Theresa is a sought after media commentator and lifestyle pundit. As a speaker she uses humour and relevance to inspire and inform whether she is emceeing an event or discussing the importance of a personal brand. As a food and health expert she motivates people to become the CEO of their own health. Her social media expertise is in demand within social media as well as corporate circles.
Deborah Boland is a dynamic and entertaining speaker. Her presentations engage, motivate and provide life-changing experiences for successful women 40+ who want to look stylish, classy and age-amazing.
Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, public speaker, and television personality. She is the author of five books, including “The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood” and her latest, “Shut Up and Eat: Tales of Chicken, Children & Chardonnay”. She is a feature writer for Sympatico.ca in their parenting, travel, and auto sections, and is also a columnist for ParentsCanada, Womens Post, Ottawa Families, Dabble Magazine, and GoodLife.
Dr. Christine Chambers is a child psychologist, Professor, and Canada Research Chair in Children's Pain. She is a leading international health researcher who has published over 130 scientific papers and is one of the top 10 most productive women clinical psychology professors in Canada. She is also the mother of 4 young children.
Graham Dickson is the founder of Arctic Kingdom, a Canadian company which has operated throughout the Arctic since 1999 providing services to tourism, film, science and industry. Arctic Kingdom works closely with Inuit complementing their traditional knowledge with extensive coordinated logistics, modern equipment, professional teams and the most modern communications.
A veteran of the broadcasting business, Bob has worked in Toronto at stations that include CFTR and CHFI, in Montreal at CJAD and CKGM and in Ottawa, his hometown. Bob says his four years at CFRA taught him the best ways to communicate with an audience.
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Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Speaker Hall of Fame Inductee (HoF), Humorist, and "Re-Invention Strategist", Linda Edgecombe is an internationally renowned, award-winning humorous speaker, trainer and consultant. She is a best-selling author who energizes every room as she leads people to loosen up, lighten the load and laugh.
Erica Ehm, creator/publisher of www.yummymummyclub.ca , is one of Canada's most recognized personalities. Chosen to be the first female MuchMusic host, she became the voice of her generation. Since then Ehm has remained in the spotlight as her multi-faceted media career has blossomed in television, radio, film, theater, journalism, songwriting, and music publishing.
Educated at Albert College and McMaster University, Bob Fleck has spent nearly half a century in advertising and communications. Winning awards in New York, Hollywood, Chicago and many Canadian centres, Bob produced and/or directed over 1000 national radio and TV ads in Canada and the U.S.
Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost thinkers on change and leadership working internationally with clients on the issues of most concern to executives: leadership, change and innovation. Association magazine ranked him as one of the North America’s top speakers.
At the age of 34, after doing soul-crushing work to satisfy his family and peers, Chef Ali Hassan made a decision for himself - to get up on the comedy stage. His original goal was to gain confidence and build a personality that he could put on camera as the host of a food show. Development of the food show continues today, but Ali also fell in love with Stand-Up Comedy. In 6 short years, Ali has been given the opportunity to perform (twice) at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival (the first comedy festival to ever take place in the Middle East), Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival, and JFL42 in Toronto.
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Doc Hendley is the epitome of the individual who has made a difference. Tens of thousands of people around the world have clean drinking water they did not have before an idea popped into the head of this “tattooed keg-tapper” musician’s head. Hendley realized that just by using his ability to bartend and create relationships with people, he might be able to help the problem. At the bars where he worked, he started raising money to fight this water epidemic the best way he knew how, by pouring wine and playing music.
Terry Jones is on the cutting edge of innovation and change. As founder of Travelocity.com, chairman of Kayak.com, and Chief Information Officer at American Airlines/Sabre, Terry has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have changed an industry.
Barry grew up in Winnipeg, went to school in British Columbia has roots in Newfoundland and has ventured to some of the coldest climates this country offers. He can speak to the uniqueness that is Canada…and the various adventures he has experienced as a television host, actor, comedian, author and an officer in the Canadian Air Force.
Alvin Law is a master storyteller. His sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, but always honest observations about the human experience connects him with his audience in a unique way. His audience feels both the pain and elation that all human beings experience regardless of the circumstances of their birth and he challenges people to reconsider the excuses they make in their daily lives.
Stephen Lewis is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is the board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which is dedicated to turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and he is co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World in the United States.
The Toronto Sun called her "the reigning queen of comedy in Canada." The Globe and Mail called her "suave and stylish". For the last thirty years, Marla Lukofsky has performed as a stand-up comedian in every major city in Canada and the United States.
Dr. Jack Muskat is an organizational psychologist with over 25 years consulting and business experience with individuals and organizations. He most recently was Principal for one of Canada's largest Human Capital consulting firms, where he advised senior executives and managers around selection and development planning, as well as providing executive coaching. He has also facilitated senior leadership teams hone their business strategy and redefine their roles and goals.
Eric Novak is the Creator, Principal Contributor and Executive Editor of ENVIRODAD.COM. He is also the President and founder of Modern Media Perspectives. In this role, he provides media consulting services related to public and media relations, marketing and communications. Eric is a consultant, video producer, TV host, writer and blogger.
Suzanne O’Brien is the author of Life, Love and Transition: Guidance for the End of Life - the recently published guide to achieving a dignified, meaningful death through the hospice experience. Suzanne is also a hospice advocate and motivational speaker.
Cheryl Perera is an accomplished children’s rights activist, a captivating speaker and the Founder and President of OneChild, the premiere organization empowering a movement of children and youth taking action against child sex slavery. Her extraordinary contributions to protect children, and her high innovation, achievement, and leadership have earned her honours such as the World of Children Founder’s Award, and distinguished her as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, and Canada’s Top 20 Under 20.
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A specialist in Organizational Psychology, Steve believes that biography speaks louder than theory, and he presents audiences with well-researched profiles of the great human-oriented successes and failures in the business world, both recent and classic, to help you refine your own corporate strategies.
It represented a huge learning curve for former downtown Toronto resident, Linda Reader to become entrenched in grassroots rural issues as a farm owner and resident in Grey County. In time the 20 years of previous marketing experience as a consultant and Professor in the Business School at Humber College, combined with her on-farm trials raising chickens and ducks plus learning to drive a tractor prepared her for a new career in rural development.
Sue Seguin, B.A., C.G.P., T.L.C., has been engaging and informing audiences for over 20 years, helping people rise to the challenges posed by diabetes, obesity, menopause and food allergies. Sue is a Therapeutic Lifestyle Coach (T.L.C.), Certified Gluten Practitioner (C.G.P.) and a Level II Reiki Practitioner. She graduated from McGill University in Anthropology in 1981 and worked as a Doctor of Homoeopathic Medicine from 2002-2014.
Scott Stratten is the President of Un-Marketing. Formerly a national sales training manager and a Professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, he has been running his "UnAgency" for 8 years which has become the place companies like PepsiCo, Red Cross and Fidelity Investments come to when they need help guiding their way through the viral/social media and relationship marketing landscape.
As Prima Ballerina with The National Ballet of Canada, Veronica Tennant won a devoted following as a dancer of extraordinary versatility and dramatic power. She gave her farewell performances in Romeo and Juliet and - A Passion For Dance - Celebrating the Tennant Magic in 1989. Tennant overlapped immediately as Host of Sunday Arts Entertainment on CBC Television launching her present career as a producer/director.
Daniel Thompson began his career as a professional make up artist and paramedical aesthetician in 1993. In 2003, he founded Thompson Consulting, specializing in product development for spas, plastic surgeons/dermatologists and cosmetic corporations. Daniel's work can be seen at spas and medispas across Canada, in New York, Oslo and Dubai.
As one of Canada’s most successful and influential Hip Hop artists, Wes “Maestro” Williams was selected to be the guest speaker for the former Governor General of Canada’s Summit on Urban Arts when Her Excellency visited Vancouver, BC. Wes has received two Juno Awards and his albums have reached gold and platinum status. His signature song “Let Your Backbone Slide” remains the only Canadian Hip Hop single to ever go gold.
Libby Znaimer is a prominent Canadian journalist specializing in health, the arts, and lifestyle issues. After working in television broadcasting covering business and politics for two decades, she joined MZ Media in 2006. She serves as Vice-President of News and Information for both Classical 96.3FM and AM740. She is also producing and hosting The Zoomer Report, a special feature on all topics of interest to the baby boom generation
Ethan Zohn is the 2002 winner of the reality television show Survivor. With his 1 million dollar prize money, Ethan co-founded Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization that trains professional soccer players to teach African children, a tailor-made SKILLZ curriculum, about HIV/AIDS prevention.