Peter Katz

Peter Katz

JUNO-Nominated Musician and Storyteller

Peter Katz has evolved from a nervous first-timer at an open mic night into a JUNO Award, Canadian Screen Award, and two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominated singer-songwriter with five albums under his belt. He has toured the world for the past decade in support of his music, sharing the stage and studio with legendary musicians like Academy Award winner and Grammy nominee Glen Hansard, and Garth Hudson (from The Band). A gifted storyteller, Peter infuses his presentations with songs which inspire audiences to create their own path, overcome obstacles, and find success in whatever they desire.

CBC Radio Host Tom Power called Peter’s latest release, We Are The Reckoning, “One of the most heartfelt, beautiful and vulnerable records of the year…an astonishing record,” and NOW Magazine named him “Best Male Vocalist” in Toronto. Peter’s songs have been used in movies and TV shows such as Reign, Felicity, and Hello-Goodbye, as well as in CBC’s Olympic coverage in 2016.

As a speaker, Peter is a four-time TEDx fellow, who has given countless talks and workshops across Canada.


Resiliency and Dealing with Change

Change is the name of the game in today’s world. Change is also one of our highest sources of anxiety and one of our biggest emotional obstacles. Peter speaks to the heart of the emotions surrounding change and helps create an internal infrastructure to not only weather the storm, but to ride the waves of uncertainty to new opportunities, impact and innovation.

Bigger Picture Thinking

Beyond the emails, phones calls and meetings, what is it that you’re actually doing and who are you doing it for? Peter helps your employees and members zoom out from the daily grind to get a bird’s eye view of the real work that they’re actually doing and connect to its potential impact. That reminder is a powerful catalyst for a newfound sense of motivation and inspires new perspectives for creative thinking and innovation.

Mental Wellness

We can’t help others unless we help ourselves. Through Peter’s Lifelines concept, Peter leads by example in encouraging attendees to nurture relationships with key people in their lives for whom there’s no disconnect between who they need to be on the outside and how they feel on the inside. In an age where mental health has never been more talked about or understood as vitally important, Peter’s keynote pierces the heart and mind and provides a platform for meaningful dialogue and support to happen.

Passion in The Workplace

No amount of expectations, deadlines or performance targets can compete with an employee who genuinely believes in what they’re doing. That deep internal motivation and passion propels your team members to surpass their usual targets and move themselves and the organization forward in the process. Peter helps your team drop in and connect to their purpose in the work that they’re doing, leading to a new level of output performance that you didn’t think was possible.

Staying in It: Showing Up Wholeheartedly in Our Lives

How do you find the strength and courage to “stay in it wholeheartedly” when life is constantly presenting you with new challenges? How do you stay connected to the bigger picture so you can create the positive impacts you wish to make?

Part concert, part keynote — Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Peter Katz draws on his experience of surviving and thriving in the music industry to motivate attendees to stay on their path wholeheartedly, while also being open to change and embracing the unexpected along the way.

Through his powerful songs and stories, Peter pulls attendees in and leaves them inspired to show up with purpose every day.

Audiences will learn:

  • That we don’t always know the impact we have in the world, and why it matters how we show up everyday.
  • How to feel more connected to the bigger picture of what they’re actually contributing towards beyond day-to-day challenges.
  • How to nurture meaningful connections.

This virtual presentation runs 60-70 minutes and can include a Q&A (or an encore!). Katz uses an enhanced feed sent through Zoom to deliver a high quality, multi-camera virtual keynote with world-class audio. Length and content are customizable to meet a client’s needs.

Katz offers follow-up sessions and/or workshops to facilitate deeper training on the topics covered in his presentation.