Engage 2014: Five Years of Learning, Connecting and Inspiring

September 28, 2014
2014 marks the 5th anniversary of our annual Engage Speaker Talks. Engage is an opportunity to LEARN, CONNECT and BE INSPIRED by some the top speakers in North America. This year we’re excited to not only bring audiences some of our most requested newsmakers and thought leaders, but also a new look thanks to recent partnerships in both Toronto and Vancouver.

We invite our clients and partners to be our guests

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NSB Engage Speaker Talks Vancouver 2014

VancityTheatre-Banner When: Tuesday October 21st, 2014 Where: The Vancity Theatre. 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, B.C. Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm Doors open, continental breakfast and refreshments provided at 8am. Program begins promptly at 830am Our Vancouver Speaker Line-up includes*:

Amanda Lindhout:

Amanda-Lindhout1Amanda Lindhout is the co-author of the 2013 international best selling memoir A House In The Sky which was named an Amazon best book of the year and an Oprah feature book. It was recently announced as an upcoming major motion picture starring Rooney Mara. As Founder and Executive Director of The Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF), Amanda has gained international acclaim for her work supporting development and aid for over 300,000 people in Somalia – the war torn country where she once spent 460 days as a hostage. Amanda’s story of survival in the face of lost hope illustrates the remarkable strength of the human spirit. Learn more about Amanda on her NSB Speaker profile page

John DeHart:

John-Dehart-credit-Candace Meyer-lowres John DeHart is a speaker who is fully engaged in leadership, entrepreneurship and culture every day in his own business and promotes a values-based culture. His message is for everyone helping their organization, business and employees to get to a higher level of engagement in the enterprise. As the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Nurse Next Door Home Care Services John has built the company into one of Canada’s most successful health care brands, and was named Canada’s Smartest Company in 2014 (Profit Magazine). Learn more about John on his NSB Speaker profile page

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Kelsey Ramsden:

Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur, ranked #1 by Profit and Chatelaine Magazines the last two years running. Kelsey has founded and run businesses as diverse as construction and children’s toys. Formerly a wayward student, born of generations of true grit and determination, Kelsey triumphed when she graduated with her MBA from the Ivey School of Business. She credits that same grit and determination for helping her overcome a devastating cancer prognosis last year. In her work she balances venom and virtue, book and street smarts, with her belief that taking an out-of-the-box approach to life (and business) is what cues epic stuff to happen.  Now a mentor with the Richard Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship and recently featured in Forbes magazine, you can learn more about Kelsey on her NSB Speaker profile page.

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Tod Maffin wants to make the digital world human again. He is one of the country’s go-to commentators on the impact of accelerated technological change and innovation on the business and economic environment and can speak to every aspect of technology and resulting implications for the world in which we live. He is President of engageQ digital, one of Canada’s podcasting pioneers and a sought-after speaker around the world. He reports on national technology trends on CBC Radio. and is author of the highly anticipated fall 2014 book: TOUCH – Five Factors to Growing and Leading a Human Organization. Learn more about Tod on his NSB Speaker profile page.

Wade Davis:

Wade-Davis-HiRes1One of the ‘Explorers for the Millennium’, Wade Davis is an anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence who is a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity. Widely recognized as one of the most compelling storytellers of our times, his presentations, illustrated by his exquisite photographs, are a wild and moving celebration of the wonder of the human spirit. Wade is the author of 17 best-selling books and has been a sought after keynote speaker for over 25 years. Learn more about Wade on his NSB Speaker profile page.  

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Doug Keeley:

Doug Keeley @HP wguitarAs CEO and Chief Storyteller at The Mark of a Leader, Doug is one of North America’s leading communicators, a serial entrepreneur, and a self-professed leadership junkie.  His companies have become creative powerhouses, and he has traveled the globe working with many of the world’s top corporations and executives. Today Doug is one of the most sought-after speakers and MC’s in North America with a unique, story-based presentation format about different types of leadership, that combines mesmerizing video and music, making the experience unforgettable. Learn more about Doug on his NSB Speaker profile page.  

Admission is for NSB clients or meeting professionals and partners. RSVP HERE

 

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NSB Engage Speaker Talks Toronto 2014

Bram-Bluma-Appel-SalonWhen: Wednesday September 17th, 2014 Where: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library. 789 Yonge Street, 2nd floor, Toronto Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm Doors open, continental breakfast and refreshments provided at 8am. Program begins promptly at 830am 

Our Toronto Speaker Line-up includes*:

Host- JessiCruickshank-300x200Jessi Cruickshank:

Jessi Cruickshank is one of North America’s most beloved Television personalities. She became a household name as the face of MTV Canada and the host of MTV’s international smash hit The Hills After Show. She can currently be seen on The CW series Oh Sit!, TV Land’s sitcom Kirstie and as the L.A. correspondent for eTalk. Jessi’s ability to connect to audiences has also allowed her to tackle global issues in a refreshingly relatable way. She has travelled to India and Kenya as an ambassador for Free the Children and as a documentary film producer. Jessi’s social activism has broadened her understanding of the world and people in it which has allowed her to be a more dynamic and well-rounded keynote speaker. She was recently named host for the second season of CBC’s very successful reality series ‘Canada’s Smartest Person,’ which premieres September 28. Learn more about Jessi on her NSB Speaker profile page.  

Kesley Ramsden:

Kelsey-Ransden-HiRes2 Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur, ranked #1 by Profit and Chatelaine Magazines the last two years running. Kelsey has founded and run businesses as diverse as construction and children’s toys. Formerly a wayward student, born of generations of true grit and determination, Kelsey triumphed when she graduated with her MBA from the Ivey School of Business. She credits that same grit and determination for helping her overcome a devastating cancer prognosis last year. In her work she balances venom and virtue, book and street smarts, with her belief that taking an out-of-the-box approach to life (and business) is what cues epic stuff to happen.  Now a mentor with the Richard Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship and recently featured in Forbes magazine, you can learn more about Kelsey on her NSB Speaker profile page.

Jennifer Jones:

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones is one of the world’s most decorated female curlers and the first female skip to go through the Olympic games undefeated en route to a gold medal in 2014. Jennifer knows what it takes to perform and succeed under pressure. She will share her personal experiences on how to deal with high pressure situations in order to achieve your desired outcome. When not  at the rink, Jennifer works as a corporate lawyer. Her background includes private practice, in-house counsel for an independent wealth management company and corporate counsel for National Bank Financial. Learn more about Jennifer on her NSB Speaker profile page

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Tod Maffin:

Tod Maffin wants to make the digital world human again. He is one of the country’s go-to commentators on the impact of accelerated technological change and innovation on the business and economic environment. He can speak to every aspect of technology and resulting implications for the world in which we live. He is President of engageQ digital, one of Canada’s podcasting pioneers and a sought-after speaker around the world. He reports on national technology trends on CBC Radio and is author of the highly anticipated fall 2014 book TOUCH – Five Factors to Growing and Leading a Human Organization. Learn more about Tod on his NSB Speaker profile page.

Dave Meslin:

Dave-Meslin_talking_to_the_audience.jpgDave Meslin is a creative catalyst and community organizer who embraces ideas that cut across the traditional boundaries of grassroots politics, electoral politics and the arts community. Audiences look to Dave to boost engagement, encourage activism, increase voter turnout and spark new ideas for change. Dave’s presentations bring creativity, unassuming presence and a sense of humour alongside uplifting examples of community activism to inspire audiences. Learn more about Dave on his NSB Speaker Profile.

Tim Magwood:

Tim-Magwood-HiRes3Tim Magwood is a creative, collaborative and passionate leader, described by a colleague as a “lightening rod in driving positive change.” With the head of an entrepreneur, the heart of a coach, and the soul of a singer/songwriter, he’s brought value to over 10,000 participants. Tim combines his unique skills and passion for leadership to teach, challenge, and inspire businesses and educators through The Mark of a Leader program with fellow NSB Engage speaker Doug Keeley. Learn more about Tim on his NSB Speaker Profile.

Mental Health Panel:

NSB is proud to host some of the most prominent voices in the field of Mental Health. Mark Henick was recently named one of the spokespeople for Mental Illness Awareness week happening in October. Paula Todd has received acclaim for her new book Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies And Predators OnlineRona Maynard received praise for her candid story about her victory over chronic depression, in which she proved that a history of mental illness is no barrier to joy or success. Maynard’s advocacy won her the National Champion of Mental Health Award. Ann Dowsett Johnston is the CEO of the Pine River Foundation which supports a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often co-occurring mental health issues. She is also the author of the bestselling book Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol.

Admission is for NSB clients or meeting professionals, if you would like an invitation to this exclusive event, please fill in your information HERE.

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*Speaker program subject to change without notice. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NSB Engage Speaker Talks would not be successful without partners who also believe in the power of engagement, learn more about them:

Appel Salon     bbblanc Logo     Porter Airlines      Oh Boy Productions     TPH Vancouver          The Listel Hotel     Forage Catering     Vancity Theatre     Ignite Magazine  UBER logo

And our charity partner:

                                                                                                      Toronto Public Library Foundation     Speakers previously featured at our Engage events informerengagespeakerswebclude: Bruce Poon Tip, Ian Hanomansing, Patrick Moore, The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, Bruce Croxon, Dr. Brian Goldman, Damon Allen, Danielle Bochove, Jesse Hirsh, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards, Romeo Dallaire and MANY more!

Stay tuned to this blog for the latest additions to our speaker lineups.