Janice Otremba

Janice Otremba, founder of Catalyst for Change, is leading corporate wellness through stress management strategies that fuel productivity and team development. An international team asset builder, Janice is a champion for defying life’s BS – Burnout and Stress. Janice gives your audiences the tools they need to look inside, listen to their gut, take their thoughts captive and change what isn’t working. Through humour and personal reflection, Janice drives you toward being honest with yourself and living your most authentic life. Everyone will learn how to manage stress and use it as a powerful catalyst for improved health, personal growth and positive change

 

Alvin Law

Alvin Law Born with no arms as a result of the drug Thalidomide, Alvin was adopted by a family who taught him to use his feet for hands – and who by doing so gave him the gift of freedom. In addition to being a professional speaker, he is a trained broadcaster, fundraiser, award-winning musician and bestselling author. Alvin Law is a Hall-of-Fame keynote speaker who uses his story to challenge and inspire even the most resistant, heard-it-all-before audience. As a living, breathing example of the power of attitude, he busts through the self-imposed blockages we all have about who we are and what we can achieve, and provokes us to examine and rewrite the stories we tell ourselves about our role, our abilities and our lives. He has earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an honour possessed by less than ten percent of professional speakers worldwide. In 2009, Alvin was inducted into the Canadian Association of Speakers (CAPS) Hall of Fame.

Glyn Jones

Glyn Jones brings over 25 years of industrial experience working in the field of health and safety. Glyn’s strength is to be able to tackle often complicated and technical issues and make them simple and understandable for all audiences.  He specializes in talking about communication challenges and his recent sessions have included: risk communication (understanding fear and complacency); communication in high hazard workplaces recognizing marginal literacy; and understanding the challenges of intergenerational and intercultural communication and its potential impacts at work.

Chris Funk

Combining intuition, illusion, influence and sidesplitting comedy, Chris Funk has twenty years of experience performing Witty Magic That Wows! Chris has traveled across the Canada and parts of the United States, constantly developing new shows to keep his audiences enticed, enthralled and above all entertained.   He has also been selected as one of only 2 Canadians to compete on the television show Wizard Wars in LA with Penn & Teller.

Chris’s show consists of clean comedy, live music and a finale that will get your guests talking for a long time!  Borrowed objects vanish and appear in strange places, minds are read and Chris even plays a violin concerto during one routine while the magic happens!

Kelly Falardeau

Kelly Falardeau is a burn survivor. Since the age of two she has struggled with her self-worth and confidence after receiving burns to 75% of her body. Kelly found a way to go from near-death to success; from the ugly scar-faced girl to the Top 10 Most Powerful and Influential Speaker, Fierce Woman of the Year, Best-Selling Author (4 times), recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and most recently a YWCA Woman of Distinction 2013.
You have to ask yourself how? How did a burn survivor who constantly struggled with rejection, staring and teasing burst through all the negativity in her life to succeed? You have to hear her speak or read her books to learn the stories of how she did it.

Adam Kreek

An Olympic Gold Medalist and Entrepreneur, Adam has spent the past decade and a half both teaching and using strategies for human performance, achievement, and wellbeing. With his team at Kreek Speak Enterprises Inc, Adam has developed philosophies & psychological tools useful for the workplace, personal satisfaction and athletic achievement. He frames his unique expertise to make your business better and enhance corporate cultures worldwide.

Meg Soper

Meg is an expert on the subject of striking balance within our hectic lives. Over the past two decades Meg has worked as a health professional, become one of Canada’s foremost stand-up comediennes, and raised a family. She has taken the life lessons learned while traveling this unique path to become an incredible motivator and life balance coach. Meg blends her unique insights with unforgettable humour to help people develop practical strategies for work and life.

Leah Goldstein

Leah Goldstein is s stunning example of living a life without limits.

As a professional cyclist, former World Kickboxing Champion, and Israeli Military Elite Commando Instructor and Special Forces Unit member, Leah is the extreme example of discipline, determination and ultra-endurance. Leah retired from thirteen years on the pro road race circuit in the spring of 2010, following an accident in which she broke both of her arms, and is now concentrating on ultra endurance racing. She recently participated in the 30th anniversary of the 2011 Race Across America, known as “the World’s Toughest Bicycle Race,”winning Best Overall Female, Best in Age Group, Queen of the Mountains, Queen of the Prairies, and Rookie of the Year, despite suffering from Shermer’s Neck after the fourth day.

From crashes to podiums and fear to triumph, Leah’s story gives us a glimpse of what’s truly possible from a life without limits.

Roslyn Franken

When told at the young age of 29 of the tumour resting on the main artery to her brain testing positive for Hodgkin’s Disease (cancer of the lymph nodes), Roslyn was filled with fear, stress and devastation. However, with a mother who survived the holocaust and beat cancer, and a father who survived the atomic bomb, Roslyn quickly turned toward her parents’ remarkable “NEVER GIVE UP” attitude as inspiration to face the challenge, fight back and become a long-term survivor.

Inspirational and down-to-earth, Roslyn Franken is a captivating speaker and best-selling author who speaks passionately about her empowering journey from fear to fight, worrier to warrior and victim to victory in the face of the life-threatening cancer that changed her life. She provides an unforgettable experience for her audiences with her inspirational personal story, practical insights and proven strategies to live a happy, healthy and resilient life in the face of change, challenge and adversity.

Yvonne Thompson

Yvonne’s passion is helping organizations to build sustainability and capacity through New World Leadership strategies- a unique innovative approach to leadership and employee engagement, which Yvonne has developed through experience and research. An engaging and energetic speaker, Yvonne translates her knowledge and experience of HR and leadership strategies into meaningful presentations for audiences of all sizes. She brings her message alive by drawing on stories from her three decades of experience and links her stories to her philosophy of New World Leadership. This is Yvonne’s strength: linking theory to action- and leaving the audience with practical steps to implement tomorrow.