Maryanne Oketch

CBS Survivor Winner and Storyteller

Topics: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Development, Motivation and Inspiration, Resilience, Women's Leadership
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Faith-Based, Middle/High School, University/College

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Playing the Game of Life

On the 42nd season of Survivor, Maryanne played a game that allowed her to Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast the other contestants and gain the title of Sole Survivor. But what skillset did Maryanne use to achieve her success, and are they useful outside of the microcosm of Survivor? In this talk, Maryanne will discuss how what strategies she used to succeed, and show how the skillset of survivor can be transferred into your everyday life.

Embracing Fear

Everyone is afraid of something. When we think about fear, we usually think of fears that can be easily avoided, such as the fear of heights, spiders, or public speaking. What is not usually talked about are the fears that may affect the way you navigate your professional development, such as the fear of failure, or even the fear of making the wrong decision. If we are unprepared when we encounter these fears, we might let opportunities slip away. In this talk, Maryanne will share her experiences about facing her fears, both big and small, and will empower those who are listening to acknowledge their fears and conquer them.

Anti-Black Racism

As we become more aware of the inequalities that members of minority communities face, it is important to understand what the systemic issues are that lead to injustice. In this talk, Maryanne will draw from her personal life experiences to help break down what anti-black racism is and explain the subtle effects anti-black racism has in media, institutions, and in personal life.

Overcoming Adversity

What is Adversity? Drawing from experiences from her life, Maryanne will explore what Adversity is, and will provide the audience with tools and strategies that they can use to succeed in any situation that they might face.

Authenticity and Being True to Yourself

When growing up, we are always told to be our authentic self, and to be who we are, but what does that mean? Drawing from her experiences in life, Maryanne will explore the ways that you can discover your true personality, and allow yourself to shine in whatever situation that you are placed in.

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Dave Jonsson

Professional Skateboarder and Plane Crash Survivor

Topics: Bullying, Faith/Religion - Christian Based, Leadership Development, Motivation and Inspiration, Resilience, Stress and Anxiety Management
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Faith-Based, Middle/High School, Parents, University/College

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The Brilliance of Resilience - Keynote

The attitude of resiliency is foundational to any success story. In fact, in order to succeed, we first must fall and make mistakes. It’s the pathway to growth and experience. Using his skateboard as a tool to communicate this truth, Dave takes the audience on a vibrant journey of his life. He shares his story of surviving a plane crash as well as some practical principles on how to leverage seasons of pain to gain a greater perspective. The audience will leave encouraged and challenged to dig deep and find an attitude of resiliency within themselves that they previously didn’t know was there.

Age range: Elementary, Middle School, High school, College, Corporate, Educators.

Kindness Counts - Keynote

What do you want to be remembered for in life? Even though your job, health, and money may seem like the most important things, are they really? No matter who you are, what you will be remembered for the most is how you treated those around you. That’s why Kindness Counts! In this presentation, Dave shares stories of immigrating from Iceland and experiencing the feeling of being an outsider. If it hadn’t been for the kindness of those around him, he wouldn’t be the same person he is today! Dave uses the art of storytelling to show how kindness is the one thing that counts most in life.

Age range: Elementary, Middle School, High school, College, Corporate, Educators.

Leave Life Empty - Workshop

One proverb says, “For I have been poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race!” That’s an interesting thing to say, to be poured out, empty! You see, the point of life is not to finish full of dreams, and full of ambition, but empty! Les Brown once said, “The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.” What is the lasting contribution you can make to this planet and to those around you? What is your talent? In this workshop, Dave challenges students and leaders alike to live their lives with service in mind. Using hands-on tools and engaging applications, students will leave challenged to give life their all, investing their talent into the betterment of others.

Age range: Elementary, Middle School, High school, College, Corporate, Educators.

TRUST: Build Bridges, Not Breaches - Workshop

It has been said that “trust is the currency of every relationship.” In today’s world, where trust is the foundation of meaningful connections, Dave’s workshop titled “TRUST: Build Bridges, Not Breaches” centers around the essential pillars that contribute to building and maintaining trust. Consistency, Transparency, Competency, and Empathy serve as the core pillars in fostering strong connections and nurturing trust.

Regardless of your position or title, trust is an essential ingredient for success. Through thought-provoking discussions, interactive exercises, and real-life examples, Dave provides practical tools and strategies to enhance your ability to cultivate trust across various areas of life. Whether you are a leader, a professional, or someone seeking to deepen personal connections, this workshop equips you with the knowledge and skills to establish and nurture trust in all your relationships.

Testimonials

Speaker Testimonials

Today we had Dave come in and speak to our students and the presentation was exactly what we hoped for – more in fact. Dave’s message on the power of kindness and resiliency was expertly woven through the story of his life. While telling us about his experiences surviving a plane crash, being a newcomer to Canada, and a little bit of world history, Dave highlighted the power of being kind and the power of being resilient. Dave’s message resonates so loudly with our school values but it was Dave’s public speaking ability that had our students captivated the second they entered the gym. Walking in and seeing a professional skateboarder doing tricks as they entered set the tone for what was to be, a wonderful experience to bring our community together. Dave’s excellent public speaking skills then took our audience on a wonderful journey through his story – all the while having the audience hanging on every word. Dave’s presentation was a dynamic way to start off our year.

Darren Stewart, Principal of Pitt River Middle School

Today we had Dave in to speak to the entire school in our gym. As the students entered our gym and saw Dave doing some tricks on his skateboard their energy level went up and the student’s attention was his. Throughout his presentation and the telling of his stories, the students were engaged and interested in what he had to say. Dave’s message was fantastic and very important for our students and staff to hear. His closing stunt left the kids cheering and wanting to see more. We all thoroughly enjoyed Dave’s presentation as his message was relative, passionate, and honest.

Brad Downey, Principal at Scott Creek Middle School, Coquitlam BC

As a youth recreation worker, I have been given the opportunity to witness Dave Jonsson speak and connect with youth. Dave has the natural ability to engage an audience and motivate them to be the best versions of themselves. He really is a true inspiration!

Carissa Keenan, Manager at Greg Moore Youth Centre
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Swish Goswami

CEO at Surf, Investor, Author, 4-Time TEDx Speaker and LinkedIn Top Voice

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development, Mental Health, Motivation and Inspiration
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Middle/High School, Parents, University/College

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You Inc

In this talk Swish will teach you how to cultivate your personal brand which you have whether you want it or not. By sharing the dos and don’ts behind engage and effective social storytelling on various platforms including his favourite platform LinkedIn, Swish will help you build a community while perfecting social storytelling, networking and selling yourself. This talk is ideal for those in Corporate, Universities/Colleges and Educators/Staff.

Starting a high growth company from scratch

Swish will candidly talk about the early days of building his company Surf and how they ended up raising over $5M from world class investors. Swish will share his entire playbook on how to start a business (everything from conceptualizing an idea, finding your co-founder, getting early customer feedback, landing your first customers, etc). This is a tactical talk for those that are interested in starting their first business. The talk also touches on aspects of Swish’s bestselling book “The Young Entrepreneur” which he published with Kogan Page.

Managing your mental health

Swish has dealt with anxiety for the last few years. Through his experience doing therapy as well as talking to others around him that suffer from anxiety, Swish will candidly talk about why everyone should be focused on their mental health, what people can do to manage it everyday and what limitations our minds put on us (ex. fear of not doing enough, fear of what others will think, etc). This is a talk that will directly aim to engage with audience members on an emotional level.
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Swish is, without exaggeration, a one-in-a-million type of leader who clearly has a fantastic future…”

Forbes

“It wouldn’t surprise me if this kid one day becomes Prime Minister. Swish hunted me down and interviewed me on ideas around success. It was wonderful meeting one of our best and brightest up & coming young minds.”

Michael Hyatt, former Dragon on Dragons’ Den
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Jeff A.D. Martin

Youth Communication Specialist and Diversity & Inclusion Coach

Topics: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Development, Mental Health, Motivation and Inspiration, Social Impact
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Faith-Based, Middle/High School, Parents, University/College

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You Are Worth It! (Student Session)

Coming out of COVID-19, some studies show that 1 in 3 students suffer from depression, anxiety and have suicidal thoughts. One of Jeff’s favourite keynote topics is about finding your self-worth and believing in who you are. Jeff helps to combat against this negative thinking by teaching on the positive effects of self-affirmations and raising your self-worth.

*Can be modified towards the students age of understanding, ranging from Grade 3 to College/University level.

Diversity & Inclusion (Student Session)

Many people do not recognize that although we are all different in gender, skin complexion, religion etc, as human beings, the only difference between any one of us, on a microscopic level is 0.01%. This means we are more alike than not. The sad part is people are being bullied, discriminated against and even killed over the difference of 0.01%. Jeff focuses in on the power of inclusion and embracing diversity.

*Can be modified towards the students age of understanding, ranging from Grade 3 to College/University level.

Your Why! (Educator Session)

For the many teachers who put their heart and soul into their students, as time goes on, you can sometimes experience fatigue and burn out. Jeff reminds you of why you got into the profession of teaching to begin with. Your job is greater than teaching 1+1, your job is shaping the future leaders of tomorrow. Jeff wants to remind you about your importance and of the fact that you could be moulding the next Prime Minister of Canada.

Do I matter to you? (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Teachers session)

In this special presentation, Jeff digs into the important topic of biases, where we learn them and how they effect the way we see and treat each other. He also discusses the term ‘Privilege’ and how we can actually use or own identified privileges to help others. Jeff shares useful tools and resources that assist the audience in discovering their own biases and also effective ways to speak to children about discrimination without shying away from the topic. Jeff uses Canadian examples in his presentation and reminds us that its not about blaming others for the past, its about taking both self and a collective responsibility to make change.

How do I speak to my child about race? (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Parent session)

In this special presentation, Jeff digs into the important topic of biases, where we learn them and how they effect the way we see and treat each other. He also discusses the term ‘Privilege’ and how we can actually use or own identified privileges to help others. Jeff shares useful tools and resources that assist the audience in discovering their own biases and also effective ways to speak to children about discrimination without shying away from the topic. Jeff uses Canadian examples in his presentation and reminds us that its not about blaming others for the past, its about taking both self and a collective responsibility to make change.

Do I matter to you? (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Corporate session)

In this special presentation, Jeff digs into the important topic of biases, where we learn them and how they effect the way we see and treat in the work environment. He shares the ways a corporation can win when fully adapting Inclusion to its core competencies. Jeff also shares useful tools and resources that assist the audience in discovering their own biases and also effective ways to speak on macroaggressions within the work environment. In this corporate presentation, Jeff reminds us that its not about blaming others for the past, its about taking both self and a collective responsibility to make positive and sustainable change to the work environment.

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Alvin Law

Award Winning Professional Speaker, Author, Actor & Musician

Topics: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Development, Mental Health, Motivation and Inspiration, Resilience
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Middle/High School, Parents, University/College

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Alvin's Laws of Life

Change The Label

There's No Such Word As Can't

These are “‘working” titles that can be changed to suit the event. Presentations are set to accommodate any age or grade level for youth presentations. Every presentation is customized to fit with the clients goals.

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Speaker Testimonials

“Alvin is a genius. He is one of the most relatable speakers I have ever heard. When Alvin started to speak, he quickly became “one of us”. He made us laugh, he made us cry, he made us think. Most importantly Alvin helped us understand that we become what we pay attention to. I love this guy.”

Terry Small – The Brain Guy

“Not a huge fan of motivational speakers – I firmly believe that you can’t impose motivation on others, it has to come from inside them. Alvin owns his own motivation, and ignites it in others because he models the behaviour he speaks about. He lives it every day. He doesn’t tell people to change – they want to change after seeing him.”

Paul Bridle – CEO, Excellence Squared Ltd.

“Alvin attended our 11th Annual ‘Up With Life’ Day, intended to provide students with information, opportunities and experiences to reinforce the need for all of our students to make good choices and lead a healthy life. We were appreciative of his time and efforts in making this day a tremendous success.”

K. Strahley, Principal, Windsor Central District School, Windsor, NY, USA

“Fantastic!” “Outstanding!” “He’s the most inspiring speaker I’ve ever heard!” These are just a few of the comments that I have been hearing since you spoke, Alvin. Thank you so very much for coming to our school. Our kids really responded so well to your message. I am certain these students will never forget your visit.”

C. Grimstead – Forest Lawn Senior High School

“Alvin is a genius. He is one of the most relatable speakers I have ever heard. When Alvin started to speak, he quickly became “one of us”. He made us laugh, he made us cry, he made us think. Most importantly Alvin helped us understand that we become what we pay attention to. I love this guy.”

Terry Small – The Brain Guy
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Chris Gray

Professional Speaker, Professional Wrestler, Professional Dad

Topics: Bullying, Goal Setting, Mental Health, Motivation and Inspiration, Resilience
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Faith-Based, Middle/High School, Parents, University/College

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Dare to Dream BIG

In this keynote presentation, Chris will tell stories of his humble beginnings in a very small rural town where he had the dream to one day be like his hero – Hulk Hogan. He will tell them a lesson he learned as a youth aspiring to achieve this dream … the saying “You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be” is a lie. Chris learned that the truth is “You can be whatever you want to be … if you’re willing to put in the work.”

Chris tells the story of his grueling initiation into professional wrestling and the day he finally realized his dream… the day he wrestled in the same ring as his childhood hero.

He goes on to explain that you don’t have to be in the “big time” to make a “big difference.” He tells stories of achieving his dreams of wrestling with his heroes as he tells stories of rubbing shoulders with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and Rey Mysterio.

Viewers take away the realization that the size of their dreams should not be limited to the size of their town or other people’s expectations.

Areas of Focus: Put in the work, Focus on the positive, Never give up, Positive motion creates positive emotion.

The Power of Perseverance

In this keynote presentation, Chris focuses on the power of persevering through hardship. He tells stories of his childhood, which was riddled with alcohol abuse and psychological disorders. Despite these hardships, Chris dared to dream big.

Chris was told by his high school guidance counselor that he shouldn’t pursue his big dream of being a professional wrestler because he was too small and it would be too hard to achieve this goal. Chris quickly learned that it would be very hard work, but that adults aren’t experts. Chris went on to achieve his goals despite the forces working against him.

Chris tells the dramatic story of the day he almost died in the ring and the day his dream job almost came to an end from the most unlikely of people.

Viewers take away the realization that their circumstances don’t have to dictate their actions. We all have the power to persevere if we put enough passion and drive into achieving our dreams.

Areas of focus: Overcoming obstacles, Attitude is everything, Positive motion creates positive emotion, Avoiding the victim mentality.

The Power of Influence

In this keynote presentation, Chris talks about the cycle of influence. Whether we are influenced by positive or negative forces, we can choose to continue that cycle or change it.

Chris tells stories of the negative influences on his life at a very young age and a chance meeting in the 9th grade that changed the trajectory of his life forever.

He tells engaging tales from his wrestling career that have influenced his life as a father and a man. Chris tells personal stories of special connections he’s made with his wrestling fans and his decision to be a positive influence in his community through his charity campaign – “Giv’er for Charity.”

Viewers take away the realization that they all have the power to influence those around them. It’s up to them whether they want to be a positive or negative influence in the world. Chris encourages all youth to choose the power of positive influence.

Areas of focus: Focus on the positive, Finding your passion, Choose your friends wisely, Power of a positive mindset.

Be Different: Turning Your Perceived Weakness into your SuperPower

In this keynote presentation, Chris encourages youth to not only accept their unique differences, but to embrace them and use them for good.

Since a very young age, Chris knew he was different because of his unique goals and dreams. And since a young age, he was always encouraged to change his dreams and goals because he was too small, too skinny, and very different looking compared to the professional wrestlers Chris dreamed of being like. Despite his dreams of a career that required him to take center stage… later in life, Chris learned he was actually an introvert. With this knowledge, he learned how to become a true leader based on the unique skills he developed as an introvert in an entertainment world full of extroverts.

Chris focuses on teaching youth lessons about overcoming their fears, branching out, and getting involved. He teaches kids that the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is true… and that he knows this because he almost died in the wrestling ring! He tells the intense and engaging tale of the day he almost died in the ring, and how that experience led to him learning how to overcome his fears, embrace his unique character traits (which he previously perceived as weaknesses), and be a positive force in his community through his charity work.

Viewers take away the realization that they are a special & unique person of value. We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of telling the world who we are. Viewers will learn how to embrace these gifts and share them with the world to help make this world a better place.

Areas of Focus:

– Equality & Equity

– Inclusion

– Embracing Our Differences

– Overcoming Fears

Ideal for:

– Junior High & Secondary Assemblies

– At-risk students

​- Anti-Bullying

​- Mental Health Awareness

– Student Conferences

Power of Positivity - Corporate

In this keynote presentation, Chris tells stories about the power of positivity, and how a positive mindset can help with breakthrough on both a personal level, and team-level.

A negative attitude and mentality can quickly spread through a workplace without proper care and attention. Chris uses the power of storytelling to teach lessons on how to both maintain and create a positive mindset within the workplace.

Viewers will take away that we all have the power to be a positive influence on those around us, if we simply make that decision. Viewers will feel inspired and motivated to spread positivity in their workplace.

Dare to Dream BIG Workshop

This workshop expands on lessons and take-aways from Chris’s “Dare to Dream BIG” keynote and narrows in on a concept many people need help with… goal setting.

Areas of Focus:

– Overcoming fear

– finding your passion

​- accountability partners

Ideal for:

– Leadership groups

– student council / clubs

– at-risk students

– students lacking direction

– students about to graduate

Power of Perseverance Workshop

This workshop expands on lessons and take-aways from Chris’s “Power of Perseverance” keynote and narrows in on overcoming hardship through positivity.

Areas of Focus:

– Goal Setting

– Overcoming Fears

​- Accountability Partners

Ideal for:

– Leadership groups

– sports teams / banquets

– student council

– at-risk students

Power of influence Workshop

This workshop expands on lessons and take-aways from Chris’s “Power of Influence” keynote and narrows in on finding your passion to help you choose positivity over negativity.

Areas of Focus:

– You become who you surround yourself with

– avoiding the victim mentality

– the power of choice

Ideal for:

– at-risk youth

– youth in need of direction

​- leadership groups / clubs

Be Different Workshop

This workshop expands on lessons and take-aways from Chris’ “Be Different” keynote and narrows in on how to find our unique and special character traits to use as our superpower to help the world.

Areas of Focus:

– Rethinking Leadership Strategies

– Overcoming Fears

​- Accountability Partners

​- Self-Care

Ideal for:

– Leadership groups

– student council

– at-risk students

Testimonials

Speaker Testimonials

“Chris has been the favourite keynote speaker at our Grade 9 Boys Conference for several years. He quickly captivates his audience with the stories and experiences he shares. Throughout his presentation, Chris encourages students to set goals, follow their dreams, and persevere when life throws curve balls. His humour, passion, and enthusiasm enable him to easily connect to the students he’s working with. We look forward to having Chris back again next year!”

Meg Mattingley, Teacher, East Elgin Secondary School

“Chris is a dynamic and energetic speaker who connects with his audience through personal storytelling. His message of ‘dream big’ and ‘put in the work’ and ‘don’t be afraid to try something new’ was perfect for our students!”

Laurie Langford, ​Teacher, Strathroy District Collegiate Institute

“Chris’s message was excellent and the students loved him! He engaged everyone with humour and his amazing storytelling skills. I highly recommend him for any school community.”

Esther Wendel-Caraher, Principal, Sparta Public School

“Chris was one of the most impactful speakers I’ve heard! His ability to quickly connect with the students, hold their attention, and keep them engaged for the entire hour was most impressive. His message of going for a goal, working hard to get it, and helping others along the way is one our students will not forget! Chris is a ‘must-see’ for any student, but made a particularly strong impression on our young men.”

Jennifer Woodburn, Teacher, Saint André Bessette Catholic High School
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Andy Thibodeau

IMPACT Presentations - School Spirit, Leadership Training, Encouragement

Topics: College and Career Prep, Improving Social Climate and School Culture, Leadership Development, Motivation and Inspiration, School Spirit and Involvement, Team-Building
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Faith-Based, Middle/High School, University/College

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My assemblies are flexible from 30 to 90 minutes. Energizers and interactive games are part of ALL programs! I will get my audience standing every 20 minutes to keep up the energy and interaction!

The most unique quality of my presentations is that your school or organization’s events, activities, and accomplishments are incorporated into the presentation. I will promote upcoming activities while offering recognition and praise for past events. Money spent on my programs can be considered an investment in more successful future activities! Plus, all your leadership groups and their advisors will appreciate a speaker that mentions their accomplishments!

“Get Your Hand UP!” – SCHOOL ASSEMBLY for Grades 6 to 12.

On the first day of high school, I was 6 foot and 115 pounds. My #1 enemy … the wind! I tried out for the Junior football team and on the second day of school I experienced the failure of being cut. This hilarious and inspiring program encourages your students to have an attitude of “Pick Me, Pick Me”! Fight the fear of failure and be the student that “Gets Your Hand UP” to answer questions, ask questions, and volunteer. School is about balancing learning and having fun!

Work ethic, School Spirit, Self-Confidence, Resiliency, and Volunteerism are the key themes of this assembly.

My assemblies are flexible from 30 to 90 minutes. Energizers and interactive games are part of ALL programs! I will get my audience standing every 20 minutes to keep up the energy and interaction!

“Share your Care” – SCHOOL ASSEMBLY for grades 1 to 12.

What was my criteria to ask Leica to dance at my first dance in grade 7? That she was hot? That she was cool? No! Hot and cool are temperatures and not characteristics. My criteria was, “will she say no … nicely?!” Her kindness and character were why I asked her to dance! What would she say? This moving and comedic story about self-confidence and compassion will have everyone in your audience relating to my journey from shy grade 6 to high school grad. My message: Care about yourself, your friends, family, school, and community! My top 3 examples of care: Show up. Participate. Listen. A special version is available for grades 1 to 5.

Themes of Community Service, Inclusion, Kindness, School Spirit, Self-Confidence, Bullying Awareness are woven into the program.

My assemblies are flexible from 30 to 90 minutes. Energizers and interactive games are part of ALL programs! I will get my audience standing every 20 minutes to keep up the energy and interaction!

“Get Your Hand UP GRADS!” – GRADE 12 KEYNOTE & GRAD RETREAT

A special grade 12-focused version of my “Get Your Hand UP’ assembly, focusing on enjoying the final year of school, being an example of leadership for the younger grades, and successfully preparing for life after high school. Perfect for grad retreats and second semester visits. Adjustable from 45 minutes to a half day or full day retreat.

My assemblies are flexible from 30 to 90 minutes. Energizers and interactive games are part of ALL programs! I will get my audience standing every 20 minutes to keep up the energy and interaction!

“Initiate Inclusion by Invitation” – Andy’s Three “I’s” of Building Community. SCHOOL ASSEMBLY or LEADERSHIP KEYNOTE for grades 7 to 12.

Inclusion is “Seeing differences, without seeing the difference.”

Inclusion is at the forefront of all schools’ goals. For 10 months in 2018-19, my family had three young women from Congo live with us until their housing situation was settled. The ongoing experience of being “Uncle Andrew” to new Canadians from Africa is hilarious, powerful, and insightful.  When you initiate inclusion by invitation, my family’s experience shows that the rewards go both ways – blessing the giver and receiver! From this experience, my work at the King’s College Peace Camp, and working for 9 months in 2020 at Costco, I offer perspective to the following challenges: How can you initiate inclusion? What limits our courage to invite? How can one maintain enthusiasm for invitation and leadership when negative experiences and rejection challenge us in our schools and community? Include, invite, and lead by initiating!

Keynote themes: Inclusion, Appreciation of Differences, Self-confidence, Communication Skills, Team Building, Community Service.

My assemblies are flexible from 30 to 90 minutes. Energizers and interactive games are part of ALL programs! I will get my audience standing every 20 minutes to keep up the energy and interaction!

"The Look" Bounces off me! Dealing Positively with Negativity – STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Keynote for grades 6-12.

We have all seen it when we are in a leadership role … someone gives us the “look” of disapproval and we feel our enthusiasm for leadership fade a little. A hilarious and life-changing keynote where I give your leaders effective strategies on dealing with negativity while inspiring care.  As a leader in my teens, when I learned to not let the negative judgement of others change ME, that CHANGED ME! I remind leaders that, “Care is contagious, but as a leader, it has to start with ME!”  From my own school and community leadership experiences, I offer realistic, easy-to-implement insights that will motivate you and your team!

This has been my leadership conference keynote shared hundreds of times at regional, provincial, and state events across the continent.

My assemblies are flexible from 30 to 90 minutes. Energizers and interactive games are part of ALL programs! I will get my audience standing every 20 minutes to keep up the energy and interaction!

“Making Care Contagious!” – Andy’s Habits of Successful Student Leaders.

Care is Contagious, but as a LEADER, it must start with ME! Lessons learned from being a grade 8 student council VP, a high school student president, and the orientation coordinator of my university. A powerful student leadership program that can run from 1 to 3 hours on improving communication and event marketing, handling rejection and negativity, being an example of good decisions and promoting inclusion!

My workshops are flexible from 30 to 120 minutes. ALL workshops are for grades 6 to 12. Programs are available for school or conference settings. All programs have versions designed for school staff!

“Can I Count on You?”  – Improving Your Reliability to Lead Yourself and Others.

Execution of ideas is the number one challenge for young people in organizing themselves and others. This session will immediately improve the ability of your team to work together and improve their organization skills. For students and school staff!  As a retreat, it can be a Co-Op/Workplace training program in Organization, Leadership and Time Management. A great PD program for school staff!

My workshops are flexible from 30 to 120 minutes. ALL workshops are for grades 6 to 12. Programs are available for school or conference settings. All programs have versions designed for school staff!

“Initiate Inclusion by Invitation” – Andy’s Three “I’s” of Building Community.

A leadership workshop version of my program on Inclusion. Leaders are the first “I” – Initiate. Leaders start the conversation, extend invitation, learn about barriers to inclusion, and work with others to find solutions!

My workshops are flexible from 30 to 120 minutes. ALL workshops are for grades 6 to 12. Programs are available for school or conference settings. All programs have versions designed for school staff!

“Get Your Hand Up”, “Can I Count On You? Improving Your Reliability” and “Initiating Inclusion by Invitation” Presentations. SHSM/Co-Op/Workplace Training Workshops Versions

Looking for a high-energy, interactive, and educational method for your SHSM/Co-Op students to get their hours and experience in workplace skills and leadership training? I have developed workplace skills versions of three of my presentations. Presentations length can be from one hour to a full day. Any size of audience. 

Complements your Workplace training needs in teaching your students Organization, Leadership and Time Management skills. 

It includes insights from my 9 months at Costco in 2020! I was a 50-year-old “retail rookie” being trained by people half my age! You learn a lot about your work ethic packing groceries during the tense times of April 2020 or pushing shopping carts in 35-degree Celsius heat!  

My workshops are flexible from 30 to 120 minutes. ALL workshops are for grades 6 to 12. Programs are available for school or conference settings. All programs have versions designed for school staff!

“The Impact of Educators” – An Appreciation Keynote or Workshop For ALL School Staff.

My 30 to 60-minute program to inspire and entertain your school’s staff at a PD session or educator conference. In the fall of grade 9, I received a letter inviting me to attend a “potential test” for track and field. That letter from Coach and Teacher Don Young changed my life!

When booking Andy for your school, consider organizing an after-school staff meeting so he can share this powerful program. Its length is flexible to your needs, from 20 minutes to 1 hour.

Also available as a one to two-hour Professional Development session!

“The IMPACT of the Advisor” – Two Options for Advisors and Leadership Teachers

Both “Making Care Contagious” and “Can I Count on You?” are available as adult advisor workshops.  Each of these presentations empowers adult leaders to support their students when they return to school.  Perfect for staff only workshops at leadership conferences.

In “Making Care Contagious”, Andy shares numerous activities and events that schools can run that support the 5 Habits.  “Can I Count on You?” will give adult advisors the tools to keep their team organized.  In addition, both programs are an empowering reminder to adult advisors about the difference they make inspiring youth leaders.  These workshops can each run from 30 to 120 minutes.

Testimonials

Speaker Testimonials

“I just finished watching your presentation. I’m literally typing this on my phone through the tears that are flowing freely down my cheeks. You got me, friend. I’m so very excited for our delegates to become part of your powerful and important message. Thank you for caring so much and for sharing your care with the Ohio Association of Student Leaders.”

Ohio Association of Student Leaders, 2020 Summer Camp

“You’re already getting rave reviews, bringing humour and joy to our kids during a trying time! THANK YOU! Eva (our littlest) is in grade one and she thinks you’re pretty darn funny!”

Maggie Savage, Parent Council, Westmount Elementary, Peterborough ON

“Thank you! You have made an impact among our students. Both presentations were well received. We had done a small debrief near the end of the day and you had a major impact. Students loved you suggesting to turn on their cameras and doing the energizers. It got them out of their chairs. Your messages transcend their stay at our college and will follow them for years to come.”

Bill Mahon, Student Activities Advisor, John Abbott College, Montreal

“Everyone loved the strong story at the end about the value of education and the far-reaching impact it has on individuals (and our society)! You are most definitely a passionate promoter of public education! It was a very energized presentation”

Jeff Pratt, CPA, CMA, Associate Director of Education & Treasurer, Thames Valley District School Board

“I just finished watching your presentation. I’m literally typing this on my phone through the tears that are flowing freely down my cheeks. You got me, friend. I’m so very excited for our delegates to become part of your powerful and important message. Thank you for caring so much and for sharing your care with the Ohio Association of Student Leaders.”

Ohio Association of Student Leaders, 2020 Summer Camp
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REQUEST TO BOOK Andy Thibodeau

If comfortable, please use a personal email as many school boards have blocked external emails.

Dillon Mendes

Entrepreneur and Strategy Consultant

Topics: College and Career Prep, Entrepreneurship, Improving Social Climate and School Culture, Motivation and Inspiration, Social Impact
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Faith-Based, Middle/High School, Parents, University/College

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Creating a Positive Impact-Driven Culture - Youth Keynote

Ideal for: School Assembly, Keynote Address, Leadership or Business Conference, Welcome Back Event

Overview: Many young people struggle to believe they can make a difference in their school community and create a positive school culture. In this keynote, Dillon shares three major lessons he has learned over the past number of years regarding making an impact. Firstly, the importance for young people to be their true authentic selves in a society that promotes herd behaviour. Secondly, Dillon showcases the power of what can happen when a community comes together to achieve a common goal. Lastly, he helps young people understand that individuals thrive off belonging and connection. Dillon uses storytelling, humour, and motivation in this keynote to drive these points home and educate students in a fun and engaging way.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to start making a difference in their communities
  • Recognize that authenticity, belonging, and connection is the foundation of community engagement
  • Learn the necessity to seek discomfort to grow as an individual
  • Understand the power young students can have on their community

Crafting your Pathway - Youth, Parent Keynote

Ideal for: School Assembly, Keynote Address, SHSM, Careers Conference

Overview: Given the vast amount of post-secondary options young people have, a large percentage of teenagers struggle to believe they can find their place in our society after high school. In this keynote, Dillon shares lessons he has learned over the past number of years regarding pathway discernment. Firstly, young people should choose the correct path for themselves instead of satisfying other people’s opinions. Secondly, Dillon shares the necessity for students to set an aim in their life to attain, as that is what can give life meaning. Lastly, he shares the need for each student to feel a sense of belonging in their community regardless of their path. This keynote is filled with personal anecdotes, research, and humour!

Key Takeaways:

  • Seek clarity when choosing potential post-secondary pathways
  • Gain perspective and relieve some of the stresses of post-secondary discernment
  • Understand the importance of being a part of a community after graduation
  • Realizing that choosing the correct path comes down to trying and doing different jobs as opposed to reading/pondering

The Ambitious New Hire - Corporate Keynote

Ideal for: Intern Orientation, New Hire Onboarding, Keynote Address, Leadership or Business Conference

Overview: When Dillon studied finance at the University of Waterloo, he completed 3 coop terms working in Advisory at Deloitte, Technology Consulting at KPMG, and Growth and Operations at DarwinAI. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, he was hired as a Strategy Consultant at Monitor Deloitte. When working at each company, Dillon always tried to move the needle by challenging the status quo using his entrepreneurial background. In this keynote, Dillon shares the importance for new hires to become intrapreneurs and challenge the status quo, build a mindset of resilience, and always bring new ideas to the table, regardless of their position/tenure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be empowered to share new perspectives and challenge the status quo
  • Understand that leadership is not a status, but an action
  • Recognize the importance of building a resilient mindset

Student Leadership Reinvented - Youth Workshop

Ideal for: Student Leadership Workshop, Leadership Conference, Session with Leadership Students after School-Wide Keynote

Overview: As a former Camp Director, Managing Director of UWAC (Canada’s largest student-run accounting conference), and the Co-founder of a youth-led national movement, Dillon understands the intricacies of student leadership in communities and aims to teach students about his 5 pillars of effective student leadership. Students often have great ideas but are unable to turn those thoughts into actions. Dillon explains how change stems from serving a community and takes students on a journey inward, where he shows them how to lead themselves, so they can effectively lead others and create an impact in their communities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Breakthrough society’s conditioning of thinking small
  • Understand how to leverage social proof to change the culture of your organization
  • Learn how to change one’s perspective to increase performance and overcome challenges
  • Recognize how consistency and grit can help foster change

The Effective Communicator - Youth, Corporate, Educators, Parents Workshop

Ideal for: Leadership Conferences, Educators, Businesses, Public Speaking Classes, SHSM

Overview: Growing up, Dillon despised public speaking, mainly due to the severe stutter he had for 12 years of his life. He had trouble speaking to 1 person, let alone the thousands he speaks to now. Without the help of speech therapists or speaking coaches, Dillon overcame and got rid of his speech impediment and is now a TEDx speaker who travels across North America speaking to thousands of young people annually. He is the perfect example showcasing that anyone can become an effective communicator.

In this workshop, Dillon explains the strategies he used to become such a renowned communicator and face his fear of public speaking. These include the importance of storytelling, vocal mastery, the art of persuasion, and non-verbal communication. Whether Dillon is speaking to a group of developers at a tech firm, or a group of students/educators who desire to improve their speaking ability to become more influential, this workshop is transferable to multiple audiences.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the art of effective storytelling to capture the attention of a group
  • Recognize how to master your vocals to keep an audience engaged
  • Understand the importance of non-verbal communication skills
  • Discover how to conquer your fear of public speaking
Testimonials

Speaker Testimonials

“Loved the way Dillon formed a personal connection with each audience member while sharing his message in a fun and enthusiastic way! He used humour and storytelling to convince me to start taking action that matters.”

D. Rege, University Student

“He was so well put together! I loved the stories that he shared and how he made them so relatable to our students. I highly recommend Dillon to speak at other universities and entrepreneurship programs.”

P. Trotter, Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

“Dillon shared a very relevant and inspirational message that really resonated with myself and our students. I loved his key message that how every single person can make a small difference and together we can have a huge impact in our world.”

K. Marschuetz, Teacher, Millen Woods Public School, Waterloo, ON

“I loved his ability to share his story and it felt like he actually created a conversation with me while he was speaking. He helped me understand the importance of just starting something, even when I don’t have every step planned out!”

C. Dukes, University Student
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REQUEST TO BOOK Dillon Mendes

If comfortable, please use a personal email as many school boards have blocked external emails.

Fahd Alhattab

Millennial Workplace Expert, Entrepreneur and Youth Leadership Speaker

Topics: College and Career Prep, Improving Social Climate and School Culture, Leadership Development, Motivation and Inspiration, Social Impact, Team-Building
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Middle/High School, Parents, University/College

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Accelerated Leadership: Unlocking Youth Leadership Potential

Ideal for leadership groups and camps, leadership conferences, and full school assemblies. Primary/Secondary and College/University students.

Topics covered:

– The 5-levels of leadership students must climb to achieve their maximum potential

– The importance of diversity and inclusion

– How to improve decision-making skills

– How to take action and make an impact in your community

– How to build resiliency and overcome obstacles

Live Your Best Life: 5 Steps to Living, Growing, and Creating an Impact

Ideal for welcome back assemblies,  full school assemblies,  mental health week, or grade 9 welcome assemblies. Primary/Secondary students.

Topics covered:

– Tools to develop as a leader and become your best self

– The importance of staying positive in negative situations

– The importance of getting involved in extra-curricular activities

– The importance of diversity and inclusion

– How to take action and make an impact in your school community

– How to build resiliency and overcome obstacles

Social Impact, Entrepreneurship, and Building Your Own Path

Ideal for career day assemblies, full school assemblies, student orientations, leadership groups, and clubs. Primary/Secondary and College/University Students 

Topics covered:

– The definition of an entrepreneur

– The path to entrepreneurship

– How to identify and take action on issues you care about 

– How to be a better and creative problem-solver

– How to practice social entrepreneurship in their school and community today

– How to stay motivated, inspired, and resilient

The Unwritten Rules of Post-Secondary: How to Succeed Personally, Academically, and Socially

Ideal for grade 12 students, grade 11 students preparing for next year, and career day.

Topics covered:

– What to expect and how to navigate post-secondary school

– How to manage time commitments 

– Where to find leadership opportunities beyond high school

– Tools and strategies for post-secondary success

– How to build resiliency and overcome obstacles

Your School Needs You: Leading Change in Your Community

Ideal for fall orientation, welcome back week, residence orientation, and student orientation. College and University Students

Topics covered:

– Tools to develop as a leader and become your best self

– The importance of staying positive in negative situations

– The importance of getting involved in extra-curricular activities

– The importance of diversity and inclusion

– How to take action and make an impact in your school community

– How to build resiliency and overcome obstacles

Fail Forward: Reimagining Failure as a Catalyst for Personal Growth

Ideal for leadership conferences, entrepreneurship conferences, student orientations, and welcome week. College and University Students

Topics covered:

– The ultimate success formula for risk-takers

– The importance of goal planning and perseverance

– The powerful effect of stepping outside of your comfort zone

– How to apply creativity in all facets of life

– How to navigate negative self-talk and believe in yourself

– How to build resiliency and overcome obstacles

5 Steps to Fostering Student Leadership Capacity

Ideal for PD training, teacher conferences, parent councils, and educator workshops. Educators and Parents.

Topics Covered:

– Techniques on how to lead by example

– How to develop students into leaders using learned training techniques

– How to empower students to take ownership of projects and make a community impact

– How to motivate students to find innovative solutions to problems

– How to educate students on diversity and inclusion

– Research on how leadership helps students development

Building Resiliency: Priming Teenagers for Challenges and Change

Ideal for PD training, teacher conferences, parent councils, and educator workshops.

Topics covered:

– Habit-forming framework for students

– How to teach teenagers the difference between growth versus fixed mindsets

– How to mark for effort versus results

– Why resilience is important and how to build resilient students

– How to educate students on diversity and inclusion

Making A Difference and Unraveling School Culture

Ideal for educators and parents, career day assemblies, full school assemblies, student orientations, leadership groups or clubs.

​Topics covered:

– How to create a conscious culture in the classroom

– How to create a culture of self-leadership that rewards star performers

– How to apply basic team-building principles to teaching

– How to align your staff and students to a shared purpose

– How to motivate students to get more involved in their school and community

Building Leaders Through Community Impact Today

Ideal for students who want to be inspired to begin their own leadership journeys and begin taking action as they move into a new chapter of their lives. Primary/Secondary students and College/University Students

Fahd’s vision and approach are about getting more youth meaningfully engaged in their community, and actively looking for opportunities to create impact and solve problems. The goal of this workshop is simple: to get students to take action on an issue or opportunity that they care about.

Topics covered:

– How to uncover what problem or challenge in your community you deeply care about

– Understanding the existing solutions and environment of the challenge

– How to create a plan of action, designing a change plan with clear goals and objectives using a strengths-based approach

– How to identify gaps between the challenge and solution

Testimonials

Speaker Testimonials

“We have used Fahd for several events when we wanted to make in impact with the message we asked him to share. He has a natural charisma, the charm of youth, and a wisdom that exceeds his years. When our students hear him speak, they are enamoured with his storytelling, as they are inspired to dream about how they can shape their lives and the world around them. “

John Unsworth, Head of Student Services, Nepean High School

“Fahd was incredible. His life stories were relevant, engaging and humorous. His overall delivery was exceptional. In fact, the very best that I have seen in my 38 years in education. As a school team, we are putting a huge focus on student leadership. Fahd said that yes, he could help us. He delivered tenfold -The staff and the students were so positive about the hour spent with Fahd! A super rock star presenter!”

Cindy Beauchamp, Principal, Queen Mary Public School

“Fahd Alhattab is still one of the greatest, inspirational, and thoughtful people I have heard speak to this day. #stillblownaway “

Abby Wood, Student

“We were incredibly lucky to have Fahd Alhattab as our guest speaker for the WCSS leadership camp. Fahd spoke to us about his journey to success, strategies he has used to achieve what he has today, and how we can create our legacy. The presentation was a perfect balance between humour, personal stories and life-long messages. It was a presentation to be remembered by all!

Francine Menna, Teacher, West Carleton Secondary School

“We have used Fahd for several events when we wanted to make in impact with the message we asked him to share. He has a natural charisma, the charm of youth, and a wisdom that exceeds his years. When our students hear him speak, they are enamoured with his storytelling, as they are inspired to dream about how they can shape their lives and the world around them.”

John Unsworth, Head of Student Services, Nepean High School
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REQUEST TO BOOK Fahd Alhattab

If comfortable, please use a personal email as many school boards have blocked external emails.

Alison Springer

Youth Communication Specialist & Founder & Director of Young Women of Power

Topics: Diversity and Inclusion, Improving Social Climate and School Culture, Leadership Development, Mental Health, Motivation and Inspiration, Women's Leadership
Audiences: Corporate, Educators/Staff, Elementary, Faith-Based, Middle/High School, University/College

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Mirror Mirror – ALL School Assembly (50 minute Presentation)

Mirror Mirror is an entertaining presentation with a powerful message that inspires students to lead by embracing who they are and how they were made. Alison helps students expose the ‘lying mirrors’ in their lives and the three causes that distort how they view themselves (media, comparison and things that people say). Students will learn positive and helpful ways to protect their dignity and the dignity of others. Alison shares some of the struggles she faced being black, tall and loud, along with her academic struggles. Students will realize that their strengths and weaknesses serve a specific purpose.

Addresses topics around: self-image, personal confidence, celebrating diversity, verbal bullying and student leadership.

Wait For It: Celebrating Personal Diversity – ALL School Assembly (50 Minute Presentation)

‘You are the way you are for a reason, just wait for it’ is the main message of this talk. Everyone has something they wish they could change about themselves. For some the list runs long. In this session, Alison shares her personal story about the four things she wished she could change about herself and how those things today have been to her advantage. Her humourous and relatable story will have students reflect on their own lives with great hope and promise opening their eyes to see that the things they despise will help them to rise…Just wait for it.

Topics addressed include: Ethnic diversity, self-image, confidence, academic challenges, family, self-dignity, life challenges and struggles, hope, patience, contentment, and destiny.

Let Me Make It Clear – ALL or Girls Only (50 Minute Presentation)

The purpose of this talk is to make your school or community a safer place for all but especially for girls.

Inspired by the pop song Blurred Lines, Alison makes the lines clear by defining to both genders what is sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Alison’s philosophy is that guys are good they just say or do stupid things. This talk is so necessary especially as the laws in Canada are changing as a result of Amanda Todd and the Rehtaeh Parsons tragedy. What is funny and what is not, what is acceptable and what is not is a must have conversation with boys. The earlier the intervention the better, knowledge can help save boys from irrevocable consequences.

Girls need permission to speak up and knowledge helps empower them. Many girls do not know what to do if someone assaults them or even how to confront and address the issue. Alison helps girls voice their concerns, gain the confidence to know that they must be taken seriously, that it is not their fault, and how to be a support to females.

This talk does not go into explicit details making it suitable for grade 6 and up to both faith based and public schools.

It is recommended that a school policy or protocol is developed on how your school addresses sexual assault and harassment. This talk can be a catalyst to begin this discussion or an opportunity to inform the students what your protocol is.

Topics addressed: inappropriate touching (ie. butt and breast grabbing), distribution of intimate pictures, verbal harassment (includes online), what is consent, student leadership, and courage.

(This talk has been delivered through the Canadian Student Leadership Association to private, public and catholic schools, and has been well received. For references contact Alison)

Proud to Be Pink – Girls Only Talk (50 minute Presentation)

Alison shares her love hate relationship with the colour pink. As an athlete, and having joined the military, the colour pink and what it represented wasn’t anything she wanted to be associated with. In this presentation Alison redefines what the colour pink represents, revealing the negative labels that have hindered girls from celebrating and being proud to be their unique self. After attending this presentation girls will leave with a restored sense of Female Pride, viewing other females as allies rather than enemies.

Topics addressed include: Self-Image, Comparison, Why Girls Don’t Get Along (Bullying), Helping Girls Find their Voice and the importance of their contribution to society.

Culturally Dangerous – Girls Only Talk

Girl culture has a negative reputation. It is common knowledge that the majority of females don’t like their body, they tend to not get along with one another, and they over analyze their action long enough to talk themselves out of taking steps forward. This session is all about raising up young females to change girl culture. Alison shares 10 traits of a culturally dangerous female from laughing at herself, to helping a sister in need. If you want to change girl culture in your school, this is the talk for you.

Topics addressed include: Fear of failure, speaking up, dating (understanding self), working together, generosity, self-worth, self-care.

YWOP PivotFWD Workshop (Girls Only – Workshop)

The YWOP PivotFWD is an engaging, interactive, strength based program designed to equip at girls with tools to make positive choices while instilling the confidence to do so. Delivered in six 2 ½ hour sessions or a three day after school program workshop PivotFWD addresses the key areas that affect girls confidence: Self-Esteem, Family, Friendships, Dating Relationships, School Culture, and Mental Health. This Program can be delivered during health or as an after school program.

Testimonials

Speaker Testimonials

“Alison encouraged us never to compare ourselves with others because it may have a negative impact on our confidence and self esteem. She explained that everyone has a strength that is useful and important regardless of what others have to say, we just have to wait for it and we will someday see it become a reality.”

Mariam, Student, Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary, AB

“We as staff knew that Alison would be able to deliver not only an entertaining and creative speech, but also a relevant message to our graduating class. Alison even wore the dress that one of our students made for her, which pleasantly surprised both the staff and the students. Alison captured the entire audience attention with her energetic personality, enthusiasm and passion.”

Amanda Depner, Teacher – Graduation Coordinator, Jack James High School, Calgary, AB

“We at Jack James would not hesitate to recommend Alison Springer as a motivational speaker to any school group. Her warmth and genuine interest in students permeates her presentation style and affects all in attendance. Thank you Alison for going above and beyond for us.”

Michele Konschuh, Acting Assistant Principal, Jack James Senior High School, Calgary, Alberta Canada

“Alison relates to where the students are in their teenaged years. The idea that those ‘flaws’ will one day empower them is a wonderful message.”

Ryan Hanley, Teacher - Coordinator, British Columbia Student Leadership Conference 2019
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REQUEST TO BOOK Alison Springer

If comfortable, please use a personal email as many school boards have blocked external emails.