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The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for 9 grueling months.
Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction.
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The most effective leaders in society are those rare individuals who can inspire their audience with a passion that can only come from personal experience. As the President and CEO of an extremely successful multimedia company, Joe Roberts has faced and overcome key business challenges, which confront every modern organization.
Joe’s business solutions have made millions of dollars for his clients, across a variety of business sectors. It is from this experience that Joe draws when addressing Fortune 500 companies, boards of trade and professional associates internationally.
Former CEO of the multimedia development company Mindware Design Communications, where in less than four years, Joe led the company through an 800% increase in business. Joe made his first million dollars before he turned 35, and was named one of Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Business People and one of Maclean’s 10 Canadians Who Make a Difference. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Ontario Premier Awards for business excellence.
Joe has appeared on many TV shows, news programs, radio talk shows and has been featured in major publications such as The Toronto Star, The National Post and Canadian Business.
A recognized authority in personal energy, productivity, and resilience, Kathy Parry uses her passion to ignite positive changes for professional leaders. Prior to launching her own speaking and consulting business Kathy was a trainer for a super-regional bank on their merger and acquisition team. In this role, she helped others integrate new technology and transition through organizational transformation.
But it was personal and devastating news about her fourth child that led Ms. Parry to a career where she empowers others to become more resilient and energized. Kathy works with Fortune 500 corporate leaders, association leaders and talent development specialists to help professionals plan for resilience to positively move through disruptive circumstances. Attendees leave her sessions with an action list to power-up their lives and create positive mindsets towards change.
Kathy holds degrees in Business and Food Management from Miami University, a Certification in Plant Based Nutrition from T.Colin Campbell Program at eCornell University and a coaching certification from WellCoaches. She holds the designation of professional speaker from the National Speakers Association and speaks at events nationwide. Ms. Parry has authored three books and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. where she enjoys a mild dark chocolate addiction and cooking for hungry friends.
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Sunjay Nath travels globally sharing insights on leadership and performance. He is best known for his trademark, “The 10-80-10 Principle” which is a framework that helps individuals and teams improve performance. This methodology combines best practices with small wins to help people empower themselves.
The framework is the synthesis of years of studying many different business models and philosophies and then distilling them into a very simple and easy to apply framework. Some of the concepts it compasses include The Pareto Principle (The 80/20 Rule), The Gallop Research that was used in the writing of “Now Discover Your Strengths”, Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion and Jack Welch’s Differentiation.
Most successful organizations use these concepts in one form or another. The 10-80-10 Principle can be used to explain why Apple is such a resounding success and how the financial meltdown occurred in 2008. It can also explain why we care more about gas prices than mortgage interest rates even though the latter has a significantly larger impact on our lives. The successful understanding and application of this principle will have a tremendous impact on the performance of any individual, team or organization.
Richard Hadden is a Certified Speaking Professional who helps organizations improve business results by creating a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce. An internationally recognized thought leader in the field of Employee Engagement, he is co-author of Contented Cows Give Better Milk, Contented Cows Moove Faster, Rebooting Leadership, and Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk, Revised and Expanded, published by John Wiley & Sons. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, and his work has been featured on National Public Radio, and in the pages of Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Workforce Management, and many trade and professional association journals.
Since 1990 he has delivered keynote presentations and training programs for more than 800 audiences on 5 continents. In 2000, he received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. This is the highest earned designation in the speaking profession.
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Canadian Hall of Fame speaker and author Michael Kerr is known as one of North America’s leading authorities on how to create a more inspiring workplace culture. His programs and are known for their combination of safe, hilarious humor and practical, relevant content. He is the author of 7 books including, “Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire: How to Recruit, Onboard, and Train New Employees to Live Your Culture Out Loud” and “The Humor Advantage – Why Some Businesses Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank.”
Michael’s programs are frequently rated as having the highest impact of any program presented at a conference. Inspiring, hilarious and relevant content are phrases repeatedly used by his clients to describe his programs.
Michael’s keynote and workshop messages focus on creating what Michael calls “inspiring workplaces” and touches on the following issues: valuing workplace values, managing workplace stress through humor, inspiring culture leadership, inspiring positive workplace communication, fostering creativity in teams, creating more inspiring meetings, using humor to offer more memorable and unique customer service, and basic principles of workplace motivation.
When forward-thinking companies and organizations like Nike, Boeing, and Microsoft want to ignite the breakthrough ideas that can increase any metric they desire, they hire 29-time Emmy Award winner and Hall of Fame speaker Bill Stainton. He spent years in the competitive and high-pressure world of entertainment TV, where he and his team had to come up with creative, innovative breakthrough ideas—on demand—week after week after week.
Now he prepares other leaders and their teams—in their own competitive, high-pressure worlds—to do the same.
Bill’s programs—which are always customized—focus on one overriding goal: helping leaders and their teams produce world-class results. He does this by combining; humor, insane energy, show biz stories, relevant case studies and innovative audience interaction…into a keynote experience that your attendees won’t forget!
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Certified Speaking Professional, Jeff Tobe’s credentials are impressive. Insider Magazine dubbed him “The Guru of Creativity” and readers of Convention & Meetings Magazine chose him as one of their favorite speakers with other celebrities including Bill Clinton, Anderson Cooper, Condoleezza Rice and Daniel Pink. He is a creativity and customer experience expert, professional speaker and bestselling author who works with companies and organizations who want to increase their bottom line by changing their customer experience and retaining great talent.
Tobe founded Coloring Outside the Lines in 1994 and since then has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from ones with less than 20 employees to Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, PepsiCo, Bank of America, ReMax International and many more!
Jeff Tobe’s most requested programs focus on CREATIVITY/INNOVATION, CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE and EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT. His high-energy, high-fun and high-content programs create the ideal presentation for any kind of corporate or educational forum.