Peter Katz

Peter Katz

JUNO-Nominated Musician and Storyteller

Peter Katz is a JUNO Award and Canadian Screen Award-nominated singer-songwriter who has spent the past 15 years touring internationally. He has been described by many of his fans and clients as “a thunderbolt for the soul”. A gifted storyteller, Katz infuses his presentations with songs to inspire and empower audiences to create their own path, overcome obstacles, and find success in whatever they desire.

Renowned CBC Radio host Tom Power described Katz’s album We Are the Reckoning as “one of the most heartfelt, beautiful, and vulnerable records of the year… an astonishing record.” With five albums to his name, Katz’s music has been streamed more than 5 million times and his music videos have over 20 million views on YouTube. His music is also used regularly on film and television, including CBC Television’s 2016 Rio Olympics/Paralympics coverage.

As an in-demand keynote speaker, fluent in both English and French, and a four-time TEDx fellow, Katz has been called on to give his highly customized “keynote concerts” to countless companies and organizations across various industries. His clients have included Bell, Xerox, Royal Lepage, American Express, Mars, Trillium Health, and the Royal Bank of Canada, to name a few. Throughout the pandemic, Katz’s impressive move to virtual has seem him perform for over 75,000 people virtually around the world, which included an address to the House of Commons of 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.