2020 Speakers will be announced closer to the event in 2020
Leadership is about what you do-the choices you make when you confront adversity. Learn what separates a genuine leader from someone in a position of authority. Be inspired to become the leader people can’t resist. Discover how you can lead by leveraging any adversity with four powerful actions—put others first, get a laugh, ask what if, and focus on feelings. Using these simple actions will transform your life, create star performers, and refashion your organization. -- Elisa Hays lives half-assed. Literally. Half her rear-end was amputated in an ICU while surgeons raced to save her life. On March 1, 2014 Elisa was hit by a semi-truck going 65-mph, thrown 90 feet and impaled on a guardrail. Today she speaks to audiences internationally while sharing her astounding experiences with honesty, humor and passion. Before the life-altering accident, Elisa spent 14 years as the owner of an international touring children's theater company with a mission to inspire imagination in families. Currently, as the founder of Hygienics Innovation, she holds North American patents-pending for the invention of a play-based hand washing system designed to make cleaning hands fun. Elisa Hays is passionate about leadership, design, women in business and healthcare. She’s a whole-hearted keynote speaker and a half-assed, creative entrepreneur who walks the talk and inspires others to lead with IMPACT.
If you want to be the #1 Influencer in your industry, you’ve got to get bigger media visibility. Based on her international bestseller, Guerrilla Publicity, Jill shares simple strategies to help you go from unknown to newsworthy. Sharing her proven secrets to understanding what the media wants, Jill provides you with short-term, doable tactics that boost visibility for you and your brand. Jill Lublin’s expertise will drive prospects to your door and profits to your pockets! -- Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking, Kindness, and Referrals. She is the author of 4 bestselling books including Get Noticed...Get Referrals, Guerrilla Publicity, Networking Magic and her latest, The Profit of Kindness. Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace. She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 20 years’ experience working with over 100,000 people plus national and international media. Jill teaches Publicity Crash Courses as both live events and live webinars as well as consults and speaks all over the world.
Ready to take your message on the road? Have you thought of taking your speaking topics, book or other products on the road through a tour and media campaign? Maybe you don't like to travel but still want to do a tour... How about a virtual tour? In this presentation, Charmaine Hammond, CSP, will show you how to take your message on the road with a physical tour or a virtual one. -- Charmaine Hammond, a CSP(™) Certified Speaking Professional has been in the business of changing lives for more than 25 years. This former Correctional Officer (yup! She worked in jails) and Corporate Dispute Resolution Expert now travels the world teaching the principles of leadership, resilience and collaboration. As a bestselling author (of five books & featured in six others) and professional speaker she has had tremendous success in finding corporate sponsors to fund her printing, graphic design, venues, travel, media, technology, hotels, even her pet food and dog poop bags! She has developed sponsorship relationships with 100’s of companies. Her recent speaking and book tour, Million Acts of Kindness, involved a 14,000 KM tour in a 32 foot sponsored motor home, hotels sponsored for the team, and more than 40 businesses and retail chains raising funds in their stores/businesses to support this movement….. A Million Acts of Kindness.
As an entrepreneur, Karen knows first hand how powerful speaking can be to getting massive results - with high ticket sales and new clients in less than an hour's presentation. In just a few short months, she tripled the growth of her business, with low risk and high returns, and within a year, 10 X her business. This knowledge has taken Karen loads of time to accumulate and refine and now she offers you the gems of her expertise so you can put these strategies into practice for yourself and experience big results! During this presentation learn how to: - Avoid the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make when they speak that keep audiences disengaged and unwilling to invest (no matter how long they are on the stage). - Sell from your heart, so your ideal clients say YES! to your products, services or programs with excitement and appreciation. - Discover the key elements you must develop to triple your income as a speaker Entrepreneur who Educates, Inspires and Sells with confidence and ease. -- Karen McGregor is a bestselling author, international speaker, coach, trainer and the founder/ CEO of the Speaker Success Formula. Her company helps entrepreneurs create, structure and deliver compelling presentations to monetize their expertise and launch successful speaking businesses. Using her Speaker Success Formula, Karen attracts a wide range of clients from Olympic athletes, health experts, elite artists, and musicians to coaches, financial advisors, real estate experts, bestselling and aspiring authors. Karen is a premier monetization specialist dedicated to helping conscious entrepreneurs spread their messages, sell their products/services and transition into successful speakers. As a speaker sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra, Brendon Burchard, Loral Langemeier, Marci Schimoff and others, Karen knows how to inspire and educate entrepreneurs to navigate through speaking business uncertainties to arrive at success. Recently Karen donated her time to assist influencers across North America in successfully presenting their life-altering messages: Karen coached TEDx Women Gastown 2016 (Vancouver, BC) presenters, a contestant for a half million dollar successful Dragon’s Den pitch (2017) and contestants of the Shape Your World Society “Total Makeover Challenge” in Abbotsford BC (2017). She was recently nominated for the Canada wide Women of Inspiration awards under the category of Change Maker.
What do millionaire entrepreneurs do differently? It's not actually what they do, it's WHO they are being. Master these 7 Attributes and create the life you desire. If hard work and passion were enough, most entrepreneurs would easily cross the 7 figure mark and thrive. However very few ever get to 100K, and unfortunately, even more fail within 2 years. No matter what your income goal - learning the attributes and habits of 7 figure earners will help you get on the path to building a thriving business around your personal freedom. In this presentation, Nafissa will walk with you through the 7 attributes to success, and take a deeper dive into a few key points with implementation exercises. -- Nafissa Shireen is host of Living Forward TV & the founder of Living Forward Business & Lifestyles Inc., an International Business & Success Coaching company dedicated to providing entrepreneurs the tools, strategy and step by step guidance to build a thriving business around their personal freedom. Her 25 years of diverse experience includes building and working with creative 6, 7 and 8 figure entrepreneurs as well as serving on the executive team of multiple 8 and 9 figure gold and copper mining projects in North America. Having risen above her own story of struggle, and 6 figure debt, she transitioned from her corporate career to a freedom based lifestyle as a self-made millionaire, employing the same strategies she teaches today. She has been happily married for 18 years to her husband Michael, who is also a successful entrepreneur and sales professional. Living Forward Business & Lifestyles Inc. was founded on Nafissa’s core belief that we always need to be in forward motion, and that by doing so, individuals have the power and the choice to create the exact life they desire for themselves.
"99% of people don't market in the year that we actually live in" - Gary Vaynerchuk. Which Year Are You Marketing In? In this presentation you will gain a whole new appreciation and the immense power of video, understand how Public Speaking and Video have become synonymous, you will learn how to accept and embrace change, how to become Camera Confident and banish the Techy Terrors and Plan your 100th Birthday Bash! -- To her eternal surprise, Sue found herself an unlikely entrepreneur in her mid-sixties, after spending over 40 years, as a physician, who transformed her world to video marketer, in her mid-sixties. Yes, she is frequently asked why and her physician friends think she's crazy!
Introducing an out-of-the-box idea that a business's clients or customers are NOT buying products or services from the business. What they are in fact buying is an idea and a brand promise. Often, entrepreneurs make the mistake of focusing too much on their own end-game and forget to turn the focus on the perspective of their ideal target market. By discovering the ONE THING that an audience actually buys into gives way to define a company's brand, positioning, story, and ultimately how people connect with that business. It's quite empowering! -- Azadeh is the Founder and Creative Director of Gogo Telugo Creatives. With 14+ years of experience working locally & internationally (France, Italy, USA) in branding, design, and marketing, she has built successful campaigns and picked up design awards along the way. She works with amazing entrepreneurs and corporations who are looking to create an authentic connection between their company and their ideal target market, to take their brand and business to new heights, and to ultimately make a difference in the world. On her free time, she dances flamenco and salsa, plays beach volleyball, and travels the globe.
Discover how to attract media attention for your business in 5 simple steps. In this presentation, you’ll learn the 8 criteria that media looks for when choosing stories, how to think like an editor, producer or online publisher and how to present your media pitch in ways that will get your emails answered. Baila will show you how easy it is to leverage the marketing done by media outlets to get in front of tens of thousands of targeted readers, listeners and viewers. -- Baila Lazarus is an award-winning writer and editor, a media strategist, speaker and instructor at Small Business BC. She was the managing editor of Glacier Media Magazines and Special Publications divisions, news features editor at Business in Vancouver newspaper, associate producer at CBC Radio and business commentator for Global Morning News. Her 20+ years of journalism include print, radio, television and online production. She has been featured as a speaker for the BC Communications Forum, the GetSetGo! Summit, Vancouver Island Tourism and SOHO Victoria, among others. She provides workshops, webinars and consulting sessions on media strategies to entrepreneurs for both traditional and new media.
Is LinkedIn a mystery to you? What does your LI profile say about you? Are you frustrated with or underutilizing LinkedIn? Looking to attract prospects and clients from LinkedIn? Are you trying to figure out how to build your business using LinkedIn as one of your marketing strategies? Struggling with how to get business from LinkedIn? Wondering what the correct etiquette is, and best practices are for your profile? Knowing the essentials to using LinkedIn will make a big difference in improving your visibility and credibility – both crucial to move you towards profitability. I will help you develop and use LinkedIn as a primary tool for bringing in new business. -- Janice is a seasoned training specialist, focusing her training on how to authentically build relationships and communicate effectively, online and offline. Janice has been a small business owner for several years and the heart of her business is training. She started her career as an elementary school teacher then transitioned into corporate training, which she did for 18 years, training a wide variety of people, from law firm receptionists to the CEO of BC Hydro. Janice’s training programs empower business professionals, entrepreneurs, sales teams, commissioned sales people, and job seekers to leverage the power of LinkedIn to maximize sales or connect with the network they need. Janice’s passion for people clearly shows through as she takes clients through her LinkedIn training programs. She knows how important it is in this day and age for people to know, like, and trust someone, before they will do business with them. Janice creates an inclusive training environment that enhances learning and creates stimulating conversation with her participants. She works with groups of all sizes and individuals – both in person and online.
You will learn about a simple tool that will give you direction on what exactly you need to do to get what you want, measure your progress and never lose track.. In this presentation you will learn a simple tool you can use to help you create logically structured, achievable goals and get organized in a way that you can measure your progress and stay accountable in your way towards accomplishing your goals in life and business. -- Former Architect Certified in Bioclimatic Architecture, co-owner of a construction company for over 17 years, Gina migrated to Canada 5 years ago and facing her immigration process gave her the opportunity to reinvent herself so she decided to move from Architecture to Life Skills Coaching, where she takes the methodology and creative strategies used in Design and Construction to solve complex problems to meet people’s needs and implements that to her coaching practice to help people explore and plan strategies for success. Gina is also certified on Emotional Intelligence and Founder at Gettinginsight.com where through tailored workshops, talks and/or one-on-one coaching sessions, she helps women better understand their inner processes, how these impact their family and businesses and to develop self and social awareness to create happier, healthier relationships and meaningful connections at home and at work.