Health and Wellness
Where can we turn for the trustworthy information we need to lead the healthy, satisfying lives we want? These speakers wade into the crowded landscape of advice on personal wellness and healthcare and serve up fresh and valuable ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.