Peter Legge


Peter Legge

Award-Winning Motivation and Business Speaker

Award-winning motivation and business speaker Peter Legge shows audiences how to take control of even the most challenging situations to rise to the top and achieve success. Famed for his ability to inspire healthy, productive habits and a winning attitude, Legge stops at nothing when it comes to inspiring excellence.

The bestselling author of 20 books including, The Runway of Life, The Power of Tact, Lunch with Joe and his most recent, The Power of Tenacity, The Courage of Leadership and the Strength of Character. Legge is also the chairman and CEO of the largest independently owned magazine publishing company in western Canada, Canada Wide Media, and is a past chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade.

Toastmasters International voted Legge “Golden Gavel Award Winner” and “Top Speaker in North America” and both the National Speakers Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers have inducted him into the Speakers Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only society comprising 20 of North American’s top professional speakers.

Legge is the recipient of two honorary doctorate degrees presented to him in 2003 by Simon Fraser University and in 2009 by Royal Roads University. He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Technology in 2010 from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and in 2013 was presented with an Honorary Fellow by Douglas College.

Legge was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and was presented with The Nido Qubein Philanthropist of the Year Award in 2005. In 2008, for his lifelong commitment to serving the community, he received British Columbia’s highest award, the Order of British Columbia.

Doing Business in Tough Times - Proven Strategies that Work

Are you worried about the current state of the North American economy? Discover how to weather the storm and learn 97 tips on how to do business in tough times by getting back to the basics. Don’t miss your opportunity as a business leader to sharpen your focus and secure profitability and long-term success for your personal and professional life.

The Runway of Life: Take Charge and Live Your Dreams

Life, like a runway, is limited in length. Let Peter Legge show you how to make the most of it and live your dreams with his life-changing Runway of Life lessons. An award-winning businessman, professional speaker and best-selling author, Peter uses a series of inspiring, entertaining stories, conveyed with disarming warmth and good humor, to show you how to…
·Dream big and set goals, because the first step to achieving a dream is having one.
·Discover your talents and your purpose. When the two intersect there is no limit as to what you can achieve.
·Embrace entrepreneurship and learn how everything you do – even the efforts that fail – propels you toward success.
·Read for success and use the wisdom of successful people to enhance your own life.
·Harness the dynamic qualities of enthusiasm, a positive attitude and unshakable tenacity.
·Use your time effectively to gain the greatest rewards.

27 Success Habits: Winning Ways: Developing Million-Dollar Habits For Success

To be a winner in life and in business you must act like a winner, and what better way to do that than to emulate the habits of highly successful people. Let internationally renowned businessman, best-selling author and acclaimed professional speaker Peter Legge be your guide. A born storyteller with an entertainer’s wit and sense of timing, Peter takes audiences on an inspirational journey through 27 simple and easy-to-implement habits that cumulatively have the power to change your life and your fortunes. During this unique seminar, supported by a hands-on workbook, Peter will help you…
·Learn the importance of goal setting and focusing on your strengths.
·Commit to “doing what it takes” to get the job done.
·Discover the power of an optimistic outlook and prosperous mindset.
·Learn how to practice more self-discipline.
·Find out how to gain strength from adverse situations.

Let Peter show you the 27 things you need to do to be the million-dollar success you were born to be.

Taking on the Giant: How to Meet the Challenges of Leadership

The leadership role, whether at the head of a family or at the helm of a major corporation, brings with it many challenges, rewards and responsibilities. Peter Legge, president and CEO of Canada Wide Magazines and Communications Ltd. (the largest independently owned publishing company in Western Canada), knows what it takes to be a successful leader. His more than 40 years of first-hand business experience form the core of this powerful, often funny and always entertaining seminar on what it takes to be effective in the leadership role. Topics covered in this examination of leadership includes how to:
·Take control of the leadership role in your organization.
·Model positive work habits that set the standard for your staff.
·Establish ground rules to create a solid corporate foundation.
·Enhance your leadership skills.
·Motivate your staff to achieve greater levels of excellence.

This seminar is invaluable for both serving leaders and those who aspire to a leadership role.

5 Smooth Stones: Ammunition for Personal Change

In the famed biblical story David and Goliath, all it took for young David to slay the giant was five smooth stones, a sling, and a lot of focus. In his acclaimed seminar, Five Smooth Stones, Peter Legge uses this timeless tale of triumph over adversity as a vehicle for exploring what it takes to prevail in life and in business. One of the great storytellers of our time, with an amazing capacity to entertain audiences while conveying a powerful message, Peter talks about the five key elements necessary to overcoming obstacles and realizing your full potential:
·Leadership – Learn how to take command of your life and live each day to the fullest.
·Motivation – Harness the power of the will to succeed and learn how to stay motivated.
·Perseverance – Stand firm, believe in yourself, and never give up.
·Personal development – Cultivate the skills you need, and learn how to make continuous personal growth part of your life.
·Success – See yourself as a success and you will be a success.

Peter’s stories will inspire and entertain you while adding deeper meaning and dimension to his five key points.

Make Your Life a Masterpiece - Take Control of Your Canvas of Life For Success!

Based on Legge’s bestselling book of the same name, this keynote presentation teaches ways to carve out a successful destiny that is distinctly yours.

Creating your Masterpiece takes courage and, the belief that you have a gift to offer the world. It takes self-mastery, and a winning attitude! Peter Legge is a masterful leader in business, and in life. With the warmth and humour Peter is world renowned for, he artfully draws from his own canvas to deliver the ideas and attitudes you need to create your own masterpiece. Learn how your distinctive style and one of kind experience is key to being the master of your own destiny. Understand that while your circumstances may determine the colors that you have to work with, the choices that you make day-to-day are in fact, the brushstrokes that will define what your Masterpiece looks like. Peter’s Masterpiece presentation is a palate of timeless lessons and entertaining stories from his book including:
·Choose to be a life long optimist
·Commit to excellence
·Take the time to build your relationships
·Make every moment count
·Feed your mind
·Serve the community

The 16 Irrefutable Laws of Salesmanship

Michelangelo once said, “and yet I am still learning.”

Who will you learn from so that your life, your business and the success that you’ve dreamed of becomes a masterpiece?

Given the fact that 50 per-cent of all new businesses fail in the first year, 50 per- cent of that 50 per-cent fail in the second year, and 50 per cent of that 50 per-cent fail in the third, it is my father’s lessons that have helped Canada Wide Media to be a successful company for over 34 years. In that time, we have never lost money – ever! And we have an impeccable reputation and respect in the community.

Succession Planning Needs to Start Now For Your Continued Success

Canadian businesses are largely family owned businesses. In fact, 80% are family-owned and operated. 30% of Canadians will be over 55 by 2016. Business owners are faced with exit strategies or succession plans which take somewhere between two and five years to complete. Peter Legge’s company, Canada Wide Media Limited has been a successful family owned business for 35 years. He will share with you his strategy that he used in his business succession planning, which will help you in the strategic direction of your business, and ensuring your business continuity.

An award winning speaker, and community leader – allow Peter to help you formalize your succession process for your company.