Selk helped the team win their first World Series in over 20 years, and in 2011 he assisted the Cardinals in the historic feat of winning their second World Champi...

Bruce Sellery

Financial Journalist | Bestselling Author of Moolala

Business journalist and television host Bruce Sellery is on a mission to help people get a handle on their money so they can live the life they want. In his talks, Bruce is an essential guide for those who could use a spoonful of sugar when it comes ...

Bruce Sellery

William Shatner

Legendary Hollywood Actor | Philanthropist

William Shatner is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, having cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, and recording artist. In 1966, Shatner originated the role of “Captain James...

William Shatner

Peter Sheahan

International Expert on Leveraging Business Trends and New Market Opportunities

Peter Sheahan inspires innovative business thinking and creates lasting behavioral change. A highly successful entrepreneur, he is the founder and CEO of Karrikins Group, a multi-million dollar consulting practice which attracts such clients as App...

Peter Sheahan Leveraging Business

Stephen Shedletzky

Chief of Staff, Simon Sinek’s Start With Why

We have a crisis of leadership. The vast majority of people all over the world do not love the work they do. Stephen Shedletzky, the chief of staff of Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why” team, helps leaders create environments where the...

Stephen Shedletzky

Graham Sherman

Co-Owner, Tool Shed Brewing Company

Graham Sherman is a self-professed “high level geek” who has used his love of technology to help him master the craft of brewing artisan beer. Together with his partner, Graham launched the Tool Shed Brewery four years ago, and has never looked b...

Graham Sherman

Martin Short

Celebrated Comedian, Actor and Writer

Martin Short’s host of hilarious impressions and his unique ability as a comedic chameleon first grabbed the world’s attention when he was a star on Second City Television and Saturday Night Live. Since then, he has continued making audiences...

Martin Short

Erica Sigurdson

Canadian Comedy Sensation

Erica Sigurdson has charmed and joked her way into the top of the Canadian comedy world. In addition to being twice nominated for a Canadian Comedy award, she regularly contributes―both in writing and performing―for CBC Radio’s The Debaters, Th...

Erica Sigurdson

Jade Simmons

Transformative Leadership Expert | Motivational Pianist

How do you get to be named Classical Music’s “No.1 Maverick?” Just ask Jade Simmons. By repeatedly defying expectations,  and delivering riveting performances and innovating at every turn, Simmons is one of the most versatile concert a...

Jade Simmons

Jeffrey Simpson

Former National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Jeffrey Simpson has his finger on the pulse of Canada―and the world. The former Globe and Mail national affairs columnist (a position he held for 32 years), Simpson has analysed many of the major political, social and economic issues of our time...

Jeffrey Simpson

Christine Sinclair

Olympic Medalist | Canadian Women’s Soccer Captain

Canadian Women’s Soccer Team Captain Christine Sinclair is perhaps best known for the hat-trick she scored in the semi-final match against the USA during the 2012 London Olympic Games. The team finished with a bronze medal from their match against ...

Christine Sinclair

Simon Sinek

Renowned Leadership Expert | Author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal ...

Simon Sinek Renowned Leadership

Darryl Sittler

Legendary Toronto Maple Leaf

Darryl Sittler is one of the greatest players to ever wear the Toronto Maple Leaf uniform. An inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and voted by fans as the centreman on the All-Time Leafs Team, Sittler has an incredible wealth of stories to share f...

Darryl Sittler

Heath Slawner

Expert on Trust-Based Leadership, Influence and Performance

How can leaders bring teams together to achieve extraordinary results? What do all great organizations have in common, whether they realize it or not? How do we consistently and effectively get people to listen, follow, buy-in, and take the next step...

Tara Slone

Co-Host, Hometown Hockey

Tara Slone’s eclectic resume and unique perspective have made her one of the most recognizable faces in the Canadian entertainment industry. The co-host of Hometown Hockey, Tara speaks about her intriguing career path which saw her transition from ...

Tara Slone

Sami Jo Small

Gold Medal-Winning Goalie with the Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team

The night before the Olympic game, in the race to the gold medal, Sami Jo Small was told that she would not be on the ice. At first, she was devastated and angry, but eventually, she chose to rise above those  feelings and embraced her new role with...

SmartLeese Creative

Improv Emissaries & Creative Connectors

From on-the-spot improvisational inspiration to custom entertainment creations for business events, Lee Smart and Lindsay Leese of SmartLeese Creative have delivered hundreds of live shows, keynote presentations, training sessions and corporate enter...

Smartleese Creative

Clint Smith

Award-Winning Teacher | Acclaimed Spoken Word Poet

Clint Smith believes we all share a story, the human story. It’s in the telling, he believes, that we emerge as individuals and celebrate what we have in common. His two TED Talks, The Danger of Silence and How to Raise a Black Son in America, have...

Clint Smith

Naomi Snieckus

Comedian | Actress, Mr. D.

Often dubbed “The Queen of Comedy,” Naomi Snieckus is instantly recognizable as the hilarious phys. ed. teacher on CBC’s hit comedy, Mr. D. An alumnus of The Second City Toronto where she wrote and performed in numerous hit shows, her t...

Naomi Snieckus

Dennis Snow

Creating Magical Customer Experiences

Happy customers make for healthy bottom lines. If you want to build a customer service culture that gets real results, you need the reliable, proven guidance of Dennis Snow. Drawing on the expertise he honed as a customer service leader throughout hi...

Dennis Snow

Meg Soper

Motivational Humorist | Co-Author of From the Stage to the Page

Meg Soper is recognized as one of the premier motivators in Canada.  She combines her unique blend of comedy with inspirational stories to connect with her audience, break barriers, and deliver practical strategies for being more effective at work a...

Meg Soper

Anders Sorman-Nilsson

Futurist | Innovation Strategist

Is your organisation being digitally disrupted? Is your analogue business model ready for the digital future? Do your leaders and teams suffer from change fatigue? Anders Sorman-Nilsson helps organizations convert disruptive questions like these into...

Anders Sorman-Nilsson

Tommy Spaulding

Leading Through the Power of Relationship

Tommy Spaulding’s career is built on valuable, authentic relationships. More than an expert on networking, he inspires his audiences through his personal stories of connecting with individuals on a level that is more than “business-card&#...

Tommy Spaulding

Steven Spear

Operational Excellence and Innovation Expert

The success of many organizations—from manufacturers to health care providers—increasingly hinges on their ability to manage highly complex processes. Steven Spear, the award-winning academic and consultant, literally wrote the book on how organi...