stuart knight

Stuart Knight

Expert Communicator | Award-Winning Entrepreneur

Stuart Knight helps the world’s biggest companies reach new levels of success. An award-winning entrepreneur, communications expert, and critically acclaimed author, Stuart’s clients are the “who’s who” of business — from Nike and Telus, to Kraft and BMO — with his presentations  seen by over one million people worldwide. Believing that organizations are only as strong as their people, Stuart uses hilarious stories and well-earned insights to motivate everyone to achieve their goals in both their professional and personal lives.

The author of You Should Have Asked: The Art of Powerful Conversation, and The Madness of My Mind, Stuart also writes a weekly blog followed by over ten thousand people.

The founder of The Top Ten event, one Canada’s biggest speaking extravaganzas, Stuart brings together many of the world’s most interesting people to share their stories in support of charitable causes.


Four Conversations for Success

How do you feel when a business associate you rarely see remembers your name? Why do people work harder for some managers than others? Do your clients look forward to seeing you? What do you know about your customers that your competition doesn’t? Do you see them? They’re everywhere.

That’s right, they are called human beings and when you connect with them personally, you and your company will thrive! Did you know that employees who see their co-workers as friends are twelve times more productive at their jobs? Were you aware that manufacturers who promote healthy human relationships in the workplace experience 50% less defects on the production line? And have you heard that research recently proved that social isolation decreases life expectancy more than smoking, obesity and alcohol abuse combined? The evidence is undeniable. The strength of our human connections dramatically influences the success we experience in both our professional and personal lives.

No one understands this better than Stuart Knight, and whether your audience is outgoing or introverted, he will teach them what it takes to raise their game one powerful conversation at a time.

This keynote is also offered as a workshop.

The Choice: 5 Decisions All Leaders Make

Do you know why some companies are more successful than others? Here’s a hint. It has nothing to do with their people waking up earlier, working harder or having prestigious degrees. They simply have leaders who make five decisions every single day.

Let’s face it, life can get hectic sometimes. Correction. Life is hectic all of the time! Between constant meetings, phone calls, emails, reading reports, going to the gym and dropping the kids off at school we can easily be distracted from the core decisions all leaders must make in order to reach our full potential.

During this high energy, entertaining and hilarious keynote presentation, Stuart shines a new and exciting perspective on the fundamental building blocks that have always propelled leaders forward, while reminding them of what they need to do today to live their best life. By touching on subjects such as fear, anxiety, stress, goal setting, creativity, innovation and resiliency Stuart Knight takes your audience on a rollercoaster of emotions and ideas leaving them inspired to get back to the basics and take a major step forward toward greater success!

This keynote is also offered as a workshop.

More Human More Often: Connecting After a Pandemic

Meaningful human connection was in crisis well before the pandemic, and now that people are coming back together it’s needed more than ever before! After 25 years of speaking to audiences around the world about the importance of personal relationships, Stuart’s new keynote takes an even deeper dive into the science of human connection and how it is the number one factor to organizational success and personal well-being.

For decades the world has been experiencing a crisis in human connection, and it’s been the root cause of every challenge faced by humanity. On a macro level, it has created international conflicts, national divisiveness, and community breakdown. Individually, our disconnection from each other is behind a wide range of physical and mental ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, greater stress and so much more. Organizationally, meaningful human connection is the biggest influencer on productivity, collaboration, innovation, absenteeism, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Each day, forward-thinking leaders within governments, companies, and organizations are embracing the exciting reality that in order to thrive, human connection must be given priority over everything else. In his latest keynote, Stuart Knight provides a scientifically backed “wake up call” for people ready to harness the power of personal relationships as a true path to success and happiness. In this hilarious, entertaining, and deeply thought-provoking presentation, Stuart Knight unveils the elephant in the room we all knew was there but didn’t know how to see. By incorporating meaningful human connection into your everyday culture and promoting powerful conversations among your team, Stuart will help you reach your goals while changing the world. How cool is that?!

Offered both virtually and in a live setting with the option of increased audience participation (subject to time available in the agenda).